ConceptDraw MINDMAP FAQ

What are the major differences between ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8 and ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7?

ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8 has all of the time-saving features of the ConceptDraw MINDMAP v7 with some highly anticipated enhancements. There are many updates to ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8; below are a few of the product enhancements.

  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8 has integration with MS Outlook. New E-mail type topics can be sent to MS Outlook from ConceptDraw MINDMAP. 
  • ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8.2 and later, is integrated with MS OneNote. You can send a mind map or its outline to MS OneNote notebook.
  • MS Excel files import added since version 8.2.
  • The ability to filter by Symbols and Topic Types was added since version 8.2.
  • Presentation enhancements include higher resolution images, smoother animation, and improved performance.
  • New high-value map templates were added, so you can make your mind maps beautiful, stylish, and original.
  • New professional mind map themes added.
  • Closer integration with the ConceptDraw Solution Park via the ConceptDraw Solution Browser makes it easy to update your products and browse available business-specific solutions.

What operating systems are supported with ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8?

  • For Mac, we support OS X 10.10 and higher.
  • For PC, we support Windows 7/8.1/10 (32-bit and 64-bit certified)

What is the difference between Trial mode and Demo mode?

Trial mode functions exactly as a fully licensed copy of the product does. There are no limitations to functionality, like file size, printing, or exporting. You will have access to the fully functional Trial mode for 21 days from the time you register your account.

At any point during or after your trial, you can purchase an activation key from our website, one of our resellers, or by calling us directly.

After your trial has expired and you have not yet purchased an activation key, the product runs in Demo mode. In Demo mode, you will be able to create and edit documents, but all save, print, copy, and output options will be disabled.

I have a Macintosh and a PC, am I required to purchase two licenses of the product if I am the only user?

You only need one license per named user. This makes us an economical choice for people who use multiple systems.

Do you have quantity discounts?

Our first quantity discount comes at a purchase for 5 users. For purchases larger than 10 users, please contact us directly for a quote.

Do you offer special academic or non-profit pricing?

We offer some very special discounts on ConceptDraw products for students and educators at K-12 and post-secondary institutions, as well as for employees of registered non-profit organizations with 501(c) exemption status.

  • If you would like to find out more about these great discounts, please submit a Help Desk ticket with information about your academic or non-profit status.
  • If you are a student or faculty member, an academic email address (.edu) is acceptable. If you work for a non-profit, a link to the company’s website and your email address at that domain is generally acceptable

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Click here to go to the HelpDesk and submit your academic or non-profit information.

Has the price of ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8 increased?

No, we have not increased the price for ConceptDraw MINDMAP v8, you will find that we are still the lower-priced excellent tool for mind mapping, planning, brainstorming, and building processes; combine that with no charge telephone/ticket support, and increased product extensibility through ConceptDraw Solution Park. The conclusion is clear that we are the market leader in customer value.

We have also not increased the price of ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects, that contains our standalone ConceptDraw MINDMAP and ConceptDraw PROJECT integrated with INGYRE3 technology which is a real project management solution for real projects.

Also there has been no increase in price for ConceptDraw Office which adds ConceptDraw PRO to ConceptDraw MINDMAP for Projects. With the addition of ConceptDraw PRO, you are able to build dynamic scoreboards that reflect real time status of key performance indicators being tracked in your projects. ConceptDraw Office is a turnkey work flow software suite that is a mainstay component to many knowledge workers around the world.

Support for licensed users is free, but what about maintenance to protect my investment. I want to make sure I get the next major release of ConceptDraw MINDMAP?

We have developed an innovative maintenance program that makes sure you stay up to date. At the time of your buy a ConceptDraw Product, you are able to purchase ConceptDraw Maintenance Assurance P1. The ConceptDraw Maintenance Assurance P1 program takes the guess work out of maintenance for your customers. Buy at the same time you buy your initial license, and when the next major upgrade becomes available the ConceptDraw Solution Browser will tell you immediately upon its availability. You can then select to download and install the new product release. This program delivers the next major upgrade that becomes available after your initial purchase. To purchase upgrades beyond the next major upgrade you would need to purchase the ConceptDraw Maintenance Assurance P1 program for each major update release.

The benefit of the ConceptDraw Maintenance Assurance P1 program is that you are purchasing the next major release, not an insurance policy that you may or may not be able to use.

How long have CS Odessa and ConceptDraw been around?

CS Odessa has been in business since 1993; we have sold in over 150 countries and have several hundred thousand users of our ConceptDraw Products. We have always supported Mac and PC versions of all of our ConceptDraw Products, which were launched in 1999. The ConceptDraw Productivity Line has won numerous awards and is used by hundreds of thousands, including Fortune 500 companies, U.S. Federal Government agencies, small and medium businesses, and students and educators around the globe.

I have questions on upgrades, maintenance and other types of pricing how do I find information, prices and how to qualify?

If you have any questions on the qualifications for product upgrades, academic pricing and qualifications, non-profit pricing and qualifications or our previous support program please submit a ticket to support for a prompt response.