Import mind maps from other apps

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I’ve been using MindNode for a long time and have lots of mind map templates, and mindmaps that I’m using. It would be great to be able to import these into Miro.

Is that possible?


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Hi @Marina , any news to support importing/exporting mindmaps between MindNode? This would be a hugely important integration for my work. Or another option that you would bring the best features from MindNode available to Miro as well.

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Freemind / Freeplane .mm format would be great, but really - a hierarchy/tree import/export would be a good start. OPML is one option. Some generic json, xml or even a tree in a simple tab delimited / csv format.

But of course, to get value - freemind / freeplane .mm would be great, or opml possibly.

It’s a big setback that can’t import my mindmaps, I’ve tons of it. impossible to recreate all of that


actually, more dangerous not being able to export.


please work on that asap


keep it up

So true! In fact: being able to import /export is one feature that might make Miro way more appealing to whoever is in need or has been using these platforms to work. Building maps is time-consuming and whichever tool makes it easier and simpler to move across platforms its likely to be the one people will stick with.

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No OPML no party 😉

As extreme mind map user, I really need to import and export not only images of the mind map, but also OPML and lists so that I can copy/paste in text editors.

Without this important feature, Miro is a no-mind map App for me

+1 for import from MindNode. I didn’t realize Miro supported mind maps. My company uses Miro. I really, really don’t want to recreate my entire year-long road map of thoughts from scratch!

Even if it was a low level import and I needed to reorganize the branches, that would be helpful.

MindJet Mindmapper here.

OPML should be an easy implementation and one that will certainly increase adoption and retention of your tool.

Until this obstacle is removed, I’m sticking with what I have already and recommending the same to my colleagues.

Now Miro enables Notion users to visualize Miro’s tables within the App! Personally, in Notion, I have several Parent-Child relationships within a same table, and an update that enabled to visualize such relationships graphically in a graph/Tree manner would be mind-blowing!

Miro guys, imports are critical part for your platform growth strategy.

I think you should check growth strategies and then reconsider development priorities.

May be a very useful feature, even if for importing just a tabulation-separated mind map format such as:

main topic



secondary topics

<tab>other things

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Just popping in again to show I am still keen on this line of discussion.


Echoing others above (incl. myself),

  • exporting a mindmap in a way that show its hierarchy is crucial.
    I use Freeplane (a variant of Freemind) on desktop, but mostly MundMup online because a bunch of us can get together and map out something together and/or asynchronously
  • even the simplest form of representation would be enough for me to use as an export, as long as the hierarchy is recorded.
  • For example:

    as CSV could look like this:












    … as Markup, it would be:


    # Mother

    ## me

    ### daughter

    ## brother

    ### neice

    ## sister

    ### nephew

    # Aunty

    ## cousin


    OPML would be more complex but not too hard …

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><opml version="1.0">
    <outline text="grandma">
    <outline text="Mother">
    <outline text="me">
    <outline text="daughter"/>
    <outline text="brother">
    <outline text="neice"/>
    <outline text="sister">
    <outline text="nephew"/>
    <outline text="Aunty">
    <outline text="cousin"/>

    I won’t go on to show what a .mm file is like because it will be 100 lines of .xml tags that could help reproduce the styles and colours of nodes and lines. Importing that would be very cool, but no longer low-hanging fruit for the Miro devs.

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At present, I think that Miro prioritises import over export and, as a consequence, starts to get a bit like Vegas (“Whatever happens in Vegas, STAYS in Vegas!”).

This is great for encouraging us to spend more time in Miro, and I’m happy to do so, but, eventually, all this collective brilliance that Miro makes possible has to go out into the world without carefully typing it all out from a giant PDF, or puzzling over the excel sheet generated by other export options.

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(I forgot to include Tab delimited text above, but @Oskar Nendes shows that clearly)

Yes. Agreed. Not being able to import and export to and from other mind mapping software is a MAJOR drawback and probably a deal killer.

Until this feature is added, I cannot justify migrating to this platform.

It has been over a year since this was requested in this thread. 

Is this a priority for MIRO?

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would be great to import my Xmind mindmaps and start using mindmaps in Miro

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I know this doesn’t address the importing feature discussed on this thread but here is my solution for exporting Miro Mindmaps to heirarchy structure in CSV

Would it be worth including other formats rather than CSV? (I’ve submitted it to Miro Marketplace so hopefully will be available soon)

+1 for mind maps import feature