Volume Pricing for EDU, to Gear Up a New Term with XMind Pro
Posted on August 24th, 2016 in promotion | No Comments »
A new school term is coming soon, and many teachers work very hard in the weeks before school starts to get their teaching materials ready; students are busy getting prepared for the new first day, making plans for the new semester and managing to-do-lists to organize and prioritize tasks.
A revolutionary approach to both teaching and learning
All of us know that XMind is the most popular mind mapping software, which helps people clarify thinking, brainstorm, and boost studying and working productivity. To help teachers prepare a lesson plan, brainstorm and generate discussions in class, deliver lessons with compelling presentations, analyze study materials and to help students take better notes, organize thoughts and ideas, memorize and recall knowledge, prepare for exams, XMind offers academia discount for all students, teachers and schools. XMind also gains the best project for academia award in the SourceForge Community Choice Awards 2009.
Volume pricing now available until 15 Sep.
For students and teachers,
Buy 1 XMind Pro, not $129, ONLY $59;
Buy 2 XMind Pro, not $59, ONLY $49 each!
XMind is the best alternative to NovaMind
Posted on August 17th, 2016 in promotion | No Comments »
The company that has been developing NovaMind is being shut down. NovaMind users may be wondering what is the best alternative to NovaMind?
Without doubt, XMind is the best alternative for NovaMind. Like NovaMind, XMind is a cross-platform mind mapping tool, which supports Windows, Mac and Linux. Based on the Eclipse platform, XMind ensures the consistent interaction on both Windows and Mac. Consistency in cross-platform interfaces allows users to leverage their existing knowledge of an interface on one platform to make use of a similar application interface on a different one. What’s more, XMind for Mac has all the same features of XMind for Windows, while some Mac mind mapping tools have very limited features compared to its Windows version.
This year we published XMind 7.5 with XMind Cloud. XMind Cloud supports online editing, which allows you to access, view, and edit your mind maps wherever you go — from a phone, a tablet, or any computer. And XMind for iOS is coming this Fall.
Now, we offer 30% discount for NovaMind users who want to use XMind Pro. This offer is valid only before end of September. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer!
XMind for iOS – Coming This Fall
Posted on August 1st, 2016 in XMind for iOS | 1 Comment »
The day is finally coming! After years of diligent work, XMind is finally coming to iOS! Over the years, we’ve received countless requests from XMind lovers for bringing XMind to iOS. More precisely, we were asked to bring the same great feature sets, workflows, and stability to iPhone and iPad. Now, we are excited to announce that XMind for iOS is coming this Fall.
XMind for iOS makes mind mapping simple and easy!
We are now inviting beta testers from all over the world to be those who will be the first to test-drive this new XMind for iOS version. If you want to join the beta or share it with your friends, learn more on our beta page:
We’ll email you with an invitation as soon as the Beta becomes available!
XMind Cloud online editing now available!
Posted on July 19th, 2016 in Featured | No Comments »
XMind continually blossoms with amazing new features and improvements, while keeping the application easy to use. Now, we are excited to announce that XMind Cloud supports online editing, which allows you to access, view, and edit your mind maps wherever you go — from a phone, a tablet, or any computer.
Using XMind Cloud makes a variety of scenarios possible:
- You can easily view and edit without installing anything on your machine
- All your changes are automatically saved as you type
- Access your mind maps from phone or tablet
View mind maps in the browser
XMind extends your mind mapping experience to the web browser, where you can work with mind maps directly on the website where the mind maps are stored. When you save or upload your mind maps in XMind Cloud, you can view them in browser.
To view your mind maps in browser, please
- view XMind Cloud page;
- click Enter XMind Cloud;
- enter your XMind ID and password and click Sign In;
Edit mind maps in the browser
Click a mind map and enter into edit mode. You can create topics as usual in the browser, and you can use cut, copy, paste, duplicate and undo/redo commands. You can also add boundary, relationship and summary to the topic.
To edit a mind map in browser, please
- click to open a mind map in browser;
- press Enter to create sibling topics, and Tap for subtopics;
- click the “Plus” button in the upper right corner of the page you can
- create a subtopic
- create a sibling topic
- add a boundary/relationship/summary
An XMind 7/7.5 Pro license key holder can use XMind Cloud with no further cost and will have in-browser view and edit functionality.
XMind is the alternative for FreeMind
Posted on July 5th, 2016 in Tips | 1 Comment »
Mind mapping is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps make brainstorming, organize and analyze information, manage projects, comprehend and generate new ideas.
XMind offers a free, easy-to-use and open-source version of mind mapping software, which is an excellent alternative to FreeMind. Furthermore, XMind supports exporting to and importing from FreeMind files.
Open Source & Award Winner
XMind is an open source software. We opened the source of XMind (except some professional features). Download Source Code.
BTW, XMind is the best Eclipse RCP application 2008, the best project for academia 2009 in the SourceForge community, and one of the PCWorld 100 best products of 2010.
Create a Map
When you first open XMind, you’re greeted by a clean and intuitive interface. Creating a mind map in XMind is very straightforward: XMind offers you a number of ready-made mind map templates and themes that make it easy for anyone to create beautiful mind maps. These templates and themes are easy to use and free. You can add topics and subtopics using the Enter and Tab key. This makes it easy and convenient to add a large number of topics to your map very quickly.
XMind automatically positions topics. If you want to change the layout of your mind map, XMind offers you several options. There are 16 structures available in XMind such as Fishbone, Tree chart, Org chart, Matrix etc., and you can change the map structure easily in the Properties view.
XMind supports using different structures in the same mind map.
In XMind, you can create a Floating Topic by double-clicking a blank area of the map. When you want to add an idea or piece of information to your mind map, but aren’t quite sure where it fits in the hierarchy of topics and sub-topics, you can temporarily put it in an open area of the workspace as a floating topic. XMind also enables you to add sub-topics for the floating topic and you can change the structure of the floating topic.
Enrich a Map
In order to enrich mind maps, XMind offers many small “accessories” we can use in our mind maps.
Attachment. You can attach a file to an XMind topic in two ways: add a hyperlink or an attachment to the topic. All attachments travel with XMind files during sharing, so that anyone you share your maps with will be able to view the attached file.
Summary. Summary is a brief description of topic areas on the map, and is used to highlight the major points for helping the audience quickly grasp the purpose of the map topics. Like other types topic, you can change the style of the summary and create subtopics.
Clip Arts. As the saying goes, “Pictures are worth a 1000 words.” The right images make a more intuitive mind map. To help express your thought visually, you can spice up your maps with hundreds of clip arts.
Explore More features!
XMind Portable is specially designed for people who have limitation to install software on computers, or have to use XMind temporarily on other computers. No setup required, you can download the zip file, unzip it to a new folder, and then launch XMind directly without installation. This package is a combination of Windows/Mac/Linux version. You can even unzip it to a USB drive, and take it with you wherever you go.
In addition to the free version of XMind, a Pro version is also available, which adds task management, brainstorming and presentation capabilities. In addition, you can export maps created in XMind to PDF, Word, PPT, Excel, SVG, OpenOffice, MS Project, MindManager and FreeMind.
At XMind, we are always working on new ways to help our customers use XMind with efficiency. As the most popular mind mapping software, we are keep updating our XMind software and developing more new features. Furthermore, our support team is available to answer questions and solve problems from both Free and Pro users. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We will be glad to help you.
Download XMind and try it FREE.
50% OFF on XMind 7.5 Launch Day – ONE day only!
Posted on June 27th, 2016 in New Version, promotion | 6 Comments »
It’s time to celebrate! XMind will publish XMind 7.5 with XMind Cloud on June 29. All of us here at XMind would like to take this opportunity to send out a genuine THANK YOU to all XMind lovers.
To celebrate this remarkable milestone, we’re excited to give you 50% OFF on XMind Pro. This offer is valid only for ONE day (29th June), so don’t miss out!
To save 50% on XMind Pro, please enter the coupon code CLOUDLAUNCH on the order page.
At XMind, we are always working on new ways to help our customers use XMind with efficiency. As syncing becomes an integral part of our life and work, XMind, the most popular mind mapping software, brings you a new version 7.5 with XMind Cloud.
What’s New in XMind 7.5?
XMind Cloud makes it easier than ever to automatically sync files across multiple Mac/PCs. Fast, secure, and easy-to-use. Online viewing and editing in browser is also awesome (coming in July). 1 GB storage space.
New Share Dialog
In order to simplify the sharing process, XMind 7.5 offers an improved sharing feature which enables you to share your mind maps directly on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Even embed to your blog.
60,000+ Pretty Icons
As the saying goes, “Pictures are worth a 1000 words. ” Right images make a more intuitive mind map. XMind 7.5 enables you to search and drag more than 60,000 icons of various styles directly from Iconfinder.com, the biggest icon library in the world.
- Brand New Vector Markers (SVG)
- Colorful sheet tabs
- More “Multi Branch Colors” options
- Copy/Paste Topics Optimization
- Rename sheet interaction optimization
- Group themes
- Add “All” option in droplist menu of Theme Editor dialog
- Print Dialog Optimization
- New Notification UI
- Add checkbox option to dictionaries in Spelling settings
- Many other improvements
Save your map in Dropbox
Posted on June 15th, 2016 in Tips | No Comments »
All of us realize that file sharing has become an integral part of our life and work. Here we’d like to share how to use XMind with Dropbox.
As we know, Dropbox is great at syncing files between computers. Anything you save in Dropbox folder will be accessible from any other devices.
Using XMind with Dropbox
Three easy steps to access your mind map across all your computers:
- Sign up an account and install Dropbox on your computer;
- Create a new folder named “XMind” in your Dropbox;
- Save XMind files directly to this folder.
After saving your mind map to Dropbox, it can be directly opened from and saved to Dropbox. If you edit the mind map opened from Dropbox and click Save, your mind map will be updated automatically.
If you’d like to share your maps with other people, that’s easy too—just create a shared link.
Download XMind Free and try!
Angry Birds are using XMind
Posted on June 8th, 2016 in Tips | No Comments »
The Angry Birds Movie is hot worldwide after a few weeks of the release. This movie is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-adventure comedy film based on the video game series of the same name. It was released in the United States on May 20, 2016.
The film tells the simple story of birds. Bird Island is an island inhabited by flightless birds. One day, a boat docks at Bird Island, carrying pigs from Piggy Island. Claiming to be peaceful explorers bringing offerings of friendship, the pigs are accepted on the island. However, Red, Chuck and Bomb realize the pigs’ purpose is to steal the birds’ eggs. Red’s group attempts to retrieve the eggs.
You might not know that Angry Birds is one of our customers who use XMind to think through projects and challenges more completely, and reach clarity on issues faster. They love XMind!
Use XMind in your work
XMind is a great tool for project planning and project management.
As you start a project, there are numerous things need to be organized, such as processes of the project, business requirements analysis in measurable goals, financial analysis of the costs and benefits, task assignment, task priority etc.
XMind can be used to collect and organize relevant information, so that you and every member of your team have a clear understanding of the goal, schedule, budget, resources, risks, and requirements for the project. Task information such as assignee, duration and priority can be easily applied directly to each task in your mind map. You can also define project milestones and track the progress of key elements of your project in XMind.
After adding all task details, you can easily check all these tasks and their detailed information in the Gantt chart view. Gantt chart is a special viewer illustrating a project schedule, showing the timelines of the tasks and tracking assigned tasks. And you can quickly make adjustments in Gantt chart when schedules and resources change.
Furthermore, XMind 7 enables you to export your Gantt chart to MS Project, PDF and image file for further development or to share them with other project managers. You can also print the entire project. If you have a big project, XMind even lets you print it on multiple pages.
As you can see, XMind is a powerful, flexible and highly productive way to manage your projects. It not only helps you with initial project planning, but also various aspects of project management.
If you are using XMind, why not give it a try today? You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the clarity it brings to your projects. And it will help you significantly increase your productivity!
Customers who are using XMind
Many companies and organizations are benefiting from XMind, such as Angry Birds, Commerzbank, European Parliament etc.
HP Tells How XMind Helps
Posted on April 22nd, 2016 in Featured | No Comments »
Name: Brian Canfield
Title & Organization: Master Technologist in Hewlett- Packard Company
HP Inc. is a global leader in PCs, printing and solutions and creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Brian Canfield (Master Technologist from HP Inc.) is here to share HP’s story with XMind and some free tips on how to use XMind efficiently in the workplace.
The Story With XMind
We have found mind mapping with XMind to be a very useful tool for gathering inputs from a group of people in a way that all views can be heard. Together we can develop a higher-level system perspective on difficult technical challenges. We use mind mapping for difficult system engineering problems and for organizing what we know about the physics and fundamentals. We also gather and prioritize the questions we propose to investigate to better manage the challenges. XMind provides a useful way to take notes as we discuss and to drag and drop to organize and categorize inputs. By using XMind with a diverse group of engineers and scientists, we are able to create a common high-level view of the fundamentals and the possible paths to solve a system challenge.
l For organizing information
l For solving difficult system engineering problems
l For teamwork and allocating tasks
l For taking notes at the meeting
l For sharing and presenting results and problems
To facilitate this process, I have documented a tool sheet to help others use XMind more effectively and I’m sharing this here for your benefit:
Mind Mapping tool sheet:
Purpose: To gather inputs from a group in a fast and effective way
l Speeds the generation and documentation of ideas and insights from a team with different perspectives and capabilities to contribute to a problem or topic of interest.
l Provides real time visual feedback that others can build off to generate ideas.
l Provides a means for documenting inputs and categorizing them into related groups that bring a higher, systematic level view to the knowledge and insights we are gathering.
When to Use
l Use when interviewing a team about a subject and when you want to generate ideas that build on each other
l Use in the Measure Current Status problem solving steps to gather what we know about the problems with a broad group that have different perspectives, experience, and expertise.
l Use as an alternative to Microsoft® tools for documenting team inputs. Microsoft® tools auto-format and encourage the leader to try to produce a rolled up summary rather than gathering the raw inputs in ways that others can build on.
l Use to expand our collective knowledge before the leader does the work offline to boil it down to the key take-away points.
l Use to get the most knowledge on the table during the precious time when we get many experts together in a room to work an issue.
Couple Of XMind Tips:
l “Tab” creates a new subtopic
l “Enter” creates a new topic on the same level
l Double click anywhere on the work area to create a floating topic
l Long text boxes can be shrunk to fit on page
l Scale the map with the zoom slider in the lower right
Guidelines For Effective Use
l If you have someone who can type quickly have him build the map so folks can add inputs faster.
l Even if you type slower, this tool will allow folks to generate and contribute ideas much faster than most methods.
l It is very important to document what is said even if it does not fit in the part of the tree you initially added the idea to. Drag and drop the idea to a different part of the tree to reclassify after typing.
l Use the pre-defined tree legs in the template to help categorize inputs as you go. It does not have to be perfect. Speed is important and things can be rearranged later. Take input from the team as to the category the idea fits in. Generate new legs if needed. Ignore the ones on your template that don’t seem to add to the line of idea generation.
l Look to the template to ask additional clarifying questions. For example, after you get an idea for a solution stop and ask what is needed to make that solution robust.
Sample maps for business
How to share your mind maps?
Posted on March 17th, 2016 in Featured | 3 Comments »
We believe nothing is better than sharing your best mind maps with others. Now, you can simply use the “Share” feature to upload your maps into the XMind.net, local network or Biggerplate.com. Further, after uploading to XMind.net, one URL for your map will be generated and you can share the link to friends on social network.
Our users have shared more than 110,000 creative mind maps in XMind Library. Join in the community by uploading your maps to “XMind.net”. Firstly, you have to launch XMind and open your maps. Secondly, on the toolbar, click “File”, select “Share”, “XMind.net”. Next, you can design a proper title and description for your maps and select from “Privacy” to public or not. Finally, adjust maps in Thumbnail and click “Upload” then done!
If you want to share maps with other XMind users in the same local network, again, launch XMind and open your maps. Select “Local Network”from “Share” option, you can either choose to share with select user or share with everyone in the local network, just click “Upload” after you finish.
However, if you want to share maps to Biggerplate.com, the steps are easy too. Launch XMind, open your maps, select share to “Biggerplate”. Sign in your Biggerplate account and authorize XMind to access your account. Enter your title and description for your maps then upload. Is it simple and easy to do?
Now, it’s your turn to make a try! Please do contact XMind support if you need any assistance.