Mindomo Software

Mindomo Software
Developer(s)Expert Software Applications
Initial release2007
Stable release
v.9.5.3 / 2021
Operating systemAny
TypeMind mapping software

Mindomo is a versatile freemium collaborative mind mapping, concept mapping and outlining tool developed by Expert Software Applications.[1] It can be used to develop ideas and interactively brainstorm, with features including sharing, collaboration, task management, presentation and interactive web publication.[2][3][4]

The online version of Mindomo is available through any browser. There are also offline desktop versions for Windows, Linux and Mac, and app versions for both Android and iOS.[5][6] Registered users can create and collaborate in real-time on mind maps, while unregistered users can view the maps shared with them. The software also provides ways to create presentations and mind map assignments.[7]


  • In 2006 development was begun at Expert Software Application for a mind mapping tool called Mindomo using Adobe Flex development kit which is based on Adobe Flash platform.[8]

Mindomo is the best all-in-one visual tool to help you make mind mapping, concept mapping, and outlining accessible for students. As students will create and collaborate on mind maps, concept maps or outlines, they will become skilled at brainstorming, questioning, synthesizing, analyzing, generating new ideas, problem-solving, and researching. Jul 03, 2020 The Mindomo platform creates a powerful environment where you can easily collaborate with others by sharing ideas and working together on mind maps in real time. No matter where you go, you can creatively bring your ideas to life. What is Mindomo Desktop? This software is a program with which you can easily create all sorts of mind maps, concept maps, diagrams and hierarchical trees from a simple interface. You only have to create topics, interconnect them and drag the connections to the right place. Features of this mind mapping software. Expert Software Applications Mindomo is the Editors' Choice winner in this review roundup. It has all of the same basic features as XMind and Mindjet MindManager 2016 for Windows, but also includes.

  • In 2007 Mindomo web app was launched. The user interface used a ribbon consistent with office 2007.[9][8]
  • In 2008 Mindomo Desktop Version was Released that would requires installing Adobe AIR platform.[10]
  • In 2010 Real-Time collaboration was introduced.[11]
  • In 2011 Mindomo version 6.0 was released ditching the office like ribbon and introduced a minimalist interface with no compromise on functionality.[12]
  • In 2011 Mindomo Presenter was Released.[13][14]
  • In 2012 Mindomo apps for iPad and Android were released.[15][16]
  • In 2014 Mindomo web app made the shift from Flash to HTML5.[17]
  • In 2016 Mindomo Desktop 8.0 was released offer a consistent interface with the web version and no longer requiring Adobe Air.[18]
  • In 2018 Gantt chart was Introduced.[19][20]
  • In 2020 Mindomo Android app was redesigned from the ground up to support vertical screen with minimalist interface.[21]


Mindomo has highly customizable nodes where users can insert videos, audio, images, notes, emoji, hyperlinks and attachments to any other node.[22] Users can collaborate in real time and can choose to publish their work online.[23] Mindomo has an intuitive presentation mode allowing you to travel through your mind map with zooms and pans.[24] You can also publish interactive versions of mindmaps, as well as static images of them.[25][24]

Mindomo can be used from any standard web browser, or by installing the desktop, iPad and Android applications.[26] As a freemium software, Mindomo offers its basic services for free, and charges for premium features,[27] such as downloading in certain formats and uploading documents.[28]

For the educational sector, Mindomo offers student assignments for teachers, integration with many learning-management systems,[28] and allows students to include videos, images and external files to support their ideas.[29]

Mindomo offers teachers with assignment tool that allow them to send an online request to their students inviting them to access incomplete mind map about a specific lesson.[citation needed] Student starts working in groups and begin exploring their broad topic questions and all their changes will be sent to their teacher as notifications in which he can provide feedback via Mindomo comment feature. In the end students encouraged to turn their mind map into a presentation using Mindomo presenter to explain their research process step by step.[28] Mindomo also allows for printing mind map on paper, which can be annotated and also distributed to other students for peer review.[5]

Mindomo's business features include task assignment for team members, commenting, and projects planning with Gantt chart views.[30] Team members can share mind maps and make their own updates. Individuals can be assigned to each business function, and subtopics that need focus can be prioritized.[31]

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Michael Stratton, author of 'The Effective Project Manager', used Mindomo for examples of using mind maps in project management.[32][31]


When Mindomo launched in 2007, Chuck Frey, author of 'The Mind Mapping Software Blog' wrote, 'Mindomo sets a new standard for web-based mind mapping tools with features that rivals many desktop mind maps.[33] In 2014, Mindomo was available to all public schools in Ontario, Canada, as it was approved by the Ontario Software Acquisition Program Advisory Committee (OSAPAC), which advises the Canadian Ministry of Education on the acquisition of provincial licenses for publicly-funded schools in Ontario.[34][35]

In 2019 Mindomo won PC Magazine's Editors' Choice award as 'best mind mapping tool', citing how it coupled mind-mapping with the social aspects of knowledge management.[36] According to Mindomo's website, there are more than four millions users of Mindomo worldwide.[37]


  1. ^Booth, Char; Mathews, Brian (2012). 'Understanding the learner experience: threshold concepts and curriculum mapping'. Conference Paper: 1–12. hdl:10919/18710.
  2. ^Schnellert, Leyton. Datoo, Mehjabeen. Ediger, Krista. Panas, Joanne. Pulling Together: Integrating Inquiry, Assessment, and Instruction in Today's English Classroom. Pembroke Publishers, 2009, p. 101.
  3. ^Naghmeh-Abbaspour, Bita; Rastgoo, Vahideh; Fathi, Nasrin; Yek, Zinat (2019). 'The Use of Mindomo Software to Improve the Logical Development of EFL Learners' Writing'. International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change. 8: 238–252.
  4. ^Nazri, N. M., Yunus, M. M., & Shukor, D. M. A. (2017). The effectiveness of using mindomo as a pre-writing tool in improving writing scores among ESL students. Asian EFL Journal, 9, 84–94.
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  6. ^Ermakov, Dmitry (20 June 2015). 'Using Virtualization in Educational Process for Improvement Quality of Education'. 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2015, ECOLOGY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION. Stef92 Technology. 3. doi:10.5593/sgem2015/b53/s22.134. ISBN978-619-7105-41-4.
  7. ^Krakower, Billy. LePage Plante, Sharon. Using Technology to Engage Students With Learning Disabilities. Corwin, 2016.
  8. ^ ab'Interview with Zoltán Lörincz from Mindomo.com'. Retrieved 8 March 2020 – via Vimeo.
  9. ^'Mindomo: A new standard for web-based mind mapping tools'. Mind Mapping Software Blog. 28 February 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  10. ^'Mindomo Desktop Now Available!'. Blog Mindomo. 11 October 2008. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  11. ^'Real-Time Collaboration Public Beta is Available!'. Blog Mindomo. 7 July 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  12. ^'Mindomo 6 – The Next Generation of Mind Mapping'. Blog Mindomo. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  13. ^'Mindomo Presenter – The First Real Presentation Mode for Mind Maps'. 24–7 Press Release Newswire. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  14. ^'Presenting mind maps with interactive animations'. Blog Mindomo. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  15. ^'Mindomo Goes Mobile – Launching iPad and Android Apps'. 24–7 Press Release Newswire. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  16. ^'Mindomo is now available on iPad and Android tablets'. Blog Mindomo. 30 May 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  17. ^'HTML 5 and Mindomo – What has changed and what hasn't'. Blog Mindomo. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  18. ^'Mindomo Desktop 8.0 – Find out the news about the update'. Blog Mindomo. 20 September 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  19. ^'Gantt Chart Software Online'. mindomo.com. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  20. ^'Changelog desktop – Mindomo Help'. help.mindomo.com. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  21. ^'New update of Mindomo Mobile Version for Android'. Blog Mindomo. 13 March 2020. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  22. ^György, P. J., & Pavel, I. S. (2012) Mind Map Poznámkový Blok Online.vysoké Učení Technické V Brně
  23. ^DeLauder, H., & Muilenburg, L. (March 2012). Improving reading comprehension through the use of graphic organizing websites. In Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3589–3593). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
  24. ^ ab'Mindomo's new presentation mode: A marvel of simplicity'. Mind Mapping Software Blog. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  25. ^Vázquez-Cano, E., Martín-Monje, E., & Castrillo de Larreta-Azelain, M. D. (2016). Analysis of PLEs' Implementation under OER Design as a Productive Teaching-Learning Strategy in Higher Education. A Case Study at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Digital Education Review, 29, 62–85.
  26. ^Berg, Jesse. Visual Leap: A Step-by-Step Guide to Visual Learning for Teachers and Students. Lamprey & Lee, 2015.
  27. ^'Mindomo – Pricing'. mindomo.com. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  28. ^ abcBasile, Abbie; Matis, Sherry (8 November 2018). 'Is there an app for that? A review of mobile apps for information literacy classes'. College & Research Libraries News. 79 (10): 546. doi:10.5860/crln.79.10.546. ISSN2150-6698.
  29. ^Nichols Hess, A., & Greer, K. (2014). Using Library Standards to Inform Common Core Instruction. Information Today, Inc..
  30. ^'Expert Software Applications Mindomo Review'. PC Magazine. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  31. ^ abMichael, Stratton (10 November 2014). Effective Project Manager. [Place of publication not identified]. ISBN978-1-4566-2348-7. OCLC1100894044.
  32. ^Stratton, Michael. 'Free Download – Diagrams from The Effective Project Manager'. Michael Stratton. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  33. ^'Mindomo: A new standard for web-based mind mapping tools'. Mind Mapping Software Blog. 28 February 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  34. ^Araujo, R. C., & Gadanidis, G. (2019). Collaborative mind mapping to support online discussion in teacher education.
  35. ^'Mindomo OSAPAC / CCPALO'. www.osapac.ca. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  36. ^'The Best Mind Mapping Software'. PC Magazine. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  37. ^'Mindomo – About'. mindomo.com. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

Further reading[edit]

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  • Koblentz, Evan (17 January 2019). 'The Best Mind Mapping Software'. PC.

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External links[edit]

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