URL Scheme – From XMind to Productivity Paradise

Posted on May 22nd, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

URL Scheme can be inserted and opened in XMind: ZEN on macOS now. You can start an app or trigger specific actions when your app opens when inserting a related URL Scheme into it.

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Revive with XMind: ZEN Update for this Spring

Posted on May 6th, 2019 in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The buzzing of the bees, the growing willow trees, and the mild breeze. Blossom by blossom the spring begins, and XMind: ZEN Update 201904 rings. Start a treasure hunt with us, and see what are the latest features in this update.

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In Reminiscence of Tony Buzan

Posted on April 25th, 2019 in Featured | No Comments »

Here the author placed the image of a grave

Photo by Josh Applegate on Unsplash

Learning how to learn is life’s most important skill.

Tony Buzan

13th April 2019, the lighthouse of mind mapping harbour faded. Tony Buzan, the promoter of mnemonic systems and mind mapping techniques, closed his eyes but left us with his incredible fortune which he spent his life to popularise and make it well-known…

He is best known for his speed reading and mind mapping techniques. His work on mind mapping has been turned into 100 best-sellers, translated into 150 languages and read by millions of people worldwide.

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Demystifying the War between Hand-drawn Mind Maps and Digital Mind Maps

Posted on April 12th, 2019 in Discussion, Featured | No Comments »

The author placed a photo of an architecture which has two distinct part facing each other, like a confrontation

Photo by Vitor Monteiro on Unsplash

It is a war that thousands will join. The longhand group insists that digital mind maps are trash. The digital side fights back fiercely by throwing out powerful features of the software. To outsiders, the debate seems to be mind-mapping exclusive. However, when the arguments move on, it is inevitably pointing to larger issues, on paper or software?

Which one is better? Is it possible to balance between them? These questions led us to make Lighten 2, a complete redesign and reimagination of mind mapping tools. However, before we unravel why Lighten 2 has settled the war, let’s resolve the myths of hand-writing and digital typing in this article.

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Cracking the Agile Project Management

Posted on March 13th, 2019 in Discussion | No Comments »

The Agile Scrum framework entails five steps: visioning, planning, sprint, shipping and retrospective

Agile project management differs from traditional methods for its emphasis on the short feedback loops and adaptive cycles. By constantly releasing increments, advocates believe the Agile process is more adaptive to customer value and need.

It was first introduced in the 1990s to replace the heavyweight waterfall methodologies. The early 2000s witnessed a milestone to Agile methods. As ten prestigious practitioners, including Jeff Sutherland, co-presented the famous Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Since then, many work practices have evolved. Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature-Driven-Development (FDD), and Test-Drive-Development (TDD) are just a few of those. However, no matter what they change, the essential principles stay the same, to “de-risk” the business by iterative development, shortened feedback loops, and adaptive planning.

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Chapter I of Structures in XMind: ZEN

Posted on March 8th, 2019 in Tips, XMind: ZEN | No Comments »


Imagine you are playing the SimCity, but you’ve got to build the city by using things below:

Central Topic – City Center
Key thoughts – Main Roads
Secondary Thoughts – Secondary Roads
Images/Notes/Marks – Landmarks

So how are you going to arrange it? Make it convenient and reasonable for the citizens (your ideas) to live, while offering a guide map for visitors.

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A Very XMind Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 14th, 2019 in Holiday Greetings, XMind: ZEN | No Comments »

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. – Frank Morgan
The celebration of love and romance falls on the 14th of February of each year. Though not a public holiday, Valentine’s Day is still an opportunity for us to truly reconnect, sharing and giving to the real meaning of the day.

We would love to help you to walk into the footprint of the Valentine, tracing back its story with eyes, embrace its fragrance, and, the core of this festival – to share your feelings to your loved ones.

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4 Tips + 1 Feature = Staying Focused

Posted on January 31st, 2019 in Tips, XMind: ZEN | No Comments »

Photo by Stefan Cosma on Unsplash

Success is about concentration. The skill of how to stay focused at work, at school, or simply the task at hands is going to determine your level of success.

Staying focused helps you to accomplish tasks, and goals productively, which means you’ll get things done or reach the goals on time.

Unfortunately, the opposite happens from time to time.

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Audio Note Sets Your Hands Free

Posted on January 28th, 2019 in Tips, XMind for iOS, XMind: ZEN | 2 Comments »

Taking notes in meeting or lecture can be a bit of challenge, not mention making mind maps. You are required to be a multi-task expert – concentrate on the current situation, extract useful information, while your hands lag behind, trying so hard to catch up with your mind. All this turns out to note with scribbles and filled with who-knows figures or symbols.

You need Audio Note for sure – an effective way of input yet effortless.

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9 Mind Mapping Mistakes Most Beginners Make and How to Avoid Them

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 in Featured, Tips | 2 Comments »

Photo by Tim Gouw on Unsplash

Consider starting mind mapping? Congrats! However, be mindful, things might not turn out to be easy. When you begin to make a decent mind map, you might frown your eyebrows and get stuck.

The good news is, mind-mappers are less likely to screw up their maps if they notice the roadblocks. Below are nine mistakes beginners often make and tips for avoiding them.

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