Friday, 20 November 2015

MindMup 2.0 text notes -- your input needed

Before jumping into the text notes feature for MindMup 2.0, we'd like to collect some information from the community so we can design it the best for you. Please help us understand what's important by filling in a short survey - should take no more than 5 mins to do - at this URL:

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Create Markdown, Word/Google Writer and Text document outlines easily

MindMup 2.0 now makes it even easier to plan writing assignments, articles and blog posts. You can easily convert a mindmap hierarchy to a document structure using the new Outline exporter. MindMup makes it easy to plan and brainstorm with mind maps, and then just transfer the structure to Word, Google Writer, MarkDown or tab-indented text formats. Even better, for people using Google Apps, it takes just one click to continue editing the document online in Google Docs.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Storyboards now work in MindMup 2.0

Storyboards are one of the best features of MindMup, and now they are available also in the new 2.0 version. Storyboards allow visual thinkers to create a linear narrative through their thoughts. Mind maps are fantastic for brainstorming and planning, but presentations and articles have a start and an end, and a carefully planned line of thought. This is where storyboards come in. Plan using a mind map, and then just drag nodes over to the storyboard and create a Powerpoint presentation, PDF slides or export it into a Word/Writer document outline, to continue working on the content in an authoring tool.

With MindMup 2.0 for Google Drive, we've redesigned the visual interface so it's easier to use and helps people get the most out of their screen space. For a quick (1 minute) intro on getting started with storyboards in MindMup 2.0, check out this video:

Friday, 30 October 2015

MindMup 2.0 is now ready!

Thanks to everyone who helped us test MindMup 2.0 over the last few weeks. It's now polished and ready for use. Here are a few useful links:

There are a few things still notably missing from 2.0, and we're working on moving them gradually. The following features are not yet supported:

  • Storyboards
  • Measurements
  • Straight lines/connectors
  • Rich text attachments - you can attach a Google drive file, but not add rich text notes directly to a map node yet
  • Saving to anything else apart from Google Drive

If any of these features are crucial for you, just keep using 1.0. We don't plan on shutting that down anytime soon. Join the MindMup 2.0 Google discussion group to learn when these things get released.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Access to collaborative maps restored

The problem with accessing collaborative maps should now be resolved. If you're still experiencing trouble accessing your maps, please get in touch by e-mailing

Ongoing problems with collaborative maps

MindMup is having problems accessing collaborative maps since this morning. It looks as if the problem is not on our end, but caused by Google Drive permissions. We've reported the problem and we'll update the site as soon as we know more about it. update: 15 Oct 22:30 BST. We just heard back from the developers in charge, and they identified the problem. The fix is likely to be available in about 1 hour.

Monday, 12 October 2015

MindMup 2.0 preview

Here's a quick preview of some of the nice new features coming up in MindMup 2.0.
We're putting in the final polishing touches on the next generation of MindMup, and this should soon be available for everyone. Meanwhile, if you're interesting in trying out the beta version, join the Google discussion group on MindMup 2.0 to get early access to the new features, and help us polish them.