Newsletter: Chat, more languages and a holiday promo!

Greetings fellow MindMeister,

First and foremost, we’d like to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Holiday Season! We’ve been hard at work over the past few months making a strong push to debut some new features before year's end.

Earlier this year, we added German and Japanese language support with promises to add more language support soon. That day has finally arrived, and Spanish, French, and Danish mind mappers now have to option to work in their native language.

However, additional language support is only half the story, as we’ve also added a number of new features to the mind mapping interface itself, as well as improved existing features. Details below.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season,
The MindMeister Team

Holiday Special: 15% off all Premium Account upgrades

As our special gift to you this Holiday Season, we're happy to announce that between now and the end of the year, we're offering a 15% discount to all MindMeister users that upgrade to a Premium Account. This is our way of thanking all our you for your loyalty, support and great feedback over this past year!

When upgrading, enter the code below in the promotion code field on the payment page to receive your holiday discount:


Again, a heartfelt thanks to all of our users for making 2009 a great year for MindMeister. We look forward to seeing you in 2010!

New features in MindMeister

  • Si, nous parlons Dansk

    With the addition of Spanish, French, and Danish language support, MindMeister is now available in six languages. Users can select their preferred language interface from the dropdown menu located just next to the sign in button.

  • In-map Chat

    Mind map collaborators may now communicate directly within a browser window with no need to rely on external messaging systems. Simply double click on a collaborators’ name to open a chat window.

  • Live updates for embedded maps

    Embedded mind maps now include an option to continuously poll MindMeister for live updates. Originally debuted at the TEDxAmsterdam event, this feature opens up a whole new range of collaborative mapping experiences to be broadcast to the world – in real time.

  • New publish features, embed wizard

    All users can now put their public maps in categories in the revamped Publish dialog and customize embedding options in the new Embed Wizard. Premium users can choose to hide buttons and logos.

  • Improved Public Map listings

    We’ve completely restructured the manner in which publicly viewable maps are discoverable. Now searchable by both category and language, the public maps directory should now serve as a reference and resource tool for all.

  • Monthly Payments for Team Users

    Team Edition users now have the option to pay on a monthly basis, as opposed to yearly. Users are now free to pay for only the time they need to use our service (annual reviews, short project planning, etc.).

  • Stocking Stuffers
    • Improved Auto Layout – when in collaboration mode, nodes no longer have the possibility to overlap.
    • Faster search – map titles will be searched first, and if no match is found, the entire map content will then be searched.
    • Alphabetize with numbers – in addition to being able to sort node content alphabetically, the MindMeister system now also recognizes numbers as a method of sorting.
    • Improved Email Notifications – icons and minor layout changes to our email notification system should make identifying what changes were made to which maps, and by whom much easier to spot at a glance.

Coming Soon in 2010

It's a feature request we've heard a number of times before, but rest assured, support for folders to structure your maps is in development, and will be released next year. In addition, there are a number of other projects in the works including: better formatting options and themes for maps, floating nodes (think Legends), and a number of task feature enhancements.

And last, but certainly not least...we'll be bringing you the long awaited iPhone Application update.

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