Monday, 2 March 2015
We'll update this blog post as soon as we have more information.
Wednesday, 4 February 2015
First of all, to distinguish between different people running around the map, each person now gets assigned a unique colour, similar to how Google Docs applications work. Collaborator images now have a slight border with their colour to make it easier to distinguish between different people with similar images. In addition, you can now just hover the mouse pointer over a collaborator image to see their name pop up, which makes it easier to find out who is who if your colleagues use generic profile images.
Next, the old "Show Collaborators" dialog was taking up a lot of screen space and had to be closed before you could work on a map again. We changed it from a dialog to a toolbar, making it much smaller so it can stay open all the time, and you can just drag it around to place it somewhere convenient.
We also took out the concept of following users around the map, because it seemed to be poorly understood and caused people to jump around unexpectedly. Instead, we're making it easy to zoom into where someone is. If you want to find what someone is working on, just tap their profile photo in the collaborator list, and you'll zoom into their position.
People joining or leaving the session also show up in speech bubbles now. In addition to that, you can easily mute such notifications from the collaboration top menu (just select Collaboration -> Mute Collaborator Changes).
We have lots of interesting ideas for improving the collaboration workflow, and the end-game, we hope, is completely merging collaboration into normal google drive maps, so that collaboration requires no specific set-up or extension loading, and that collaborative maps no longer have the limits imposed by the Google Realtime API (10MB limit per map). This would also mean that all maps stored on Google Drive get auto-saved by default, which would make MindMup work a lot more similar to familiar Google Docs applications.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
To get started, just click on File->Publish to Atlas, or click the Publish button in the top-right corner.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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
- 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
Sunday, 7 December 2014
- 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...
Sunday, 14 September 2014
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.
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.