Mind Maps

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Create your own free-form Mind Map for planning and organizing projects, ideas, or start building off of what you've already created in ClickUp. The world is your oyster!

Tip: Want to freely brainstorm your ideas and collaborate with your team in real time? Check out our Whiteboards feature today!

What you'll need

How to add a Mind Map

  1. Click + View

  2. Select Mind Map

  3. Enter a name for this view

  4. Check the Personal view box if you don't want anyone else to access it

  5. Check the Pin view box if you want it to always display

  6. Click Add View

Tasks Mode

In Tasks mode, easily rearrange your Workspace by dragging branches to adjust where nodes are located, and organize them into logical paths. Quickly create, edit, and delete tasks (and subtasks) right from your view!

Creating and deleting tasks

  1. Select a List node

  2. Click + to add a new task

  3. Write in the task title

  4. Click enter to save

Moving tasks from one location to another

  1. Click on the branch of the task
    - A diamond will appear at the end of the branch

  2. Grab and move the diamond to the new List

how to move a task within mind maps by clicking on the diamond.


The color of the lines in Mind Maps is correlated with the List color, and then the status of each task.

Filtering Mind Maps

When a filter is applied in Tasks mode, all empty branches will be hidden - leaving you just the results from the task filter!

Blank Mode

In Blank mode, you can create Mind Maps where nodes don't have to connect to any task structure. Create as many nodes as you like for reference points and quickly convert them to tasks in any List in your Workspace.

creating a mind map from scratch in blank mode.

Creating and deleting

There are two forms of node creation within the Blank mode: the node toolbar or your keyboard.

  1. Click on a node

  2. Use the icon on the bottom to create a sibling node

  3. Use the + on the end to create a new child node

Deleting a node within Blank mode can be done in a couple of clicks.

  1. Click on a node

  2. Click on the trash can icon

Drag and drop

Move a node and its connected branch by dragging it to any other node.

Alternatively, you can use the same method outlined in Tasks mode by clicking the branch and moving the diamond to a new node.

Sibling Node Formatting Issues

When adding a sibling node, if you find that your Mind Map's formatting begins to overlap, you can fix the formatting by grabbing the root node in your Mind Map. Then, position the nodes however you like, and their location will be preserved.

Want to organize all nodes? Click Re-Layout to arrange them all automatically!

clicking re-layout to reformat the mind map.


Share your Mind Maps publicly with anyone outside your Workspace to keep everyone up to date on how your project is progressing. Public sharing allows the Mind Map to stay updated with those who are viewing it.

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