Friday, December 12th, 2008

Create Mind Maps with New OpenBox Service


Today MindMeister is launching its integration into OpenBox, enabling you and your collaborators to brainstorm and organize thoughts through Mind Maps.

The MindMeister service is compatible with existing “brainstorming” files (.mm and .mmap files), as well as a new file unique to MindMeister. To get started, you may add this service to your account by visiting

Sean, our Community Manager is sharing a sample reference file to help you get started: Just download that file and upload it into your Box account, or right click and select “Add to my Box.” From there you can begin to edit mind maps.  Expect an easier way to create new mind maps within your Box account in the near future.

For more information about MindMeister, please visit



  • d Arsovski

    thanks,d arsovski

  • matthew

    This is great news.

    But I haven’t been able to activate this. Your link takes me the box homepage ( I also don’t see mindmeister under my openbox services.

    I’m excited to try it out…

  • Jeremy Glassenberg

    Hi Matthew,

    Thank you for letting us know about that issue. It turned out that we just needed to tweak the link in this post. You should now be able to add the MindMeister service to your account by visiting

    Also, feel free to browse through all OpenBox Actions by visiting You may find some other services worth adding to your account.

  • joe from nyc


    There’s no indication if this service is just a value-added feature to my already subscription with or if there will be an additional charge. It would be nice to have this information up front before I click, click, and click.


  • Sean

    Hello all,

    Thank you for all your comments and early feedback. If you come across any other issues, please let us know by visiting That not only helps us formally document issues so the right people see them, but it’s also the fastest way to get assistance from us. Our support team is constantly monitoring comments and questions, so you’ll get help right away.

    And to Joe’s comment, you’re absolutely right – we should be more upfront about whether something is a “value-added feature”. As with all our OpenBox Services, they are free for use and included as part of your experience.

    So feel free to use any and all of these services! :)