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Mint Vs Reinvigorate – Battle of the Stats

I’ve been an avid user of Shaun Inman’s Mint since a little while after it’s initial public release, and have been altogether pleased with it’s stat-tracking abilities and clean aesthetic.

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reinvigorate

But there’s a new kid on the block, and it’s been seducing me with an almost similar minty-green flair ever since I realized I still had a beta invite lying around. It’s called reinvigorate.

Being a hosted stats package, reinvigorate works in a slightly different manner to Mint, your stats are calculated and displayed on a remote server, which provides a great looking page filled with pretty pie charts, bar graphs and all the raw data to fuel blogger’s egomania. reinvigorate is currently free of charge, and with Mint priced at $30 per license, this may be it’s biggest advantage.

There’s no denying that both packages offer a beautiful interface, and both will be more than adequate for the average user’s needs, but my preference still lies with Mint. It’s level of customizability, plugin architecture and the fact that it’s hosted on my own server make it the most useful statistics package to date.

That said, I do prefer reinvigorate’s design to Mint’s, I just love the beautiful graphs and charts it renders, as well as the cool tabbed interface.

3 Responses to “Mint Vs Reinvigorate – Battle of the Stats”

  1. Sam Lu says:

    …but my preference still lies with Mint. It’s level of customizability, plugin architecture and the fact that it’s hosted on my own server make it the most useful statistics package to date.

    I was under the impression that since reinvigorate was hosted elsewhere that it wouldn’t bog down on your database like Mint. Why would you prefer a stats package to be hosted on your own server?

  2. Matt says:

    @Sam Lu – There are advantages and disadvantages for both hosted and installed stats packages. Having Mint hosted on your own server means you have the ability to externally access the data for other uses, install plugins, and you can also be sure that your data is safe if you wish to use some sort of backup procedures. Mint has never “bogged down” my database, nor does it consume too many server resources.

  3. roger says:

    as a user google analytics does enough for me but which would you choose as your package of choice to include for your clients?

    and whats with the little smiley face down there in the footer 😉

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