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WriteMapper 4

November 2, 2023  macOSWindows

Better Performance

  • WriteMap view is now very much more performant for mind maps with more than a couple dozen nodes, in all layouts.
  • App windows now open much quicker, and inter-window communication is now faster.
  • Other code-level optimization and rewritten algorithms.
  • Reduced time delay for beginning edits on newly added nodes.
  • Updated backend code libraries.

Ask AI

  • Integrated OpenAI writing assistant that allows you to employ the help of AI content generation throughout the process of your writing work.
  • Settings for entering your own OpenAI API key to enable this feature, as well as configuring how you'd like to use it, including providing your own system prompt.

New Views and Layouts

  • Nested Layout - A new mind map layout that provides a visual hierarchy of the WriteMap that's even more suited to the outline, nested style of writing.
  • Document View - The windowed editor and Live Preview features have been neatly combined into a new view, allowing you to review your work in its entirely while also being able to make text edits.

New Quick Search

  • The quick search interface design has now been streamlined and improved, no matter if you're searching from the WriteMap, content editor, or document view.
  • Content matches are now more clearly denoted within the Quick Search function, for matches in both the node topic and contents.

New Animations

  • Improved animations when interacting with the mind map's nodes.
  • Smoother transition from the intro view into a new WriteMap when creating one.
  • New and improved opening content editor animations, with an animation speed setting.

New Colors

  • Added two new theme colors available for use in WriteMaps: Indigo and Brown.
  • Importing from other file formats now also categorises node colors, instead of using a uniform color.
  • In the intro view, the "Default Node Color" setting now also sets the "CREATE" button's color.

Improved Pan & Zoom

  • Smoother autoscroll algorithm when dragging a node to the mind map's edge.
  • More flexible scrolling and panning behaviour for smaller WriteMaps.
  • Added the 'Center Root Node' option to several relevant menus.
  • A 'Return To WriteMap' button is shown when the WriteMap is out of view.
  • Smooth zoom: Use the pinch gesture on a trackpad, or hold the ctrl key and scroll to zoom.

Improved Spellcheck Capabilities

  • Spellcheck can now also learn new spellings via the right-click menu's "Add to Dictionary" option.
  • To unlearn spelling, right-click a word previously added to your dictionary and select "Remove from Dictionary".

Improved UI/UX Design

  • On macOS, right-clicking text now also highlights it then shows the right-click menu in the editor.
  • Swapped default keyboard shortcuts for "Quick Add Sibling Node" (now Shift + Enter), and "Quick Edit Title" (now Enter)
  • Allowed the right-click menu to show even when no text is selected in the content editor.
  • Added more robust options for exporting to the clipboard.
  • Improved title bar functionality on Windows.
  • Improved dark mode scrollbars on Windows.

Request Trial Extension

  • Added a built-in method to extend your trial period, so you now have more time to discover how WriteMapper works best for you.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed malformed links within blockquotes in DOCX exports.
  • Fixed emojis not appearing in full or missing in some cases in DOCX exports.
  • Fixed lists in DOCX exports not showing correctly in Microsoft Word.
  • Fixed invalid characters present in writemaps causing DOCX exports to not work.
  • Removed images from RTF exports, as the file format does not strictly support images.
  • Fixed arrow key inputs being swallowed by keyboard shortcuts, unable to navigate in dialogs.
  • Fixed autocorrect erroneously correcting symbols and characters.
  • Fixed a bug where TXT exports included HTML-formatted links in some instances.
  • Corrected paragraph text size formatting for PDF exports.
  • Fixed a bug where undo/redo actions could show search highlighting in the editor.
  • Fixed a bug where node position in the WriteMap view could sometimes be inaccurate.
  • Fixed mind map bug where arrow key navigation would sometimes not work after a period of use.
  • Fixed mind map bug where collapsing a node then performing drag and drop could have unintended effects.
  • Fixed an external monitor window positioning bug occurring on Windows.
  • Fixed a node selection bug when using pointers or touch on Windows.

Other Notes

Released as version 4.2.0.

WriteMaper 4.3.2

July 11, 2024  macOSWindows

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed scenario where Ask AI completions to insert contents were not working as expected.
  • Fixed unexpected behaviour when editing a node topic to contain only whitespace.
  • Fixed a bug pertaining to undo/redo of node topics from the Document View.
  • Fixed typography alignment of node info text on Windows.

WriteMapper 4.3.1

July 10, 2024  macOSWindows

Added the Collapse Linespacing export option, and fixed a bug whereby the export menus would not be visible in some cases.

WriteMapper 4.3.0

June 5, 2024  macOSWindows

Improved WriteMap UX

  • When the app window is resized, keep the mind map in the same spot on the screen.
  • Changed shade of brown nodes to be less poopy and more golden-bronze.
  • When adding more than an eighth H2 node, a new color is used other than adjacent colors.
  • The background is no longer blurred when quick editing nodes, to retain visibility of mind map.

Improved Ask AI

  • Added "Copy to Clipboard" to the predefined Ask AI completion options.
  • The "Initial System Prompt" Ask AI setting is now displayed using a text area, instead of a single-line input field.
  • Updated Ask AI options for GPT models to match newly updated offerings from OpenAI.
  • Improved OpenAI error message to include reference to credit balance.
  • Improved background color contrast for highlighted text within Ask AI prompts.

Improved Context Menus

  • Added "Look Up" to the context menu when right-clicking highlighted text on macOS.
  • Added basic text right-click menu options for the Ask AI input interface in Document View.
  • Added the "Show In Document View" option to the right-click menu of nodes.

Improved Content Editing

  • On macOS, added the smart quotes, dashes, and text replacement settings to the Edit menu in the menu bar.
  • Improved styling of list bullet points and spacing of list items.
  • Made the default edit node animation speeds slightly faster.

Improved Quick Search

  • Added keyboard navigation to Quick Search results.
  • The caret is now placed at the last match after searching text in the content editor.

Other Improvements

  • Minor updates in content of tutorial WriteMaps.
  • For spellcheck, added "WriteMapper" and "WriteMap" as default correct spellings.
  • Updated backend code libraries.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed certain instances where changes to node topic inputs didn't work as expected.
  • In Document View, fixed inconsistent styling of certain elements for active and inactive editors.
  • Corrected the layout of buttons in the License tab of the Settings window.
  • Fixed incorrect wordcount for lists as shown in the content editor occurring in some situations
  • Fixed incorrect positioning of Ask AI completions if the WriteMapper window is in the background.
  • Fixed bug whereby position of newly-created nodes could be slightly off-center on macOS.
  • Fixed inconsistent sidebar navigation experience after editing in Document View.
  • Fixed phrasing of certain predefined prompts for the Ask AI feature.

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