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10
May

Info about the Adobe Air version of Mindomo Desktop

Almost 1 year ago we introduced Mindomo Desktop 8.0, our latest, Adobe Air independent app. Hopefully, you had plenty of time to get accustomed to its new features:
– creation of concept maps, task maps, and outlines;
– full import and export functionality;
– improved PDF export;
– stand-alone licensing;
– refreshed UI that matches the online version.

Starting today, connecting to the online servers from the Adobe Air Desktop version is no longer available. This means that in order to access and work on your online mind maps, you need to follow these simple steps:

1. Go to https://www.mindomo.com/mind-mapping-software
2. Download and install the new version of the app

You will still be able to use the old Adobe Air version of the app but not for syncing online. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further assistance!

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

20
September

Introducing Mindomo Desktop 8.0

What to expect of our new Desktop app? A complete mind mapping experience. Easy installation, the same interface as in the online version, diversified map layouts, and no limitations on importing and exporting files. Last but not least, a stand-alone license that gives you lifetime access to premium functionality.

What’s new?

  1. Concept maps, task maps and outlines. The upgraded version lets you create concept maps, task maps and outlines, and upload them in the cloud for easy sharing. 
     
  2. Adobe Air independent. Yes, we said goodbye to the Adobe Air dependency. Installing and upgrading the Desktop is now quicker and simpler.
  3. Full import and export functionality. Import and export without limitations as MindManager, Freemind, Mindmeister, XMind, Bubbl.us, PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Text, OPML, MPX, HTML, ZIP, PNG, XLS.
     
  4. Stand alone licensing. One-time purchase gives you lifetime access to unlimited maps and topics, and 1-year free updates and support.
  5. Improved PDF export. We fixed all export issues that occurred in the older Desktop when saving a map as PDF.
  6. Refreshed UI to match the online version. The new app comes with an intuitive Dashboard and reorganized, easy-to-access functionality.
     

If you want to uniquely combine working offline with editing and collaborating online, give the new Desktop a try. Oh, and you might want to take advantage of our special launching offer – a lifetime Desktop Premium license for only $29.
If you have any feedback or questions about the special offer, feel free to use the comments section below.
 
Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

14
June

Update on the unscheduled downtime

As some of you might now, we experienced an unscheduled downtime on the 6th of June, between 10:35 AM GMT and the 7th of June 0:45 AM GMT. In this post, I would like to give you more details about this downtime and explain what happened.

On the 6th of June, during the data migration for one of our clients, our database administrator accidentally deleted one of our main tables from the production database. The deletion immediately propagated to our master-slave setup and the only way we could recover the data was to import it back from our backup.
Unfortunately, the restoration was a lengthy process that also forced us to stop the access to our servers. After the restoration of the backup, we also needed to recover the maps which were created between the backup time and the data loss time.

We were able to do this because we had a secondary database with all the data. Although we only needed to recover maps which were created and modified in a 4-hour period, this took us several days because we had no quick procedures for extracting the data from the secondary database.
Even though the access to our databases is limited to qualified persons and the person who did the migration was fully qualified, it seems that human error is sometimes unavoidable.

Steps we took in order to avoid this in the future:
a) we are working on a new backup method where the restoration in case of such disaster will be much faster
b) we updated our procedures so we can extract the data from the secondary database much faster
c) during the database migration we will assign 2 persons which will check each other’s commands

I am deeply sorry for all the inconveniences we caused you and I can only hope you will choose to stay with us after this unfortunate event.

Sincerely yours,
Zoltan Lorincz
CEO – Mindomo

6
June

Technical problems with our database servers

Hi all,

We’re experiencing several problems with our database servers. We are working as we speak to fix them, and we will keep you posted on our progress.
Please note that until fixed, you cannot access your online maps nor can you synchronize your mobile and desktop maps.
We are very sorry for any inconveniences this situation might have caused you.

Update1:

  •  2.13PM GMT: we’re doing a full restore of the database from a backup we did this morning. Restore is now at 6%, estimated time to finish – 20h.
  • for further updates, please visit our homepage

Update2:

  • 10:30PM GMT: We managed to restore the database and we are online again.  For safety reasons, maps which were modified between 6:30AM GMT  and 10:40AM GMT are disabled for editing and will be restored manually as soon as possible.

We appreciate your understanding,
The Mindomo Team