Archive for the ‘Announcements’ Category

5
February

Getting Things Done in a World of Rapid Change

Our world has been experiencing change since the beginning. We are used to changing schools and work environments. We meet new people and face new challenges almost every day.  Change is natural. And it had a natural pace until the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, change is speeding up.
Today’s unanimous anxiety, mostly caused by the emerging technological advances, is that you seem to have difficulties keeping up with everything you need to learn and do.

The pressure of overload can be tremendous at times. Rupert Murdoch’s quote inspired us with a possible solution to this problem: “the world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”

What if you began thinking and working faster?

Would this help you save time for personal enlightenment? We at Mindomo certainly think so, that’s why we use 3 easy but efficient tricks:

  1. Rely heavily on The Focusing Question – “What’s the ONE Thing I could do, such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?”.
  2. We avoid “false hustle”  as much as we can. This helps us pursue our weekly/monthly/year end goals.
  3. Save time and energy by making lists.  That’s how we see the clear steps for resolving any complex challenge, and how each step should connect with the next.
You should find the strategy that works best for you and speed things up.
In the meantime, for all of you who use Mindomo on a regular basis, we have some great news. We updated our mobile app so you can get things done more efficiently:
Mind map faster. We redesigned the UI from scratch.  Clean, open spaces for maps; bright colors and intuitive, easier-to-reach icons will make mind mapping feel more natural than before.Sync maps with cloud faster. You are now 2 clicks away from moving your local maps to your online account.

Log in faster. If you are logged into Google, Facebook or Yahoo, you can automatically log into Mindomo.

If you have any tips for improving productivity or feedback on our new mobile app, feel free to share this with us in the comments section below.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

23
September

Let Us Introduce To You Our Brand New Mindomo Courses

Mind mapping is growing into a teaching method that you teachers heavily rely on. That’s because you have found the advantages of providing students with mind maps of their learning material: they understand the information better, and they learn it and recall it easily.

All over the world, from teaching Biology, Geography, Language Arts to Computer Science and Environmental Science, you are using Mindomo to work with your students in and outside the classroom. Moreover, your students have to create mind maps of their own to reinforce their learning and thinking skills.
Both you and your students’ efforts deserve our full support, so we created a new solution to ease your work with Mindomo and mind mapping.  So, let us introduce to you Mindomo Courses and how it will help you further with mind mapping:

  • Easy access to Mindomo:  students will easily access Mindomo and their mind map assignments.
  • Easy-to-create courses: setup a course within minutes where you encourage students to mind map on the subjects you are covering.
  • Auto-sharing of mind maps between you and your students: once students start completing their assignments, the mind maps they will be working on will be automatically shared with you.
  • Easy to assist students and to assess their performance: use the course’s clear overview to see how each student interacted within the course, whether he/she faced any problems with the assignment(s) and offer your guidance whenever it is needed.
  • Easy to provide students with learning materials: gather all the learning resources on the topic you are covering and invite students to access them as they complete their assignments.


You can give it a try as we speak. Just log into Mindomo and go to “Courses” in the top left corner of your dashboard. We will be glad to hear your impressions once you’ve tested it.

And since we just released this dedicated solution, we would like to offer 10 teacher subscriptions for free, for a 1-year period. One of these subscriptions can be yours, all you need to do is write a comment below and tell us how you plan to make the most of the subscription.

 

Keep it smart, simple and creative!

The Mindomo Team

 

 

 

11
September

Scheduled Downtime Saturday 13.09.2014

 

Guys,

This Saturday, the 13th of September 2014, at around 6:00 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!

We appreciate your understanding,
The Mindomo Team

 

26
August

New Mindomo Integrations Are Now Available

Google Drive integration for safer, easier-to-create mind maps

By connecting your Mindomo account to Google Drive, your mind maps will be backed up and easy to reach from any PC, tablet or phone. Moreover, whenever you want to create and work on a new mind map, you can do it directly from your Google Drive account.

Keep your mind maps safe and within reach with Dropbox integration

If you are using Dropbox, you can connect your account to Mindomo and all your mind maps will be daily backed up to a folder on your Dropbox account. All we ask is your permission to access that particular folder, leaving the rest of your folders private.

Secure your mind maps with FTP integration

If backing up your mind maps with Google Drive or Dropbox doesn’t suit you, you can also choose to do the backup to an FTP account of your choice.

Activating your backups takes 3 easy steps: login to Mindomo, go to “More” in the upper right side and choose “Backup”.
Please take into consideration that these backup solutions are available only for our Premium users.

 

If you need further assistance, don’t hesitate to contact us at support@mindomo.com or on the Mindomo chat. Also, feel free to give us your feedback here, in the comments section below.

 

Keep it smart, simple and creative!

The Mindomo Team
12
June

We’re cooking up something new. Want to join us?

Deeper understanding, fast learning, critical thinking, problem-solving. These are the most in-demand skills of the 21st century. Mind mapping is among the best techniques to develop and improve these skills.
Nevertheless, you can see its real benefits only if you use it efficiently, which proves rather hard especially for first-time users.
So, we challenged ourselves to make mind mapping easily accessible, engaging and useful for everyone. We think we found the solution, and we only need a bit of your help to wrap it up.

  • Are you a K-12 or higher-ed teacher who likes teaching with Mind Maps ? 
  • Are you a visual thinker who believes mind mapping is an efficient way of communicating visually?

We want to assist people in reaching their full potential. If you want to find out more about the details or join our initiative, please contact us at support@mindomo.com.

 Let’s make a difference together!

 

The Mindomo Team