Create and animate any diagram containing charts, tables, text and images.
Create anything from Business Intelligence reporting dashboards by connecting to spreadsheets or create hobby projects like animated photo albums. Read on to learn more...
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This App is currently in a Beta version. That means it is being tested for bugs and updated continously with features being updated and added.

It has been developed and tested in Chrome and Firefox. Currently bugs that do not impact either of these browsers will be treated with a low priority. Mindmatters does not function on Internet Explorer and is not compatible.

Mindmatters uses technology not available on older platforms and works best on devices and browsers that support WebGL. That includes all current devices and browsers and many older models and versions too.

What does the MindMatters App do and who should use it?

Our App is designed to allow the creation of anything from simple text shapes to complex, interactive dashboards and everything in between. So anybody can use it! A number of samples have been provided to serve as examples of what can be created. Start a new project from one of these templates and explore any feature you choose

Designs can be tailored to work on any device or screen size but we recommend using the design tools with a mouse and keyboard. Tooltips give useful hints as to many functions of the App.

What are the key features?

Different Uses

Charts, Data and Dashboards

Chart Collection
Clustered sample of basic chart types

It's possible to create any classic chart in Mindmatters. A data series can be shown as an area, line or you can use inbuilt markers (like bars) or custom images.

This image shows a sample available in the app. You can use any of the charts as a starting point for your own creations or, to start from scratch, simply add a chart object to any shape in your diagram

Showing Quality Ranges or Key Performance Indicators
Data Chart showing Key Performance Indicator Ranges
Sample Chart showing Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data plotted against a Traffic Light System

This chart shows a line series with markers against a stacked area plot representing a classic traffic light configuration used in quality monitoring and for key performance indicators.

Reading data from a spreadsheet, data sources and ranges can be quickly switched providing a continously reusable template for reporting and analysis.

Enhancing Visuals with Images
Charge with images as background and markers
Sample Chart showing the display of chart marker images and with an image background

It is possibly to combine images and charts to enhance the impact but it's also possible to use images directly as chart markers.

Enhancing the Impact with Animation
Charge with animations showing changing values
An animated chart highlighting the benefit of preventative measures during the coronavirus pandemic

With simple custom commands it is possible to animate a wide range of shape properties in the App and charts are no exception.

This Coronavirus Infographic animates the flattening of the chart curve by changing all data points over a (user defined) time period. In conjuction labels and lines and shown and hidden to explain the purpose behind flattening the pandemic curve. Something with which the entire world is now familiar!

Create Interactive Dashboards
Quarterly sales figures by division
Interactive mockup of a dashboard showing quarterly sales and customer satisfaction in visually effective ways and with interactive options

With interactivity and the custom command system it's possible to build sophisticated, interactive and animated dashboard templates that can be attached to spreadsheet data.

You could circulate a link to stakeholders or present live in a meeting. Interactive shapes are entirely hosted in a web browser and so work seamlessly with a variety of screen sharing applications.

This fully interactive example allows you to switch between a Sales and Customer Satisfaction presentation, add and remove Chart series, switch between charts and shows how table highlighting can be dynamically linked to flowcharts.

Additional controls allow users on smaller screens to zoom in and out of individual elements.

Customer satisfaction flowchart
Interactive mockup of a dashboard showing quarterly sales and customer satisfaction in visually effective ways and with interactive options
Spreadsheet driven designs
A Sankey Flowchart
A Sankey Flowchart created from spreadsheet data.

Use wizards to create diagrams directly from spreadsheet templates. The Sankey Flow Template allows for the creation of custom Sankey Flow data visualisations.

With the template designers can take full control. Adding as many nodes and connections as required with full control over labelling, colour and font.

Diagrams created from Spreadsheet templates are, of course, fully editable after creation.

The Sankey Flowchart Template
Data page for the creation of the Sankey Flowchart

Create a fun quiz for the family, by providing questions and answers on the Quiz Template spreadsheet.

The Wizard will create shapes for the questions and answers as well as effects and commands that allow users to answer, reset and navigate the quiz as well as keeping track of their score.

Quiz Data
Spreadsheet data for the creation of an Interactive Quiz

Display Slides or Infographics

Enhancing visuals with Effects

You can create buttons and button like elements in your creations that respond to input and one simple way is to use a predefined filter effect. At present the basic types available are; shadows,outline,blur and glow. You can create as many variants of these as you require; ie differing glow intensities or outline colours.

This example shows how an image of red, green and amber circles can be tinted (to make them appear like traffic lights turned on) and then made to glow to show the opposite.

Buttons in the control panel (Stop and Go) show a simple animation of a UK traffic light sequence to show what is possible with custom commands.

Making Effects Interactive

Effects can be assigned to shapes or shape elements. If not persistent they can also be assigned to user interaction states; hovering (mouse over) and clicking or pressing.

The "camera position" of this diagram can also be adjusted by dragging the background.


Commands can also be assigned to a shape's interactive state. Dozens of properties can be changed and all numerical, changing properties can be animated.

The "camera position" of this diagram is fixed.


It's even possible to change whether or not individual shapes, in your created diagrams, can be dragged and dropped.

In this example, buttons have been added to the control panel to allow camera movement.

Creating Interactive Presentations
Styled and annoted ECG with animated heartbeart marker

This Infographic represents the breakdown of a heartbeat as recorded on an ECG. Hovering over the description highlights the relevant area and a simple animation enhances the heartbeat line.

Adding Camera movement and User Input
SWOT diagram

By making the most of effects and interactivity we can create something not only visually effective, but also practical to use. The interactive version of this SWOT Analysis uses effects to start a special interactivity mode. Data can then be entered in real time giving practical use in the boardroom or the classroom or in screen sharing meetings.

Users can zoom in our zoom out by clicking the different areas of the analysis. A button on the control panel gives a simple way to return to the main view.

Flowcharts, Mindmaps and Organizational Charts

Make interactive decision trees with a few quick menu selections. With the root node select, follow a decision path to a termination path.


Or more open Mindmaps. Click on any branching idea or detail to navigate around the Mindmap or the central idea to return to the starting point.

With the Mindmatter default setting the screen is also set to "dragable" so the diagram can alternatively be navigated by clicking and holding the background.


Other miscellaneous uses

Solar System

Animations work seamlessly together by running at the exact same frame rate depending on your device and browser capability. This diagram of the Inner Solar System shows that animation with the orbit of the planets around the sun.

Although object sizes are not to scale, the orbital distance and speeds are.

Latest Developments - May 2020

View our help documentation for more detail.

Planned Developments

The MindMatters App is in active development and it will remain that way as we deliver features and fix issues as they're discovered. The following addresses our priorities going forward.

Bug Fixes and UI Changes

The MindMatters App offers a range of unique functionality and functions from a unique code base. We're aware of a number of bugs and we're certain there's a number we don't yet know about. It will remain our priority to find and fix any issues both in the current product and in any further expansion.

The User Interface has issues and this too will be among our areas of functionality subject to a priority update.

Automation Wizards

Our first version is released and focus will now shift to adding more content options

Responding to Feedback

Most importantly we're looking to add the features you want to see. We're open to suggestions and now is the time to Have your say