iMindMap, created by Chris Griffiths, a leading expert on mind mapping, and Tony Buzan, the inventor of the Mind Map, was a great success and was used by millions of people. As a desktop only app it limited how users could share or collaborate, so in 2019, Chris and the OpenGenius team, decided to go beyond basic mind mapping with the launch of Ayoa, a new generation of mind mapping software that is powering the future of work and learning.
We’ve taken the best views from iMindMap and combined them with many new features to create Ayoa. These include AI generated mind maps and images, better collaboration to build and share ideas, and the ability to access you maps using web, desktop or mobile apps.
We have included your favourites like freehand drawing so you can create powerful organic mind maps, and added interactive whiteboards for freehand ideation, and visual task management and planner tools.
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Frequently Asked Questions
To give you more info, we’ve provided some FAQs specifically for the iMindMap community – we hope you’ll join us on our new path to creativity.
Good news! Organic and freehand style mind mapping is available in Ayoa. Following principles from the traditional mind map and our years of experience in the mind mapping industry, organic mind mapping in Ayoa uses a more hand drawn and curvilinear to approach to help your natural thinking processes and aid your creativity.
To be innovative, you have to embrace change. Our desktop tool, iMindMap, was a great success and allowed users to capture incredible ideas. But as an innovative company, we wanted to take iMindMap to the next level by moving it from desktop to the web and replacing it with “Ayoa” in 2019. Using new technologies, this will allow us to continue to develop new and innovative features that help to drive the future of work and learning. iMindMap is now a sunset product and will be supported until the end of 2022.
We do offer free trial of Ayoa. During your trial you will have unlimited full-feature access to Ayoa Ultimate for 7 days. Please note that exports you create during this time will be watermarked.
If you wish to access Ayoa’s full range of powerful features (and unlimited Mind Maps), you will need to subscribe to one of our paid plans. More information can be found on our Pricing page here.
Unlike iMindmap, Ayoa is a Software as a Service (SaaS) product. Here at OpenGenius, we’re always moving forward – the single biggest benefit of using a SaaS model is we can easily provide continual updates and improvements to our users. Under a perpetual license product, we went through 11 versions of iMindMap – that’s a lot. Now, enhancements can be made instantly accessible to our user base.
The modern world is moving increasingly towards subscription-based products – even the entertainment industry has funneled into a new realm of streaming services; this is because it improves overall user experience and better facilitates growth. Ayoa is web-based which means it is accessible anywhere, from any internet connected device. Work is always safe (even if your laptop dies!) and collaboration is easy. We’re an innovation company, and ultimately we have to move with the times to keep providing our customers with the best software possible.
You can share your mind maps with anyone and everyone. Simply invite an email address to your mind map and they will receive an email invitation. Depending on the permissions you’ve granted them, they’ll be able to view, edit, comment and add branches to your mind map. You can also export your mind map as an image to share with others.
Yes! By downloading ourdesktop apps (for Windows and Mac), you’re able to edit your work without an internet connection. Just make sure to connect to the internet at regular intervals to sync your data; you’re only able to permanently save your data by connecting to the internet.
Great news! You can import all of your existing maps from iMindMap into Ayoa. You can do this by navigating to ‘All boards’, ‘+ New’ and then ‘Import’. You also have the option to import files from iMindMap Cloud. You can do this by logging into your Cloud account via Ayoa and then import your mind maps from iMindMap Cloud into Ayoa.
Ayoa seamlessly syncs all of your work across the devices that you’re using. If you’ve created a mind map or task board on your computer and want to access it on your phone, simply open the Ayoa app on your mobile device and ta-dah, your work will appear ready for you to edit.
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Ayoa is the next evolution of mind mapping - we're taking all the best parts of iMindMap and building something ever faster, more powerful and better equipped to uncover all your best ideas! We can’t wait to see what the creative community can achieve with Ayoa in their arsenal.
Chris Griffiths - CEO, OpenGenius
Online or offline*, Ayoa's got you covered
Whether you need to work online or offline, any time and from anywhere, Ayoa offers complete flexibility with a selection of apps available to download for free.