Create a Mind Map

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Create a free-form Mind Map for planning and organizing projects, or build off what you've already created in ClickUp.

If you'd like to brainstorm your ideas and collaborate with your team in real-time, check out Whiteboards. 

What you'll need

  • Mind Maps is available on the Business Plan and above.
    • 100 uses of Mind Maps are available on the Free Forever and Unlimited Plans. 
  • Guests must have Edit permissions to create Mind Maps. 

Add a Mind Map view

To create a Mind Map:

  1. Open the Workspace location where you would like to add the view. 
  2. Click + View at the top of the screen.
  3. Select Mind Map.
  4. Enter a name for the view.
  5. Optional: Check the Private view box if you don't want anyone else to access this view or the Pin view box if you want the view to always display in your Views Bar.
  6. Click Add View. 

Use Mind Maps

Once you've added a Mind Map, you can choose between Tasks mode or Blank mode:

Tasks mode

Tasks mode will display all of the tasks in the location where the Mind Map exists. With task mode, you can rearrange your Workspace by dragging branches to adjust where nodes are located, and create, edit, or delete tasks and subtasks. 

To create or delete tasks: 

  1. Select a List node. 
  2. Click + to add a new task. 
  3. Name the task. 
  4. Click enter to create the task node. 

To edit tasks, select the expand icon on any task node.

To move tasks from one location to another: 

  1. Click on the branch of the task, and a diamond will appear.
  2. Grab and move the diamond to the new location. 

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

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 want, then quickly convert them to tasks in any List.

To create child nodes: 

  1. Click the + beside the root node. 
  2. Name the child node and press enter. 

To create a sibling node: 

  1. Click on a child node. 
  2. Use the icon beneath the node to create a sibling node.

To move tasks from one location to another: 

  1. Click on a branch of the task, and a diamond will appear.
  2. Grab and move the diamond to a new location. 

To delete a node, click on the node and select the trashcan icon. 

In blank mode, you can click the Re-Layout button in the upper right of the view to rearrange all of your nodes automatically rearrange all of your nodes 

 

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