Step 1: Connect SimpleMind Pro for Mac to Google Drive.

  • In the Mind Map Explorer click the cloud setup tab and click “Connect”. If you don’t see the Mind Map explorer, click “Mind Maps”.
  • Allow SimpleMind access to Google Drive.
  • This adds the Google Drive tab in the Mind Map Explorer.
  • Click this Google Drive tab to see the folders and files in Google Drive.

Step 2: Copy existing local mind maps to Google Drive.

Local mind maps are not synchronized with Google Drive. To store and sync an (existing) local mind map on Google Drive, copy the local mind maps to the Google Drive tab. This is a one-time copy.

  • To copy, select the mind maps – right-click “Copy to Cloud” – “Copy to Google Drive”.
  • Delete the local mind maps (right click – Delete), they are now mere copies.

Step 3: Work directly in the Google Drive tab.

You can now create new mind maps that are synced directly with the cloud. All your changes are synced at regular intervals and at shutdown. To manually force synchronization, use the manual_sync_with_cloud“Synchronize with Google Drive” command.