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MindMeister 9 is much more than just another update
MUNICH, GERMANY, January 09, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- MindMeister today released its most significant update in over two years, featuring a completely overhauled user interface and a number of sophisticated new features. MindMeister 9 is recognizable at its flat UI and modified color palette, aiming for professional simplicity with a modern-day look. New features include the long desired export of presentations, full-screen mode and new community functions, amongst others.
"MindMeister 9 is much more than just another update", says Managing Director Michael Hollauf. "We've put a lot of thought into this release and eventually came up with a plan that would best realize our goals, which have always been usability and simplicity. The new UI is not just about adapting to a new design trend - though we do believe that it is important to go with the time. Before everything else, we've chosen the flat design because it is another step towards simplification, removing all the unnecessary clutter and moving the focus to the content rather than any superficial design effects."
With its new design, MindMeister also aims to increase its attractiveness for the business world, eliminating any timidness professionals might have towards the mind map format. "Many people still hold the belief that mind maps aren't suited for serious business applications. We think this new look, paired with MindMeister's well-rounded offer of features particularly designed for entrepreneurs and big companies will be another step towards the adoption of mind mapping as a standard technique in business environments."
MindMeister's map editor comes with a new layout that grants quicker access to important functions and simplifies operation of the tool even further. "Our users won't need any training to find their way around the new editor, but they will benefit greatly from the efficient workflow provided by the economic layout. For an increased focus during brainstorming sessions, mind maps can now also be created and presented in full-screen mode, eliminating all distractions and obstructions provided by editing functions."
Presentation mode, one of MindMeister's stand-out features, was also greatly improved and finally received its long-desired export and embed options. Users will have the ability to export their presentation slides as individual image files and thus present their mind maps outside of MindMeister's map editor. Similarly, presentations can be embedded in blog posts and websites, enabling others to watch prepared slideshows right inside the user's platform of choice.
With over 2.5 million users, MindMeister has long established itself as the market-leading online mind mapping solution. Now, the community's extensive public map library of over 120.000 maps was changed from a five-star rating to the widely used "Like" system, facilitating a clearer picture of the community's feedback. In addition to this the search and filter functions were also enhanced. "We're in the process of completely turning our public map library around, transforming it from a neglected side act into a fundamental resource pool, actively used by our own community as well as outsiders looking for information. We want to create a place where teachers can exchange teaching material, students can share their most useful study guides and professionals can publish company presentations, examples of their work or knowledge databases."
Additional MindMeister 9 improvements include:
Extension of MindMeister's icon library with over 800 emojis
A new default theme in line with the flat UI
Hiding of sidebar functions
WYSIWYG PDF and image export
Google Apps Login via OAuth 2.0
RDF export to facilitate mind map shares across different platforms
View a detailed list of all new features and improvements on the company blog or explore the new MindMeister on www.mindmeister.com.
MeisterLabs develops and provides web-based productivity tools focusing on simplicity, usability and easy collaboration. Its flagship product MindMeister is the market-leading web-based mind mapping and brainstorming solution. Over 300 million ideas have been generated by individuals and businesses using its unique, award-winning interface. As a cloud-based solution, MindMeister functions in any web browser and comes complete with native mobile applications for iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
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