24
May

Redesigned Share Panel

We’re excited to announce that our new and refreshed Share panel is now online.
Our goal with this newly designed sharing functionality was to offer the easiest experience you can get when it comes to sharing your work with others. We hope you’ll find the new design to be uncluttered and more user-friendly.

So, what’s new? The first change you’ll notice when you open the Share panel is that we included the password protection right there, in the top left side. Simply click on Password, then set a password for your map.

By clicking on More you will get the link to Embed the map, use it as RSS or HTML, etc.

Link sharing was simplified too, you have all the options in one page: you can make your mind map public and viewable for everyone on the internet, viewable only for those who have the link, or guest editable.

You can still find the standard option to invite someone to edit your mind map, you just need to type in the email address and click on ‘Send’. The person will receive an email invitation to edit your mind map. If he doesn’t have a Mindomo account, he/she will be redirected to our Sign up page.

We’d love if after you try it, you tell us what you think.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

15
May

Export the comments from your Task Maps

We are continuously working to improve our tool, that’s why we are happy to let you know that we implemented another highly requested feature: exporting the comments from your Task Maps.

However, for the time being, this functionality is available only with the Text File (.txt) and Microsoft Word (.rtf) export formats.

When exported, the comments will appear right after the task:

Let us know what you think in the Comments section below :)

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

4
May

Theme Editor on Desktop

One of our popular online feature which gives you the possibility to create your own personalized map themes is now on Mindomo Desktop.

With a premium Desktop license, you can now enjoy the comfort of creating your own themes where you can set the default font size, color, shape, background color, relationships on all topics from a certain level so that when a new topic is added on that level, it will be created with that formatting automatically. To do this, you need to go to Themes, then select Theme editor:

You are also able to set your theme as default so every new mind map will be created with this theme:

Download our latest Desktop version from here, give it a try and let us know what you think.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

23
March

Introducing the new assignment templates

Our new assignment templates are meant to help students get started with mind mapping while completing assignments on various subjects: Maths, Language Arts, Science, Biology, Geography, Chemistry, etc.

In order to use any of these templates, you need to click on the Create button from the Dashboard, then go to the Assignments section, choose the template you are interested in, add a new title if you want, and click on Create.

Please note that you can filter your search based on subjects, grades, assignment titles, and languages.

Once you create your own assignment using one of the templates from the gallery, both the description section and the teacher’s guidelines from the template will be cloned. You can edit them both – the description from ‘Edit Assignment’ and the teacher guidelines from ‘Publish to Gallery’, then ‘Edit Guidelines’.

Either you create your assignment from scratch or you choose to develop it from one of the templates from the Gallery, you can later opt to submit it for publishing. This means that other teachers will be able to use it with their students.

If you submit the assignment for publishing, it’s important that it has both a description that guides students about the completion and a description with guidelines for the teachers that will use it.

You can write the teacher guidelines by going to ‘Publish to Gallery’, writing the objectives and guidelines, related grade, subject, language and click on ‘Save and Preview’.

When you are done setting up this final section, click on ‘Submit for Publishing’ and agree to the publishing terms. You will be notified that your assignment has been submitted for review, and someone from our will contact you to let you know whether the assignment has been approved and published, or if it still requires further editing.

If the assignment is approved, a copy of your assignment will be made and published in the Mindomo assignments gallery, and you will appear as the assignment’s creator. If the assignment isn’t approved, you will be provided with more details on what further editing it needs for publishing.

We’d love if you could give these templates a try, maybe even create your own and submit them for publishing, and let us know what you think. Do they improve your mind mapping activity?

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

6
March

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