With a stream of updates over the last three weeks we finally made something we're sufficiently proud of to remove the 'beta' marker. Thanks to all your comments and feedback, MindMup is now:
- More productive: All map editing operations now have keyboard shortcuts, which then enables users to get the most of their screen real-estate by hiding all menus and toolbars. We use HTML5 capabilities as much as possible to avoid file transfers to the server and back, for example importing from FreeMind works completely in the browser, as long as the FileReader API is supported.
- Even less friction: Full Google Drive integration enables you to access your maps easily from any device, control privacy and sharing without the need to open a separate account or remember new passwords. Better FreeMind compatibility recognises the most important layout options when importing (such as folds, positions, and background colours). Improved layout algorithms make larger maps easier to work with. Prompted by a user who wanted to import a 10MB map with 75K nodes, we significantly improved rendering performance for larger maps.
- Mobile: We improved rendering performance on mobile devices by two orders of magnitude, and implemented the typical touch gestures to zoom in and out by pinching and to scroll with swiping. Menu items progressively disappear based on importance as screens get smaller (for example "My Maps" gets hidden when a map is changed on portrait phone screens). We redesigned some interface elements for smaller screens and ensured that all operations work well with a touch interface (floating toolbar gets replaced with a menu, for example).
Thanks again for all your ideas and support so far! We'd love to hear your thoughts on what would make MindMup your first choice for mind mapping.
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