SimpleMind for Windows can store mind maps anywhere on your computer.
Because you can store in any folder, you can store in a folder that is synchronized by a cloud service. For example the Dropbox app or the Google Drive app. SimpleMind relies on that cloud service to synchronize your mind maps.

Open mind maps;

  • via the File Explorer or the cloud app.
    Mind maps opened that way are shown in the Files tab in SimpleMind.
  • via the cloud tab in SimpleMind.
    Connect SimpleMind to the cloud, this creates a cloud tab in SimpleMind. That way you can browse the cloud folder and open those mind maps from within SimpleMind.

Step 1: Connect SimpleMind for Windows to a cloud/external directory.

  • Install the cloud app of your choice, for example, Dropbox.
  • Click the add cloud icon, next click “Add Cloud”.
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  • Select “Kind”, for example, Dropbox.
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  • Enter a title.
  • Click “Browse” and select the root of the cloud, for example, C:\Users\name\Dropbox
    Please note: Do not select a folder in Dropbox, for example C:\Users\name\Dropbox\folder. This will cause problems when syncing with other computers/devices that have SimpleMind installed.
  • Press OK. This adds a new cloud tab in the Mind Map Explorer.
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  • Click this cloud tab to see all folders and relevant files in the cloud.

Step 2: Copy existing local mind maps to the cloud.

Local mind maps are not synchronized with the cloud. If you want to store and sync an (existing) local mind map on a cloud, you need to copy the local mind maps to that cloud. This is a one-time copy.

  • To copy, right-click – “Copy/Move”.
  • Select the folder you want to copy to and click “Copy”.
  • You can now delete the copied local mind maps, they are now mere copies.

Step 3: Work directly from the cloud

Mind maps open and save directly in the external folder (cloud). The cloud application synchronizes the changes in your mind map.