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What's new in MindNode 5 & 6?

June 06, 2019

This is an Article dedicated to all our loyal users of MindNode 2 for Mac and MindNode 4 for iOS. Thank you for sticking with us all this time. We wanted to let you know you're eligible for a discounted upgrade to the all new MindNode 6 on the corresponding platform. Whilst MindNode is still MindNode, a lot of things were added and improved at first with MindNode 5 and now 6.

Here's a list of all the Features, we introduced in the last two years:

FEATURES

1. Focus Mode & 2. Hide Cross Connections

Puts a spotlight on one part of your mind map and fades out all the rest. Focus Mode helps you minimize distractions and stay focused to finish your thought.

The ability to hide all Cross Connections reduce distractions even further for you.

3. Redesigned Stickers & 4. Sticker Search

Our newly designed stickers allow you to create even more beautiful and expressive documents.

Quickly find the right sticker to make your document even more appealing.

5. Top-Down-Layout & 6. Orthogonal Branches

Grow your mind map from top to bottom, or bottom to top. Mix and match layouts on the same canvas.

And/or change line type from rounded to orthogonal to give them a more edgy look and feel.

7. Personal Themes

Create as many personal themes as you like, sync them to all your devices, and share them with other. To make your mind maps look exactly as you want them. New built-in themes make your mind maps even more beautiful.

8. New Design & 9. Dark Mode

Many aspects of the user interface were updated to give the app a fresh new look and feel. All UI icons and stickers were updated in an all new style.

Also MindNode is now fully optimized for macOS Mojave's Dark Mode. In MindNode's Preferences you can adapt the appearance to your needs: use the system default or choose light or dark mode. We also added a brand new Dark Mode optimized theme (Slate) to help you better focus on your ideas.

On iOS the user interface automatically switches to Dark Mode if you're using a dark theme.

10. Improved Outline

You can keep Outline and Inspector open at the same time now! Also the Outline shows notes inline and the display of main nodes without child nodes was improved. In addition always the entire node title is shown (also when searching content). During search all found results in the same node are highlighted.

11. Resize Outline & Notes

You can now increase the size of the Outline to give mind map and outline the same space.

And the Outline is not the only sidebar you can resize! We also added the ability to resize the Notes sidebar.

12. Quick Entry

Start your brainstorming process by collecting thoughts in an easy to edit list layout. When you are ready, convert it to a mind map to further develop your idea.

13. URL Schemes

Launch Quick Entry or import documents using our new URL-Schemes - Learn all the details in our User Guide. Use "Copy URL Scheme" in the Share-menu to create an URL to a document.

14. Things Export

Send your tasks to Things 3.4. Your document is converted into a new project with all open and completed tasks. Hierarchies are exported as headers in Things.

15. Performance Improvements

Increased overall performance when using MindNode. Document save and load is considerable faster; almost every direct interaction on the canvas is smoother. Especially when working with large documents, MindNode is now more responsive.

16. Traditional Chinese

MindNode is now available in Traditional Chinese, increasing overall localizations to 14.

17. Keyboard Shortcuts

Much improved keyboard support. Every action can be triggered using a keyboard shortcut. There's a new unified shortcut for folding and unfolding. You can also move nodes with the keyboard, add and open text links. On the iPad you can discover all shortcuts by holding the Command key.

Mac:

18. Continuity Camera

Use your iPhone or iPad to snap photos, scan documents and import them directly into your document. For example you can use Continuity Camera to add photos of presentation slides when taking notes or to add images when preparing for an exam.

19. New App Layout

Adopted a more traditional app layout to improve discoverability. Important actions are now in the toolbar and no longer hidden away in the sidebar. Customize the toolbar to better suit your needs. A new left sidebar hosts the outline and the new theme picker.

iOS:

18. Multi-Select

Styling, editing and rearranging multiple nodes just got a whole lot easier. Select multiple objects by touching and holding anywhere on the canvas.

19. External Screen Support

Big ideas need space. With an external screen, you get a different perspective on your idea. Improvements include locking the viewport on the external screen, as well as viewing ntes and using Quick Look for images.

20. Siri Shortcuts

Launch Quick Entry or open your favorite document using your personal Siri Shortcut. Make MindNode part of your Siri Shortcuts workflow using new actions to import and export documents. With all new URL-Schemes to import and export documents

21. Floating Panels

All new lightweight design that is a perfect fit for the new design Apple introduced with iOS 11 and the iPhone X. Collapsed panels allow easy access to important shortcuts. Expanded panels host style, outline and the all new actions panel. The actions panel gives access to new and relevant actions like "Sort Subnodes Alphabetically", "Zoom to Fit", and "Add new parent node".

22. Custimizable Panels

Make your workspace your own. Drag and drop your favorite actions onto the panel's quick actions. On iPad drag the panels to the other side of the screen.

23. New Document Manager

Open documents stored anywhere in iCloud Drive, create nested folders, and easily access documents from supported third party document providers like Box or Google Drive.

24. New Color Picker

Our brand new color picker gives you access to more colors than ever before and makes it easier to find related colors. Yes, you can now also select pink as a color.

25. Fullscreen Mode

Switch to fullscreen mode to focus on your ideas even more, or to present your idea to your peers.

26. Custom App Icons

You can now customize the look of MindNode on your home screen. Change the app icon to a classic or more colourful icon in MindNode's Settings.