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Creating a New Mind Map

Learn how to create a new mind map in Ayoa and choose your central idea, the starting point of any mind map.


To create a New Mind Map:

1.  Go to the Home page and click +Create new, then choose Mind Map.

Click create new in Ayoa

2. When choosing the Blank mind map, you have the following styles:

Selecting blank map style.

  • The Mind Map style allows for more creative maps in a hand-drawn style using branches and box branches.
  • The Speed Map style is a professional-looking and designed to get the information down fast. 
  • The Radial Map shows your branches in adjustable segments. 
  • The Capture Map gives you freedom and flexibility to capture your ideas that free flow.

3. You can also select the AI assistant that creates branches for you on the given subject with the chosen theme. 

Selecting Create with AI and choosing theme.


4. The other option is using one of our pre-made templates. These are automatically created in specific styles but once opened, you can switch the style at any time.

Choose a style for your Ayoa mind map from templates.


5.  Once a given Mind Map style is selected, enter the name of your map. This will become your central idea.

In the Advanced options, you can add a short description and invite others.

Selecting Advanced options.

You can invite other people to your map later on. To learn more about inviting members to your maps, click here.

You can also import maps from iMindMap when selecting the option at the bottom of the window.

Selecting import from iMindMap option.


6.  You will then be taken to your brand new mind map with the central idea editor appearing in the middle of the screen. You can select the central idea from in-built styles or choose the custom image if you wish.

Picking the central idea image.

7.  When selecting the custom image, you will have the option to select the image position within the central idea, choose the back colour and the option to hide the text ( cover image only).

Editing custom image.


8. Then when you are happy with your choice, click the Create button.

The Create button.


9. The name of your map does not have to match the title of your central idea, so feel free to change this. To change the central idea text, double-click on the text to bring up the text editor. 

Format your Central Idea

10. The text editor will allow you to change the font, colour, size, alignment, and styling of the text. Highlight the text to change specific sections. To make a line break hold Shift and Enter on the keyboard.

Customised Central Idea

11. To change the image or its layout, click on the central idea and the image icon in the top menu. You will also have the option to remove the image.

Adjusting custom central idea image.