Creating a new Capture Map

Capture Maps are a great way to quickly add simple ideas and brainstorm without distractions. This is available in the mind map view on Ayoa Mind Maps and Ultimate. 

Creating a new Capture Map

1. Navigate to the home page and click +Create new, then click Mind Map from the top of the drop-down list

Click Create New then Mind Map to create an Ayoa Capture Map


2. Within the Blank task board, next to the name box, open drop-down menu and select Capture Map.

Selecting the capture view.


3. Name your Capture Map and under the Advanced Options, at the bottom of the window, you can add a map description and any people you wish to collaborate with. Once that is done, click Create.

Advanced options when selecting capture view.


4. Unlike a traditional Mind Map, the Capture Map doesn't have a central idea. Instead, you can add floating bubbles anyway on the canvas. Double-click onto the canvas to add a bubble.

Double click onto the canvas to add a bubble to your Capture Map

5.  You can add separate floating bubbles to the canvas by double-clicking.

Add separate floating bubbles to your Capture Map


6. To add a new connected bubble, to an existing bubble, select the existing bubble by clicking it. Then click on the green + icon. You can also use the Enter button on your keyboard. 

Click green plus icon to add a new connected bubble to your Capture Map


7.  Using the Enter key you can quickly add multiple connecting bubbles.

Click Enter to add multiple connecting bubbles to your Ayoa Capture Map


8. To disconnect two connected bubbles, click on the connected button, then click on the X that appears on the connector. The two bubbles will now be disconnected. In this example you can see that the disconnected bubbles have changed to a different colour.

Click the connected button then X to disconnect two bubbles

Formatting capture bubbles

Bubbles can be formatted in the same styles and colours as you can in other mind map styles. 

1. Double-click on the bubble you wish to format to open the editing tools.

Format capture bubbles on your Ayoa Capture Map

2. The formatting options will let you change the shape and colour of the bubble.

Customise shape and colour of your bubbles


3. If you want to update the formatting for all the connected bubbles navigate to Type then click Apply style to children.

Click Apply style to children to format all connected bubbles on your Capture Map

Switching between Capture Maps and other views

With mind maps, you can switch between the different styles of maps such as Mind Map or Radial at anytime.

1. To switch from a Capture Map to any other view, click on the Settings icon in the top right corner. Select the Display Options tab and then, click on the view you would prefer to switch to.

Selected Setting icon with the Display Options.


2. When switching from Capture Maps to a different view, a central idea will be created from the name of the map, and each key bubble will be added as parent maps, which all the connected bubbles added as child branches.

Switching map styles will create a central idea from the name of your Ayoa Capture Map


3. If you switch from a different view to a Capture Map, the central idea will disappear and each parent branch will be transformed to a bubble, with its child branches and connected bubbles.

Each parent branch will transform to a bubble when you switch your Ayoa mind map to a capture map