Importing files and mind maps
SimpleMind Pro can import:
- Native SimpleMind mind maps (.smmx)
- Text files (.txt)
This is an easy way to convert your text files into mind maps. Each new line in the text file creates a new topic, leading tabs are interpreted as hierarchy level.
Alternatively, paste any copied text as a list. Select a topic, from the menu select "Add" – “Paste text as list”.
- FreeMind (.mm) and .opml files.
The file is imported as a new local mind map. SimpleMind imports the basic structure of an .mm or .opml file. SimpleMind extracts text, notes and hierarchy from and ignores all other attributes such as links and icons. Because of this, you should only use this as a one-time import.
How to importUsing the build-in native Dropbox or Google Drive support is the easiest way to import mind maps.
- First upload the file to the cloud.
- Open SimpleMind. Tap the menu, open the cloud tab and locate the file.
- If the file is a .smmx Mind Map, click to open. The file will remain in the cloud and any changes you make on this device are synchronized with the cloud.
- If the file is a .txt, .mm or .opml file, use “Import” from the action bar. The file is converted to the native .smmx format which is then synchronized with the cloud.
- Save the file to any public directory on your device. For example, use the mail application to save the attachment to a public folder like the Download folder.
- Open SimpleMind and tap the menu. Select the Local tab.
- From the menu or toolbar, select “Import file”.
- Locate the directory you saved the file to, and select this file to import it. The importer will preview the imported mind map.
- In this Importer Preview use the “Import” button to complete the import. The imported file is converted to the native .smmx format and is stored as a local mind map.