Structure your ideas with Heimer mind maps

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If a mind map turns out to be very large, the built-in search function can help to find a node. For example, if you can't find the cakes because of all the recipe suggestions, just type the word "cake" in the status bar next to Search. Heimer selects all nodes that have the term in their designation even as you type. In this way, nodes that belong together can be selected quickly without too much clicking.

After finishing the mind map, the software gives you the possibility to export it as a PNG or SVG image, for example, which you could embed in a web page or print. To do this, select the desired format from the File | Export menu, specify a file name, and press OK. In the case of a PNG image, you also need to specify the dimensions of the graphic. Heimer preserves the aspect ratio: If you change the width, Heimer automatically selects a suitable height and vice versa. In most cases, the specified dimensions are already good starting values.


Heimer helps you to easily create smaller mind maps. Heimer does not yet come close to the range of functions offered by it's competitors, but neither does Heimer frighten off users with a mass of often unnecessary features. At the end of the day, Heimer is a great way of quickly collecting and structuring your ideas.

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