Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

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

20
December

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

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