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How long have you been looking for a perfect way to visually capture and organize your thoughts and ideas on the board? With the mind mapping feature, you can apply the world-recognized graphic technique that goes far beyond simple note-taking to structure your content hierarchically. Check our new mind mapping tool overview.
To get started on mind mapping, find Mind Map icon among the apps on the Toolbar. For your convenience, you can drag the icon directly to your Toolbar.
Mind Map icon on the Toolbar
Select Mind Map and click anywhere on the board to add the parent node - the starting point of your mind map. The plus signs on each side of it will prompt where you can start branches and create child nodes.
Use the following shortcuts to speed up the creation process:
Enter to start editing the node you selected and to create a sibling node;
Tab to create a new child node;
Ctrl/Cmd + Drag to re-assign a parent node;
Arrows to move between nodes;
Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to duplicate a node as a child branch;
Escape to exit the Edit mode;
Delete to delete the whole node.
While in the edit mode, you will see the icon in the bottom right corner of the board next to the board zoom. Here you can find some useful tips that will remind you of the main functions and commands of the mind map.
Mind Map tips
All nodes are automatically aligned but you can select and drag the nodes to change their position on the canvas. Use Align Child Nodes to improve your mind map at any time by auto arranging it.
Changing the hierarchy
You can also choose the style for your mind map - the nodes can either use curved or straight lines. And if you want your mind map look colourful and bright, use Randomize tool:
Style of your mind map
Since the main component of every mind map is text, you can apply different text styling options in its shortened version. Please note that to preserve the visual consistency of the mind map, changing the text size in any node will affect the whole mind map.
Changing the font size of the mind map
Feel free to add a link to the text in the node using Add URL option: