James, the Captain of the iMindMap Desktop crew, is back again to fill you in on what the Development Team have been up to for iMindMap 5.4….
It’s that time again – iMindMap is getting another fantastic update! We’re proud to present to you iMindMap 5.4 which is now available through our in-app updates and to download via our website. Read our How-To-Guide on Updates to see how you can get your hands on this exciting new release.
In addition to the iMindMap 5.4 update, we are also introducing a new iMindMap desktop product range. You can find out more about the new range here.
This release is a big one and we’re very excited to put it into your hands. We’ve been driving all the people here at ThinkBuzan HQ harder than ever to offer a release that’s packed with goodies for you to enjoy. Check out the major changes in 5.4 below, whilst we all head off for a relaxing spa day…
The first thing you’ll notice about the 5.4 update is that you are now greeted by a brand spanking new tab we call the Start Page.
This is a dynamic page which not only contains links to give you quick access to creating, opening and syncing maps, but also contains a list of your recent maps alongside a wealth of tutorials and resources to help you get the most out of iMindMap.
We’ve been thinking a lot here at ThinkBuzan HQ about the Cloud. “But what is the Cloud?” I hear you ask.
ThinkBuzan Cloud* means access to your maps from any iMindMap desktop product wherever you are in the world. It’s a way to securely backup your maps on the ThinkBuzan servers, and transfer them to and from iMindMap Online, if you have an iMindMap Online account. Coming Soon: Sync maps to ThinkBuzan Cloud on iMindMap iPad and mobile.
ThinkBuzan Cloud is currently in beta testing and we want you, our users (iMindMap Home & Student and Ultimate only), to try it out. Whilst in this beta state you have free access to roam the Cloud – just don’t forget to tell us what you think!
Our SmartLayout feature is great for organising your map automatically and saving you time. However, do you ever wish that one branch would stay where it is and all the other branches would move around it? Well, if that sounds like you you’re in luck, as we have introduced all new Branch Pins.
We’ve added more control and simpler options to make exporting and presenting easy as pie. You can now order your branches visually or use our new instant one-click Ordering options in the Outline panel for greater speed and ease.
We’re pleased to announce that from 5.4, iMindMap has been translated into the following languages:
In addition, Italian and Danish come with an associated spellchecking dictionary to fix those typos regardless of what language you write in.
This makes 13 languages now in total! In case you haven’t heard, these are: English, US English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Polish, Traditional Chinese and Danish.
You no longer have an excuse to miss ideas with our improved Audio Notes tool! With a brand new look, Audio Notes are even more simple to record and are fully compatible with ThinkBuzan Cloud (beta).
Kick off your map in style with an even bigger selection of Central Idea images for you use. We want to give you even more freedom when Mind Mapping and our Creative Team have been hard at work providing you with even more choice. Browse the collection and see which ones you like…
As part of our commitment to improve the start-up speed of iMindMap we have made changes which will improve the consistency of the time it takes to load iMindMap. There is still more we would like to do on this so look out for further improvements in future releases.
It’s time for another instalment of Tales from the Feedback Forum, where we let you know what features have been implemented based on the feedback you’ve given us.
Something that’s been very close to our hearts since the launch of iMindMap 5 is listening and responding to your feedback. We have various ways in which we capture your feedback but our primary channel is our Feedback Forum. In the forum you can see what others are suggesting and vote up good ideas, or suggest your own.
Here are some of the Forum ideas that have made it into 5.4:
So if you have a good idea for iMindMap let us know and you might see it in a future release.
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* ThinkBuzan Cloud (beta) is brand new. We are currently offering all of our Home & Student and Ultimate users a free trial whilst it is in Beta testing. Try it out and see how you can sync your maps for a limited time – plus don’t forget we want your feedback!← Introducing the new iMindMap Desktop Product Range… iMindMap 5.4.1 is Here: Welcome to NEW & IMPROVED Speed Mind Mapping →