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  1. Improving printing

    let's say I want to make a mindmap that I want to print on A4 paper
    what the mindmap does is giving a virtual work space and when I finish my map and I want print it, the software will fit my map to an A4 paper size, resulting these problem
    1- the font size will never be the same size one I choose and if my map was too big, the font will be very small
    2- it's very hard to manage your map so that I can make full use of space (A4 paper)

    how to fix this…

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      under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keyboard shortcuts for everything

      It should be possible to use the keyboard for everything you can do in iMindMap. Some things that are missing:
      * Insert relationship
      * Insert freehand branch
      * "Retake focus" - when undoing e.g. inserting a branch, nothing is in focus, and you can't use the arrow keys for navigation. But of course, undo should return focus to the where it last was...

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        under review  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Please update to support Retina Display

        In Mac version, Please update to support Retina Display for New Macbook pro Retina display mid 2012.

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          14 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          under review  ·  Phill responded

          We can confirm the following workaround from Richard Lindesay fixes the issue, however there may still be some issues with 3D View:

          Go to applications

          Find iMindMap 6

          Right click and choose “show package contents”

          Browse to the contents folder

          Open the Info.plist file in a text editor

          Near the bottom of the file before , add the following:

          NSHighResolutionCapable

          Save the text file

          Go back to applications and make a copy of the iMindMap 6 application (this lets the MAC OS know that there has been a change)

          Delete the original copy, and rename the new copy from “iMindMap 6 Copy” to “iMindMap 6”

          Run the new iMindMap6 application, and it will display properly in retina (except for 3d view which is still upscaled).

          Thank you for sharing the info!

        • Embed Search Engine to improve images experience

          Hi all,

          since "Images" are one of the basis of mind mapping, I use them a lot. They are really helpful, and help me reinforce the message and retain audience attention.

          They are also the most important step when mind mapping with my son (8 y/o): the exercise of finding the best image that fits any branch really excites him and we have a lot fun doing it together!

          The only problem I have is that the current image library is too short. So I always go to Google Images, search and look for the best image (Copy-Paste, or SaveAs…

          70 votes
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            under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • MultiMap Function: Permit "child" maps to be ADOPTED by "parent" maps

            ThinkBuzan recognizes that we don't always think in an orderly fashion. That's why you permit us to insert branches BEFORE, and to move branches, etc.

            Similarly, on a macro scale, sometimes we work on a project and suddenly realize it is part of a much bigger reality--i.e., we have created a "child" map before the parent! . . . Except iMindMap doesn't permit us to link a pre-created "child" "up" to a (previously non-existent, or previously un-linked) "parent" map. If we want a proper "child" link in the "parent" map, iMindMap forces us to create the "parent" map first, then…

            44 votes
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            • Branch order retention with "Focus In" and "Child Maps"

              Great to see iMindMap 5.5. Years ago, with a much earlier version I asked about branch order retention when using "Focus In". It's still not there! The Focus In facility I would find very useful but for the fact that branch order is not retained. Other than for initial brainstorming I cannot see any purpose for Focus - In. I just be missing something! Would it be possible in future to have branch order retained... and branches added while "Focused in" to be in the correct relative position when "Focused Out" The same "problem" is there with child maps...

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              • can't paste picture into notes

                Grab a screenshot eg using Windows snipping tool, it will paste onto the mindmap nicely but you can't paste it into Notes

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                • Snap to grid option does not work with old maps

                  I have a lot of maps that I made ​​with IMM5 and 6 and they can not apply the option Snap to Grid. Please Fix!

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                    under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Windows  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Flowchart alignment

                    The flowchart needs to have some alignment tools such as:

                    1. Aligning flowchart elements horizontally and vertically
                    2. Grouping and autospacing flowchart elements

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                      started  ·  1 comment  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add more images to the sketch tool

                      at the time, I can insert an image and then open the sketch tool, having the opportunity to add my sketches, this is already good, but it would be great to add more pictures and then make sketches, having the opportunity to represent a process mnemonic to memorize a word, through pictures and my sketches

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                      • Central idea text alignment

                        Sometimes I use images for my central idea where centred text doesn't fit. It would be nice if you could adjust the text to be top-centred, top-left aligned etc.

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                          planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Off line access to Cloud Mind Maps using Mac - like iOS version

                          I would like to be able to access my mind maps on my Mac which are stored in / synced to the Cloud even when I have no internet connection - like I can with iPad or iPhone. Until I can do this I need to save them all to my hard disk as well and that gets really clunky as I have to save each twice (and rename them when storing to the Cloud).

                          25 votes
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                            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • iMindmap for Windows 8 like iPad

                            Please make iMindmap for Windows 8 like iPad
                            for use with Windows 8 RT

                            Thankyou

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                            • Media/iPhoto library browser for Mac

                              I'd like to be able to include my own images and/or photos in my mindmaps - many Mac apps include a 'Media Browser' that accesses one's iPhoto library (and, if relevant for the app, iTunes library and Movie folder).

                              I would love to see an update that includes the ability to browser my own iPhoto library from within iMindMap so that I can easily insert my own images.

                              25 votes
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                              • "Real" Auto-save?

                                In MindManager you have an auto-save function, you choose it and all of your open Mind Maps will be saved in the background according to your settings.

                                In iMindMap 5 and 6 you´ll also find an auto-save function but it does´t quite work that way. Yes, your maps will be "restorable" if something goes wrong but they aren´t really saved like manually choosing so. So, when you are done you´ll have to do a hole lot of saving - right!?

                                Saving large Mind Maps in iMindMap takes time, also in 6 so far. What I´m looking for is too have…

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                                • Customize Keyboard Shortcuts (mac)

                                  Issues:
                                  1) Cannot customize keyboard shorcuts

                                  (additionally):
                                  - cannot customize tool bar (like you can on most other mac applications)
                                  - cannot pinch-to zoom

                                  On Mac, on OSX (Lion) progarms, you can customize hotkeys.
                                  (Preference > keyboard > application).

                                  These are not compatible with Think Buzan.

                                  Please kindly implement complete keyboard customization.

                                  The lack of Keyboard shortcut customization was the reason I didn't buy the software. (+ pinch to zoom & lack of Toolbar customization).

                                  23 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Mac  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Ability to print project Gantt chart info

                                    The project gantt chart prints on 1-page regardless of its size, and is not legible. Would recommend that this functionality change to print over multiple pages so that the reader can decipher its content properly.

                                    22 votes
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                                      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • find/search can be improved

                                      There seems to be some bug in find feature in iMindmap version 6, as not all search matches are catched by it. A new window can be added to list the search results, where upon clicking on an entry will highlight the branch having a search match. Listing search matches in text notes and others also will be a useful feature to add, provided different icons indicate a search result is found in branch text and another in a text note, etc.

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                                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Search in all Maps

                                        I use IMindMap for my study notes since my very first day in university. Till now I've got more than 100 Maps about various topics. My problem is, when read an article or something I might not recall on which Map I've allready covered this topic.
                                        It would really help me a lot if there would be an advanced search, where I can list all the Maps that should be looked through.

                                        22 votes
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                                        • Only selected branches as tasks

                                          I would like to see possibility in iMindMap to allow task icons (and other task related functionality) only on those branches I want to not like it is right now (all or nothing).

                                          This way I could keep both, static information and actionable information in one map without distractions! ... without all of my branches having 0% task icons!

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