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'.
2. Choose the style you would like to start your map:
- The Speed Map style is a professional-looking and designed to get the information down fast.
- The Organic mind map style allows for more creative maps in a hand-drawn style
- The Radial Map shows your branches in adjustable segments.
- The Capture Map gives you freedom and flexibility to capture your ideas that free flow.
- The Blank Map with the AI assistant that creates branches for you on the given subject.
To create a mind map from scratch click 'Create blank map., in your preferred style.
Alternatively, choose from one of our pre-made templates. These automatically created in specific styles but once opened you can switch the style at any time.
3. A pop-up window will appear for you to enter the name of your map. This will become your central idea.
You can invite other people to your map later on. To learn more about inviting members to your maps, click here.
There is also an option to add a short description.
4. 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 edit the shape and color of the central idea, choosing to add an image if you wish.
5. Click on the different shapes to change the design of the central idea and click on the color box to open the color swatch.
6. To add an image to the central idea click on 'Add Image'. You can either upload your own image file or click 'Search web' to search and add a royalty-free image.
7. As well as being able to add your own image, we have a selection of illustrated central ideas for you to choose from called stickers. Click on the 'Sticker Tab' to view these.
8. Click on your chosen sticker, then when you are happy with your choice click 'Create Central Idea'.
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.
10. The text editor will allow you to change the font, color, 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.