A mind map is a great tool for collecting and understanding ideas. Find out how to add this view in Taskade’s task management application.
Sometimes thoughts come to me like they’ve been flung out of a tornado. When that happens, the usual project management tools don’t help. Why? Because those thoughts are often random and not ready for public or team consumption.
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It’s during those periods that I have to lean into a mind map. If you’ve never experienced a mind map, think of it as such: a mind map is a free-flow diagram used to visually organize thoughts into a hierarchy that shows the relationship of each thought with respect to the whole. Mind maps are incredibly useful tools for organizing your thoughts.
Not all project or task management tools offer a mind map feature. Taskade happens to be a service that offers the mind map feature, and I want to show you how to add this view to your workspace.
What you need to add a mind map to Taskade
All you need for this is a valid Taskade account and a previously created Workspace. You can use a free or paid Taskade account as the feature is available for both.
How to create a mind map in Taskade
One thing to consider with mind maps is that they are created from your existing Project Board, or you can create one using sample elements. The only way to create a blank mind map is to create a new project, from which you can then start building your mind map.
In other words, if you add a mind map view for an existing project, it will automatically be populated with the cards from your board.
I want to show you how to make a blank mind map. To do this, open the Taskade app and select the Workspace you want to use. In the workspace, click + New project (Image A).
You are prompted to name the new project (Figure B).
Name the project, then click the Mind Map icon in the top center toolbar (Figure C).
Once you click on the Mind Map view, you will see the first map you created, with the project name and a button labeled + Add Block (Figure D).
The first thing you will do is add content to the first block in white. Once you’ve done that, click the blue right-pointing arrow to add another block relative to the first, or click Add Block to create a new block, in the form of a checklist, a bulleted, numbered, or paragraphed list (Figures E).
Continue building your mind map until you are satisfied. You can expand it as large and complex as you want. When you’re done, you can share it and even view the mind map as a board, list, agenda, or action.
A powerful view for powerful thoughts
Thoughts have power and sometimes require a view that isn’t as structured as kanban, list, or calendar views provide. When trying to collect those powerful or creative thoughts, the mind map is an excellent method that can help you plan and/or map out your projects.
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