Turn your mind maps into real-time editable outlines

At some point, we all have some writing to do. Whether it is a short story, an essay or a speech, good writing is just like Math (go figure :) ), logical and structured. So it becomes clear and accessible for the reader.

For this very reason, a mind map helps you structure your writing. When you are writing a story, begin by creating a mind map. Put a relevant picture in the center to open your imagination. Then brainstorm on the characters, conflict and peek of the story, and how it should end.

Next, use the new Outline View to go from brainstorming to actually writing the story.

Basically, you will turn your map into a real-time editable outline. This helps you quickly organize ideas in a logical sequence, build them up and polish them ’til they turn into paragraphs. That’s the recipe for this creepy Halloween story:

Halloween outlineFor proofreading, you can share your outline with other people the same way you share your mind maps.

If you are planning to work on an essay, a new book, or even a business plan, try outlining your thoughts, and let us know how it works.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team


New Updates Ready For A New School Year

Just to make sure you have everything you need to kick-start this new school year, we spent the entire summer vacation working on some cool updates:

1. Playback feature: your own magnifying glass to see who did what on any mind map. Use it to see who has been working on the map, all their individual contributions and the time they were made. With this new feature, assessing students’ work on collaborative mind maps will be a piece of cake.

2. Courses transformed into Assignments. Why? The Resources and Notes sections in a Course were less used. So we removed them, making everything more straightforward. Still, nothing has changed in the way you build and share your mind map assignments:

– students maps are instantly shared with the teacher from the moment students start their assignments
– students share opinions and learn from each other on collaborative assignments
– teachers can share assignments with other teachers that might be covering their classes
– student maps are easier to reach since they are grouped on assignments
– assignments can be duplicated
– one can create student accounts without email

3. Google Classroom integration: bring all your predefined Google Classes into Mindomo to share your mind map assignments easier.

4. itslearning integration: yet another LMS from which you can  work with Mindomo directly, no additional login required. Check out the guidelines for this integration.

5. Office 365 integration: schools and also organizations can add Mindomo to their Office 365 accounts. This way all users on their accounts will be able to work with Mindomo directly from there. Guidelines for this integration here.

Mindomo makes a run at being the best mind mapping solution for you, so feel free to share your feedback and suggestions in the comments section below.


Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team


Keeping your mind maps organized

If you have been mind mapping like crazy, and your friends and colleagues also shared their maps with you,  you might want to know how to put everything in order.

A handy solution is to organize your maps into folders.
This way you can classify maps according to their importance (e.g. separate work-related maps from personal development maps).
Also, you can put your shared maps into folders, a folder for each person that has been sharing maps with you.

Check out this video about this time-saving feature, then try it and let us know how it works for you.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

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Quick Tip: Copying Branches Between Maps

Normally, when you copy a branch, Mindomo copies the plain text outline format of the branch.
If you want to fully copy a branch with all its links, images, notes and other resources, follow these steps: 

1. Click on the branch you wish to copy
2. Press CTRL+C
3. In the lower left side, you will see a popup panel with tips. Select ‘Click here’.

4. Press CTRL+C again


5. Go to other map, and select the branch where you want to paste the content.
6. Press CTRL+V


There you go! Easy like a Sunday morning! 😀

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team


What Do You Think of Your New Mindomo Dashboard?

We’re constantly looking for ways to optimize your experience with Mindomo. That’s why we recently merged the two dashboards: Maps and Projects/Courses (depending whether you have a business or educational account).

Just take a look at some of the most important changes:

 quickly build folders and projects/courses by clicking on ‘Create’

– organize maps that were shared with you. Move them from the ‘Shared with me’ folder into any of your folders.

– previously you searched for maps in the left-sided folders, and for project/courses in the top side of the page. Now all maps, folders, projects/courses are listed in the main side of the dashboard.

– you can access other relevant categories from the right side of the dashboard: the smart map templates, bookmarks, documents, recycle bin, archived projects or courses.

Of course, it’s for you to decide just how convenient these changes are. Is it easier for you to work in Mindomo now? Looking forward to your feedback!


Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team