How to Use Matrix and Fishbone Diagram [Free Download Templates]

Posted on August 7th, 2019 in Tips | No Comments »

Some XMind friends have been using matrix and fishbone to create magic. But these two diagrams appear to be mysteries to many. The various terms like Eisenhower chart, SWOT diagram, cause-and-effect chart, Ishikawa diagram confuse us all. So what are they? And what’s the difference? How do they compare to other typical tree charts? Here is the brief answer below.

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Open XMind Attachment Directly from Gmail

Posted on August 1st, 2019 in Tips | 1 Comment »

The mailbox is a small wonderland where holds ideas, notes, memos, etc. We use the attachment to supplement our emails, however, download attachment can sometimes be a bit not that necessary.

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Get Presentation Ready with XMind: ZEN

Posted on July 18th, 2019 in Tips, XMind: ZEN | No Comments »

Speaking of presentation, we might first come up with fancy animations, well-designed slides, even like motion pictures.
You can search for tons of presentation templates on the Internet, but the presentation really matters about styling? Fancy animation? Instead, it’s more than that.

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Topic Link – A Magic Carpet Ride on Mind Mapping

Posted on June 26th, 2019 in Tips, XMind: ZEN | No Comments »

We might create a new sheet from the current topic and elaborate them freely. Then, inspiration falls, you’ve found the current topic can be linked back to the previous topic on the first sheet. Switching back and forward definitely knocks you out. Topic Link was born last year and is a child that easily neglected, but with a simple click of a button, providing with a new fantastic point of view.

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Nah. No Blur Anymore.

Posted on June 19th, 2019 in Tips, XMind: ZEN | 5 Comments »

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Jot down ideas directly on topics and flow with what’s going on in mind is exciting yet efficient. But once the words are overload, it would be better to use images to carry the ideas. One picture is worth thousands of words.

But, here’s the problem, when it comes to files export, the image gets blurred. When zooming in at presentation, it looks creepy at the contrast with clear topic lines and shapes.

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URL Scheme – From XMind to Productivity Paradise

Posted on May 22nd, 2019 in Tips, XMind: ZEN | 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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Chapter I of Structures in XMind: ZEN

Posted on March 8th, 2019 in Tips, XMind: ZEN | 3 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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4 Tips + 1 Feature = Staying Focused

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

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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 | 4 Comments »

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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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