XMind is a practical mind mapping software that is easy to use, beautiful and powerful, with a highly effective visual thinking model that is scalable, cross-platform, stable and performs to really help users increase productivity and facilitate effective communication and collaboration.
The world’s leading mind mapping and brainstorming software with a great user experience. With its ease of use and powerful features, XMind was voted the world’s most popular mind mapping software by Lifehacker, a leading Internet media outlet, in 2013. At the moment, XMind is serving 2 million users worldwide, providing them with greater productivity and creativity.
XMind is not only an easy-to-use and powerful mind mapping software, but it is also an open source project that aims to build a community to provide the world’s leading cross-platform mind mapping and brainstorming software to help users become more productive. XMind community. In contrast to the XMind Open Source project, the XMind Enhanced/Professional editions are proprietary software. They provide users with advanced features that are not available in the open source version of XMind, including Gantt charts, presentations, brainstorming, styles and export features. With the use of these advanced features, XMind is able to further stimulate its creativity, improve efficiency and ultimately gain a solid competitive advantage. In addition to this, XMind offers a free online sharing service.
1. User Interface Upgrade
The user interface upgrade is the biggest change ever. A toolbar with new large icons, a clearer window style and properties view, a redesigned tab bar, and an improved icon and clip art library.
2. Home Control Panel
Every time you open XMind, you will see the new Home Control Panel. From this panel you can choose the structure of your diagram, select a nice theme style and open recently used files to create a mind map.
3. Gantt Chart
In the Gantt Chart view you can add/modify task information directly, including start/end date, assignee, priority and progress.
4. Information cards
XMind provides an intuitive and unique way of displaying detailed information, allowing you to show or hide labels, notes, hyperlinks and tasks in each topic’s information card.
Send XMind files to colleagues or friends for their comments so that they can comment on your mind map rather than modifying it directly.
Annotations are a great way to insert additional text. In XMind, an annotation is not only a shape, but also a real attachment to a topic, which can also multiply into its own sub-topics.
7. Export/print the guide outline
Export the mind map outline in text, PDF or MS Word file format to get a broad overview of the mind map for subsequent use. This helps to save time and increase productivity. By printing the outline, the mind map is transformed into a tree-like graph of a series of ideas.
8. Save to Evernote
Save the mind map as an Evernote note and share it to make it easier to collaborate with others. Guides can be saved to the most popular note-taking tools, as large images, outline text, or even .xmind files themselves.
It is possible to present a list of events in chronological order and trending by topic. It can also be used to help team members keep track of important stages and timelines for projects.
10. Themes & Fonts
XMind includes 10 fonts that will magically enhance your mind maps, all open source and cross-platform, ensuring your mind maps look great on Mac/Windows. Over a dozen new themes have been added to provide an amazing experience for everyone, and you can design your own themes using the advanced theme editor.
XMind 8 changelog.
1. Updated look
2. XMind Cloud
3. New slide-based presentation mode
5. Gantt chart
6. Using Office/PDF
XMind Beginners Tutorial
1, open XMind, the first thing you see is the new template interface, where you can pick from a template to start, or some style of blank diagram to start. Personally, I recommend that newcomers to the best start by using a blank template, so as not to ignore the role of the mind map itself.
2, XMind by the central theme, branch themes, sub-themes, free themes, borders, contact lines and other modules. In the new interface select the appropriate structure of the guide, click on New, enter the canvas interface of the guide drawing. The advantage of a blank diagram is that you only have a default central theme when you come in. Double click on the central theme to enter the editing state, then enter the real central theme, click Enter to finish editing the theme.
3, click the Tab/Enter key to create the first branch theme, double click to modify the content, after finishing editing, click the Enter key to create a second branch theme of the same level, the same way to modify the content.
4, select any branch topic, click the Tab key to create a deeper layer of topics to refine this branch topic, i.e. child topics. After a few simple steps you have a simple draft mind map of your account plan.
Note: The Enter and Tab keys. These are 2 very important shortcut keys in XMind. In general, the Enter key is used to create a sibling topic of the selected topic and the Tab key is used to create a sub-topic of the selected topic.
5. After completing the general framework, adjust the structure, lines and style of the diagram according to your personal habits to make it more comfortable to look at. “command to open the styles window for application. A style is a collection of attributes that contain various elements such as mind maps, themes and lines.
6, then we start through the properties window and other tools to adjust the settings of the guide has been met. Properties are also available in a separate properties window (Window — Properties). This window is usually opened automatically after XMind has been opened. When a different element is selected in the diagram, the window will show the properties that can be adjusted for that element. For example, clicking on a blank space in the diagram shows the properties of the mind map itself.