Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Share maps on social networks and popular link sharing sites easier

You can now share maps on social networks and popular link sharing sites much easier. We just published an update to MindMup Atlas that presents convenient buttons for posting a map to Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Tumblr.

In addition to that, you can now easily generate web site embed codes for maps published through Atlas, and serve maps directly from your web site. Unlike the previous embed functionality, Atlas maps do not depend on javascript, so you can use the embed codes even on Google Sites and similar hosted systems.

To get started, just click on File->Publish to Atlas, or click the Publish button in the top-right corner.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Introducing MindMup Atlas: a great new way to share and publish mind maps online

Mindmup Atlas makes it easy to share mind maps with the world, when you just want to publish to an audience instead of co-creating with collaborators.

MindMup Atlas is a cloud mind map library that enables authors to publish interactive, read-only versions of their maps, optimised for posting to social networks, embedding in web sites and search engine indexing. With just a few clicks, share your ideas and engage your readers using interactive mind maps. Let Atlas serve your content securely and quickly through a global content delivery network, or download your maps and host them on your web site.

For an example of how maps look and work in atlas, see this map.

To get started, just select File->Publish to Atlas from the MindMup main menu.

Atlas is in Beta now, so it's still work in progress and we'll be improving it significantly in the future. We'd love to hear your feedback and ideas!

Monday, 5 January 2015

MindMup for IOS now available: Lightning fast idea capture on iOS devices

MindMup for iOS devices is now available for general use - we're taking the Beta marker off, because we finally ensured that users of the mobile app are as productive as when using the desktop app. 

The user interaction is now completely adjusted to touch interfaces and small screen limitations, but also enabling you to get the most out of a mobile device (for example, quick photo capture using the phone or tablet camera). Here are the highlights you can get with the new app:
  • lightning fast idea capture on a mobile device, using our innovative quick entry toolbar. 
  • make the most out of a small screen, with touch-friendly controls and buttons
  • work with on-screen or physical keyboards
  • work offline - no internet connection needed to save or edit maps on the device
  • send the maps to cloud storage when you want to continue working on another device or the web app
  • import/export, load and save maps to any iOS-supported cloud storage, using the iOS8 extensions and iCloud Drive
  • for MindMup Gold users, easy upload and download of Gold maps to iOS devices

The iOS app is of course completely free! 

For more info about the mobile app, and to install it on your iOS device, see the MindMup for iPad and iPhone page on Discover MindMup.




Sunday, 7 December 2014

Easier file operations in the desktop app

The latest version of the Chrome Desktop App (for offline use) is now available, and includes some major improvements that you've asked for:

  • Auto-saving to disk: For maps on disk, you can turn on auto-saving. Just open the File menu and choose "Turn on autosave". (You can easily turn it off from the File Menu as well). This option is global - so it will work on all maps in the window until you turn it off. 
  • Save under a different name: You can now save a file as a copy, leaving the original one intact, by choosing the option File->Save As...
The new version of MindMup Desktop also makes it clearer which file you're working on - just hover the mouse pointer over the File->Save option, or over the file name in the Window top menu, and you will see the path on the disk where the file is saved. 

The application will automatically update for users who installed it through the Chrome App store. If you've not installed it yet, head over to the MindMup Desktop chrome app store page.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Thanks for coming back! Last week was our busiest ever


According to Google analytics, last week was our busiest week ever on MindMup. A total of 28,976 people came to work on 108,563 maps, including 15,453 newly created maps. Google analytics recorded 40,305 sessions, with the average session length of roughly 34 minutes. Here's a weekly usage graph so you can see the trend.

Thanks very much for coming back and using MindMup. Having so many frequent users is very encouraging and incredibly motivating for us to continue improving MindMup for everyone, especially because MindMup only relies on happy users and word of mouth for expansion.

By the way, we created a new web site that explains some less known aspects of MindMup at http://discover.mindmup.com - check it out to see if you could get more out of this tool.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Browser profile maps are no longer supported

Today we're turning on HTTPS for all connections to MindMup, ensuring that all users communicate with us over secure and encrypted lines. If you are using maps stored online (MindMup anonymous or Gold, Google Drive, Github or Dropbox), you shouldn't see any special changes, the browser will automatically redirect if you try to use the old URLs.

Unfortunately, maps stored in your browser profile (offline) won't be easily accessible. Browsers completely isolate the secure and non-secure profiles even on the same site, and we'd have to break the security in order to access maps cross-profile. The browser profile maps were used by a tiny percent of our users, and are currently probably the biggest cause of support issues (because people accidentally delete them when clearing browser cache). Now that there is a proper offline solution for MindMup, we decided to simply drop the support for such maps and avoid future problems.

If you have maps in your browser profile, you can export them and save to your local disk, then load to MindMup and save online, or just use directly in the MindMup Desktop application. To export your maps, go to http://www.mindmup.com/export_browser_maps.



Sunday, 31 August 2014

You can now export MindMup storyboards into powerpoint slides

If you like MindMup storyboards, but don't like the default slide formatting, you can now convert storyboards into Powerpoint format with one click. Import that file into your preferred presentation software to fine tune slide design, animate transitions, integrate into conference templates or add anything that MindMup does not yet support.

For more information, see the Storyboards documentation page.