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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

  • MindManager file

  • Freemind file

  • Mindmeister file

  • XMind file

  • Bubbl.us file

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.