MindMeister for Google Drive™ (Old Version)

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Integrating MindMeister with Google Drive™ enables you to create and open mind maps directly from Google Drive™, sync your entire maps library, export all maps as a backup .zip file or attach files from Google Drive™.

Connect MindMeister with Google Drive™

Visit the "My Account" area and navigate to MindMeister > Integrations. Scroll down until "Google Drive™" appears in the list of integrations, then click on the blue +Add button next to it.


On the next page, click on "Authorize Google™", then select the Google™ account you would like to connect. 

Create new maps from the Google Drive™ dashboard

Once you've connected MindMeister with Google Drive™, you can create mind maps in Drive the same way you can create documents, spreadsheets and slideshows. 

1) Open your Google Drive™ dashboard and click on "New" in the top-left corner of the screen.


2) If you don't see MindMeister in the menu, hover over "More", then select MindMeister from the list of available apps.


A new mind map will be created for you and you will automatically get redirected to the map editor.


All new mind maps created this way will automatically be saved both in your MindMeister account and on Google Drive™.

Open existing maps from Google Drive™

You can open the mind maps stored in Google Drive™ directly with MindMeister. To do this, right-click on the mind map file, then select "Open with" > "MindMeister"


Export a mind map to Google Drive™

When you export a mind map, you can export it directly to Google Drive™. For detailed instructions on how to export mind maps, please see the article "Export your map"


Add topic attachments from Google Drive™

You can upload topic attachments directly from Google Drive™. To do this, simply select a topic in your mind map, and then use the attachment widget in the sidebar on the right to upload a file. More information about uploading attachments can be found here.


Bulk Export to Google Drive™

You can export all your mind maps bundled as a ZIP archive to your Google Drive™. Please see this article for instructions.


Sync mind maps with Google Drive™

All maps created from your Google Drive™ dashboard are automatically synced with MindMeister. If you'd like to sync your existing MindMeister mind maps, thereby saving all maps on Drive in addition to your MindMeister account, you can enable the sync in your Drive integration settings.


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