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  1. Ability to add information to the connector, not just the node.

    Sometimes, you need to be able to describe the relationship between nodes, not just place information in the node. Please add the ability to put an expandable description to the connector, and enable different line types, such as dotted lines, double lines, etc.

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    • Ability to format text inside bubbles like make it bold(at least)

      It would be great if we could format the bubble text like we can use bold,italic,underline,highliigher,different fonts and text color so that while revising the maps we can easily find what we are looking for.

      385 votes
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      • Improved readability: Children automatic colors and different sizes

        In order to make the Mind maps more readable I would recommend to add automatic colors to every new node departing from the central topic.
        This is currently doable manually but it requires extra time (especially on big maps), while adding automatic random colors to any new "parent node" and respective children would make jotting new ideas faster and more understandable at a glance.
        On a similar note I would also suggest to increase the size of the central node and the parent nodes. The original mind map theory states in fact that it's important to add some visual clues…

        288 votes
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          this is now supported using the new drawing engine, which allows users to define default sizes, colors, fonts etc for nodes, with the support for defaults for levels as well. For more info, see http://blog.mindmup.com/p/custom-css-styling.html

          I’m marking this as started and not completed because we plan to work on this feature more over the next month and reduce the dependency on CSS. At the moment, styling the map requires a bit of CSS knowledge.

        • layout

          How about a "free" layout where nodes can be placed anywhere on the screen?

          273 votes
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          • Bubble and text styles

            To allow using styles to define bubbles' colors, shape, etc.

            248 votes
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              this is now supported using the new drawing engine, which allows users to define default sizes, colors, fonts etc for nodes, with the support for defaults for levels as well. For more info, see http://blog.mindmup.com/p/custom-css-styling.html

              I’m marking this as started and not completed because we plan to work on this feature more over the next month and reduce the dependency on CSS. At the moment, styling the map requires a bit of CSS knowledge.

            • link to another mind map

              It would be really nice if we could link a node in mind map to another mind map with a relative path . eg if we have many mind maps in a folder ..
              > Transport
              > Air
              >plane
              >Land
              >Car=>Link to=> "car.mup"
              >Bus
              >Van
              >Water
              >Ship
              >Boat

              Eg in above example if we could click on car and go a mindmap called car.mup somewhere in the folder . it would be a clean ,navigable and much more maintainable map. esp we are have huge maps.

              Note : map files could be accessed using relative paths eg : ~/folder/folder/car.mup

              231 votes
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              • add stock icons

                add stock icons similar to what XMIND has. it's pretty useful to have icons such as 1,2,3,4 to identify priorities. Smileys and flags are also useful indicators. The workaround now is to upload the images as the icons.

                223 votes
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                • [Formatting the selected text in node]

                  "To make the text bold"
                  [Ctrl] + [B]

                  "To italicize the text"
                  [Ctrl] + [I]

                  "Underlined text"
                  [Ctrl] + [U]

                  "Strikethrough in the text"
                  [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [S]

                  "On / off function of auto-wrap text"
                  [Ctrl] + [W]

                  206 votes
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                  • Ability to dill down on a node to create a sub-mindmap

                    When creating mind maps they can become very large with lots of children nodes linking ideas. To help this problem it is really useful to dill down on a child node to create a sub-mindmap, in the sub-mindmap the child become the parent node in the centre, and all its child nodes are shown. This means you can create one large mind map and dill down onto set topics or area you are working on. A software called "xmind" does this but it doesn't link to google drive.

                    Keep up the good work guys :)

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                      while this is getting votes, just a quick note that this is already available as a three-step process:
                      1) use ctrl+x (or cmd+x on mac) to cut a subtree
                      2) Use File→new from clipboard (potentially in a new mindmup window) to create a new map from the cut tree. Save it and copy the URL from the browser
                      3) paste the URL into the original map as a new node – this will link to the new map

                    • It would be great to have captions for the connect lines.

                      There are some situiations when the connection between nodes are not quite clear. It would be great to have apportunity to clearify it by the caption.

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                      • nodes around parent node, instead of just on one side

                        It's annoying all the children nodes are on one side of the parent nodes. Ideally nodes are around the parent node for better visualisation when revising.

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                        • 152 votes
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                          • Possibility to freely place graphics or graphic elements on map

                            Would be great to be able to place graphic outline elements into the map. For example draw an outline around a group of nodes to create a different kind of more loose connection/grouping. Nice if such shapes could be colored too and placed behind the map.

                            143 votes
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                            • Write text on links between nodes

                              Allow to write text on connections/links between two nodes (e.g. "implicates", "caused by", etc.)

                              140 votes
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                              • Assigned tasks with due dates integrated with Google tasks

                                Allow a node to be a true task and ideally integrate it with Google Tasks. If not that, create a list of tasks assigned to you as user with due dates and a listing by Map/Project and then a listing with all tasks.

                                129 votes
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                                • Provide alternative outline view

                                  There are times when I visualize things as a hierarchical list and there are other times I'd visualize the tree graphically.

                                  127 votes
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                                    hi,

                                    you can create an outline now by doing file→export to local disk→text (or html). the text export creates a tab separated outline, which you can load easily in excel. the html outline creates a doc that you can load in a browser or with word/similar text editors.

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                                  • LaTex Math or equation editor

                                    Some way of adding some basic math into our nodes

                                    96 votes
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                                    • Evernote saving

                                      Save notes to a notebook in evernote.

                                      95 votes
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                                      • Smart Layout

                                        It would be great to have choices in how the mindmap is laid out. The vertical orientation of the current mind map makes it difficult to see the "whole map" if you are sharing it in a web meeting for insights (i.e., online retrospective). This could be accomplished by some of the other suggestions such as "emphasizing major nodes" and the current collapse/expand subtree feature.

                                        92 votes
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                                        • Ability to place Text Box on the Map

                                          Have the ability to place text box's anywhere on the map. For example, I color code nodes and would be nice to be able to place a legend on the map for others to understand what the colors mean.

                                          91 votes
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