How to use GitMind
GitMind is a mind map tool that is creative yet efficient. With its diversified themes and layout, users can quickly draw out mind maps, org charts, logic structure diagrams, tree diagrams, fishbone diagrams, and more. Also, this tool lets you share your mind maps with as many friends or colleagues as you want and collaborate with them. The mind maps you have created are stored and saved in the cloud automatically, which you can access right inside the web browser on your Windows, Mac OS, or mobile devices anywhere you go. Now please follow the manual guide below to learn how to use GitMind.
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Register & Login
1.Register & Login
Enter the GitMind official website, click “Login” in the upper right corner. Sign up or sign in to the account in the pop-up page. In addition to email, you can also sign up with Google, Twitter, Facebook and Apple ID.
Enter “My Account” in the upper right corner of the official website. You can modify the nickname, bind accounts, and change avatar here.
Simply click “New” to create a blank mind map or right click on the blank space to create new blank map.
You can click “Import Local File” to import the local GitMind project and XMind Workbook.
Place the mouse on the file, right-click and select “Rename” to rename the file.
Place the mouse on the file, right-click to select “Move to” or “Copy to”, and then select the corresponding directory. You can also drag and drop to move the file.
Place the mouse on the file, right-click and select “Delete” to delete the file immediately. If you delete a file by mistake, you can find it in the Trash and press “Undo” to recover.
Open the mind map, right-click at the blank canvas and select “Insert map” option. You can select the file, and drag it to the target position.
Open the mind map, right-click on the branch and press “Split”, the branch will be split and it will generate a new mind map. You can also right-click at the blank canvas and click “More” and select “Split map” option.
Enter the template gallery, select a mind map template, and click “Use Templates” button.
Three ways to add nodes:
1. Select one node first, then press “Tab” key to insert the subnode, press “Enter” to insert sibling node and hit “Shift+Tab” to add parent node.
2. Select one node and then click the icons at the top toolbar to add nodes.
3. Access outline mode and hit “Enter” to add node, “Tab” to insert subnode.
Select the node, drag it to another node. When an orange mark appears near the node, you can release the mouse to finish moving the node.
If you drag node A to node B, node A will automatically become a child node of node B.
In addition, you can also use the shortcut keys “Alt + Up” to move the node up and “Alt + Down” to move the node down.
You can press “Ctrl+C” to copy the selected node and paste it to another node. You can also select a branch and copy it to another mind map.
Right-click anywhere and select “Floating node”. You can insert multiple floating nodes in a mind map.
Select the node and then press “Delete” on the keyboard to delete node. You can also right-click the node and then click “Delete” option.
If you want to delete the selected node and keep its child node, you can select “Delete selected node” or press “Ctrl+Delete” on the keyboard.
6.Change node width
Drag the frame/boarder of the node to adjust the node width for better layout. You can also select multiple nodes and change node width together.
Select a node, then click the button at the top toolbar to set the font, font size, font color of the text and fill color of the node. To highlight, you can change the color and add fill color to the target text.
If the text is too long and manual line wrapping affects editing efficiency, you can turn on automatic line wrapping.
Operation method: Log in and click “My account” in the upper right corner. Find “Settings”, and enable automatic line wrapping.
3.Find & Replace
Open the mind map, right-click on the blank canvas and click “Find & Replace” option. You can also tab “Ctrl+F” to access the function.
After creating a new blank map, there will be a theme by default. If you want to change the theme, you just need to hit the magic wand icon on the top toolbar to apply a random theme. You can also click the Style button at the upper right corner and select from built-in themes.
You can click the Style button at the upper right corner, pick a solid color background or apply built-in backgrounds.
Click Style button at the upper right corner and select “Layout” option. You can change it to Mind Map, Logic Chart, Tree Chart, Org Chart and Fishbone according to the actual need.
2.Change branch layout
You can also change the certain branch structure. Click Style button at the upper right corner and select the target branch. Choose “Style” option and then select the structure.
If you are not satisfied with built-in themes, you can customize by yourself. Please access “Style” at the right toolbar. You can customize node spacing, background color, line, border, shape here.
If you want to customize the branch color in a short time, we also provide several series of branch color here.
You can edit, export and view the whole map under outline mode.
Hit “Enter” to add a node, and “Tab” to insert a subnode. Press “Shift+Enter” to wrap text.
Please select the target node and then click “Icon” at the right toolbar. To remove the certain icon, select it and then click “Remove” option.
After selecting a node, you can click “Insert” option at the upper toolbar and input a link.
After pasting a link in the node, it automatically recognizes the link you input and inserts the link.
After selecting a node, you can choose to insert image. You can drag and drop to adjust the image size. Right click on the image to remove the image.
2.Adjust image position
After inserting an image, you can drag and drop to adjust the image position. The image can be placed above, below, or beside the text.
After selecting a node, you can choose to insert note.
If you want to insert a formula, you can click “Insert” on the top toolbar. Find the formula on the right side of the formula list and press the send button to input.
If you can’t find the formula you need in the formula list, you can go to the Common Formulas article. Copy the Latex code into the formula input box, and press the send button to enter it. If you still can’t find the formula or symbol you need, you can drop us an email to email@example.com.
To connect two nodes, please select one node and click “Insert” at the top toolbar. After selecting the other node, there will be a relation line. You can drag the yellow bars to adjust the position and click “Delete” button on the keyboard to delete. Press “Space” to edit text on the relationship.
Drag the start knot and end knot to adjust the relationship position.
You can summarize multiple nodes under the same branch.
2.Edit summary range
Choose the summary, and drag the yellow borders of the frame.
3.Customize summary style
Select the summary, then customize the line color, line style and fill color of the summary. You can also customize the child node style.
Click the node you want to comment, and then click the comment icon that appears at the upper right corner to enter the comment. Click “Show all comments” to view all comments.
To close the comments, you can click “More” option at the upper right corner and click “Show comments” switch button.
Select a node, click “Format Painter”, and then select another node, all formats of the first node will be copied to the second node.
Open the mind map, click the “More” option in the upper right corner and select “Focus” function. If you need to exit the focus mode, press the “Esc” key or click “Exit” on the upper right corner.
Share & Collaborate
If you want to share the mind map with others, you can click the “Share” button at the upper right corner and choose “Anyone with the link can view” option.
If you want to set a password, you can click Share settings, and generate a random password. Of course, you can also select “Anyone with link can save” option.
If you want to close share, you can select “Link sharing off” option. Then others cannot view this file any longer.
GitMind endows you with the ability to make a mind map in a team.
Step 1: Click the “Share” button at the upper right corner and choose “Anyone with the link can edit” option.
Step 2: Then other team members open the file and can edit on the same mind map together. If someone is editing on a node, you can find his/her account name beside the node. If he/she finishes editing and does not select the node, the account name will disappear.
If you want to restore the history version of your map, you can right-click on the blank canvas and select “Version History”.
Input the map name and then select a version to preview and restore.
Click “Export” to export the mind map as image, PDF, text, word document and GitMind project.
If you create multiple GitMind accounts and want to merge all files to one account, you can go to “My account” and “File migration” section.
Input the migration code of the other account. Then the files in the other account will be migrated to this account. Of course, the VIP status will also be migrated to this account.
You can find the migrated filed in the certain folder in the “My Files” section.
Please refer to the manual guide of GitMind as above, if you have any questions in using the service or have any other suggestions, please contact our support center.