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What's new in this version:

MindNode 7.3.2
Improved visual tags:
- Highlighting a tag now also indicates nodes that are folded

- Adjusted the preferences panel to ensure all supported languages are legible
- Improved rubber-band selection color in Dark Mode
- Fixed a bug where new nodes could not be created after cancelling dragging
- Fixed an issue which made branches look tangled after pasting
- Fixed an issue where straight branches in an embedded, top-down layout had an unnecessary curve
- Fixed a problem with exporting files to Ulysses which resulted in an empty share sheet

MindNode 7.3.1
- Fixed a crash in the onboarding tutorial

MindNode 7.2.1
- Added support for characters from any language in tags
- Ensured that the node width updates after changing the image position
- Fixed an issue with pasting in the Free Editor
- Fixed a drawing glitch when exporting mind maps with underlined nodes to PDF or image
- Fixed the positioning of title resizing knobs after toggling the width manually
- Fixed a crash when interacting with the color panel after hiding/closing the inspector
- Fixed an issue which would cause MindNode to freeze when showing notes via the popover

MindNode 7.2
- This release improves keyboard navigation and fixes several longstanding issues. On iPad, this version adds full trackpad support
- Added the ability to move and mirror multiple nodes at once via keyboard shortcuts
- Improved importing of photos
- Optimized storage size of newly added photos
- Reduced the blurriness of node text in lower zoom levels on non-retina screens
- Improved tags to be displayed in the same order on a node as they are in the sidebar
- Improved sticker & image alignment for nodes with long titles
- Improved zoom performance on large documents
- Fixed a bug that triggered showing the save dialog when closing a new, unchanged document
- Fixed a bug when resizing title and sticker/image
- Fixed a bug which led to transparent main nodes after dragging
- Fixed a typo in the Things export window & made various export windows non-resizable
- Fixed a crash when renaming a personal theme
- Fixed a glitch in the newsletter sign-up window

MindNode 7.1.1
- Fixed a crash when displaying the outline
- Fixed a crash when applying a theme

MindNode 7.1
New Node Shapes:
- Use the all new hexagonal and octagonal node shapes for a fresh way to highlight your ideas

Image Position:
- Arrange sticker and images where you want them, below or next to your idea

- Added information overlays to replace modal dialogs
- Improved the description of advanced text shortcuts
- Improved importing of text lists
- Improved the drag-and-drop feedback when dragging items onto the canvas
- Fixed a bug where the color picker in the border inspector would show the wrong state
- Fixed a bug where "Fold All Completed Tasks" did not fold parent nodes with a single child node
- Fixed a bug which resulted in pixelated images when exporting
- Fixed a bug which turned anchors in URL links into tags
- Fixed a glitch when pasting nodes in vertical layout
- Fixed a layout issue when importing several images in manual layout
- Fixed an undo bug related to toggling tasks

MindNode 7.0.4
- Fixed "Copy URL Scheme" when a document is stored in a subfolder
- Fixed a drawing glitch in the Quick Entry window
- Fixed auto-dismissing of the dictionary popover when using "Look up…" during text editing
- Improved the width of the tag-popover
- Improved the resizing behavior of the Quick Entry window
- Improved the layout of the welcome screen

MindNode 7.0.3
- Fixes a bug that caused missing stickers in sticker picker
- Align '+'-buttons in sidebar with content

MindNode 7.0.2
- Improves "Select All" in tag highlight mode
- Fixes Spotlight integration for MindNode documents
- Ensures the welcome tutorial is not shown above all other windows

MindNode 7.0.1
- Adds support for including tags when printing or exporting an outline
- Fixes a crash when deleting or renaming personal themes
- Fixes paragraph spacing on the upgrade screen
- Improves contrast of unfocused nodes in Focus Mode
- Ensures the tags view is correctly refreshed after a document update
- Improves the newsletter screen in dark mode
- Improves the tag sidebar in dark mode
- Improves Quick Entry introduction screen
- Fixes a bug where selecting text would end text editing
- Fixes a crash when trying to open a linked file
- Fixes previews of MindNode documents in QuickLook
- Ensures tags aren't renamed to have no title

MindNode 7.0
Visual tags:
- Categorize and add more context to your thoughts. Use tags to prioritize ideas and bring focus to a related group of ideas that are otherwise not connected. Using our tag-highlight mode you can focus on selected tags to discover new connections.

More styles:
- Personalize your mind map with a fresh batch of stickers and a new theme

Mindnode plus:
- MindNode 7 is a free update for existing customers. New customers can unlock our full feature set with our new cross-platform MindNode Plus subscription

Free editor:
- Our free version now allows basic editing operations like adding nodes, reordering and folding

- Improves advanced text shortcuts to support tasks, notes and tags, and adds a new setting to toggle them
- Improves performance when opening and editing documents
- Fixes a mind map display issue when zooming a document on macOS Catalina
- Fixes an issue where leaving Focus Mode would scroll to the wrong position
- Fixes an issue where note indicators would stay visible after scrolling the canvas
- Fixes a hang in the on-boarding tutorial
- Fixes an issue where node wells would stay visible after unfolding
- Fixes a notes data loss issue when changing appearance

MindNode 6.1.2
- Fixes a crash when importing XMind documents
- Ensures correct branch rendering after deleting a child node with a task
- Fixes a crash when exporting Markdown documents with Asian characters
- Fixes a crash when clearing the Sticker Picker search field
- Removes blurriness when switching from small zoom levels into Focus Mode
- Fixes a bug where the bold and italic buttons in Style Inspector were disabled

MindNode 6.1.1
- Adds support for Quick Entry drafts
- Adds full Dark Mode support for notes in sidebar and popover
- Improves previews of themes with bordered nodes
- Ensures all controls in style inspector are correctly aligned

MindNode 6.0.6
- Supports opening and saving of documents using upcoming new MindNode features
- Correctly center main node of newly created documents when a sidebar is visible
- Fixes "Zoom to Fit" when a sidebar is visible

MindNode 6.0.5
- Allows using "Center Main Node" during node title editing
- Adds a new shortcut "Center Selection" that can be triggered using "Ctrl + Cmd + R"
- Retains text formatting, when exporting the outline as a PDF document
- Fixes a crash when exporting documents

MindNode 6.0.4
- The Notes popover now remembers it's last size
- Doesn't include spell-checking indicators in exported images
- Dragging a detached notes popover moves it above other notes panels
- Fixes a bug where notes could get lost when resetting style
- Improves sticker search reliability by ignore whitespaces

MindNode 6.0.3
- Improves zooming behaviour when ending Focus Mode
- Allows to change text alignment of Connection titles
- Adds keyboard shortcuts for "Hide Connections" and moving nodes to one side
- Improves first launch screens

- Fixes blurry text on retina screens during on-boarding
- Fixes a bug where the "What's New" screen would be shown too often
- Ensures the canvas color control is updated when changing themes
- Shows a detached sticker popover when the toolbar is hidden

MindNode 6.0.2
- Improves performance when adding images to a document
- Fixes the order of nodes after rewiring
- Fixes a crash when searching in outline
- Fixes a crash when creating nodes via node well
- Allows to enter Focus Mode when in Viewer Mode
- Improves the performance when editing a document with many images
- Ensures only visible nodes are selected after pasting
- Fixes blurry nodes during zooming
- Improves the display of connection titles
- Allows to create new main nodes in Focus Mode
- Improves performance when interaction with cloud-shaped nodes
- Fixes a crash when closing a document
- Uses the correct cursor when panning the canvas
- Improves the sharpness of nodes on non-retina displays
- Correctly updates toolbar images and labels based on current selection

MindNode 6.0.1
- Fixes a crash when closing a document
- Fixes a visual glitch related to branch drawing
- Fixes a crash when opening certain documents
- Fixes importing of XMind documents created with Lighten
- Fixes an issue where branches got stuck during node folding
- Fixes an outline height issue for nodes with tasks
- Improves the selection animation
- Fixes an issue that caused an incorrect node-well size
- Fixes spell checking of connection titles
- Allows to use Paste Style when Focus Mode is enabled
- Fixes a performance issue when saving or exporting documents

MindNode 6.0

Focus mode:
- Put a spotlight on one part of your mind map and fade out all the rest. Focus Mode helps you minimize distractions and stay focused to finish your thought

Hide connections:
- Reduce distractions even further by hiding all connections on the canvas

Sticker search:
- Quickly find the right sticker to make your document even more appealing

Traditional chinese:
- MindNode is now available in Traditional Chinese, increasing overall localizations to 14

- Unifies selection highlighting of nodes and connections across iOS and macOS
- Further unifies keyboard shortcuts across iOS and macOS, including shortcuts for folding, zooming and changing font size
- Supports importing of new Mind Zen documents

New shortcuts including:
- Enhances the open text link keyboard shortcut (Option-Command-K) to now also open file links
- Moves the myMindNode settings to a dedicated window (Window > Show myMindNode)
- Improves zooming and scrolling performance on large mind maps

- Ensures nodes, branches, connections and knobs are correctly animated
- Ensures correct animations during folding and unfolding
- Allows undoing node creations with Command-Z and 2-finger tap
- MindNode now correctly reopens the last open document if the app was closed in the background
- Ensures correct positions of orthogonal branches when using cloud shapes
- Fixes the "mindnode://newDocument" scheme when no filename was supplied
- Fixes jumping arrows when connections are animated
- Disables shift-click to add a node to a selection as it interfered with shift-drag to create a new connection
- Fixes drag & drop of images from external applications
- Improves sidebar resize cursor behavior
- Fixes a crash when opening the sticker picker on High Sierra
- Ensures correct text alignment, when first opening the inspector
- Ensures correct display of nodes during resizing
- Fixes animations when dragging an image out of a node at a high zoom level

MindNode 5.2.6

- Allows to extend the selection with Shift-Click
- Shows purchase state in About window

- Improves the resolution of tinted stickers in exported PDFs
- Improves performance when zooming
- Better retains the selection after undo operations
- Fixes a glitch where a node branch would still be displayed after deleting a node
- Prevents jumping of text when starting to edit a connection title
- Fixes a bug that led to lost notes when dragging & dropping an image onto a node
- Improves Little Snitch hints
- Fixes a bug that caused a slight increase of the apps memory footprint

MindNode 5.2.5
- Fixes a crash on MacBook Pros with Touch Bar when using Chinese as the system language

MindNode 5.2.3

- Adds 'Size to Fit Content"'to main menu
- Adds ability to include notes in PDF export
- Adds shortcuts for sticker (CMD-5) and media picker (CMD-6)
- Adds actions to scroll to the start and end node of a connection
- Improves performance when selecting a node
- Improves performance during text input

-  Correctly enables cross connection end point controls, when changing the selection
-  Fixes using single file format when exporting documents via the export menu
-  Fixes a bug where the Outline would scroll to the selected node, when the task state of an other node was changed
-  Fixes a bug where paste and preserve style didn't work in context menu
-  Fixes Dark Mode support in About window
-  Fixes a crash when exporting as PDF
-  Fixes an issue with 'Open Quick Entry' not correctly working
-  Retains strike-through text when applying a theme
-  Tries to recover when sticker is not part of the document
-  Fixes a bug which lead to wrong branch layouts in manual layout
-  Ensure that a node in text editing or resizing state isn't covered by any other node
-  Selects a cross connection when clicking on it's title
-  Fixes a bug which prevented the selection of cross connections after folding
-  Fixes a drawing glitch when resizing a node
-  Fixes a crash when dragging first level nodes
-  Fixes a crash when changing selection after text editing
-  Prevents zooming the canvas when pressing the CMD-key during scrolling
-  Improves the dialog that appears when a document has missing images

MindNode 5.2.2

- Refines Dark Mode appearance on export sheet
- Greatly improves search performance
- Parses bold and italic font traits when importing iThoughts or Markdown documents

- Uses the correct font size when importing notes from Markdown documents
- Fixes an image import issue when importing MindManager or iThoughts documents
- Fixes a hang when creating connections during node editing
- Uses the correct paste behaviour when pasting text into notes
- Fixes an issue that prevented creating a new document from Quick Entry when MindNode wasn't running
- Fixes not working URL Schemes when MindNode was launched by a URL Scheme
- Fixes a style inheritance issue when "Inherit style when reconnecting" is disabled
- Fixes a crash when selecting a node
- Fixes an image loss issue when duplicating a document
- Fixes an issue with opening linked documents in right-to-left languages

MindNode 5.2.1
- Fixes slowdowns when selecting nodes or connections
- Fixes text alignment in Slate theme
- Fixes several memory usage issue
- Fixes a bug that prevented node dragging in certain situations

MindNode 5.2
Dark Mode:
- 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
- One new Dark Mode optimized theme (Slate) to help you better focus on your ideas

Resize Outline:
- You can now increase the size of the outline to give mind map and outline the same space
- The outline is not the only sidebar you can resize, earlier this year we also added the ability to resize the Notes sidebar

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

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

- Adds 5 new stickers (Apple, Cake, Clock, Pie, Tree)
- Adds support to export your tasks to OmniFocus 3
- Improves Marked 2 integration by including images in the preview
- Improves text legibility for custom highlight colors during text editing
- Allows to disable the background during printing
- Changes the "Show Notes Inspector" context menu to "Show Notes Popover"
- Highlights nodes on canvas when changing selection in outline
- Improves the sidebar layout to offer a more consistent look
- Adds a shortcut to clear the current selection (Control-Option-Command-A)

- Improves error reporting when opening a document with missing images
- Fixes a crash during node resizing
- Ensures that selected nodes stays visible, when moving them using the arrow keys
- Outline entries with a lot of text content are sized correctly
- Fixes an issue related to syncing task stats with Reminders on Mojave
- Fixes an issue that allowed giving a theme an empty title
- Shows hints for all toolbar items
- Fixes a crash when opening the photo picker

MindNode 5.1.7
- Fixes a crash when attaching a node to a main node
- Opens a new document when launching the app when iCloud Drive is disable

MindNode 5.1.6

- Ensures future compatibility of Things integration
- Fixes a Quick Entry crash
- Uses correct toolbar icons

MindNode 5.1.5
- Fixes a crash on launch on macOS Sierra

MindNode 5.1.4
- Improves Markdown export of notes to enhance Marked 2 support
- Allows to resize Quick Entry window
- Adds the ability to create a reversed cross connection when holding Option+Shift when dragging a node
- Adds ability to share a document to myMindNode and Reminders from the "File > Share" menu

- Fixes a crash when replacing text in a selection using "Replace All in Selection"
- Fixes a bug where a tinted sticker would not be updated during a dragging operation
- Fixes an issue that caused incorrect ordering of undo operations
- Fixes an issue related to duplicate images when printing an outline
- Fixes a hang when closing the print "Page Setup" dialog
- Uses correct stroke width when "Level Dependent Style" is disabled
- Fixes overlapping of branches when exporting as a PDF or an image
- Fixes an issue with xMind import
- Fixes a performance issue when selecting nodes
- Fixes a display issue when using arabic characters

MindNode 5.1.3
- Improves Quick Entry performance

- Fixes a crash when closing a document
- Hides menu items for not yet released features
- Fixes a crash when an open documents gets modified on an other device
- Fixes a crash during saving when a document is open on an other device
- No longer request two undo operations when adding an image
- Fixes a crash when pasting or dragging an image onto a node

MindNode 5.1.2
- Improves task inheritance in Quick Entry mode
- Adds Help menu item to sign up for newsletter

- Allows to add a link to the current selected text and not only to the entire title
- Removes animation when changing connection end points
- Improves error messages during document loading
- Fixes a branch thickness issue when creating nodes using the + sign
- Fixes a sticker display issue in outline
- Fixes a data loss issue when using asian characters with different attributes
- Fixes a crash when pasting text with custom fonts
- Correctly reload sticker picker when changing selection
- Makes it easier to tear off sticker picker
- Removes ability to provide an email address in crash reporter
- Fixes a crash when starting editing of a connection title using the context menu

MindNode 5.1.1
- When zooming to “Actual Size”, ensure the current selected node stays visible
- Fixes a hang when undoing multiple fold operations
- Fixes a crash when opening a document with images
- Improves color well interaction when using a Magic Mouse
- Remembers scroll position in sticker picker when switching between sticker styles
- Fixes a crash when printing a document
- Fixes a crash when exporting a document as PDF

MindNode 5.1
- This release increases the 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.

- Set a system-wide shortcut to open Quick Entry
- Resize the notes sidebar to give more room to your notes
- Allows to select the default MindNode format to increase compatibility with third-party sharing services (Use package for local/iCloud documents and single file for other providers)
- Decreases the minimum windows size to allow opening MindNode in split screen on Macs with smaller screens
- Adds new option to download new themes from
- Adds ability to subscribe to a new email tutorial during first launch
- Allows to tear of sticker picker
- Improves toolbar behaviour when resizing to a small window size
- Adds ability to reset the connection waypoint using the main/context menu
- Increases Quick Entry window size
- Quick Entry will now use the branch color to tint task indicators
- When turning off "level dependent style", reset branch width to the default width of the current theme

- Fixes several issues related to text handling, including retaining empty lines at the beginning of a title
- Fixes several crashes related to undoing and redoing
- Fixes a crash during image resizing
- Fixes an issue related to blurry images when opening a document
- Uses correct preview images in sticker picker
- Fixes a dangling folding indicator issue
- Fixes an issue that prevented pasting text into the document renaming popover and saving panel (this also fixes TextExpander integration)
- Fixes underline and strikethrough in notes sidebar
- Cleans up the Preferences by removing the Reset Defaults button and ensuring the same width for all preferences tabs
- Fixes an issue related to restoring the correct last window position
- Fixes pasting notes into Keynote

MindNode 5.0.11
- Don't create a note when using -- in a node title. You can continue to use the -- shortcut to create a note, by placing it on a separate line
- Improves myMindNode signup
- Fixes a crash when opening documents that were created using an older beta version
- Fixes an issue related to importing iThoughts documents
- Fixes colors during on-boarding

MindNode 5.0.8
- Ensures stickers are always tinted correctly
- Fixes several issues related to importing XMind documents
- Fixes loading of myMindNode's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
- Fixes a crash when deleting a cross connection
- Fixes a Things exporter issue related to documents with tasks in main nodes
- Fixes a node resizing issue in inspector

MindNode 5.0.7
- We redesigned the free trial workflow to no longer require to purchase a free In-App-Purchase

- Fixes a localisation issue in the border section
- Fixes a crash when restoring a purchase on macOS Sierra
- Show application state in about window
- Fixes a jump text issue in Quick Entry

MindNode 5.0.6
- Improves Things integration to take advantage of new Things 3.4 sharing options. This includes exporting hierarchies in headers
- Adds the ability to open iCloud Drive documents using a URL scheme

- Fixes an issue related to pasting a text outline when using top-down-layout

MindNode 5.0.5
- Fixes a crash when navigation to the Organize section in the main menu
- Fixes a hang during “Restore Purchase” on macOS High Sierra

MindNode 5.0.4
- Correctly sorts main nodes horizontally in outline view
- Fixes an issue related to disappearing connections that were created using copy & paste
- Fixes an issue that would cause a hang when using TaskPaper or OmniFocus export
- Fixes a crash during spell checking
- Auto-scroll Quick Entry when entering long text
- Always add new child nodes as the last subnode
- Fixes tint color inconsistencies during on-boarding
- When dragging the canvas with the mouse change cursor to closed hand
- Allow to dismiss purchase and notification windows with the ESC key
- Fixes a crash in theme browser when it’s not visible
- Correctly show insertion pointer when starting to edit a connection label
- "Open Quick Entry" will now also open Quick Entry when it's already running
- Improve readability of stickers popover when using a document with a dark background
- Fixes QuickLook previews for single file MindNode documents

MindNode 5.0.3
- New main menu item to unfold all nodes of the current select mind map

- Fixes a crash in Quick Entry Helper App
- Fixes a crash in QuickLook and Spotlight Plugin
- Allow to open image picker when no node is selected
- Allow underline & strikethrough while textEditing
- Allow copy style & paste style while textEditing
- Fixes an issue with incorrect theme text colors in Quick Entry

MindNode 5.0.2
- Increase zoom out level to 10%
- New "Open Quick Entry" main menu item to manually launch Quick Entry

- Pan canvas with the mouse while holding the Space-key
- Allow to customize touch bar during text editing
- Allow to reposition purchase window
- Fixes outline PDF export
- Fixes transparent background option in PNG export
- Fixes a crash related to legacy dash styles
- Better communicate that the trial is ending automatically
- Fixes fill color of Teal theme
- Use better defaults for fill color when extracting a theme
- The "Default" theme section is now called "Built-in"
- Automatically set a newly created theme as the default theme

MindNode 5.0.1
- Fixes myMindNode registration
- Several fixes related to restoring purchase
- Fixes a crash on macOS Sierra when trying to restore a purchase
- Fixes an animation glitch in tutorial
- Fixes a style issue when inserting a new parent node
- Fixes What's New menu item

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