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Tasks in Mind Maps

With Ayoa's Tasks in Mind Maps, you can now plan ideas and get things done side-by-side in one easy-to-use view.



Adding tasks to your Mind Map

1. Select a mind map to which you would like to add a task.

View of the whole map.

The newly created maps have the Tasks already shown in the top menu.
With any previously created maps, you would need to switch this option in the Board Options. For more details, please go to this guide.


2. In the top menu, click on the Tasks option.

Selecting Tasks option in the top menu.


3. When selecting Task Panel, you will have the option to add and view tasks in the side panel. When selecting Task Board, you will be taken to the task board connected to that particular map.

Task Panel and Task Board options when selecting Task icon


4. When in the side panel,  you can add categories and tasks using the plus icon.

Selecting plus icon in the side panel.

When using the Tasks button, a dedicated, in-built task board will be created.


5. Using the plus icon, you can add a task or category.

Selecting plus icon to add category or task.


6. When choosing Add Task, you will have a pop-up window where you can name the task and select the assignee.

Naming the task.


7. Once the task is created, it will be shown in the Task Bar.

Task was added to the side panel.


8. When choosing Add Category, a pop-up window will appear where you can name the category and select the colour. 

Creating category in the side panel.


9. Once the category is created it will be shown in the Task Bar and you can move your tasks here to organise them.

Moving tasks to the category in the tasks side panel.


Adding a task to the branch

1. Open the Task Bar by clicking on the Tasks button in the top menu.

Opening tasks side panel.


2. Grab the task and drop it on the chosen branch.

Adding task to the branch.

Once the task is added to the branch, it will be shown both on the branch and in the Task side panel. 


3. To remove the task from the branch, simply grab the task and drop it in the Task Bar.

Removing task from the branch.


Managing tasks on branches.

1. You can collapse and expand tasks on your branch by clicking on the arrow next to the branch name. 

Expanding and collapsing tasks on the branch.


2. You can also collapse tasks completely, so they would be presented only as tick icons. To do this, hover over the box branch with the task and click on the Show tasks indicator.

Hover over branch and press show tasks indicator.

3. All tasks will be then hidden. To bring them back, click on the tick icon on the branch and then the option Click to show inline.

Click on the tick icon on the branch and then the option Click to show inline to bring back task to full view.


4. To make changes to the task, click on the task, and the task info will be opened in the side panel.

Selecting a task on the branch to assess task info in the side panel.

Accessing the task board connected to the Mind Map

1. To go to the task board connected to the Mind Map, click on the Tasks button in the top menu and choose the Task Board icon.

Selecting the Task board icon from the drop down menu

Or when the Task Bar is opened, click on the same Task Board icon next to the plus sign. Selecting the Task Board icon next to the plus sign.


2. This will open the task board view. To return, click on the option in the top left corner Back to Mind Map.

Returning back to the mind map view.