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

Customers who are benefiting from XMind


Many companies and organizations are also benefiting from XMind, such as Angry Birds, HP, Commerzbank, European Parliament etc.

Join these happy customers

How to Share Your Mind Maps?

Posted on March 17th, 2016 in Featured | 14 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.

How does XMind help you? Tell us in the Annual Mind Map Survey!

Posted on January 26th, 2016 in Discussion, Featured | 1 Comment »

There are just 7 days left to take part in the Biggerplate Mind Map Survey 2016, where you can share your experience of using mind maps, and vote for XMind as your favourite mind mapping software tool!

Every year Biggerplate.com hosts the largest survey in the world for mind mapping, and last year over 1,000 people from around the world took part, to share their ideas about mind mapping, and help shape the future of the mind mapping community!

How does mind mapping with XMind help you in work, education, or at home? What do you think the key benefits of mind mapping are? What innovation would you love to see in mind mapping software? Share your ideas and opinions on the only global survey for mind mappers! Take the survey

The results of the survey will be collected, and shared in the Biggerplate Annual Mind Map Report 2016, which will show how people around the world are using mind mapping, and which tools are most popular this year. You can vote for XMind as your favourite mind mapping tool by taking part in the survey, and also give us your ideas for improvements and new features!

We hope you will take part in the survey today, and help us all to learn about the great ways that you are using XMind in your life!

> View the Biggerplate Mind Map Survey

XMind Cloud, Coming Soon!

Posted on November 17th, 2015 in Featured | 6 Comments »

Since XMind 7’s release, we’ve received so many feedbacks from our passionate users from around the world. We want to sincerely acknowledge all compliments and constructive criticisms. It’s your support that drives us to progress and growth.

Today, we’ll annouce another good news of XMind:

We’ll introduce a new cloud storage service called XMind Cloud, which is coming with XMind update early 2016. This service will automatically synchronize your XMind files across multiple Mac/PCs.

Now, we’d like to invite you to be our early tester. If you’re willing to help, please leave your email. We’ll inform you when our beta program is ready. Thanks in advance!

 

XMind 7 is Here

Posted on November 10th, 2015 in Featured, New Version | 17 Comments »

Today, XMind 7 is totally available. Dozens of exciting new features and significant improvements come along with a brand new UI, which makes XMind 7 a revolutionary upgrade from our first release! The astonishing look-and-feel of XMind 7, which we have worked our very best at, will certainly inspire and lead you through a creative journey! Now, it’s ready for you to explore.

Try it for free now !

Top 10 New Features

See All Changes in XMind 7

Pricing

XMind 7 comes with 3 different editions: XMind 7 (free and open source), XMind 7 Plus, and XMind 7 Pro.

XMind 7 Plus is USD79/EUR69/GBP54. XMind 7 Pro is USD99/EUR89/GBP69. The feature comparison table about the editions is here: http://www.xmind.net/pricing/.

Upgrade Now

If you’ve purchased XMind 6 Plus/Pro, you can upgrade your license from USD29. Learn more at http://www.xmind.net/pricing/#upgrade.

If you’ve purchased XMind 2013 or XMind 6 Plus/Pro with 2-year upgrade service, you will be freely upgraded to XMind 7 Plus/Pro correspondingly. We will send you the new license key to your mail box, please note to check.

 

 

 

XMind 7 Public Beta Has Arrived

Posted on October 19th, 2015 in Featured, New Version | 4 Comments »

After a year’s efforts, the new XMind 7 comes public beta today. The last whole year, we’ve been focusing on making XMind more beautiful, modern and professional. To achieve this goal, we’ve spent a lot of thought on optimizing the user interface. The new XMind 7 will come with a brand new UI, which is so stunning and won’t let you down. To do project management more professionally in XMind, we’ve greatly improved the built-in Gantt chart. Besides these, the new version has also brought so many other exciting new features and improvements.

Now, we’re so glad to introduce you the new XMind 7 and invite you to have a trial of this Beta version.

Try XMind 7 Beta Now

 

What’s New in XMind 7 ?

1. A Brand New UI

A new toolbar with new large icons. A more clear style of the window.Re-designed tab bars. A more clear style of the Properties View.Improved markers and clip art library. It’s the biggest upgrade from our first release! We try our best at look-and-feel on XMind 7 and believe it will inspire you!

2. A New Home Panel

Start your new mind map journey from the brand new home panel. Now in the panel you can create mind map from structures, choose an elegant theme, open recent used files. You can also pin a file, in order to see it every time before you work.

 

 

3. Huge Improvements on Gantt chart

Gantt chart was not that satisfactory in the previous XMind versions. So we’ve determined to make it more professional in the new version. In XMind 7, we integrate Task information into Gantt chart. Now, you can show and edit task info, including start/end date, assignee, priority and progress directly in Gantt chart view. XMind 7 also allows exporting Gantt to images/PDF, or printing it.

4. Information Card

XMind 7 provides a better way to show detail information. We call it an Information Card. In Information Cards, you can choose to show or hide labels, notes, hyperlinks and tasks. It will be found right under the topic.

 

 

 

5. Comments

You may send your inspirations within an XMind file to your colleague or a friend. Ask for their comments. And in XMind 7, they can actually do Comment on your mind map, instead of modifying the map directly. Sometimes, no comment is a comment.

 

 

6. Callout

Important information deserves more attention. Callout was born to make it smooth and simple. It’s a funny way for additional text. In XMind 7, Callout is not only a shape, but also a real attachment to a topic. It also has sub-topics.

 

 

 

7. Export/Print Outline

To get a broad overview your mind map. You can export the outline of the mind map in Text, PDF and MS Word file format for future use. This allows you to save time and gain productivity. By printing the outline, your mind map becomes a list of ideas and sub-ideas in tree form.

 

 

8. Multi-page Print

Easily print a large mind map to multiple pages. By printing a large map onto multiple pieces of paper and then tape the pieces together, you won’t lose any details of your mind maps. You can also spread them horizontally or vertically over multiple pages for a better overview or to display as a poster.

 

 

9. Timeline

We introduce a new structure named Timeline. It can be used to display a list of the events in chronological order and the trends for a subject. You can also use it to help team members track milestones and time schedule of the project. We’ve also added another Matrix (column) structure.

 

10. New Themes with 10 New Fonts

XMind 7 packs 10 new amazing fonts! Fonts make mind maps more pretty, and prevent disappointment when opening your work on another computer without fonts you used. All our fonts are open source and cross-platform, which ensure your mind map looks good on both Mac/Windows. XMind 7 still add tens of new themes, with the new fonts.

 

Other Improvements in XMind 7

Major Improvements

1. Share to Biggerplate.com
2. Inspector View
3. Add another Matrix (structure) which uses topics as columns.
4. Show/Edit task info (Start/End Date, Assignee, Priority and Progress) directly in Gantt Chart.
5. Export Gantt Chart to Image/PDF.
6. Print Gantt Chart.
7. Add “hide collapse/expand icon” option while printing/exporting to image/PDF/SVG.
8. Export the entire workbook to Excel.
9. Show all notes in Notes View.
10. Copy/Paste style.
11. New Window Menu.
12. Only calculate work days for tasks.
13. Add a size hint while making a map shot.
14. New topic shapes: Circle, Parallelogram, Cloud.
15. New boundary shapes: Polygon and Rounded Polygon.
16. Wallpaper Patterns.
17. New designed color palette.
18. New color set for Multi Branch Colors.
19. Add Task Assignee option in Advanced Filter View.
20. Delete the same markers of the map.
21. Clear all the markers of a topic.
22. Add “Save As” option to Image/Attachment/Audio Notes.
23. URL/Email auto detection.
24. Support Microsoft Project 2010 file format for exporting.
25. Real previews in Theme View.
26. Many other minor improvements.

Bug Fixes

1. Fix a bug that causes task info to export unsuccessfully while exporting to Excel.
2. Fix an issue that causes XMind to crash on Ubuntu while choosing Web Browser under Preferences.
3. Fix an issue that causes the exported SVG file to display abnormally.
4. Fix an issue that causes characters missing while printing map.
5. Fix an issue that causes boundary not to show normally while the boundary title text is too long.
6. Fix an issue that subtopics of floating topic can not be exported while exporting to Excel.
7. Fix a bug that after downloading a public map from XMind.net, the task dependencies of the map disappear.
8. Fix a bug that causes text to disappear while press “CTRL+I” in Note view.
9. Fix an issue that causes exporting to Word not successfully.
10. Fix an issue that causes encryption not to work after force quiting XMind procedure.
11. Fix a bug that topic structure changes in drill down mode.
12. Fix an issue that image in notes disappears while importing a Mindmanager file.

 

Give Us Your Feedback

XMind 7 now is in public beta. The Beta version offers evaluators all Pro/Plus features without registration/activation until November 30, 2015. The final release will be officially announced in coming few weeks. If you have any suggestions or questions during the beta trial, please send emails to xmind-beta@xmind.net. Thank you in advance.