The developers of XMIND recently released version 3.0.3 of the increasingly popular mind mapping program, which offers a number of new and improved features, including:
Crash recovery: XMIND version 3.0.3 will save a back up file every a few minutes while you are editing a map. If your operating system or XMIND closes unexpectedly, this back up file will be opened again the next time you launch XMind. This backup file is be deleted if you close XMIND normally.
Topic text alignment: In previous versions of XMIND, all topics had text that was centered. In this new version, topic text can be right aligned, centered or left aligned. For certain types of maps, this may be advantageous.
Export to FreeMind map format: Version 3.0.3 adds export to the popular FreeMind open source mind mapping format. XMIND now supports an impressive array of export formats, including image file, HTML web page, MindManager, PDF, RTF, Microsoft Word (Windows only) and PowerPoint (Windows only) and plain text.
Enhanced map zooming: You can now zoom the map view with CTRL + the mouse scroll wheel in Windows, and Command + mouse scroll wheel in Mac OS X. I like this functionality, because it’s much faster than trying to click on a zoom button within the program’s work space.
Find and replace: You can now search for and replace text in topic labels, relationships, boundaries, map summaries and topic notes.
Auto hyperlink: If you are typing a web page address in topic notes, XMIND v3.0.3 will automatically convert it to a hyperlink. Apparently this wasn’t supported in previous versions.
Spell checker in topic notes: XMIND v3.0.03 now checks your spelling as you’re typing. If you add a lot of notes to your mind maps, this feature is be essential. I’m surprised that it wasn’t offered before.
In addition, the developers of XMIND improved its memory usage and made other bug fixes to the program.