Here are some of the key differences between legacy MindMup and MindMup 2:
- Users can choose between several visual themes, including top-down orientation and straight line connectors. Straight lines view in 1.0 was an extension, only working on screen. Visual themes work well on screen, and also when the maps are exported to PDFs, images, MindMup atlas and so on
- There are now two types of attachments. You can external files (or files from Google Drive) using the paperclip tool, or add simple Textual notes for additional textual content.
- You can create maps with multiple roots and disconnected (floating) nodes. This allows users to brainstorm and add ideas quickly, and then think about organising the ideas into a hieararchy
Work faster with a cleaner, simpler and more intuitive interface:
- All key operations are now on a fixed top toolbar, instead of you having to move a floating toolbar around
- All the icons are redesigned to work better with touch devices and make it more intuitive to use MindMup
- Sidebar operations (such as working with the storyboard or measurements) now add icons to the toolbar, making it easier to use those features on touch devices
- Full screen mode
View > Full Screenremoves all the clutter and allows you to get the most out of your screen quickly
Exporting and converting maps
- You can now create document outlines (including HTML, Word/Google writer, Markdown and plain text) from your maps
- You can create document drafts by exporting notes with headings into a text document (including Word/Google Writer)
- PDF documents now support all visual features of the map you see on a screen
- You can create SVG images
Google Drive integration changes
MindMup 2.0 For Google Drive brings significant improvements compared to the legacy version:
- Maps stored to Google Drive are automatically saved, working pretty much as any other Google Apps document.
- You can control and manage maps better from the Google Drive web interface – including moving them to folders, and creating maps in folders on Drive. Maps created in a folder automatically inherit sharing properties from the folder, similar to other Google Apps documents.
- You can now use multiple Google accounts signed into the same browser profile, and switch between accounts easily. The legacy MindMup application did not work well with multiple accounts signed in at the same time.
- Organisations using Google Apps for Education or Google Apps for Work can easily enable Gold services for the entire domain, for just 100 USD/year (flat fee, regardless of the number of users).
- You can attach documents from Google Drive to maps
- You can include pictures and photos from your Google Photos to maps
- MindMup maps now appear with thumbnails in your Google Drive, so you can easier preview the content when managing documents