[Update] Upgrade your MindMaple for iPad and iPhone for iOS 7.

MindMaple for iPad and iPhone are now fully compatible to iOS 7 system. The latest update patches some minor bugs such as trouble with  foreign language input or unexpected app termination. Users who are experiencing such technical difficulties should download the latest MindMaple version 1.31 for iPad and iPhone through iTunes!

MindMaple for iPad and iPhone update for iOS7

MindMaple for iPad and iPhone update for iOS7

As always, MindMaple team strives to provide our users a great mind mapping experience. If any technical support is needed or you have suggestion toward the product, don’t hesitate to share with us. Your voice matters and we are listening!

Download the latest MindMaple version 1.31 for iPad and for iPhone

Have you update your MindMaple Pro for iPad to the latest v1.3?

Two weeks ago, MindMaple just released an update of the Pro version for MindMaple for iPad. Users can now visit the iTunes store to update your MindMaple Pro for iPad to the latest version 1.3.

MindMaple Pro for v1.3 is now available in iTunes store

MindMaple Pro for v1.3 is now available in iTunes store

What you can expect from this update:

  • Users can now import mind maps in the format of Xmind, MindManager and Freemind
  • Users can export mind maps into PDF format
  • Interface of uploading and downloading from cloud improvement
  • Design topic move zone, resize nob and preview when adding/ moving topics

 

With more importing options and the option of exporting to PDF format, the latest update enhances the ability of sharing mind maps! Some interface redesign increases the ease of editing your map!

Experience and update to the latest version of MindMaple Pro for iPad today!

As always, if you had any question regarding to the product or features, or if you have cool ideas that should be included in the future update, please don’t hesitate to email us at support@mindmaple.com. You can be a part of the next MindMaple for PC, for Mac, for iOS, for everyone 😉

 

 

Celebrate with our 1,000 Facebook fans and win a MindMaple Pro!

Thank you 1,000 Fans!

Thank you 1,000 Fans!

It’s official!!! MindMaple Facebook hits 1,000 followers! Thank you for those who support MindMaple and also to those who provided feedback to help us do better!

We want to share the joy with you and invite you to celebrate with us by giving out 1 MindMaple Pro license for free every day during the event period (8/19-8/23)

To sign up for the lottery and win your MindMaple Pro, please share the event to your friend or social media and use the sign up sheet below to sign up for the lottery game.

If somehow the link of the event on MindMaple’s Facebook, Twitter or Google+  does not work properly, please leave a inbox message or direct message with your full name and email address to participate!

 

Instruction:

1. Follow our  twitter or Google+ , or Like us on Facebook.

2. Use the provided link to sign for a chance to win your MindMaple Pro license for 1 year.

3. Make sure to leave your Full Name and Email contact to claim the prize.

4. Sign up before 8/23/2013.

5. During 8/19-8/23 we will pick out one lucky mind mapper and announce the good news on our social media next day.

6. Share this great event with your friends and family! The more people join the game, the funner it gets 😉


You could be the one!

 

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[Update] MindMaple has patched to v.1.63

Dear MindMaple users,

MindMaple just released the version of 1.63 to patch the errors in printing function.

An error in v1.62 causes MindMaple program to terminate when clicking the “Print” button after clicking the “Preview” in the “Print” tab. MindMaple v1.63 has fixed this problem.

If you notice any further error, please don’t hesitate to contact support@mindmaple.com

We need your help to bring you a better mind mapping experience!

MindMaple  Team.

Download MindMaple v1.63 here

[Update] MindMaple just updated to v1.62

Dear MindMaple users!

 

MindMaple just be updated to v1.62. We appreciate everyone who contributes to feedback and suggestions to help us fixing the errors!

 

In MindMaple v1.62, we have fixed the problem of:

–       License not validating in some specific PCs (Pro version)

–       Some errors that terminates the program

If you encounter any technical issue or error, don’t hesitate to email us at support@mindmaple.com. Your voice not only motivates us to improve the product, but also to provide you a better experience of mind mapping.

 

Thank you for supporting MindMaple.

 

Download MindMaple v1.62 here

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Use Pomodoro Technique to improve your time management and productivity

How to be productive? Good time management is definitely one of the keys. Today, I’m going to share with you a little trick that helps you stay focused to maximize your productivity in a certain time period, and most importantly, get things done. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you, Pomodroro technique!

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Pomodoro method breaks up tasks into several 25-minute intervals to improve productivity

Some of you might have heard of it, some might not. Pomodoro technique is a time management method originally proposed by  Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. Pomodoro means tomato in Italian. But why is it called Pomodoro technique while it has nothing to do with tomatoes? The inspiration was  from the tomato timer in the kitchen that was originally used for baking cookies or turkey! But we can use it to time tasks and to enhance our time management.

The idea of pomodoro techniques is to using timer to break down works or tasks into sessions with several 25-minute intervals. The theory behind this is that frequent breaks can improve mental agility. No matter if you’re a student who is struggling for your finals, or if you’re a project manager who is always chasing the deadlines, your to-do list can go on and on. That’s why you need this little tomato trick!

How it works?

1. When applying Pomodoro technique, break down a project into several steps or small tasks that can be finished within 25 minutes.

2. Try to pull all your concentration and resources to complete one task in 25 minutes and cross it out from the to-do list. Then you can take a 5 minutes short break.

3. Every 4 “pomodori” (sessions) you may take a longer break for 25-30 minutes.

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There are also many pomodoro apps available for free on mobile devices; such as Pomodoro Timer Lite for Android, PomodoroTime Management Lite or 30/30 for iPhone. This method is just one of the many methods that helps to stay productive. We’ll share more tricks to you in the later posts; or you can share with us! Tell us your trick!

As for now,  it’s time for my 5 minutes pomodoro break 🙂

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Every business starts with a business plan!

Every business starts with a business plan

Every business starts with a business plan!

What do you want to be when you grow up? 

I believe we’ve all been asked the same question since our childhood; we might even still hear it now.  Back in elementary school, a group of 8-year-old kids were talking about their mighty plan for their exciting, unknown future. It was an age that you can be anything or anyone before the reality steps in. Scientists and astronauts are some of the most popular “grown up” jobs children hope to have. Being a president of a country or being a ninja is not impossible either.

I wanted to own a food truck and sell popcorn chicken with boba tea because my mom said I could make a lot of money and be my own boss. If my goal didn’t change, I guess what I meant was to become an entrepreneur!

Every business starts with a business plan.

You’ve already had your Eureka moment! Now your next step is to build a comprehensive plan that leads you the way. Starting a business and making it sustainable is always a long journey, while  plans can never catch the changes. Your plan may evolve as time goes on. Therefore, building a business plan with mind map tools helps you to layout your idea and to organize them as a guideline for you to follow. Here’s an example of retail business plan template for you. Download this template for free here.

Retail business plan template using MindMaple

Retail business plan template using MindMaple

Some tips when creating a business plan…

1.     Hide/Expansion details: Creating a business plan with mind mapping software helps you see the big picture; you will always come back to the core value of your business as the plan changes along the time.  You can always click the + button beside the subtopic box to expand the detail.

 2.     Task scheduling: MindMaple allows users to schedule add memo to the tasks and on the side panel. You can also put down task priorities and task completion icons to keep tracking the task progress.

3.     Collaborating with partners: Share your business plan with your business partner(s) and modify the plan simultaneously in-real time! Best of all, it’s always wise to have a back-up in cloud database like Google Drive.

What is your business idea? Do you have a plan yet? Download the free template and start your plan today!  Good luck with your future endeavors and enjoy MindMaple!

Don’t have MindMaple yet? Download for free here!