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Create mind maps and folders

Tap on the + sign on the lower right corner, to create:

  1. New mind map
  2. Choose a template
  3. New folder

Choosing a template will allow you to use a predefined theme and color scheme for your mind map, concept map or organigram.

We also offer mind map templates that are prefilled and contain instruction on how to complete them.

Add topics

  1. Add subtopic by tapping on the first icon from lower right corner
  2. Add sibling topic by tapping on the second icon from lower right corner

Speech-To-Text functionality

This functionality enables the recognition of spoken language into text.

Before speech recognition, select the the language (1). You will be able to insert the text into a Note (2), into a selected (sub)topic (3), into a new sibling topic (4) and into a new subtopic (5).

Topic customization

To customize a topic, tap on the Style icon from the upper right corner and then tap on the topic you would like to change:

From the Topic Style panel, you can change:

  1. Layout - choose from several layout types - can be changed for the whole mind map, or can be set for certain branches
  2. Background Color - choose a background color for your topic
  3. Shape - there are various topic shapes you can choose from: rectangle, rounded rectangle, elliptic rectangle, circle, oval, line, capsule, parallelogram, hexagon, rounded hexagon, diamond, left arrow, right arrow, trapeze, cloud, speech bubble etc.
  4. Border Color - choose a border color for your topic
  5. Border Width - use the two arrows to adjust the width of your topic's border

Text customization

From the Text panel, you can set:

  1. Bold, Italic, Underline and Strikethrough - use these options to format your text
  2. Alignment - you can choose Left, Center or Right
  3. Font - choose from various font families
  4. Color - select the color of your text
  5. Font size

Line customization

From the Line panel, you can change:

  1. Multiple Colors - enable this option if you want your connections to have a rainbow color scheme
  2. Colors - you can select the scheme of colors for your connections. If the "Multiple Colors" option is not active, you will only be able to select a single color for your lines
  3. Shape - there are various line shapes you can choose from: straight, arc, rough, curve, elbow, rounded elbow, angle, no line, etc.
  4. Topic Border Width

Theme customization

From the Map panel, you can personalize:

  1. Themes - choose one of the predefined themes
  2. Background color - select a background color for your mind map
  3. Keep diagram balanced- by enabling this option, the topics of your mind map will be auto-aligned
  4. Auto Balance diagram

Insert panel

To enrich your mind map with notes, icons, images, etc., tap on the Insert icon on the top-right corner:

  1. Notes - add or remove notes to the topics of your mind map
  2. Hyperlink - add hyperlink to your topics
  3. Attachments - add attachments
  4. Relationship - add a relationship between two topics of your mind map. Tap on the relationship and then on the Style icon to customize the relationship label (1.color, 2.shape, 3.pattern, 4. and 5. arrows' endings, 6.width)

  5. Icon - add icons on your topics. Tap on the icon from inside the list to remove it.

  6. Task Info - set priority (1), completion (2), start and end date (3, 4). A checkbox will appear in front of task subtopics (5). Make sure that the Show completed tasks (6) option is enabled to view all the completed tasks.

  7. Text Scan - With this option you can either scan the text taking a new photo or choosing a photo from library. After taking a new photo or choosing a photo from library you can: Replace text on topic, Add text as new subtopic, or Add each line as subtopic.

  8. Image - you can take a photo (1), choose an image from library (2), or choose an image from Mindomo library (3)

  9. Quick Draw - this option will open a blank canvas so that you can freely doodle, and insert your drawing directly in the topic

  10. Audio - record audio

  11. Boundary - add boundary to mark and determine the limits of an area on your diagram. Furthermore, you can change the shape (1), fill color (2), set border color (3), width (4) and pattern (5), edit label (6) or delete label (7).

  12. Summary - After adding the summary, you will be able to customize its shape (1), border color (2), or border width (3).

Option panel

  1. Play Presentation
  2. Edit Presentation - to insert a new slide tap on + sign. Select the topics you want to include in your slide by drawing a rectangle on the screen with your finger.

    By tapping on the number of the slide in the bottom of your screen, you will be able to delete a slide (1), duplicate a slide (2), resize a slide (3), and include/exclude topics from the slide (4).

  3. Center mind map - use this option to reset the position of your mind map on the canvas

  4. Export to PDF - store your mind map locally on your device, in PDF format
  5. Export to PNG - store your mind map locally on your device, in PNG format
  6. Share
  7. Share with attachments
  8. Search
  9. Collapse diagram - use this option to hide all subtopics
  10. Help page - opens the help section

Access your account/sign up with Gmail

  1. Tap on the File menu
  2. Then go to Cloud

  3. Access your account with your registered email address and password or log in with Google

Log out

  1. To log out from your account tap on the More icon then on Logout

Save changes to maps

The changes you've made to the maps in the local or cloud folder are automatically saved on your device.

Mindomo Cloud folder

  1. The Cloud folder contains your maps from your online account.
  2. When you are online, any changes you make to your maps in the Cloud folder will be automatically synced to your online account
  3. When you are offline, the changes you make to your maps in the Cloud folder are automatically saved and when you reconnect to the internet, the changes you've made on your map when you were offline will be synchronized with the online version.
  4. To move a mind map from your local folder to the Cloud folder tap on the More icon, then on Copy to Cloud. This will create a copy of your mind map in your Cloud folder.

Mindomo Device folder

In that folder are the mind maps that are located only on your device. They will not be synchronized with the online account unless you move them to the Cloud folder.

How to find your old diagrams

According to the new Android requirements, Mindomo will request storage permissions to a single folder used exclusively to store app files.

If you have used the Mindomo app for diagramming before, your diagrams are not lost or deleted. All you need is to find the old folder where Mindomo stored your files and give Mindomo permission to access the folder.

Selected folder 1

Watch the video

Mindomo stored your diagrams in your phone's internal storage. By default, most Android phones hide the phone's internal storage. You need to manually activate a setting to see all your folders in your phone's internal storage.

Please check out the video above that illustrates the procedure for a Motorola E7 Plus phone. Please note that the process might look different on your phone. If you can't find this option in your phone's settings, you should Google "show internal storage on ______ (your phone)" or watch the next video:

Selected folder 2

Watch the video

If the above steps didn't work, please check out the above video. Here, you can find a different solution that will help you recover your old diagrams.

Create folder

Watch the video

If you installed the app for the first time you need to create a folder where Mindomo will store all your diagrams. Please check out the video above on how to do it.