In our continued commitment to bring you the ultimate collaborative mind mapping experience, we’re happy to announce a host of new features and additional languages!
Si, nous parlons Dansk
MindMeister is now supported in six languages. In addition to our existing English, German and Japanese support, we’re happy to offer Spanish, French, and Danish versions. All versions have been proofread, but if you’re a native speaker of any of these languages and find an error – please let us know by sending us an email.
While we’ve supported a Skype integration for quite some time, not everyone has, or has the ability to use Skype at all times while working on a mind map. To this end, we’ve introduced a chat feature directly within the browser window. To get started chatting with fellow collaborators, simply click on their name at the bottom of your mind map to open a chat window.
Embedded Maps now with Live Update
Initially debuted during the TEDxAmsterdam live mind mapping sessions, embedded maps now include the option to continuously poll MindMeister for updates. This option opens up an entirely new avenue in mind mapping, as live sessions can now be streamed to not only collaborators but the entire world.
New publish features, embed wizard
You can now put your public maps in categories in the revamped Publish dialog and customize embedding options in the new Embed Wizard. Premium users can choose to hide the “Share” button and MindMeister logo in their embedded map.
Improved Public Map Features
Our public map listings have undergone a major change in the way that they are discoverable and shareable. Now searchable by both language and category, these changes should serve to improve the usefulness of the public maps directory, as well as make it far more easy to use as a reference and resource tool.
Monthly Payment Option for Team Users
Users of our Business and Academic Editions now have the option to pay on a monthly basis, as opposed to yearly. This now means that users will only pay for the time that they need to use our service – short projects, annual reviews, etc. At the same time, should Team Users opt for a yearly subscription, we’re now offering 2 months for free.
Additional New Features
Faster and more relevant map search – searching through your mind maps has now been streamlined. By default, search parameters will search through your map titles. If no matching terms are found, the MindMeister system will then search through the text of all your maps until matches are found.
Better Email Notifications – we’ve improved a number of features within the email notifications that should allow users to more easily identify what changes have been made to what maps, and by whom.
Alphabetize now with numbers – the Alphabetize function now sorts numbers correctly.
During this festive time of year, we’d also like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Holiday Season, and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
The MindMeister Team
3 thoughts on “Additional Languages, Better Search, Chat, and A Whole Lot More”
I can see why the collaborative side of things might take priority, clearly it\’s a great way to expand the customer base, a mindmeister user asks those who want to work with him/her to join, but, I just can\’t wait for those improvements that will mean that individual users get an uplifted and enhanced experience, waiting with anticipation, any idea how far into 2010 this will be?
If you\’re talking about the enhanced formatting options / themes, we\’re actually planning to release those in January already. Fingers crossed!