XMind is a mind mapping and brainstorming software, developed by XMind Ltd. In addition to the management elements, the software can capture ideas, clarify thinking, manage complex information, and promote team collaboration. As of April 2013, XMind was selected as the most popular mind mapping software on Lifehacker.
Mind Map structure in XMind contains a root in the center, with main branches radiating from it. Besides the basic Mind Map structure, XMind also offers Org-chart, Tree-chart, Logic-chart, etc. These charts will play important roles under various circumstances. More importantly, all these charts can be used within one map!
XMind offers four amazing structures to help business elites release pressure and improve efficiency. Fishbone Chart visually organizes causal relationships among complex ideas/events. Matrix makes the in-depth comparative analysis for project management possible. Timeline tracks milestones and schedules in chronological order. Org Chart easily presents an overview of an organization.
The new brainstorming mode allows you to classify inspirations in Idea Factory by groups. It enables you to discover clues by evaluating, organizing and connecting your thoughts. Then the solutions hidden will surprise you. The full screen mode helps build a stress-free scene for you to pay all attention to sparkles in your mind.
XMind has a very powerful and helpful presentation feature. The Walk Through presentation mode enables you to view & present your ideas from topic to topic and get focused on each particular topic with the help of the darkened background.
With our new slide-based presentation, creating, presenting and sharing presentation become easier than ever. Just select the target topic and click the plus button and a new slide will be created automatically. Mind mapping and presenting are harmoniously integrated in one software now.
Effortlessly converting Mind Maps to Gantt Charts is one of the trump cards of utilizing XMind in project management. Gantt View shows start date, end date and progress of every task. With beautiful interface, fluent interaction, and improved usability, complex operations can be done directly on this view.
Fresher workspace UI
XMind 8 has a fresher look and feel. When editing, you can quickly open, close and switch views with just one click. This feature increases your work efficiency and improves your mind mapping experience enormously.
Brand New Clip Art
The cool new clip art library helps you decorate your mind maps with ease. To express your thoughts visually, we bring up to 109 newly designed and grouped clip arts in XMind 8. With our brand new clip arts, you can make a more intuitive mind map.
New Useful Templates
Get started with an assortment of ready-made and useful mind map templates. It's easy for anyone to create beautiful mind maps using XMind. Time to use mind map templates and save tons of time now. Most importantly, all templates are FREE!
Working with Office/PDF
Want to capture the sparkles of your mind and organize them in a structured way when preparing for a meeting or report? Luckily, with XMind, all these can be done easily by simple clicks. You can then export your fruit of work to Office/PDF instantly to facilitate your meeting/report. The export options range from Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, RTF, HTML, Plain Text, to PNG, JPEG, GIF, BMP, SVG, etc.
Relationship is a customized line between any two topics on the map to show some special relation. You can use different shapes, colors to express the meaning, or add direct word description.
Boundary is a closed area over topics. When you want to emphasize some content, or tell readers some special concept, boundary can group these topics together. We also have many styles for your boundary
Summary adds the summary topic for selected topics at the necessary time in your divergent mind map. Like other types topic, summary topic can change the style, and extend to subtopics.
Marker is widely used in mind maps and plays an important role. It's used to express specific meaning, like priority, progress, risk, feeling, and etc.
Label is a plain text tag that is attached to topics and typically used for simple annotation and categorization. A topic can have multiple labels.
Note is rich text that is used to annotate topics. You can easily create new notes and format existing notes.
You may send your inspirations within an XMind file to colleagues or friends to ask for their comments. Therefore, they can actually comment on your mind maps, instead of modifying them directly.
Callout is a nifty way to insert additional text. In XMind, Callout is not only a shape, but also a real attachment to a topic. It can also breed its own sub-topics.
XMind features an intuitive and unique way to show detailed information, where the Information Card under every topic allows you to show or hide labels, notes, hyperlinks and tasks.
Themes & Fonts
XMind packs 10 amazing fonts to beautify your mind maps magically. All our fonts are open-sourced and cross-platformed, which ensures the pretty look of your mind maps on both Mac/Windows. Tens of new themes bring incredible experiences for everyone.You can design your own themes with the Advanced Theme Editor.
New Share Dialog
In order to simplify the sharing process, XMind offers an improved sharing feature which enables you to share your mind maps to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, and even embed to your blog.
>> High resolution display support.
>> Import & Export to OPML, Lighten file.
>> Import Novamind maps.
>> Resource Manager.
>> Improved XMind Cloud.
>> Support manual layout.
>> Support adding idea groups in Brainstorming mode.
>> Redesigned file encryption function and password hint supported.
>> New Audio Notes operation interface.
>> Optimize export function and add recent list.
>> "Insert image from IconFinder" interaction optimization.
>> Reorganized context menu.
>> Preferences interface optimization.
>> "Numbering" usability enhancement.
>> Keyboard shortcuts optimization in Walkthrough Mode Presentation.
>> Enhanced template management UI.
>> Many other minor improvements
Mac Platform: Intel
OS version: 10.1
Processor type(s) & speed: Intel
RAM minimum: 2
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