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New in Mind Pad 2.0

AKS-Labs has released v 2.0 of Mind Pad, a .NET mind mapping software for Windows. The new version is much more user-friendly, we designed new interface (see screenshots), created new techniques for managing map topics. Also, Mind Pad 2.0 now has ability represent new custom designed frames. 

New custom designed objects

News and featured articles about knowledge representation. Learn about mind maps, concept maps, process maps and other visualization techniques. New Frame Views in Mind Pad Ė Person and Image.

  • Person Frame View was designed to represent information about single person. You can assign an icon, specify personís name, business position and company. Person frame object was designed to build a contact maps.
  • Image Frame View was designed to represent pictures in Mind Pad. Use this type of objects to represent graphical information together with some descriptive comments. With Mind Pad 2.0 you can paste images to workspace and link with some topics.

Libraries in Mind Pad

Mind Pad 2.0 now supports Image and Style libraries.

  • Style library is a way to manage Mind Pad frame and link styles. You can easily copy style from library to the project. Style in Mind Pad is a single file, so you can easily share it with others.
  • Image library provides users with handy way to apply small pictures (icons) to objects within map. We have collected some common images that will allow you to breathe life into map. For instance, icons for Status, Priorities, People, Opinions and Flags are available.

Managing frames

We have designed an advanced techniques for managing frames and links with Mind Pad. The version 2.0 allows:

  • Writing text on links. Double click on link between two frames and put some comments into the text box.
  • Frames Hot Linking is now available. Instead of moving single frames you can now move whole branches and link it to another frame by just drag-and-dropping.
  • New tree layout algorithm was design to help building tree and automatically manage framesí positions. It is now easy to build and layout a whole map or disable map layout and apply this function only to some branch.


Mind Pad Newsletter - mind maps problems discussion, Mind Pad updatesMind Pad 2.0 now supports reporting feature. You can now generate a report that will contain all topics from your map. Two types of report are available Ė plain text and htm, but you can already tell Mind Pad how do you like your report to be generated:

  • Mind Pad can generate a report where root frame is selected by user;
  • Root frame may be determined by frame style (for instance using Main style as a map root);
  • Finally it may check max strength (the number of links related to frame) for all frames and consider to be the root the frame with max strength.


Full screen mode is now available in Mind Pad. Once your map was designed you can go to the Full Screen mode to have an overview or show your map to someone else. For instance, itís a good way to manage your presentation.

Evaluate Mind Pad

You can download fully-function 30-days evaluation version of Mind Pad: 

Please, visit ordering page for more information about Mind Pad pricing.


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