Freemind/Freeplane mm maps import capability needed (that doesn't strip out rich text formatting)

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MindJet really needs a good way to import Freemind and Freeplane mm maps. I'm sure that there are many, like myself, who began with these free and open source products that now want to move on to the benefit of a paid, supported product like Mindjet.

I have hundreds of such maps that I have created over the years. Currently, only your Android product can open and modify these maps. Unfortunately, the Android Mindjet app at this time does not support rich text *within* a node. So, when I want to use the superior technology of Mindjet to open and modify one of my Freeplane maps, I must pass through the circuitous route of opening in the Android app, copying it to the device, then letting it sync to the Mindjet cloud. Much worse, Mindjet strips all of the rich text formatting -- the bolds, underlines and italics (nothing complicated) -- ruining the original work. Both Freemind and Freeplane use a non-proprietary XML format. Surely, someone at Mindjet has the reasonable talent to create at least a basic import utility that can carry the in-node rich text (at least bold, underline and italics) into a MindJet map.

You are passing up an incredible competitive advantage. You would get far more Mindjet customers if you would provide such basic import functionality for those using Freemind, Freeplane and similar mapping programs. Remember: Freemind and its open source branches like Freeplane are the #1 open source mind mapping programs in the world, with multiplied thousands of users. Even a basic Freemind/Freeplane import utitlity for Mindjet would remove a significant barrier for these users in considering and purchasing Mindjet. Frankly, that barrier delayed my purchase of Mindjet for at least a year.

Thank you for your kind and diligent consideration of this suggestion.
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