Archive for the ‘How to’ Category

3
July

The benefits of mind-mapping

Experts estimate that our minds have between 60,000 – 80,000 thoughts a day. Our brains work like little factories and the synapses never cease to pass chemical or electrical signals to each other. In fact, this is the beauty of our amazing brain. Each thought generates another one and so on and by the time we reach a certain opinion, we begin to wonder how it all started. This is not another study made by some great scientists but a thing we’re all experiencing, almost on a daily basis. Sometimes we really want to keep track of every thought we have, so we don’t miss anything. Do you have any moments when you say to yourself ‘Oh, I had such a good idea in mind! I forgot it.. ‘

And this is when mind maps take the stage.

We can think of our main idea that prevails in a day as the central topic of a mind map. All the other thoughts and reflections represent the main topics and subtopics that you add to the map.
In our types of representation as human beings, such as visual, audio or kinaesthetic, there is always a dominant one which supports us in learning, memorizing and in gathering knowledge. We can find what kind of representation predominates for us by taking a simple test. Knowing your type is important as you can benefit from it in your studies and in your personal development.

Now, say you’re the visual type. In this case, you can personalize your thoughts-mind map with all sorts of images and videos from your computer or the internet, anything that suits your string of beliefs and ideas. You can change the shape or color of the topics, the mind map’s background or the connecting lines between the topics to make it more appealing.

On the other hand, if your main type is audio, then you can add songs and recordings to your topics and subtopics and even record yourself and add your audio notes to the topics.

How does this sound so far?

Well, there’s more. Many times we want to share our ideas with others, ask for feedback or simply brag about them 🙂 This is possible even when using mind maps, with just one click. With the Share option, you can allow anyone into your world of ideas.

And the cherry on top is the fact that whenever your ideas are being interrupted by mundane thoughts besides your goals and objectives, thoughts such as ‘Did I make that commission? Did I answer that email? Did I forget to buy milk?’, you can always add a floating topic, outside the mind map and write them down. In the end, what is the point of mind mapping if not brainstorming and remembering thoughts?

In any case, mind mapping is a great way to structure your beautiful mind. Does this sound like something of use to you?

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

29
November

How to add a hyperlink to a specific part of a topic

Did you know that it’s now possible to add a hyperlink to a certain word or phrase in your topic? Doing this is very simple and it will help you gather more information in one place. Let’s say you want to make a list for your next camping trip, your mind map would look like this:





At some point, you might stumble upon some great sales for double tents in an online shop. Until now, you were able to add only one link to a topic. Now, because you can add a link per word on a topic, you can actually add multiple links to the same topic.
So, here’s what you should do to add the hyperlink with the info on the sales to the word “tent”:

1. Double-click on the topic.
2. Open a bracket right before the word “tent”.
3. After the bracket, type in the name of the site.
4. Hit Space from your keyboard (this will add a space between the link and the word you are linking it to).
5. Close the bracket after the desired word/phrase, in this case, “tent”.

It should look like this:




To turn everything into an accessible link, click outside the topic, and you will see that the word “tent” just got underlined, which means that there’s a link there.





If you hover over the underlined word, you will see a tooltip suggesting that you can open your link with CTRL + Click.

Please give it a try and let us know what you think in the Comments section below.


Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

30
October

New search functionality

For quite some time now, we received multiple requests from you regarding our search functionality. So, we’ve put ourselves to work and made some major improvements, try the new Search from the upper right side of your Dashboard.

What’s new?

1. The search goes through all mind maps, both private and public, and their content. For example, you want to access a map where you put down this week’s to-do list but you can’t remember the title. However, you know that ‘grocery shopping’ was in the mind map. All you have to do is type in ‘grocery’ in the Search bar. First, we will display all your private mind maps that match the keyword in terms of map title, content in topics, notes, comments, and even in the Task Info section.





2. You might be interested in other people’s ideas on the topic you are searching for, so right after your private maps, we will also display other users’ public mind maps. This way you can get inspired directly from Mindomo. The public mind maps will open in the View mode in a new tab:





3. Once you find your mind map and access it, it will always open in a new tab. To make your search results more obvious, we will highlight the keyword everywhere it appears. If the keyword is in the notes, comments, Task Info, and multimedia panels, we will automatically expand the panel.




Please give this new functionality a try and let us know what you think in the Comments section below.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

8
August

Running multiple instances of Mindomo Desktop on Mac

We are happy to let you know that with the new update of our Desktop version, you can work simultaneously on multiple maps in different Mindomo instances. Please update your Desktop application to the latest version and give it a try.

You can open several mind maps in different instances if you double-click on them or select the option ‘Open with’:





If you have a mind map that is already opened, you can open another one in a different instance from the File List menu.
You can also open a new Mindomo window if you right click on the Mindomo logo from your Dock and select ‘New Window’:




Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

20
June

FAQ from our users

1. I have shared the affiliate link with 5 people, why I am still free?

As many of you know, we have an affiliate program with which you can win months of Premium subscription. How does this work? The affiliate program works if you invite 5 people and they will use your invite link to sign-up for an account.
If you log in to your account and follow this link https://www.mindomo.com/a/account/#affiliate-program/statistics, you will be able to see how many sign-ups were made on your behalf. When you reach 5 accounts, you get the 30-days subscription.

2. Why can’t I share my mind map by link if I already have Premium?

Another question we get a lot is why there is an Upgrade button at one of the sharing options, though the users already purchased a premium plan.
Premium users can create unlimited mind maps and share those maps with unlimited users, however, the ‘Anyone with the link can edit’ option is a Professional feature.

This option is suitable for anyone who needs to work on his mind maps with external collaborators, giving them fully premium editing rights even if they are free or yet unregistered Mindomo users.

3. Is Mindomo available in other languages?

Yes, Mindomo is available in the following 16 languages: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Русский, 日本語, 中文, Norsk, Dansk, Svenska, Suomi, Nederlands, Português, Magyar, Euskara.
From the browser, you can set the language before you log in from the homepage, or after you login from the dashboard by clicking on More, then on Language.

You are also able to change the language on your Desktop App from the left side toolbar by clicking on the “?” icon.

If you have any other questions, please let us know in the comments section below.

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team