Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

6
March

Notes Section Overhaul and many more

What other best way to prove that your requests matter than making them happen?

 

Improved notes
A large amount of your requests was about improving our Notes feature in normal mind maps, task mind maps and task outlines. Notes are important because they let you add larger bodies of information without losing the map’s overview feel. So, are you wondering how we made Notes better? We added a few more editing formats like insert code block and adding quotes.

 

Not that impressed yet? There’s more on our list:


Inserting mathematical formulas

Are you a Maths teacher or students that wants to insert complex mathematical formulas in Mindomo but don’t know how? All you need to do is open a Note or start a new Comment, go to ‘Insert Formula’, paste any of the LaTeX codes (currently, this is the only syntax available ) and click on ‘Save’. We will transcribe the codes into mathematical formulas.

 

Direct links and videos
Gather all resources in the same place and connect information to its source simply by selecting a text and inserting a direct link. How will this help you? It saves your precious time. Same thing works for inserting videos.
Also, adding content from anywhere on the internet is now straightforward: simply copy and paste the information in Mindomo and all related pictures and videos will be copied too.
Hopefully, these additions will help you keep your maps compact, with all the necessary information at hand.

 

Multiple selection in Outlines and Task outlines
Still focusing on practical and time saving solutions, we improved our Outlines and Task outlines by adding a very popular feature: multiple selection. You can now copy or delete content from your outlines, more rows at a time.

 

Multilingual Desktop Application
Thanks to all of you who are making our community grow from one year to another, we took the time to translate our Desktop application in more languages. From now on, you can use Mindomo’s offline version in English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Русский, 日本語 ,中文 ,Norsk ,Dansk,Svenska ,Suomi ,Nederlands ,Português, Magyar, Euskara.

We’re looking forward to your feedback and questions in the comments below.

 

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

14
December

Concept Mapping Reimagined

It’s that time of the year that calls for making gifts and celebration. Speaking of which, we got you a present. Something special that will let you:

Label the lines between topics

Whenever you add a new topic in your concept map, you can instantly explain how it’s linked to the previous one. Your maps will make perfect sense both for you and the people you share them with.

 

Create multiple connections between topics easily

As your map builds up, you’ll probably see connections you didn’t think before. So click on a topic, drag the connecting line and drop it onto the linking topic. Once you label it, your new connection is out in the open.

 


Position topics freely

Build your concept map without any layout restrictions. Topics can be easily moved anywhere on the map canvas simply by dragging them. Organize your map as you see best.

Yes, you got it right, we reimagined concept mapping for you. That’s because we wanted to thank you for your constant support and for staying with us in the long run. Enjoy your holiday and see you in 2016!

 

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

2
November

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.

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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

22
September

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