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Hello there,

I was looking for quite a while for an importer for
mindmaps from xmind. Since there wasn't any solution
available I just started with applescript from scratch
last weekend.

The files are compressed xml-files. So it's possible to
adopt this also for freemind.

parsing handlers are finished,
unzipping the xmap-files pending
handlers for importing prepared (projects, tasks, linked files)

I'm totally new to applescript. So if anyone has interest
to join or support - please contact me.

Furthermore - I think, I'll provide the script here for reviewing,
to get a slim and effective script.

regards Udo

p.s. I also think about a exporter to xmind.
Any other suggestions / ideas ?

Last edited by johnjj; 2008-04-27 at 07:41 AM..
So here's my script finally

I would really appreciate if someone could have a look at it
regarding performance improving.

Thanks in advance.
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Last edited by johnjj; 2008-04-27 at 07:44 AM..
This is great! I just downloaded it and will give it a try. I am not an applescript programmer at all. Although i do know several other languages.

I just noticed this was for OmniFocus... while this is interesting, I would love to get my maps into OmniGraffle.

Last edited by joeworkman; 2008-05-02 at 01:52 PM..
Great work, Udo I'm very impressed how you pulled data from the XMind file. This script will make it possible for me to brainstorm project structures more effectively. Please do post any updates here!

Note to others: for the script to work, you'll need to create a folder that matches the import_folder property in the script. I renamed it to "XMind" for the sake of simplicity.

Also, blogged. :)

Last edited by dbyler; 2008-05-08 at 08:22 AM..

thanks! Regarding your email - I was also thinking to create a folder for
a project. (would mean a subfolder to the import-folder)

Furthermore, for "big" projects I need to implement the possibilty to
import all the sheets of a xmind file.

todo items are:
- assignment of context (considering already available ones)
- import all sheets of a xmind-file
- improve processing speed (maybe through using terms of)

I think I'll also create a script for freemind.

Input, ideas, requests - all welcome.


Last edited by johnjj; 2008-05-08 at 11:20 AM..
Do you have an updated version of your XMind import script? I would love to play around with it!

How do I use it? I have never used scripts with Omnifocus...


Well I figured out how to use it. However, it does not seem to work. I am trying to debug it but my applescript is weak at best.

Last edited by joeworkman; 2008-07-08 at 08:08 PM..
Originally Posted by johnjj View Post
I think I'll also create a script for freemind.

Input, ideas, requests - all welcome.

I would be interested in working with the Freemind script if you do decide to create it please post it in this thread.


This is very interesting and I will try it out and give you feedback for ideas and observations. Excellent idea.
Hi Udo

Great work! This is Stephen from XMIND LTD. We are in China. What about your progress now? Are there anything we can do for your this project?


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