14
April

A Fresh Look for Mindomo with HTML5


One of our most  important 2014 resolutions has come true – we finally made the shift from Flash to HTML5. Mindomo is now synced with today’s always-on evironment: the app runs smoothly on all devices, including the mobile ones, it’s lighter, tidier, and way faster than before.

Thanks to Mindomo’s beautified interface, all mind mappers, from first time users to power users, can easily take advantage of what our app has to offer. In the old version, you could access the same feature from different areas of the map. The new version simplifies things because some of the elements on your map were rearranged. It’s great since the functionality in the old version is still here, but the app is more user-friendly.  Your map canvas looks tidier, with plenty of room for your ideas, and you are a right-click away to customizing your topics.

So, let’s cut to the chase and see what the new Mindomo 7 is about:

Working easier, faster and safer

  • You don’t need to install any plugins in order to work with Mindomo’s new version
  • The editor will load around 3 times faster
  • Working on maps will be faster and smoother
  • The information in your maps is safer due to the HTTPS protocol used in the editing process
  • You can automatically check the text in your map thanks to the browser’s spell checker

Working on a friendly GUI

  • Your map canvas has widened and became tidier because the functionality in the top and bottom toolbars was rearranged
  • The features from the top menu are now closer to the topics you are working on. Right click on the topic and you’ll be able to customize it easily.
  • You can style your map theme by using different designs, from flat to gradient ones

Working with new features

  • With the drag and drop feature, you can easily attach images, videos and links to your mind maps and they will work right away
  • Paste images from the clipboard directly to your mind map while using Chrome, Firefox or Safari
  • Take advantage of the improved PDF export

Mind mapping with the new Mindomo should feel more natural and easier than before. Of course, you have to get used to its rearrangement and the new features. This is where our support team comes in.
If you have any questions or you are looking for a certain feature, give them a shout at support@mindomo.com or on the Mindomo chat. They will be more than glad to guide you through Mindomo 7.
Also, feel free to give us your feedback here, in the comments section below.

  Keep it smart, simple and creative!

  The Mindomo Team
25
February

Mindomo 7 Beta Testers Wanted

We’re about to release Mindomo 7, and we can proudly say that our last few months of hard work will bring you a lighter, faster, simpler and more intuitive version of Mindomo.
We could really use your help to add the final touches, so we’re launching a closed beta testing today where you can participate in.

This is your chance for a fresh, streamlined experience, where you can test this new version’s functionality and report any existing bugs. Consider these guidelines to complete the bug report:- what you were attempting to do/view within the app;

- what happened instead;
- error messages (make print screens/ copy and paste them if it’s the case);
- the operating system and browser versions you are using;
- any suggestions regarding product improvement before it goes officially into use.

If you are interested in becoming a Mindomo 7 beta tester, please apply by sending us an e-mail with your username at support (at) mindomo (dot) com.  Apart from our deepest appreciation for your help, we will be also rewarding you with a 90-day free Premium membership.
We’re looking forward to your applications.
Have an awesome day!

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

7
February

Meet Our New Team Member

We are happy to introduce Albert as our new team member. He’s that piece of the puzzle we’ve been searching for. Just catch a glimpse at his bio and you’ll see why we chose him:

Albert was born a couple of months ago, on a beautiful December morning. He grew up extremely fast into a smart guy, always learning and experimenting something new. A curious character, with joyful T-shirts and funny hairdo. He dreams of traveling the world and having his own basement laboratory.He loves learning. Most likely because he’s a self-made scholar, who gets to pick his subjects, when he wants to study and how to do it. He makes it easy and fun. Albert doesn’t do grades and exams, but he works out what he’s learning by using Mindomo. He mind maps all the time, just to make sure he never misses anything important.
Credentials: wacky scientist; visionary mind mapper; hot air balloon pilot; occasional artist; talented mechanic; table-soccer champ. He also has the world’s largest collection of wacky ideas.Hobbies: extreme sports; watching snails racing; hikaru dorodango; heffalump hunting.
We believe Albert is going to be an awesome addition to our team, and we wish him the best of luck with his new job! 


Keep it smart, simple and creative!

The Mindomo Team 
30
January

Higher Accessibility With Brand New Mindomo 2.3. For Android

Thousands and thousands of people are using Mindomo on their Android devices. What is really uplifting for our team is that they take the time to share with us their positive outcomes after using the app. We want to keep things this way, and  we want our users here with us in the long run. This is why we are constantly encouraging their feedback and try to make it count.

 

It’s kind of like playing the “mirror, mirror on the wall” game, except the fact that we don’t look for flattery. We want to find out if or when users encounter any difficulties so we can help them. This is exactly how we found out that our Android app could work better on high resolution devices. Or that some users would really love using Mindomo in their native languages.
What did we do about it? We decided it’s high time for an upgrade. Final result? Our brand new Mindomo 2.3. for Android, which displays two major improvements:

  1. The app runs smoothly on a whole bunch of high resolution smartphones and tablets – Google Nexus 5,7 and 10, Samsung Galaxy Note, HTC One, etc.;
  2. We enabled full translation in French, Spanish and German.
    Over to you
    It would be great if you could check out our latest 2.3. version for Android  and let us know what you think. Feel free to do this in the comments section below, on our Facebook page or Twitter channel.
    Also, if you would like to use Mindomo in your native language, do send us an e-mail at support [at]mindomo[dot]com.



          Keep it smart, simple and creative!
          The Mindomo Team

 

31
December

A Great New Year Together

Just like most of you, we really enjoy this time of the year. Family reunions, presents, laughter and new plans. At least, this is how we did it in the Mindomo family. We also took the time to reflect upon our last year’s experience and make resolutions for the year to come:

Keeping up with technology

When we started Mindomo we picked the best technology at the time – Flash. It did its job very well until HTML5 came into the picture. We waited until this new player grew up to be the powerful replacement we needed. One of 2013′s resolutions was to shift from Flash to HTML5, and this is exactly what we have been working this year.
Step by step, we replaced parts of Mindomo with HTML5 implementation, starting with the dashboard, My Account pages, and on to the viewer. After the HTML5 viewer release, we green-lighted the replacement of the Mindomo editor. When this HTML5 editor will be ready, working with Mindomo will be easier and quicker, no third party plug-ins and native applications needed. It will take us some time, so completing the HTML5 migration is on our 2014 resolutions list.

Giving small businesses a helping hand

Starting from our own company’s needs, we decided to create a new product to help small creative teams organize their ideas, tasks and do the follow up. Mindomo Projects was released this year, displaying a whole range of useful features. We are happy that, since its release, most of you have become more and more aware of this new extension, and are using it on a regular basis. In the year to come, we plan to beat the drum a little bit more for this product so that more users can underpin their work with it.

Exciting new features

We can’t give you too many details now because we are still working at the concept. As a little hint, we aim to make mind mapping more practical and easier to apply in various fields. This is our 2014 ultimate resolution, for which we are determined to work very hard.

A few more hours to go until a fresh start. Reflection? Done. Resolutions? Done. We’ve got one more thing left to do, and that is thanking you for all your support!

We thank all the students who chose Mindomo to help them study, and took the time to tell us how well they did.

We thank all the teachers who shared with us the satisfaction of teaching more efficiently than before.

We thank all the people who searched for productivity tools and didn’t stop until they found us.

Most of all, we thank you all for knowing what constructive criticism is – this is how we come up with better solutions.

We hope we’ll have a great New Year 2014 together!

 

The Mindomo Team