XMind Cloud Service Will Be Shut Down

Posted on November 30th, 2017 in Featured | 182 Comments »

These days, we’ve made a tough decision. As you can see from the title, we are going to shut down XMind Cloud service officially on 31 Jan, 2018. We deeply apologize to everyone who relied on XMind Cloud in any way. It was really a super difficult decision to make and we really struggled a lot.
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How creativity-driven companies use XMind before going public?

Posted on August 17th, 2017 in Featured | No Comments »

Angry Birds are using XMind

You may not know Finnish entertainment company Rovio, but you surely know Angry Birds. After its release in December 2009, the downloads for Angry Birds have already reached to 500 million until the second anniversary of the release; In 2012, the number doubled again; Until March this year there has been over 3 billion across all platforms, making Angry Birds the most downloaded freemium game series of all time. Read the rest of this entry »

How brainstorming with XMind helps in a design process?

Posted on April 13th, 2017 in Featured, Tips | 9 Comments »

Brainstorming may be one of the most important features in the mind mapping softwares. Although we’ve already made lots of instructions related to brainstorming, people may still be expecting a detailed brainstorming instruction in XMind. So here we are, leading you to implement your design thinking with the brainstorming sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

Differences between Lighten and XMind

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Featured | 4 Comments »

Since the launch of Lighten, people are curious about the differences between Lighten and XMind. Now here is the answer.

XMind and Lighten are two products of the same company. However, they are built on different platforms. XMind is a cross-platform software with its versions on Windows/Mac/Linux/Web, as well as the iOS app for our cloud storage service XMind Cloud, while Lighten is only based on Apple’s ecosystem, including the Mac and the iOS apps.

XMind also provides the Cloud service, so XMind Cloud for iOS makes it possible to use XMind on iPhone/iPad, and the file synchronization is accomplished in XMind Cloud. Unlike XMind, the file sync in Lighten is realized in iCloud.

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Become a Certified XMind Master and enjoy XMind Pro free for lifetime

Posted on November 16th, 2016 in Featured | 4 Comments »

There have always been a lot of users who are active in the XMind community, sharing experience and helping out each other. To show our respect to the contribution these users have done to the mind mapping world, XMind is launching the “Become a Certified XMind Master” (CXM) program.

CXM Benefits

After earning your certification, an XMind master PDF certificate will be rewarded to you. We will send you an email with your certificate.

Furthermore, you shall enjoy the following privileges.

  • Lifetime free for XMind Pro.
  • 30% OFF for your invitees.
  • VIP support.
  • Exclusive XMind Share profile.
  • Repost some of your blogs on XMind Blog.
  • Higher priority on your feature requests/suggestions.
  • The latest updates and information.

Who can apply?

If you’re a/an

  • mind mapping trainer
  • XMind community active user
  • mind mapping blogger or writer
  • author of more than 30 featured maps in XMind Mind Maps library

you can apply to become a certified XMind master.

How to apply?

To become a Certified XMind Master, you just need to fill out the application form and submit it. Then we will take care of the rest. Qualified candidates who pass the certification will be noticed through email ASAP.

Apply Now

Registration for XMind Cloud now opens for everyone!

Posted on October 17th, 2016 in Featured | 94 Comments »

According to our statistics, there are already thousands of customers using XMind Cloud since its release. In order to help more users get benefited, here we’d like to announce that the registration for XMind Cloud is now open for everyone.

XMind Cloud supports online viewing and editing, which allows you to access, view, and edit your mind maps wherever you go — from a phone, a tablet, or any computer. With XMind Cloud, it becomes easier than ever to automatically sync files across multiple Mac/PCs. Moreover, we offer 1 GB storage space.

Below we’d like to introduce more about XMind Cloud.

Auto sync across multiple Mac/PCs

Drag an XMind file from local disk to XMind Cloud panel. XMind will automatically sync files to Cloud. It helps you update all the files when you launch XMind Cloud on other devices.

Safety space for your mind maps

Every map synced through XMind Cloud meets your security, compliance and privacy needs. XMind Cloud provides as much as 1GB cloud storage and 20MB for a single attachment.

Online editing

You can directly create, view and edit mind maps in browsers. All your changes are automatically saved, and XMind Cloud can relive them from any device. XMind Cloud supports Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Microsoft Edge (still in beta).

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

If you already have an XMind ID, sign in to enjoy XMind Cloud now. If not, click to sign up for free.

Learn more about XMind Cloud

XMind Cloud online editing now available!

Posted on July 19th, 2016 in Featured | 1 Comment »


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.

Try XMind Cloud or Buy XMind Pro

HP Tells How XMind Helps

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 in Featured | 2 Comments »

Name: Brian Canfield

Title & Organization: Master Technologist in Hewlett- Packard Company

 

Brief Introduction

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.

Usage

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

Benefits

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 | 12 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.

 

 

Get XMind TeamPackage For Your Team Productivity

Posted on February 1st, 2016 in Featured, Promotion, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

In January, we lanuched an XMind Pro TeamPackage Special Offer. With up to 30% discount off, tens of teams have got the full version XMind Pro to take control of their business productivity. It’s a good performance in a month’s time.

So we decided to keep on this teampackge promotion with a lower discount than January’s. And we bring more teampackge options for you.

Go to the introduction page, to see what kind of offer is suitable for you.