Lighten syncs mind maps between Mac, iPad and iPhone via the iCloud account.
With Lighten, mind maps can be synced automatically via iCloud (unless iCloud is not signed in).
If an iCloud account is logged in, please follow the 3 steps below:
Mind maps cannot be synced properly if signing out of iCloud, and the maps will be stored in local until you sign in to iCloud next time.
After switching accounts, the mind maps will be stored locally primarily. Lighten offers 3 solutions below:
If the network is not stable, files sync might fail.
Lighten is a subscription-based App. You can purchase Lighten via subscription.
Subscription is an auto-renewal way to purchase apps that are charged monthly, quarterly, or yearly via iTunes account.
There are 2 subscription payment plan - monthly and yearly payment plan. Each plan includes a 7-day free trial. Yearly subscription payment plan offers 14-month service with an extra 2 months for free;
You can subscribe iOS or Mac version separately. Bundle subscription is the best value option.
You can only access viewer mode of Lighten without a subscription.
Viewer mode can only allow users to view maps in the App.
After purchasing on one device, you need to use the same Apple ID to restore purchase when using Lighten on another device is needed.
If you have purchased a single device plan（iOS/Mac), you can restore the purchase on the corresponding device.
If you have purchased a cross-platform plan, you can also restore purchase across platforms.
You can manage subscriptions in account setting. Kindly notice that please cancel the subscription within 24 hours before the next auto-renewal cycle.
Images, Markdown, XMind, and PDF (PDF is not available on Mac).
XMind files and files of previous versions of Lighten can be imported, but some of the content or styles might be lost.
If you have installed previous versions of Lighten and synced by iCloud, you can migrant previous Lighten files when installing the latest Lighten, or you can also import manually.
Use the camera on iPhone or iPad to scan the hand-drawn mind maps on the paper.
If the scan is complete successfully, the mind maps will be stored in the library.
Make sure the scan is not in dim lighting.
Make sure the hand-drawn map is created on a white background.
Mind maps are categorized and can be managed via Device, Notebook, and Paper.
Device displays all the access devices to Lighten under the same Apple ID. Mind maps are categorized under each device accordingly.
Notebook is similar to a folder. Users can create, name and move maps to the notebook.
Paper stores photos of hand-drawn mind maps.
Lighten offers 12 different themes, including 3 Hand-drawn styles and 8 classic styles.
Format edit is not available for Hand-drawn style.
Style pannel allows format edit on mind maps.
You can modify line type, font, line width, and branch color, etc.
Style modification of theme is not available.
You can add topics, notes, relationship, and checklist, etc.
After selecting a topic, tap magic plus for adding new topics.
|Fole/Unfold||⌘ + /|
|New Map||⌘ + N|
|Hide Sidebar||⌘ + 1|
|Notebook||⇧⌘ + N|
|Note||⇧⌘ + K|
|Checklist||⇧⌘ + C|
|Relationship||⇧⌘ + L|
|Lighten||⇧⌘ + H|