What Makes Me Say No to VC | XMind Founder Brian Sun

Posted on December 3rd, 2018 in Featured | 2 Comments »

If we start up a business by aiming for doing it for the rest of our lives, if we make every decision by thinking of doing it for the rest of our lives, if we deal with every tiny little thing around us by means of doing it for the rest of our lives, we shall live in peace and freedom for the rest of our lives.

Brian Sun, Founder and CEO of XMind, Ltd.

Brian Sun, Founder and CEO of XMind, took the stage of the TEDxFutian 2018 Annual Conference in August of this year. As the representative of #Outlier# in the Internet field, he shared distinctive ways of integrating Buddha wisdom originated 2,500 years ago into modern life and work management.

Click the YouTube video to see what motivates Brian to stick to mind mapping for the rest of his life.

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The Evolution of XMind Logo

Posted on August 16th, 2018 in Discussion, Featured | 1 Comment »

Oasis may sing don’t look back in anger and XMind will tell you to look back in joy! On a throwback Thursday we would like to share with you the XMind logo evolution.

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The Q&A Session with XMind’s Chief Designer

Posted on August 8th, 2018 in Featured, XMind: ZEN | 2 Comments »

No we don’t have that fancy “73 questions with celebrities” videos like Vogue does (tho I enjoy watching), but we did invite our chief designer and had a 7 questions interview with her.

XMind: ZEN was launched in January this year and has received sooo many likes and subscriptions. While you are amazed by the beautiful themes, cute stickers, rainbow branches, have you ever wondered how the designers came up with these brilliant designs? We sincerely hope that the 7 Q&A will get you a little closer to XMind: ZEN and enjoy it even more.

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XMind Cloud Service Will Be Shut Down

Posted on November 30th, 2017 in Featured | 285 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, User Case | 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 | 5 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.

Try XMind Cloud or Buy XMind Pro