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Importing Mind Maps

Import mind maps directly from your computer, Google Drive or Dropbox.

Import from plain text

Import a text file (.txt) or simply paste a plain text and turn it into a mind map. Go to ‘Import’ from the dashboard and choose 'Plain Text'. Paste/type in the text and mark the hierarchy of the topics with indentations:

Import from other mind map formats

You can import files from other mind mapping applications. In the process of importing, we try to preserve the original layout of the maps however, changes may occur due to the differences between the features.

Supported mind map formats:

  • Mindomo file (.mom, .pmom)

  • MindManager file (.mmap)

  • Freemind file (.mm)

  • Mindmeister file (.mind)

  • XMind file (.xmind)

  • Bubbl.us file (.xml)

  • SimpleMind file (.smmx)

  • iThoughts file (.itmz)

Import from OPML

The structure of your mind map will be based on the hierarchy of the OPML file.

Import from Excel

To import an Excel file, click on ‘Import’ from the dashboard and choose the Excel (.xlsx, .xls) format. According to your choice, build the hierarchy horizontally (starting with the columns from the first row) or vertically (starting with the rows from the first column).

  • Horizontal view:

The first cell is the central topic, then the first row from the columns B, C and D will become the main topics. Each row from the first column (2, 3, 4, 5) will become the subtopics which will be the same for each of the main topics. All the other subtopics added in the mind map will be created starting with the second row of column B.

  • Vertical view:

The first cell is the central topic, then the rows (2, 3, 4, 5) from the first column will become the main topics. The first row from each column will become the subtopics which will be the same for each of the main topics. All the other subtopics added in the mind map will be created starting with the second row of column B.

Note

With a free Mindomo account you can use any of the import formats within the 3-map limit.

Import a Markdown file

When importing a Markdown file the levels of the topics will be defined by the hashtags. So for example the first hashtag becomes the central topic, two hashtags become the main topics, and the lines marked with three hashtags will become subtopics of the main topic etc. Also, if there are lines marked with dash (-), asterisk (*) or plus (+) they will become sibling topics with the next level hashtag.

Hyperlinks will be imported in three different ways:

  • the ones marked with the word Hyperlink will be added as a hyperlink from the Hyperlink panel. This will be added after line marked with hashtag or dash and the hyperlink itself will be put between angle brackets (<>)

  • the ones which have the referenced word between brackets and the hyperlink between curved brackets, without space between them, will be added to a specific word in a topic.

  • the hyperlinks put between angle brackets (<>) will be added to the topic as text.

Task information such as Progress, Priority, Start and Due date will be imported as Completion, Priority, Start date and End date of a topic. These need to be listed after the topic they belong to with an empty line between them.

Any text after a topic, or task info will be imported as Notes. The text needs to be separated with an empty line from the topic, task info.

Your original Markdown view:

View of your Markdown file when imported as a mind map: