Transfer Mindjet for iPhone (+ iPod Touch) with MindManager Windows & Mac

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Michael Deutch

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September 21, 2009

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Excited users of our new iPhone app, Mindjet for iPhone, have contacted me on our blog and through social media (e.g. @Mindjet or @MichaelDeutch on Twitter), to get clarification on how to transfer files between your mobile device and MindManager on your desktop/laptop computers.

The instructions can be found below or in our FAQ post. This transfer process works for both the PC and Mac…

How to Send an Mindjet for iPhone/iPod Touch Map to your PC or Mac:

  1. Ensure that both your iPhone/iPod touch and laptop/desktop have Wi-Fi switched on and are both connected to the same network.
  2. Launch Mindjet on your iPhone or iPod Touch and select the ‘Transfer’ button at the bottom left of the main screen.
  3. While the transfer window is still displayed on your iPhone/iPod touch, launch your computer’s web browser and enter the exact URL displayed at the top of the iPhone/iPod screen into computer’s browser address field (e.g. it looks like: http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:nnnnn).
  4. Select from the list of your iPhone/iPod’s maps are displayed.
  5. Right click on the desired map’s MindManager link and select ‘save as’.
  6. After downloading the map, it will have a “.xml” tag at the end of it, delete this tag so that the file name is just “____.xmmap”
  7. Open your map with MindManager.
Transfer From Mobile to Desktop

Productivity Tip: Simplify this process by using ‘Bonjour‘. Bonjour lets you automatically connect your mobile device with your desktop, eliminating the need to type URL’s each time you want to connect and exchange data between your computer and your mobile device. Mac users must activate Bonjour and Window’s users can download Bonjour for free from Apple’s site.

How to Send a MindManager Map to your iPhone/iPod Touch from your PC/Mac:

  1. Ensure that both your iPhone/iPod touch and laptop/desktop have Wi-Fi switched on and are both connected to the same network.
  2. Launch Mindjet on your iPhone or iPod Touch and select the ‘Transfer’ button at the bottom left of the main screen.
  3. While the transfer window is still displayed on your iPhone/iPod touch, launch your computer’s web browser and enter the exact URL displayed at the top of the iPhone/iPod screen into computer’s browser address field (e.g. it looks like: http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:nnnnn).
  4. On your desktop, save your file using .xmmap format
    1. Mac users:
      MaIn save dialogue box, hit the arrow next to the file name box
      Make sure “Hide Extension” is not checked
      Change file name from default .mmap to “.xmmap”
    2. Windows users:
      In save as dialogue box, navigate to “Save as type” and save map as “.xmmap”
  5. Click “Choose File” at the bottom of the web page, browse to your MindManager map (saved in .xmmap format), and then click “Upload”.
  6. After the upload, the map is available on your mobile device. You can exit the transfer screen on your mobile device by selecting ‘Done’. Your newly uploaded map will be available in your list of maps.
Transfer from Desktop to Mobile

Productivity Tip: Simplify this process by using ‘Bonjour‘. Bonjour lets you automatically connect your mobile device with your desktop, eliminating the need to type URL’s each time you want to connect and exchange data between your computer and your mobile device. Mac users must activate Bonjour and Window’s users can download Bonjour for free from Apple’s site.

39 Responses to “Transfer Mindjet for iPhone (+ iPod Touch) with MindManager Windows & Mac”

  1. Enir

    I need a way to synchronize maps from Mindjet Mindmanager PC software to mindjet iphone app

    Iphone seems to synchronize to mindjet connect
    And PC mindmanager to Mindjet catalyst

    makes sense in no fucking way

    Reply
    • MichaelDeutch

      Hi, this is an earlier version of the app. We have since updated it and it now syncs with Dropbox and we’re about to update it again to work seamlessly with a free Mindjet Connect account.

      Reply
  2. Andrew James

     Mindjet for iPhone requires version 3.0 of the iPhone operating … Use as a stand-alone app or upload and download maps from MindManager Mac, Windows, or Web…. Tags: iphone, ipod, ithoughts, mindjet. mindmanager.
    __________________
    Andrew.
    Cheap Ipods

    Reply
  3. Jari Johansson

    As noted here many many times, the sync is incredibly bad. This should be openly admitted in the description of the program!

    Reply
  4. Willibo

    Gentlemen,
    this application has to improve. I think all the comments above cover every issue that has to be addressed.
    Instead of being a good tool, it is, right now, anything but a tool!
    I am sure you can do it!

    Reply
  5. Nomad

    I was just thinking about giving Mindmeister a try after finding out they have a full sync between the web and iPhone version. I’d love to see something similar with MM, especially considering the software’s price and maturity, but I guess we’ll have to wait for that…

    Reply
  6. Andy

    Can we get some feedback here to know what is going on? Is your software group re-writing this iPhone app to make it work properly so it can have seamless syncing between PC and the iphone? Syncing between devices in the cloud is what is really needed. It should be possible to move my maps between whatever device I use (PC, Mac, iPhone, or andriod phone/tablet.). It would make your product much more useful and valuable. And has there been any progress toward an ipad specific app?

    Reply
  7. Andy

    Can we get some feedback here to know what is going on? Is your software group re-writing this iPhone app to make it work properly so it can have seamless syncing between PC and the iphone? Syncing between devices in the cloud is what is really needed. It should be possible to move my maps between whatever device I use (PC, Mac, iPhone, or andriod phone/tablet.). It would make your product much more useful and valuable. And has there been any progress toward an ipad specific app?

    Reply
  8. Naz

    I agree – get the sync working properly AND have it save to DocsToGo+idisk+DropBox++rnNaz

    Reply
  9. joe

    This iphone app is rubbish. Transfer does not work for any normal user. You have effectively created a software application with no real input or output. Nice one. Now how to get my money back.

    I have feeling you only created an iphone app just to say you created an iphone app. Anyone can do this.

    Reply
  10. Andy

    You gotta make it easier to transfer maps. This is way too inconvenient. It would be so much more useful it the transfer were simple and ideally happened during itunes sync.

    Reply
  11. LozClark

    Great product but crap transfer…. come on guys get the sync working or allow us to store the files in another locaiton ie DocsToGo folder on the the iphone… that way we will be able sync all docs at once..

    Reply
    • Naz

      I agree – get the sync working properly AND have it save to DocsToGo+idisk+DropBox++
      Naz

      Reply
  12. Johnny

    Very happy with the result had to work it a little bit but added some things to the tool bar to be able to save the maps to transfer in the correct format… and happy days! all good.

    Thank you

    Reply
  13. Jimmy Read

    Thanks for the demonstration that you gave in your post to transfer mindjet for iphine users. I recently purchased an iPhone and was searching in the fourms regarding sending mind manager map from my Mac OSX OS to my iPhone until I find this post of yours.

    Reply
  14. Bishan

    Hi I can transfer mind maps from the Mac to the iphone, but it only gives me the central heading and none of the branches – does anyone know how to expand all the branches?

    thanks
    bishan :)

    Reply
  15. johnbmtl

    I just purchased the app online but when it loads, it crashes within a second or so of the main screen loading.

    I’m running 3.1.2 on a Jailbroken iPhone 3g.
    I have to jailbreak so that I can unlock when I work in Canada and the U.S.

    What can I do to get the app running?

    Reply
  16. admas

    Dear Michael Deutch :
    Thank You!
    I have already solve my problem by myself with changing the wireless encryption mode from WPA2 to WEP.
    Admas ^_^

    Reply
  17. admas

    HELP!I can not connet Mindjet in my ipod 3G.
    I am sure it is not the problem of my WIFI because I can connet the Internet with other programs except the mindmanager for iphone.
    How can I solve the problem?
    ThankS!

    Reply
  18. Albert Wang

    Hey BA,

    The problem you’re experiencing is a bug in the software that will be addressed in the Mindjet for iPhone 1.1 release. All files downloaded from the app will have a .xml tag at the end of it. Please remove it and it should work.

    Best,
    Albert Wang
    Apple Products at Mindjet

    Reply
  19. Michael Deutch

    Sorry about that, for one reason or another my response didn’t go thru, I think firefox crashed and then I got caught on another task! I had replied that I do not sync the iPhone with a Mac. It’s best to report it to our support team here: http://www.mindjet.com/support/overview

    I’ll also ping our product manager to see if he has anything to add…

    Reply
  20. BA

    I’m able to upload to the MAC – but the iPhone files aren’t readable on my MAC either…

    XML Processing Error
    “Unable to transform a file into a MindManager document”

    Fix Required Urgently Please..

    Otherwise useless piece of software.
    If this is not going to work, how do people organise a refund?

    Reply
  21. Barry Napier

    I’m able to download and upload – but the files that open up on my MAC aren’t readable – so this essentially is non-compatible with the most recent Mac Mindjet version.

    Sad.

    Reply
  22. AxeMan

    When selecting “TRANSFER” Mindjet for iPhone refuses to recognise my WiFi network. Tried rebooting iPhone and Router. Nothing wrong with my Wifi it’s worked for all other apps for months. iPhone is even recognized by Bonjour (XP/IE). Anyone else having this problem?

    Reply
  23. Lennart

    Please please please include the possibility to work on maps which are stored on the mobile.me idisk.

    So you don’t need to send them arround but just work on the same file on your idisk.

    Reply

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