Newsletter: Introducing MindMeister 3.0

Dear MindMeister User,

The new MindMeister is finally here! It took a little longer than expected but we're very happy that it's finally out there. MindMeister 3.0 comprises a host of new features, enhancements and bug fixes. Besides improving the internals we also gave the user interface a little 18-months facelift - hope you like it!

A lot of work has also gone into improving the Business and Academic Editions of MindMeister, complete with flexible new pricing plans. Finally - and this is one for the techies - we released a new embed API which together with our own file format makes it really easy now to integrate the MindMeister editor into other apps.

Cheers ,
  The MindMeister Team

What's New in MindMeister

Release 3 contains lots of enhancements to the ease of use and overall consistency of MindMeister, plus some bigger feature blocks. Two important things we just didn't get done in time though - inline images and connections between ideas. They're in the making though, expect them before Christmas!

Find some key new features below, or see a comprehensive list in the What's New in MindMeister 3.0 mind map.

  • Task Management

    Many more features for easier task management in MindMeister, including start date and duration, email notifications, iCalendar feeds, WunderTasks and a task overview from all maps.

  • Search and filter, better tags

    The new map search - you'll find it in your map list view - makes managing many maps a lot easier. You can search for titles and contents, and even use Find in maps (CTRL-F). Also, managing tags was enhanced with a new overflow dropdown.

  • Resize ideas and wrap

    Overlong idea labels always created problems. In the new release you can now resize them via drag and drop, and your maps will also keep the wrappings when exported e.g. to PDF or as image.

  • History View

    We completely revamped the version history to make viewing and replaying the collaborative changes of a mind map a useful and fun experience. Clicking on the coloured bullets starts "replay" mode. See also our tutorial video.

  • WikiMaps

    You can now turn any public map into a WikiMap. This will make it editable for everybody (well, everybody who has a MindMeister account, to avoid spamming). Quite useful to gather input from many people at once!

  • Import text files

    In addition to Freemind and MindManagerTM formats, you can now also import plain text files into MindMeister.

  • Emailing attachments

    Geisesblitz Email now supports attachments which will be inserted as attachments to your ideas into MindMeister.

  • Many more key shortcuts

    Our users say they love them, so we've added quite a few more for common operations. See a complete list.

  • Other enhancements

    New user interface, revamped "My Account" section, Offline mode for Safari, recommendations in map view, new export dialog and options, better printing (via PDF), clone public maps, larger note previews and much more.

New Business and Academic Editions

Edition Comparison
MindMeister shows its full potential when used collaboratively, within a team. That's why we've done some work on our editions aimed at businesses, schools and universities. Apart from new features - such as a new admin panel, more sharing settings and user import options, we now offer completely revised, more attractive and flexible pricing plans.

The Business Edition can now be licensed gaplessly for teams from two to 25 users, and then up to 500 users, all options including our 30-day free trial promise.

The Academic Edition now has two licensing options - per campus (recommended), and per user. Both offer discounts of up to 90% on standard pricing as well as a 30-day free trial period.

Edition Comparison

See details about all MindMeister Editions and get your free trials!

New Embed API

We've also done a lot of work on the new Embed API, which - together with the MindMeister file format (.mind) - now allows other applications to use the MindMeister editor/viewer from inside their application. This way your favourite project or document management tool can completely integrate with our service.

To try out how this works, apply for an API key (if you don't yet have one) and use the "Test editor" demo box on our Embed API page. This API is still work in progress so we welome your feedback on any issues. If you're interested in embedding MindMeister in your editor, the best way is to get the embedding working and then contact us via the Support site.

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