What's New in WriteMapper

Here's what we've been working on.

WriteMapper 2.7.2

September 16, 2019  iPad

Updated introduction views to also integrate with dark mode, as well as improved the text used in the walkthrough introduction view.

Fixed positioning of in-app purchase button on the iPad Pro when the keyboard is shown.

WriteMapper 2.7.1

August 26, 2019  macOSWindows

Fixed a bug where the open and save file dialogs were not working as expected on desktop versions of the app.

WriteMapper 2.7

August 25, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

We've put a ton of work into this update, addressing parts of the app that could be rounded out better, as well as implementing several small but helpful features to get WriteMapper to work even better for you than before.

Also, this release ensures that the WriteMapper will be supported on the soon to be released Apple software operating systems, macOS Catalina and iPadOS. Notably, the app will integrate with Dark Mode on iPadOS, but also continue to work on iOS 12 should you choose to not update your device yet.

Here's a full list of improvements and bug fixes you'll find in this update:

Notable Improvements

  • Added new Categorize Node Colors option to right-click/long-press menu of root node, which sets a distinct color for each H2 node (and their children).
  • Added option to change color tags of individual nodes, without affecting its child nodes.
  • On desktop, added new setting for indicating the language to be used for spellcheck.
  • Better recent file management on iPad, reducing number of files displayed to three, and added an option to clear the list.
  • Dark mode integration with iPadOS, where dark mode in the app will now sync with the dark mode setting of iPadOS.
  • Also search each node’s contents in the Quick Search feature.

Other Improvements

  • Integrated new three-finger swipe to undo/redo and pinch to copy/paste iPadOS gestures into content editor and WriteMap views.
  • Default behaviour of setting the node theme from the content editor now changes the theme for that node only.
  • Hid the scrollbars in the WriteMap view on iPad for a cleaner visual effect.
  • Use Fluent Design System's Acrylic Material for the title bar on Windows.
  • Updated "See What’s New" links in the About section of the Help menu to "Learn More" instead.
  • Removed "Add to Dictionary" from spellcheck menu option on macOS as it tended to not function in a consistent fashion.
  • iPadOS dark mode for file picker, share sheet, file destination selector, keyboard, and list picker views.
  • Improved wording of option on desktop versions to "open or import".
  • Added app icon used in new iPadOS app slide over multitasking views.
  • Integrated new cursor/caret manipulation behaviour on iPadOS.
  • On Windows, added Ctrl+W keyboard shortcut to the editor window.
  • On desktop, improved spellcheck performance.
  • Added link to User Guide in Help menus.
  • Updated tutorial WriteMaps to reflect changes in this version.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug on Windows where scrolling momentum would overflow to WriteMap and cause an unwanted zoom action to trigger.
  • Fixed bug where redo-ing an add sibling node action doesn’t reposition the node correctly.
  • Fixed bug in quick search where the root node could not be selected from the search results.
  • Fixed bug where scrolling quick search results on the iPad would sometimes cause it to close.
  • Made it such that no single color should appear more than twice for first 8 H2 nodes.
  • If the random node color preference is enabled, also apply it to files are imported.
  • Corrected issue with dark mode on macOS Catalina.

Get the Update

Excitingly, having prepared the app to integrate with iPadOS also means that WriteMapper is also well placed to function on iOS 13. We don't have more information to share for now, but we hope to bring you more news about that soon! :)

Meanwhile, WriteMapper 2.7 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website. The iPad app's update will be available from the App Store shortly.

We hope you'll find these new features useful!

Affiliate Program

August 12, 2019

We're always incredibly grateful to users who are enthusiastic enough about WriteMapper to want to spread the word about it. If you want to go a step further, you can even earn a little money by participating in our Affiliate Program for our desktop (macOS and Windows) products. Click here to learn more.

WriteMapper 2.6

July 24, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

Getting straight to what's in this update, besides the usual bug fixes and improvements, we're also introducing a brand new feature in this release:

Absorb Child Nodes

WriteMapper has had the ability to turn lines of words within a node's contents into children nodes since the app was launched. In this version, we're adding a new feature which allows you to do the reverse — turn nodes into contents.

This helps with generating ideas for writing out the contents of a node's topic, by creating and ordering sub-points in the mind map interface before pulling them all into the parent node. From there, it's a matter of turning those points into complete sentences, and that's that node now taken care of!

You can check it out on your own copy of WriteMapper by right-clicking/long-pressing any node that has child nodes, and selecting the "Absorb Children" option. You can also select the node, and use the Cmd+Shift+A keyboard shortcut on macOS and iPad, or Ctrl+Shift+A on Windows.

Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Updated some code package libraries in anticipation of the upcoming iPadOS public release.
  • Fixed issue with undo/redo keyboard shortcuts not working consistently in WriteMap view on Windows version.
  • Corrected Header Letter Casing export option to also apply to Header Numbering setting, when set to Decimal.
  • Removed the question mark character from file names when saving files.
  • Updated autosave message wording on iPad to give clearer information.

Get the Update

WriteMapper 2.6 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website, or getting the iPad app from the App Store.

We hope you'll find this new feature useful!

User Guide

July 14, 2019

We've added a page where you'll find the WriteMapper User Guide, which aims to document everything there is to learn about WriteMapper. View the user guide here.

WriteMapper 2.5

June 17, 2019  iPad

This update is dedicated to bettering our iPad app, focusing on the little things that will help add to the level of productivity you can achieve on the go with iOS; bringing you even more of a desktop-class experience. Here's a list of improvements that you'll find in this release:

Improvements

  • We made it easier to access the long-press menu of nodes, which can now be triggered with a new keyboard shortcut, Cmd+Return.
  • There is now an improved settings menu interface on the iPad, consolidating individual controls into a General Preferences modal.
  • A “Save As” option was added, allowing for renaming of the WriteMap file that you're working on rather than just defaulting to the root node's title.
  • The status bar in the WriteMap view now uses the vibrancy effect, instead of just a solid color, for a sleeker look.

Bug Fixes

  • Factor in the cursor’s width when setting node width while editing a node’s title.
  • Fit the contents of settings menus into the visible window while in Split View mode.

Get the Update

WriteMapper 2.5 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper for iPad customers. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by getting the iPad app from the App Store.

We hope you'll find these new features useful!

WriteMapper 2.4.1

June 5, 2019  macOS

The macOS app is now notarized by Apple, which helps users verify that the app was built by a trusted developer.

Fixed a visual bug where the Zoom In keyboard shortcut in toolbar’s tooltip menu was still displayed as Cmd+Plus.

WriteMapper 2.4

May 30, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

Furthering our attention on improving the robustness of WriteMapper as a productivity app that helps you meet your writing deadlines comes this update which brings a few new features to aid your work towards that goal.

Quick Edit Node

You can now edit the contents of a node in a scaled-down editor mode, designed for making it easier to jump into jotting down some words without having to open the full editor. Quick Edit Node is accessible via a new keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Cmd+E on the macOS and iPad versions, as well as on Alt+Ctrl+E on Windows.

Export Options

More granular export configurations are now available in WriteMapper, allowing you to customise how your WriteMap should translate to the exported text document. A new "Export" section has been added to the preferences panel, from which you can adjust these new settings to your liking.

Bug Fixes

  • Changed "+" to "=" for the zoom in keyboard shortcut to remove the need to also hold the Shift key on macOS.
  • Applied the "Export Header Numbering" setting to OPML export, on both desktop and iPad versions.

Get the Update

WriteMapper 2.4 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website, or getting the iPad app from the App Store.

We hope you'll find these new features useful!

Gift License Codes

May 11, 2019

The option to gift WriteMapper license codes to your colleagues, friends or family is now available from the License Manager page on our website. If you're interested in learning more, you may find this new support article on how you may go about doing so helpful.

WriteMapper 2.3.1

April 28, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

Improvements

  • Added method to easier include app and platform version info for debugging purposes in the Help menu.
  • New image export format.

Bug Fixes

  • If quick search leads to a node that is collapsed, expand before selecting it.
  • Corrected an inconsistent behaviour that occurred in the “Collapse Other Nodes” option.
  • Fixed hitting Cmd+E causing a glitch while in the windowed editor on the macOS version.
  • Fixed OPML export bug that occurs when there are nodes with empty contents.
  • Fixed issue with zoom on Windows when triggered from trackpad or mouse wheel.
  • Fixed bug on desktop where arrow keys would traverse nodes during Quick Search.

WriteMapper 2.3

April 11, 2019  Windows

The exclusive focus of this update was to improve the experience of WriteMapper on Windows. The Windows version has now existed for squarely a year and a half, and it was about time for us to dedicate an update to making the app work and feel better on the platform.

We've worked on several aspects of the app in this update, all of which come together to bring you a more unified and coherent final product and software experience on Windows. Here's what's changed in this release:

1. Title Bar

The first thing you'll notice in this update is that we've streamlined how the title bar looks and works for all WriteMapper windows. Visually, besides also working with Dark Mode, it also tucks the menu bar options neatly away into the top-left corner. We also made sure to not lose functionality by having convenience features such as using the Alt key to access menu bar options or double-clicking the title bar to maximise the window continue to work the same.

2. Pointer Support

The WriteMapper for Windows app now fully supports the use of pointers such as the Surface Pen, or your finger on a touchscreen Windows device. Dragging nodes and right-clicking items now work just like you'd expect them to. These were tested on a physical Microsoft Surface device to ensure that the software works as intended on these computers.

3. General Styling

We've updated the overall styling of components in the general interface of the app to make it feel a lot more at home on Windows. We redefined each of the eight node color gradients, using pre-defined system and theme colors from Windows 10. Icons used in the app were also updated, using Windows 10 icons from the Microsoft-provided Segoe MDL2 icon set.

4. App Icons

Last but not least, the app's icons have been updated to fit better on Windows 10. WriteMapper now looks like it belongs on the task bar, and the the app's tile in the Start menu now displays more appropriately against a custom background color. The WriteMap file icon (for .writemap format files) has been refreshed as well.

Bug Fixes

As always, we took this release also as a chance for us to correct a couple of bugs:

  • Double clicking a node now works with the “Tap twice and drag to multi-select” setting for Windows trackpads.
  • Prevented the white collapse/expand button from glitching when clicked.
  • Fixed error that occurred when trying to select nodes above/below the root node.
  • Fixed overlapping elements in the Shortcuts tab of the Preferences window.
  • Corrected scrollbar from showing in the update window.

Get the Update

The existence of WriteMapper for Windows has been and will continue to be an important part of our product lineup. Moving forward, we will continue to dedicate effort to improving upon the form and function of our apps across all platforms we currently exist on.

WriteMapper 2.3 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper for Windows customers. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website.

To update from versions 2.0.0 or 2.0.1, a manual update is required. More details on how to do so may be found on this support article on our website.

We hope you'll enjoy these new features!

WriteMapper 2.2

March 22, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

We're always looking to make WriteMapper a better version of itself than before. In this update, we focused on improving the robustness of WriteMapper as a productivity app. Here's a few features we've added that'll let you get your work done quicker and easier.

Snapshots

WriteMapper now keeps a backup of a history of your work with this new feature. The five most recent versions of the five most recently saved WriteMaps are saved to Snapshots, which can be accessed from the “File” menu, and from the “Open” button on the iPad. There also exists the option to remove all Snapshots, if you’re worried about them occupying disk space.

Export As OPML

We’ve added another export format, on top of the five existing ones. Adding OPML format export, with the app already supporting import of OPML files, will enable you to move your work in and out of WriteMapper and use it with other programs that support the format.

Quick Search

Finally, you can now search an entire WriteMap’s node topics at once, and find exactly what you were looking for. Quick Search is accessible from the WriteMap view in the menu bar on desktop under the “Node” menu, the toolbar’s more options button (•••) on iPad, and with keyboard shortcuts on both (Cmd/Ctrl+F).

Improvements

  • On desktop, added optimisations for improving performance of viewing and editing WriteMaps with numerous nodes.
  • Added padded clearance of the cursor from the bottom edge of the content editor as the editor auto-scrolls while you type.
  • Increased content editor’s maximum font size upwards to 26px.
  • Added a separator to the zoom toolbar menu on desktop.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where a link’s destination would not show up in WriteMaps created from imported files.
  • On desktop, fixed a bug where images could not be inserted when the editor wasn’t yet focused.
  • Prevented source information of images getting lost whenever the content editor was opened/closed.
  • Character count in Full Document Preview now does not count spaces and newline characters.
  • Set ‘mins’ to singular (‘min’) instead of plural if the estimated read time info is one (1) minute.

Get the Update

WriteMapper 2.2 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website, or getting the iPad app from the App Store.

To update from versions 2.0.0 or 2.0.1 on desktop (macOS or Windows), a manual update is required. More details on how to do so may be found on this support article on our website.

We hope you'll find these new features useful!

WriteMapper 2.1.1

March 6, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

Contains a bug fix where the Editor Width setting would always be stuck in “Relative”, even if set to “Fixed” in Preferences.

WriteMapper 2.1

March 1, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

This update is our follow-up to the amazing start we've had in 2019 with WriteMapper 2. Answering our customers' most highly-requested features, we've packed this update full of new abilities and improvements. Here's what we've added in this release:

Windowed Editor

On desktop versions, you can now edit node content while keeping the WriteMap in view, by opening a node’s content editor in a separate window. This is accessible from the content editor’s toolbar (right-most button), or from a new setting found in the Preferences window (Editor Opens In). The windowed editor syncs all data with its parent WriteMap window as you work in either one, allowing for congruent data flow across the app.

Markdown Syntax Writing

Besides that, we've also added the ability to use Markdown-style syntax to style your writing, such as **bold** or [links](https://writemapper.com). These Markdown-style snippets get detected by the software as you write, and get automatically converted into the appropriate text format for you.

Export Header Numbering

There now exists an option to prefix each header with your preferred numbering sequence, report-style, in your exported documents. This can be toggled from the app’s Preferences, where a “Export Header Numbering” option has been added. You can also view how the exported document would look from the Full Document Preview function.

Other Improvements

  • New setting added to preferences options for choosing between fixed or relative width of the content editor.
  • Enabled WriteMap to scroll as a node is dragged to the bounds of the WriteMap’s edges.
  • Added link to License Manager page to the Help section of the menu bar of desktop versions.
  • Adjusted layout and height of the Preferences window on desktop to fit better on smaller screens.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where imported PNG and GIF images might not be formatted in the right encoding.
  • In the Windows version, fixed the height of the general tab of the Preferences window.
  • Remedied issue where the Windows desktop version would not correctly handle images imported from a local file.
  • Fixed errant white flash when showing a new window on macOS, in dark mode.
  • On macOS, corrected how buttons for modifier keys might not display correctly in the custom keyboard shortcuts section of Preferences.
  • Corrected a typo in the tutorial WriteMap.

Get the Update

WriteMapper 2.1 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website, or getting the iPad app from the App Store.

To update from versions 2.0.0 or 2.0.1 on desktop (macOS or Windows), a manual update is required. More details on how to do so may be found on this support article on our website.

We hope you'll find these new features useful!

License Manager

February 12, 2019

We've added a License Manager to our website to help customers be able to view and manage their existing license codes. Customers can access the License Manager by entering the email address used to purchase WriteMapper here.

WriteMapper 2.0.2

February 8, 2019  macOSWindows

This update fixes a bug that caused the auto update mechanism to not work.

Also, the Full Document Preview option was added to the menu bar, alongside the existing export options to help make it more accessible.

To update from versions 2.0.0 or 2.0.1, a manual update is required. More details on how to do so may be found on this support article on our website.

WriteMapper 2.0.1

January 29, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

Improvements

  • Automatically remove whitespace when verifying license code in desktop app.
  • Include information of how to input emojis in “Use Emojis” node for both macOS and Windows tutorials.
  • Update Escape key and Cmd/Ctrl+E keyboard shortcut on desktop to also be able to exit full document preview mode.
  • On iPad, add adequate margin to last item in full document preview when nodes’ contents are hidden.
  • Hide the formatting and tag menus in content editor after each action made on desktop.
  • Update more precise wording of save dialog prompt on desktop versions.
  • Reduce frequency of IAP modal showing on iPad when in trial mode.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where certain DOCX files could not be imported, returning an error instead.
  • Prevent up/down arrows from scrolling the scrollbar in desktop versions of custom keyboard shortcut window.
  • Fixed an undo/redo bug on iPad, allowing it to now work with rich components and in the correct historical order.

A Quick Update

January 9, 2019

Thanks everyone for the great feedback on WriteMapper 2 – this has been a fantastic launch! Here’s a quick update on how things are going:

Launch Reception

We’re delighted to see that WriteMapper 2 is receiving many positive responses from new and past customers alike. We ended our launch on Product Hunt at an unprecedented #4 Product of the Day, and we got mentioned on Cult of Mac as well. To all customers, thank you for purchasing WriteMapper and supporting its development!

Launch Pricing

We’re glad to be extending our launch pricing for another 7 days from the date of this post, to give new users who’ve just discovered WriteMapper more time to evaluate the app. Also, on the iOS App Store, please note that you don’t need to do anything to get the discount – the price you see in the App Store already has the discount applied. If you’re thinking of purchasing WriteMapper 2, this is the best time to get it.

Note on unzipping on macOS

Some of our users have reported an issue where the app would crash upon their first time running it, on macOS. This is an issue due to using non-default unzipping apps such as Unarchiver. To fix this, you’ll need to use the default Archive Utility.app to unzip the downloaded file. More details may be found in this support article we’ve just published.

Thanks again for all your feedback everyone!

Meet WriteMapper 2

January 2, 2019  macOSWindowsiPad

It’s here! We’ve been working hard on a couple major new feature additions to WriteMapper during and through the holiday period, and we’re incredibly proud and excited to finally show it to all of you.

In this update, we focused on unlocking the potential of WriteMapper as a writing tool even further, making it an even more powerful tool in your writing productivity arsenal. Here’s what’s new in this release:

1. File Import

Besides exporting, you can now import other filetypes into the WriteMapper app, and work on them as a mind map! For starters, WriteMapper supports import of most of the filetypes it currently exports to, namely Markdown (.md), HTML (.html) and DOCX (.docx) files. Furthermore, we've also included import capabilities for the OPML file format — which is one of the most-asked-for features from our users.

2. Custom Keyboard Shortcuts

WriteMapper 2 will take your keyboard writing productivity to another level, now that it allows you to set custom keyboard shortcuts. If you prefer another key binding as opposed to the default ones, you can now configure that from the settings menu of the app. This will hopefully help you to do more in less time — and perhaps without your fingers ever needing to leave your keyboard at all.

3. Full Document Preview

Get a quick overview of the state of your work in its document form, directly from the WriteMapper app itself with the new full document export preview feature. Besides being great for proofreading, the preview mode also allows you to toggle various modes of exploring your preview, helping you digest your writing quicker and easier than ever before. A handy full document word and character count calculator is also included, which displays that information for you in preview mode.

Other Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that was causing an issue with the default layout of the tutorial WriteMap on the desktop app.
  • Updated default font size setting to be applied in real-time, each time the editor is opened.
  • Improved “About WriteMapper” display information and interface.
  • Added a “New WriteMap from Node” option to the right-click and long-press menus of non-root nodes, on desktop and iPad respectively.
  • Added support for switching Dark Mode on macOS System Preferences, updating the WriteMapper interface in real-time.
  • Fully adopt Dark Mode for macOS, where dialog interfaces are also now adapted to Dark Mode.
  • Updated tutorial WriteMap to also include mentions of recently-developed features.
  • Default the spellcheck setting on desktop as disabled to make it an opt-in feature.
  • On iPad, updated in-app purchase interface to adopt Dark Mode if it has been turned on by the user.
  • On iPad, added a document picker to the “Import Existing File” option, allowing easier access to file imports.
  • Improved tolerance and decreased press duration required for long-press gesture on iPad.
  • Corrected a bug on iPad where disabled toolbar buttons were erroneously allowed to be tapped.
  • On iPad, added the option to collapse and expand all nodes to the root node’s long-press menu.
  • Fixed issue on iPad where orientation change would displace tooltips shown in the content editor and in the intro view.

These features were major implementations, each of which required an extensive amount of work to make possible; and we hope they will help WriteMapper be an even more capable asset in your writing workflow.

WriteMapper 2 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. Existing customers should have received an email with the subject "Your WriteMapper 2 License Codes", which contains the necessary information for getting started with WriteMapper 2.

New customers can get discounted launch pricing if purchasing within the next 7 days. Take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website, or getting the iPad app from the App Store!

Do also join the conversation about WriteMapper 2’s launch on Product Hunt. Otherwise, we hope you'll find WriteMapper useful in getting your ideas out there this 2019 — happy new year and thank you for your support!

WriteMapper 2 Is Coming

December 21, 2018

We’re very excited to report that WriteMapper 2 is almost ready for release. After a final round of testing, we expect to ship in somewhere in January 2019.

License Upgrades

WriteMapper 2 will be available as a free upgrade to all our existing customers, on all platforms. The new desktop version will require usage of new license codes, as your old license codes will not be compatible with it.

We will be conducting a free 1-to-1 replacement of license codes for all of our existing customers, and will be getting in touch via email soon to send you your new WriteMapper 2 license code(s).

Release Plan

WriteMapper 2 will be available on all platforms it already exists on: macOS, Windows and iPad. At this point, we’re currently adding the finishing touches, and we expect to ship in early 2019.

We’ll post an exact date on our social media channels as soon as we have one — make sure you follow us on Twitter or Facebook so you don’t miss it!

Stay Tuned

Thanks everyone for your patience. We’ve put a lot of hard work and passion into making WriteMapper the best mind-mapping app for writers. We’re incredibly excited about the result, and cannot wait to hear what you think.

Dark Mode

November 25, 2018

Dark mode has been available in the WriteMapper app since its release, and today we're adding the dark mode capability to this website! To see it in action, click the contrast icon in the menu bar at the top of the page and you'll activate dark mode.

WriteMapper 1.7.2

November 9, 2018  macOSWindowsiPad

Improvements

  • Added dark mode settings to also apply to the preferences and update windows on desktop.
  • On desktop, updated walkthrough interfaces to also support dark mode.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed node duplication bug, where nodes that were themselves duplicated could not be duplicated again.
  • Addressed a bug where node duplication could not successfully integrate with the action history if undone/redone multiple times.
  • Corrected bug where undo/redo was not working for certain cases of adding sibling nodes.
  • Fixed bug where random colors of H2 level nodes are not replicated when undo/redo is executed adding them.
  • On iPad, added the auto-expand lines keyboard shortcut, available from within the content editor.
  • Fixed a bug on the iPad where using Cmd+E and Cmd+W keyboard shortcuts in quick succession resulted in a botched interface.
  • Corrected a iPad bug where WriteMap files were not being added to the Recents menu upon actions like saving or closing.
  • Fixed root nodes of new WriteMaps on iPad flashing blue when default node color is set to colors other than blue.

WriteMapper 1.7.1

November 2, 2018  macOSWindowsiPad

This update includes a couple of minor improvements and bug fixes pertaining to the focus in version 1.7 of improving the interaction experience of WriteMapper.

Improvements

  • Refined layout to also work for the newly-released iPad Pro models.
  • Added keyboard shortcut for Toggle Task Status function, as well as to the menu bar.

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected a typo in the tutorial WriteMap, under “Use Emojis” node.
  • Updated all “Night Mode” references in the apps to use the “Dark Mode” term instead.

WriteMapper 1.7.1 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. We hope you'll find these updates useful!

WriteMapper 1.7

October 19, 2018  macOSWindowsiPad

In this update, we focused on improving the interaction experience of WriteMapper, adding a few new handy and useful functions to the app. Let's get these new features introduced to you:

Task Status

A major feature addition in this update is the Task Status function. You can now mark each individual node as completed, using this feature. This can be set from the mind map interface (long-press menu), or from the content editor (under the tag menu button).

The individual Task Status of each node will then show on left side of each node with a little checkmark indicator icon, so you can continue to use the tilde (~) key keyboard shortcut to see info of all nodes at once.

Duplicate Nodes

Another main feature we added in this update is the ability to duplicate nodes. You can now duplicate nodes on a WriteMap, making useful copies of existing nodes.

Similarly accessible the long-press menu, you can also use the Cmd+D keyboard shortcut when a node is selected. The action also integrates into the undo/redo action history, so that the workflow continues to make sense.

Collapse Other Nodes

If you've ever had to deal with an extremely large WriteMap, it can sometimes help to collapse everything else and just focus on a small section of the WriteMap for a bit.

Another feature upgrade we added in this update is the ability to collapse all other nodes except the currently selected one. This function allows you to just that, and you can access it from the menu shown when long-pressing a node.

Other Improvements

Besides those main features, here's a bunch of other improvements we've added to the app:

  • Styled desktop toolbar depending on if window is focused or blurred.
  • Made links click-able from within the content editor, when the link tooltip is opened.
  • Improved the window name when viewing the tutorial on desktop.
  • On iPad, highlight and select the initial default “Title” content of new nodes when creating them.
  • On iPad, enable tapping on white circle to collapse / expand nodes, to work with Apple Pencil input.
  • Corrected the long-press menu options available for the root node, on the iPad version.
  • Slightly improved app size by removing unused files and libraries.

Get the Update

WriteMapper 1.7 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website, or getting the iPad app from the App Store.

We hope you'll find these new features useful!

WriteMapper 1.6

September 29, 2018  macOSWindowsiPad

In this update, we focused on making improvements to the file format of WriteMap documents, building the app to to be more consistent in file export behaviour across all three platforms the app is available on.

These changes, while not immediately apparent from within the app's interface itself, may be instead found in the documents of various file formats that the app supports exporting of. The following are the updates found in this latest version of WriteMapper:

Improvements

On desktop versions of the app, image data is now handled internally by the program, instead of being linked to an external media resource; as has been the case on the iPad version.

Export behaviour of files have been improved, with MD and HTML files containing images now using the image source URL or path, instead of clunky and unwieldy base64 data strings.

Tying up loose ends of the updates from the previous update in version 1.5, we've now also finally added plain text export support for proper indentation of nested lists.

Get the Update

WriteMapper 1.6 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website, or getting the iPad app from the App Store.

We hope you'll enjoy these new features!

WriteMapper 1.5.2

September 2, 2018  macOSWindowsiPad

Furthering the focus on making style and formatting improvements to WriteMapper in version 1.5, we're glad to announce these additions in WriteMapper 1.5.2:

Indented Lists

The content editor can now handle indented or nested lists, up to 8 levels deep. Exported documents will also similarly produce documents with nested lists, except on TXT documents where this feature is currently unsupported.

Latest macOS & iOS Support

We updated the macOS and iPad apps for macOS Mojave and iOS 12 compatibility, respectively. WriteMapper will now defer to the newly available dark mode settings on macOS Mojave, if turned on in System Preferences.

Other Improvements

On the iPad, we updated the references in tutorial WriteMap to the in-app purchase button. Also, individual windows are now named by the title of the root node instead of a generic "WriteMapper" title, on desktop versions.

We hope you'll enjoy these new features!

Outline Insight

August 20, 2018

Outlining can be an amazingly powerful weapon in the writer's arsenal if used well. Prominent and notable writers have utilised their own styles and variants of this step in their writing processes to great effect, and many notable works of writing have been produced with the help of an outline.

Today, we're glad to announce Outline Insight, a collection of curated examples sharing how the experts are using outlining to win in their respective fields, from Nobel prize winners, world-renowned academics, Pulitzer prize recipients, Ivy League scholars and industry mavens.

Each Outline Insight details a short story on the author's background and work, and aims to briefly but concisely shed light on how exactly has the process of outlining helped these writers produce amazing writing. There are eight such Outline Insights to begin with at this time of launching it, and we'll also be continually adding to this collection.

We hope you'll find these stories insightful.

WriteMapper 1.5.1

August 2, 2018  macOSWindows

Improved the dialog interface which pops up when an unsaved document is attempted to be closed, by adding the "Save" option and setting it as the primary, default option.

WriteMapper 1.5

July 27, 2018  macOSWindowsiPad

In this update, we focused on making style and formatting improvements to WriteMapper across all three platforms the app is available on: macOS, Windows and the iPad.

We've worked hard on making the app easier and more natural to use than ever, removing as much friction as possible from your writing workflow to let your creativity shine through.

Here's the full list of improvements we've made to the app in this update:

  • Improved the style metadata of exported DOCX files, such as for titles and headings.
  • Improved styling of root node, only showing its info when selected, like the other nodes.
  • The width of nodes with no children now expand to fit its contents as you type, making it easier to see what you're typing.
  • Adjusted line height of text in the content editor to use golden typography ratio for better viewing.
  • WriteMap saving, exporting and copying to clipboard operations now show you visual confirmation when completed.
  • Updated autosave frequency to every five minutes, preventing unnecessary processing from happening.
  • Added a random color option for newly-created H2-level nodes. This is enabled by default, and can be toggled in your Preferences.
  • Added a license deactivation note in the preferences window on desktop, to help guide users changing computers.
  • Improved content handling on desktop versions, where pasted text retains formatting.
  • Set behaviour of app to not quit when all windows are closed on macOS.

Besides those, also in this update are a number of bug fixes:

  • Corrected an issue where instances of a specific text arrangement would not export correctly to the DOCX format.
  • Fixed a bug on the iPad where the button for in-app purchases would overlap and obscure the toolbar when in Split View.
  • Fixed an issue where multiple nested share dialogs would incorrectly appear when export options are tapped in quick succession on the iPad.
  • Corrected the positioning of the share dialog when exporting a file on the iPad.

WriteMapper 1.5 is available as a free update for past WriteMapper customers, on all platforms. New customers can take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by downloading the desktop app from our website, or getting the iPad app from the App Store.

We hope you'll enjoy these new features!

Press

July 19, 2018

We have updated our Press page, so that basic information about the WriteMapper line of products and other general information about us are more conveniently accessible for journalists to reference. To view the page, click here.

WriteMapper 1.4

July 17, 2018  iPad

In this first major update for WriteMapper for iPad since its launch, we were entirely focused on bringing further key platform features of iOS to the app. We're happy to share that the app now supports these amazing iOS features on your iPad:

1. Split View

In addition to already supporting the Slide Over feature found on iOS, this update allows you to take your multitasking productivity to another level when you're using WriteMapper for iPad. You can now also have the app open side by side another app, using the Split View.

2. Apple Pencil

If you're used to having an Apple Pencil in your hand while doing work on your iPad, this update is for you: we've added Apple Pencil support in this update! It's just another thing that helps make WriteMapper for iPad more versatile, powerful, and natural than ever.

3. Other Improvements

We're committed to consistently improving WriteMapper. Besides the main feature additions as reported above, in this version, we've also made these fixes and improvements to the app:

  • Fixed the long-press node colour changing menu missing the teal option.
  • Fixed tilde (~) keyboard shortcut not working when in the WriteMap view.
  • Fixed an issue with inconsistent background color of the content editor.

WriteMapper 1.4 is available as a free update for all our past WriteMapper for iPad customers. New customers can also take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today, by getting the app from the App Store, or buy it through the in-app purchase.

We hope you'll enjoy these new features!

WriteMapper for iPad

July 6, 2018  iPad

It’s taken way more time and effort than expected to deliver an amazing product for the iPad, but we’re so glad that it’s finally here. Today, we’re incredibly excited to be sharing the latest and greatest addition to the WriteMapper family with you: WriteMapper for iPad.

On top of bringing WriteMapper’s best features to the iPad, WriteMapper for iPad was reworked from the fundamentals to be deeply integrated with and optimised for an incredible iPad usage experience. Here’s a couple of features and capabilities which we’ve leveraged from the power of iOS, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, to help you get your writing work done in no time at all:

1. Files Integration

With the help of the file management capabilities of the Files app on iOS, it’s really easy to save, sync and access your WriteMaps across your devices.

2. Drag and Drop

Magically move text and images from other apps into the distraction-free editor with just a finger, or rearrange the nodes in your WriteMap by dragging them around.

3. Keyboard Shortcuts

Typing is even better on the iPad with an external hardware keyboard, and we’ve made it even easier to keep the typing flow going by integrating multiple handy keyboard shortcuts.

We’re looking forward to your comments and feedback on our Product Hunt post, after giving the free trial a spin. So grab your iPad and keyboard, head on down to the coffee shop, and see what you can do with WriteMapper for iPad — we hope you’ll find it useful!

WriteMapper 1.3.1

July 4, 2018  macOSWindows

Fixed an issue with connecting to the server during the license verification process.

WriteMapper 1.3

July 3, 2018  macOSWindows

This latest update is all about getting the desktop version up to speed with the features that will be available in the upcoming release of WriteMapper for iPad.

Today, we're adding three new major features that have been highly requested by our customers: Spellcheck, Pinch-to-Zoom and Recent Documents.

1. Spellcheck

Getting your writing work done quick is the entire purpose of WriteMapper. This version of the app now incorporates spellcheck ability, helping you spot and correct your typing mistakes faster than ever. This feature is enabled by default, but if you'd prefer otherwise, there also exists the option to disable spellcheck from the Preferences window.

2. Pinch-to-Zoom

In addition to the two existing ways (keyboard shortcuts and from clicking the zoom option in the toolbar) of setting your desired zoom level on the WriteMap view, you can now also use the pinch-zoom gesture on computers and hardware that support it. Nifty!

3. Recent Documents

It's now more convenient than ever to access your most recent WriteMaps. On macOS, you can view and access your recent WriteMaps by right-clicking the WriteMapper icon in the Dock, or from the "Open Recent" item in the menu bar. On Windows, you can similarly view and access your recent WriteMaps by right-clicking the WriteMapper icon in the Taskbar.

Other Improvements

Besides the three new features listed above, we've also made these minor fixes and improvements in this release:

  • While the content editor is open, you can now also use the Ctrl/Cmd + E keyboard shortcut to exit to the WriteMap view, besides hitting the escape key.
  • Applied a fix for the animation seen during the process of creating a new WriteMap not lining up exactly with the new node in the created WriteMap.
  • Fixed an issue where opening WriteMap files on the Windows platform from a state where the app hasn’t been instantiated doesn’t work.
  • Improved WriteMap file name handling to not use the restricted colon (:) character.

Take it for a spin!

WriteMapper 1.3 is available as a free update for all our past WriteMapper customers. WriteMapper for macOS and WriteMapper for Windows are both available for purchase from the store page on our website — you can also take the free trial for a spin to test out the latest features we released today. We hope you'll enjoy these latest updates!

We have a date!

June 28, 2018  iPad

One of our most highly-requested items from our users, WriteMapper for the iPad will be coming to the iOS App Store this coming Thursday, the 5th of July 2018.

More than a year's worth of design, coding and testing work has gone into the latest version of WriteMapper, and we can't wait to share it with you!

Until then, stay tuned via email here, or on Twitter and Facebook, where we'll be sharing the latest updates.

WriteMapper 1.2.4

May 24, 2018  macOSWindows

Improvements:

  • Overall environment performance improvements.
  • Added use of ellipsis for overflowing titles in editor mode.
  • Removed behaviour of selection of root note when opening a new WriteMap.
  • Updated minor typo in the tutorial WriteMap.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bug where code blocks for default root nodes wasn’t styled to the correct color.
  • Fixed issue where the caret would not line up correctly when typing into a snippet of inline code.
  • Fixed bug where opening a new window while in full screen mode would result in not being able to switch windows.
  • Fixed issue where links would open up in an internal browser window.

WriteMapper 1.2.3

November 29, 2017  macOSWindows

Minor fix for an issue faced when Control + clicking on a Mac to bring up the right-click menu also erroneously triggering the dragging action on the node that was right-clicked.

On Windows, fixed an issue faced by customers where new nodes weren't able to be added.

WriteMapper 1.2.2

November 29, 2017  macOS

Fixed an issue faced by customers on macOS High Sierra (10.13.1) where new nodes weren't able to be added.

WriteMapper 1.2.1

October 25, 2017  macOSWindows

Fixed an issue where the Default Map Layout setting wasn't respected, when set to "Cascading Mind Map" upon opening a new WriteMap.

WriteMapper 1.2.0

October 24, 2017  macOSWindows

Added autosave feature. WriteMaps that have been saved to a specific location, or opened from an existing file, will be automatically saved as you work on it. Autosave is enabled by default, and you can also disable this from the preferences window, if you wish.

Fixed an issue where the Default Node Info Display setting wasn't respected, when set to "Node's Content Word Count" upon opening a new WriteMap.

WriteMapper 1.1.3

October 2, 2017  macOSWindows

A minor update, but the first for both macOS and Windows platforms:

  • Fixed a bug where complete .writemap files wouldn't get saved if done so from within the content editor view.
  • Windows-only: Updated example WriteMap to use Windows-specific keyboard shortcut examples.

WriteMapper for Windows

September 26, 2017  Windows

After lots of hard work, we’ve just launched the Windows version of WriteMapper on Product Hunt!

You can download the 7-day free Windows trial from any download link on this website, and also from this dedicated download page. Licenses purchased from our store can be used interchangeably across the Windows and macOS apps at no extra cost, whether they were purchased prior to the release of this Windows app or after. Furthermore, should you decide to switch your operating system in the future (like from Windows to macOS, or vice-versa), you’ll be able bring your WriteMapper license along with you and use it on your new computer too!

The version of the WriteMapper Windows app is 1.1.2, and the features available are identical to that currently as in the Mac app. From here on, both the Windows and macOS apps will receive updates in parallel, and each will enjoy new features and improvements at the same rate.

We’d like to thank the macOS community for the amazing response which WriteMapper’s received since our initial launch about a month ago. The Mac app has since gotten some really positive feedback on Reddit as well as on Cult of Mac, and we’re delighted to now be able to share WriteMapper with the Windows community as well.

Check out our Product Hunt launch post to find out more about WriteMapper for Windows!

WriteMapper 1.1.2

September 22, 2017  macOS

  • Fixes an issue where the HTML whitespace character would appear in some exported text documents.

WriteMapper 1.1.1

September 20, 2017  macOS

Fixed an important usability issue for users on larger displays, like the 5k iMac:

  • Added editor text body font size adjustment options and preferences.

Apple Pay

September 9, 2017

Our store now accepts Apple Pay. If you're on a suitable macOS or iOS device, with your Wallet already set up, you should now see Apple Pay as the default option on our store page.

WriteMapper 1.1.0

September 9, 2017  macOS

This is our first major update for WriteMapper, in which we've included two highly-requested features as well as a number of fixes and improvements.

Link Image Files or URLs

You may now include images from the editor when using WriteMapper. For more details on how to use images, please see our support article on the subject.

Deactivate License Code

In the event that you are moving to a new computer, you may now deactivate your license on the old machine, and use it again on the new one. More information can be found in our support article about it.

Others

Bug fixes and improvements in this update:

  • Fixed some display issues on the beta release of macOS High Sierra.
  • Fixed some issues with the animation when opening an editor while zoomed in/out.
  • Fixed an issue where the quit prompt wouldn’t appear, after saving while in the editor view.
  • Fixed an UI issue where verified licenses wouldn’t be shown as such in the Preferences window.
  • Made “Cancel” option for quit dialog the default selection.
  • Made cascading WriteMap layout the default setting.p

Support Articles

September 4, 2017

We've just published 27 different support articles spanning 6 categories, containing answers to frequently asked questions we've received, and useful guided how-tos related to WriteMapper.

You may visit our Support page to view them.

WriteMapper 1.0.4

September 2, 2017  macOS

Improvements:

  • Edited the shade of yellow used for higher contrast and better readability.
  • Added formatting options to right click menu when editing contents of a node.
  • Optimised size of app download.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed a bug that caused some MS Word file exports to not be able to open.
  • Fixed an issue where hitting the escape key exits the editing panel itself, instead of just closing the link editing popup.

Education Pricing

August 27, 2017  macOS

We now offer education pricing for WriteMapper in our store, available to current and newly accepted university students, as well as teachers and staff at all levels.

Visit this page to verify your education email and apply education pricing.

WriteMapper 1.0.3

August 23, 2017  macOS

  • Fixed an issue where new windows would get stuck if you changed the "Default Node Info Display" setting to "Node’s Position".

WriteMapper 1.0.2

August 22, 2017  macOS

This is our first update for some small bug fixes, subsequent to our initial release of WriteMapper 1.0.1.

  • Fixed an issue where uppercase license codes couldn’t be keyed in.
  • Updated trial period from 10 hours to 7 days.

Introducing WriteMapper 👋

August 22, 2017  macOS

We're excited to share an amazing product of ours with you today! It's a mind-mapping macOS app that helps writers get from idea to final draft in no time at all. After drafting your thoughts in the mind map, you can then export a text document to your writing app of choice, to put on the finishing touches.

WriteMapper does wonders for one's writing productivity, both in terms of being able to generate ideas quickly and structuring your written work in a sequence that flows and makes sense. You'll find yourself getting from title to final draft in no time at all!

It works especially well for writers working on medium to long form content, who would greatly benefit from bringing a level of structuredness to their work — which would otherwise be one long, flowy, messy text document. On top of that, it also works best for visual thinkers, who much better comprehend seeing things in pictures than in words.

Without further ado, let us show you some of the app's best features that'll help you blitz through your writing assignments and pesky deadlines!

Visually comprehensive

WriteMapper was built to leverage the visual nature of mind maps to give you an overview of your writing structure. Just one glance is all it takes for you to get a good feel for the flow of your work. In doing so, you get a comprehensive yet clear picture of what's going on in your content.

Your writing, at a glance

You can easily get a bird's-eye view summary of your writing simply by looking at the mind map you created. You'll instantly see where in your content you can start to make adjustments for improvement; you'll know it when it looks perfect!

Drag and drop

Shifting sections of content around in WriteMapper is a simple as drag-and-drop. Each node can be dragged around in the app, and repositioned under any other node. Any nodes that might have been under the one you're moving follow along too — it works exactly how you'd intend it to.

Zoom in/out 🔍

Have too many nodes to fit into your screen? You can set a comfortable zoom level that'll let you fit in the whole WriteMap. On top of that, you can also collapse and expand node that have children, allowing you to further organise what you're looking at by hiding the nodes that aren't necessary to look at in that instant.

Brainstorm-ready 💭

Ever write down the title, and then face a mental struggle with the rest of the blank page? WriteMapper helps you overcome writer's block by turning your writing process into a brainstorming exercise.

Generate ideas relentlessly

Brainstorming with a mind map allows you to rapidly and relentlessly generate ideas and points for your writing. Just spend a couple minutes on this quick-fire process, and before you know it, you'll have a fully-formed content structure all ready to go.

Break things down into sub-points

It also helps to break bigger topics or points into smaller, easier-to-tackle sub-points. This allows you to overcome what feels like an insurmoutable task of writing the entire contents of your title, all at once.

Never run out of space

Unlike how you might trying to draw a mind-map on physical paper, you'll never run out of space using WriteMapper. The squiggily lines connecting nodes don't have to awkwardly snake around for a million miles before leading where you want it to. This is all handled automatically for you in this app.

Distraction-free editor

The distraction-free writing mode helps you shift gears from the all-aspects-considered nature of the mind map, to the focused task of detailing the contents of the individual sub-point you're zoomed in on.

Write notes/content for each of your sub-points

Each node has a content section. You can jump into the editor mode for each of your nodes on the WriteMap and start filling in content relevant to the particular sub-point. This allows you to tackle writing about one small part of your overall piece at a time, instead of trying to wrestle with writing about a big, hairy subject title all at once.

Style and edit to your liking ✏️

More than just type text, WriteMapper also allows you to style this written content however you like (see what we did there? 😜). All the styles are export-friendly as well, and will get preserved when you export your WriteMap into a text document for continued editing later on.

Compatible file exports 📄

WriteMapper uses the nested structure of a mind map to automatically create and export a text document for you, right in your Mac's file system. You can then edit the exported document in your text editing app of choice, to give that final draft the polish it needs to bring it to completion.

With this supercharged content generation workflow, you'll get your writing done in no time at all.

Organise your own files to your liking

You're not held hostage to any third-party file management systems when using WriteMapper. This app works like how you would normally expect any desktop app to work: you can save and export files directly to your filesystem, and then open them up later on to continue working on them.

Our .writemap file format enables you to do the same for WriteMaps you haven't yet exported, and would like to continue working on or view, somewhere down the road.

Have multiple WriteMaps open at once

WriteMapper also allows the flexibility of working on multiple WriteMaps at once, by having multiple WriteMapper windows open. If you need to work on two pieces in parallel, you just might find this feature helpful!

Multiple file formats

WriteMapper comes with a powerful export function that allows you to view the result of your work in almost any text editing software. The export function allows you to export to five different file formats:

  • Markdown
  • HTML
  • Microsoft Word
  • Plain Text
  • Rich Text Format

With so many file formats to choose from, you're free to continue making the final edits to your work in your favourite writing app of choice. With the structure of the content already in place, you'll find that the final edit will take no time at all.

If you're directly uploading to an online publishing platform, you can also export your content to the clipboard. From there, it's as simple as pasting the contents of your WriteMap directly into the intended destination!

Fully-featured

Those were just the best features of WriteMapper, but there are lots more of them! We've spent lots of time on crafting the app to perfection, ensuring that it's able to do everything you would ask of a mind-mapping app for writing work. Here are some other features that we've put into the app to help boost 💪 your writing productivity.

Color tags

Choose from a bunch of different color tags to help organise your WriteMap. It also certainly doesn't hurt that the colors give the nodes that much more pop!

Keyboard shortcuts

What good is a productivity app if it doesn't give you keyboard shortcuts to help skyrocket your writing productivity? WriteMapper allows you to boost your writing productivity with a range of simple keyboard shortucts.

Night mode

Work in comfort, day or night, with a beautifully-designed night mode interface.

Emoji support 😎

WriteMapper comes with full Emoji support, and you can use them throughout your WriteMap, however you like! Exports to all file formats also preserve the Emojis in your exported text documents 📄 (when viewed using apps that suport Emoji), so feel free to use Emoji however you wish! 👌

Auto-expand lines into nodes

Sometimes you might start typing out the content of a node, but realize later that it's actually a more complex point. No problem! WriteMapper allows you to auto-magically expand lines of text content into new child nodes on the mind map.

Try it out!

This entire blog post was written using WriteMapper. You can do the same for your work too! Here's how and where you can get your hands on your copy of the app.

Where to get it

WriteMapper is a macOS app; and minimally requires OS X Mavericks (10.9) to run. It's even macOS High Sierra ready! You can download a copy free to try for a limited time period from our website. After the time trial is over, you'll need to make a one-time purchase a license for continued use from our online store.

Questions, suggestions and feedback

If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback you'd like to direct to us, you can contact us via email at [email protected], or on Twitter and Facebook.

Welcome to WriteMapper

August 9, 2017

We're working on some very exciting software, and we simply can't wait to share more with you. For now though, hold tight while we perfect things around here. You'll be hearing more from us soon!

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