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 (iPad only). Select a topic. Next select from the menu "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.
  • The table of contents of a .pdf.
    SimpleMind creates a new topic for each bookmark with a link back to that page in the .pdf.
    Click the topic’s link to open the pdf at the linked page. Available for pdf documents on Dropbox or Google Drive. This requires the .pdf to be stored on Dropbox or Google Drive, an official Table of Contents in the .pdf and iOS 11.

How to import

Import as a local mind map

Locate the .opml, .mm or .smmx file in your e-mail. Long press to select "Open in SimpleMind". This stores the file as a new local .smmx mind map.

Import directly from and to Dropbox and Google Drive

  • Upload the file to the cloud.
  • Open SimpleMind. Tap “Mind Maps” (on iPhone "Local" or "Cloud"), open the cloud tab and locate the file.
  • If the file is a .smmx mind map, you can open it directly. The mind map remains in the cloud. SimpleMind synchronizes any changes with the cloud.
  • If the file is .mm, .opml or .txt or .pdf, tap “Convert and Open”. The file is converted to the native .smmx format and changes are synchronized with the cloud.
See more about importing the table of contents in this video: