In late November, the developers of Mindomo, a web-based visual mapping application, deployed a major update which contains a number of new features. These include:
- The ability to create folders and subfolders, and to copy and paste maps between folders (premium users only)
- Premium users can now creates subfolders in their private maps folder and can organize their maps into different categories
- In the map browser, users can now filter maps by keyword
- The map browser now "remembers" the last location you used in the directory hierarchy, so when you log in to Mindomo again, it will open to that location
- Map styles can now be undone and re-done
- The import and export functions have been made more visible in the application menu, and a new “sharing” button has been added, which makes it easier to share your maps with others
- The Mindomo Viewer has been completely redesigned, so it follows the look and feel of the Mindomo Editor much more closely
- Topic notes are now viewable in a left side panel, which gives you the ability to view the entire text of longer notes. Previously, notes were viewed via tool tips, and longer notes wouldn’t display completely.
- Zooming of maps is now accomplished utilizing a slider tool
- Maps may now be shared using RSS syndication
In addition, a trial downloadable version of Mindomo is now available for business and education users. It is usable for 14 days, is limited to six user accounts and two maps per account. This configuration enables businesses and schools to deploy Mindomo on a local server for access by a work group. Please click here to view the server requirements.
According to the results of my recent survey of web-based mind mapping tools, data security is a big issue for many users. Therefore, it’s good to see Mindomo addressing this concern by releasing a small workgroup version that can be hosted on a local server.