XMind Cloud will be officially shut down on 31 Jan 2018. If you still haven’t downloaded your mind maps stored on XMind Cloud, please click Here to download all your mind maps with one click.

After we published this news, we received many supportive comments from our users, for which we are very grateful. We really appreciate the support you have always given us.

Paulo de Ramos: Just one word;~ thanks for the amazing work that You are doing, I am using XMind since I discovered and it is the best mind map I founded. Forget the others. Thanks for all… You don’t need to apologize.

Alex: Well done. Must have been a very difficult decision to make. Yet, I believe that by focusing on the essential (i.e.: developing of a kick-ass and uber functional mind-map tool) you will go much further as a company – and we will be much happier as users. Keep up the good work!

David: Thank you for giving such a good application, XMind is the best mindmap application I ever used, Thank you again.

Steve: I totally agree with your decision. Your core competency is software development, not cloud services. I’d much rather see you devote your energy to feature development and refinement. You’ve got a great product!

Ricardo M.: I really understand this decision, and I agree with you to keep focus on developing new & better features that can offer more benefits with the amazing mind applications. In fact, another storage cloud services for me is too much (I use dropbox, google, OneDrive, iCloud & Sugarsync). Thanks for this smart decision.

We also received some messages from our users about how to transfer their mind maps between computers and mobile devices. Actually, XMind Cloud is a tool for users to store and sync their mind maps. A few days ago, one of our users Steve left us a message on Facebook and asked how to transfer his mind maps between Windows desktop version and iOS version. To answer this question which other users might also have, we’d like to share some methods about file transfer and synchronization here.

Method 1. Cloud Storage Services

There are many cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. which offer seamless upload and storage solutions regardless of which devices you’re trying to bridge. All you need to do is to install the cloud software and drag and drop the maps directly to it’s folder.

Take Dropbox for example, Dropbox automatically syncs files between your devices. You only need to install the Dropbox desktop application on your computer, and install the Dropbox mobile application on your smartphone or tablet. Then sign in to each app with the same email address and password.

If you’ve already installed Dropbox, simply adding your mind maps to your Dropbox folder will automatically sync the mind maps to your Dropbox, which means you can open it from any other computer, smartphone, or tablet that also has Dropbox installed.

*Mind maps in your Dropbox folder will automatically sync to dropbox.com and to your other connected devices.

Once you open and edit your mind maps from these cloud storage providers, your mind maps will be automatically updated.

Method 2. AirDrop

For Apple users, AirDrop is a simple and quick way to transfer maps between nearby devices and computers. You can use it to transfer files from one Mac to another, and also use it to transfer files from a Mac to an iOS device, or from one iOS device to another. On your device make sure that Bluetooth is on, and that your device is discoverable.

To send a mind map from a Mac to other devices, choose Go > AirDrop from the menu bar in the Finder or select AirDrop in the sidebar of a Finder window. Drag one or more maps to the recipient’s image in the window, then click Send.

To send a mind map from your iOS devices, open the mind map with XMind for iOS, tap Share To, select XMind file format, choose AirDrop, select a recipient from the AirDrop sheet.

Method 3. E-mail

This is probably the easiest way of transferring files – send yourself an email. You don’t even have to write a subject, just an address would be already enough. Add the mind map as an attachment, then open the mail on smartphones, tablets or your other computers.

Method 4. External Storage Media

If you want to transfer your mind maps between two computers, you can use an external storage media. Stick a USB flash drive in one computer, copy the mind maps. Stick the same drive in the other computer, paste the maps. Simple.

What’s your preferred method to transfer your mind maps? Leave a comment below.