Archive for the ‘Improvements’ Category

20
February

New features and improvements you shouldn’t miss

For quite some time now, we’ve been working extensively to improve our online and Desktop versions. You might have read about or tested some of the features, but here’s a full recap of what to try, from the most recent functionality up to the earliest:

Microsoft Teams integration

Available online. Create and collaborate on mind maps, concept maps, task mind maps, Gantt charts, and outlines directly from your Microsoft Teams account.

Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams

Advanced formatting features

  • Variety of topic shapes: rectangle, rounded rectangle, elliptic rectangle, circle, oval, line, capsule, parallelogram, hexagon, rounded hexagon, diamond, left arrow, right arrow, and trapeze
  • Rainbow color scheme that makes the map connections appear in rainbow shades
  • Option to add an image from the Mindomo gallery or personal computer as the map’s background
  • New connection types: straight, arc, rough, curve, elbow, rounded elbow, angle, no line
  • Option to customize the spacing between branches or between topics and their own borders
  • Option to create themes for concept maps and organigrams (custom font sizes, colors, shapes, and background colors)
  • Multi-branch color scheme to color the map’s branch lines in a certain palette
  • Customizable connection lines (thickness, color, anchor points)
  • Variety of border shapes (straight line, rounded line, rectangle, rounded rectangle, wavy, etc.)
  • Customizable topic borders (color, thickness)
  • Option for the connection line color to determine the topic color
  • Display of the number of collapsed topics
Custom Formatting
Custom Formatting
Custom Formatting
Custom Formatting
Custom Formatting

Search across all maps

Available online. Search through all Mindomo maps, both your own and public maps created by others, to look for specific content or inspiration.

DOCX export format. Available both online and in the Desktop. Headings hierarchy up until the 4th level, notes that keep their styling, task specifications exported as tables, possibility to create a table of contents, and many more. Read more about it here.

Gantt Chart functionality. Available both online and in the Desktop. See tasks’ start and due dates, how they depend on one another, and which milestones are coming up.

Gantt Chart
Gantt Chart

Spell checker available in the Desktop. Works in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch and Portuguese. Read more about it here.

Working in multiple instances in the Desktop. Work simultaneously on multiple maps by opening them in different instances from the File List menu. See more here.

Search functionality available in the outline view for normal mind maps. Available both online and in the Desktop.

Functionality to export comments from Task Maps. Available both online and in the Desktop, see how this works here.

Theme Editor available in the Desktop. With a premium Desktop license, you can create your own map themes with custom font sizes, colors, shapes, background colors, and relationships. Read more here.

In PPTX format, new outline view is available for each presentation slide.

New Assignment templates. Available online, read more here.

.XLSX, .XLS import formats. Available both online and in the Desktop. Transfer the information from your Excel spreadsheets and turn it into mind maps, read more here.

Microsoft Project export in XML format. Available both online and in the Desktop.

Pack Map functionality & syncing of file attachments. 
Available in the Desktop.  See how to compress a mind map and all its attached files into a single .pmom file for further sharing. Save your local maps and all their attached files in the cloud. Read more about both functionalities here.

Pack Map
Pack Map

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

Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

12
September

Revamped Microsoft Word export

We recently updated our Microsoft Word (DOCX) export. Please see below how it works.

1. The central topic becomes the title of the exported document and will appear at the top with a bigger font size. Your main topics and subtopics will be listed in a headings hierarchy up until the 4th level. After the 4th level, all the subtopics will be listed as normal text with indentation.
Notes are exported exactly as they are in the mind map (keeping their stylings such as bulleting, numbering, font size, and color).



2. Comments will appear on the right side of the document, in a column, each comment connected to its topic with a dotted line. The comments will also display the initials of the person who added it and the date it was added.

Task Mind Maps will have their task specifications (start date/end date, priority, duration and assignee) exported as a table right under the task’s title:




3. The new export will enable you to create a table of contents. This is very useful if you are writing an essay, article or book, and you want yourself and/or your readers to be able to navigate easily through the document. You can read more here on how to create such a table of contents.


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

16
July

Spell checker now working on the Desktop

Let’s start Monday with some good news! Our Desktop version now has a spell checking functionality available in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch and Portuguese.
The spell checker becomes active when you are editing the topic, and all you need to do is right click on the word to see the spelling suggestions:

By going to the License Info icon (at the bottom of the left toolbar in your Dashboard), then to Options, you can set a custom language for the spell checking functionality, different from the language of the application:

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



Keep it smart, simple and creative!
The Mindomo Team

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

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