Is Mindmanager suitable for creating (social) network diagram?

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 2 weeks ago


For work I made some (social) network diagrams in Excel, using a plugin called NodeXL. Unfortunately my workregulations don't allow the installation of such extensions.

I may however chose to use MindManager 2012. Can anyone tell me if Mindmanager 2012 is suitable for such purposes? I won't be able to use any extension for this either!

The idea is that I only have to enter the vertices/nodes (list of names) and the edges (list of connections) and let the program weave this together into a network diagram.

For instance I'll import a list of names such as "John" and "Sarah", and the connections "John-Sarah", and get a nice network with 2 nodes.

Photo of RoCo


  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 3 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

Ary Velstra, Expert Trainer

  • 1885 Posts
  • 337 Reply Likes
Mindmapping is a more hierarchic way of design struures. Maybe you benefit more from Concept maps that are available in the latest MindManager versions.

Why not download MM2018 trial (fully functional for 30days) and find out if it fits your needs?
Photo of aHa!Coaching

aHa!Coaching, Champion

  • 1192 Posts
  • 118 Reply Likes
MindManager is very suitable to visualise these type of diagrams. However, it is not capable of automatically creating such diagrams based on lists of vertices/nodes and edges.
Photo of Francesco Mariottini

Francesco Mariottini

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
@Ary Velstra @aHa!Coaching which template would you reccomend to create a network diagram? I haven't found one particularly suitable to describe a literature review on Mindmanager 2020. Thank you in advance.