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When you create a mind map with Mind Map Pro, you aren’t limited to words or short phrases. You can add more detail to your ideas by adding notes, media and tasks to develop your ideas.

To add these details to an idea, hover over the idea or click on it once. This will reveal the icon panel. Learn more about the icon panel.

Click the pencil icon to edit the idea.

Screenshot shows an idea called 'Branding' and highlights the edit icon, so a user knows how to get to detailed view to add depth to their idea

This will take you to a new screen, called ‘Detailed view’. From here, you can add:

  • Notes
  • Tasks
  • Media

You can also connect one Doodle to another.


In the notes section, you can add text to provide extra details, elaborating or adding thorough explanation about your idea.

Screenshot highlights the notes tab of an idea

Start typing in the text box within the notes section.

To add emphasis, alignment or structure to your text, highlight a word, phrase or larger section of text and use the typography icons to deliver a range of actions:

  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Underline
  • Alignment (left, right, centralised, justified)
  • Numbered list (ordered list)
  • Bullet points (unordered list)
Screenshot shows an example of the notes section of an idea, including use of some typography icons

Media in notes

The final icon at the top of the notes section is the insert image icon.

Screenshot highlights the insert image icon, which allows users to insert an image from their idea's gallery into the note section

Use this icon to select an image from your media library that you’d like to insert into the notes area.

Screenshot shows image in the notes section of an idea

You can also drag and drop images directly into the notes section instead of using the media tab to upload them.

Screenshot shows an image being dragged and dropped into the notes section of an idea


Adding tasks to ideas provides context for your team and enhances productivity by keeping projects on track.

Select the ‘Tasks’ tab to add tasks to the backlog.

Screenshot highlights the tasks tab

The tasks you add here will be connected to your idea. However, you can change which idea a task is related to when you edit the task.

Create a task by clicking the green plus sign and typing the title of the task. Save the task by pressing enter.

Screenshot shows a task that has been added from the detailed view of an idea

Edit task

Hover over the task and click on the pencil icon to edit the task and add details.

Screenshot highlights the icon for editing a task you added from an idea

Here, you can:

  • Add specific notes and media for your task
  • Assign the task to a team member
  • Indicate the priority and type of task
  • Set time estimates
  • Update which idea the task is related to

When you later visit the tasks board, you can assign your task to a specific sprint.

Learn more about adding and editing tasks.

Add task to chat

Hover over your task and click the chat icon, resembling a speech bubble, to add your task to chat.

Screenshot highlights the icon for discussing a task you added from an idea

The chat window will open, showing that the task has been shared to the chat. Any team member can click on the task in chat to be taken directly to the task details.

Learn more about chatting with your team.

Delete task

Hover over your task and click the delete icon, resembling a red trash can, to delete your task.

Screenshot highlights the icon for deleting a task you added from an idea


Click on the media tab in ‘Detailed view’ to add media files such as images, videos and other documents to your idea.

Screenshot highlights the media tab for an idea

To upload media files, either:

  • Click ‘Select File’ button and choose the correct file to upload
  • Drag and drop your file into the box with the dotted border
Screenshot shows where you drag and drop media files to in order to upload them to an idea

When you upload a media file, make sure your files do not exceed the upload limits:

  • Image file: 5MB or less
  • Other file: 25MB or less

Learn more about adding media to Mind Map Pro.

Media Type

When browsing your media library, you can select the type of media you want to see, using the drop-down list:

  • All
  • Images
  • Files
Screenshot shows types of media files that you can select when browsing through your idea's media gallery

Setting one of your images as a ‘Featured image’ will make the image appear on your mind map.

To set a featured image, hover over the image thumbnail in your gallery. Click on the star in the top right corner of the image.

Screenshot shows a featured image with a gold star in the media gallery of an idea

When you return to your mind map, the image will appear in the idea box, which you can resize to show the image in the way you want.

Connect Doodle

You can connect one Doodle to another via an idea. To manage connections, click on the ‘Connect Doodle’ tab.

Screenshot highlights the Connect Doodle tab in the detailed view of an idea

Here you can either create a new Doodle or link to an existing one.

Use the drop-down list to choose an existing Doodle. Click on the Doodle name to select it, then click the green ‘Connect’ button.

Screenshot shows an example of managing connections when you "Connect Doodle"

To view the connected Doodle, click the blue ‘View’ button.

To remove a connection, click the red ‘Remove’ button.

Screenshot demonstrates the buttons to 'view' or 'remove' a connected Doodle

Idea details

When viewing your mind map in Map View, Tree View or 3D View, you can get quick access to your idea notes, media and tasks.

Click on the idea once, then click on the ‘Idea details’ icon, resembling three dots in a circle, located at the top of the screen.

Screenshot shows the "Idea details" icon, which can be used for quick access to the details of an idea

This will open up a panel from the left hand side of the screen, providing quick access to your idea notes.

Screenshot shows an example of idea details including notes, an image, and a task

You can upload media files, add tasks and add or edit notes from here.

Updated on February 22, 2019

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