New feature: Import from Excel

Lately, we’ve been asked quite a lot about an Excel import format. We know Excel is one of the most popular tools on the planet and that many of you are using it as much as you are using Mindomo.
So, the new Excel (.xlsx, .xls) import format we just released is likely to be of great use. You will be able to transfer the information from your Excel spreadsheets and turn it into mind maps that you can further share for collaboration.

Once logged into Mindomo, you are 2 steps away from importing your Excel file:

1. Click on ‘Import’ from the dashboard, then choose the Excel (.xlsx, .xls) format.

2. Decide whether you’ll want your hierarchy to be built horizontally (starting with the columns from the first row) or vertically (starting with the rows from the first column).

Please note that this functionality is currently available only in our online version.
We’re looking forward to your feedback and questions in the comments below.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team


2017 was our year!

’tis the season to be jolly and show gratitude for what we were able to achieve in this year that is about to end. So, here we go :)

We started 2017 with a full agenda and a lot of improvements on our list. If we draw the line now, we’re quite satisfied.
We managed to focus on both our online and Desktop versions, and the mobile one is waiting its turn.
Our teachers received their long-awaited review and grading mechanism, while our business users enjoyed several improvements on our task maps and the Desktop app, and will unwrap their real gift no later than mid-February (stay tuned!).

2017 has been a good year, probably the best one for our team. And we can’t leave it behind without mentioning that it’s our 10th year as a team.
We’re thankful that, for another year in a row, Mindomo has the same team behind the scenes, people that grew along with the product. We’re also thankful for you staying with us in the long run. We’re leaving you with a glimpse of how we reached this exciting milestone in our history.

Enjoy your holidays and Happy New Year!

The Mindomo Team


New sharing functionalities in Mindomo Desktop

Mind mapping can make a big difference when it comes to teamwork and collaboration. Why? Because mind maps are a visual and easy way to share information and build consensus for ideas and projects.

So far, you were only able to share your mind maps in Mindomo if you were registered online. With our latest improvements, you are now able to share your local maps too.

Share your maps with online users

Use the improved ‘Sync & Save Online’ feature to save your local maps and all their attached files in the cloud. This way you can make them public or keep them private and share them only with your collaborators. Once a map is synced with the cloud, use the ‘Sync & Save Online’ to see offline all recent changes that were made online.

During the syncing process, your local files will be uploaded to the Mindomo server, while the files attached online will be downloaded and saved locally. Of course, you can choose to sync maps without uploading the files to the server or downloading them locally.


‘Pack Map’ to share maps with other Mindomo Desktop users

The brand new ‘Pack Map’ functionality (1) will compress your mind map and all its attached files into a single .pmom file (2) saved locally (3).

Share the *.pmom file with your collaborators so that they can open your map along with all its attached files from their own computers (4).

When they will open the ‘Pack Map’ (.pmom) file, they will decompress the contained mind map and all its attached files, saving them to a new empty folder of their choice (6).


If you are using the Desktop app, do give these new features a try, we’re looking forward to your feedback and questions in the comments below.


Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team


Scheduled Downtime Sunday 24.12.2017

Hi guys,

This Sunday, on the 24th of December 2014, at around 7:00 AM GMT we will be having a scheduled downtime for approximately 3 hours. Our main purpose is to facilitate server upgrades and maintenance.

Please take into account that during this time you won’t be able to access our website, nor will you be able to synchronize your mobile and desktop maps.

Hopefully, you will plan your activities in Mindomo accordingly :)

Thank you for your understanding,

The Mindomo Team


Thank you, BIT2017!

We just got back from Bring IT Together 2017, Ontario’s leading educational technology conference. We have been so busy getting ready for it that we forgot the ‘let’s meet and greet’ post. Still, we came back eager to share this great experience with you.

The conference, which by the way has been running annually since 1979, was held in beautiful Niagara Falls, a vibrant city where we enjoyed all the amenities of a large urban center in a comfortable, livable community.

There were three days jam-packed with keynotes, breakout sessions, training sessions and a buzzing Learning Hall.
Most importantly, it has been a priceless experience because we got the chance to meet our users and the people we’d like to collaborate. No more struggling with email ping-pong in different time zones. No more names without a face. We were indeed overwhelmed by all the positive feedback and suggestions we got, and this feeling wouldn’t have been so tangible if #BIT2017 didn’t bring us all together.

Our special thanks go to:

– Mark W. Carbone and Pierre Sarazin for the warmest welcome
– one of our dearest teacher users, Dr. Fred Schadler, who came all the way from South Carolina, United States, just to meet us
– all the educators that passed our booth and attended our Thursday presentation
– last but not least, all the great people who shared their ed-tech expertise with us

BIT2017, it has been quite a ride, thank you!

The Mindomo Team