Hidden functions

23 august 2021

It's time to talk about features that are on IOctopus but that few people know about.

How to add a link to a mind map?

1. Copy branch URL

  • Select a branch
  • Copy by a shortcode
    • Alt+C
    • Alt+C

2. Paste the copied URL to another branch

  • Select another branch
  • Paste by a shortcode
    • Alt+V
    • Alt+V


To remove links just repeat the paste again.

You also can send someone a link to the branch.


How to format a text?

1. Select a text.

2. Use a shortcode to format the text:

  • bold:
    • Ctrl+b
    • Cmd+b
  • italic
    • Ctrl+i
    • Cmd+i
  • Next row:
    • Shift+Enter

How to copy between IOctopus and text files?

Paste as text:

  • Double click on a branch.
  • Ctrl+v / Cmd+v

Paste as branches:

  • Click once on a branch so that a cursor does not appear inside.
  • Ctrl+C / Cmd+C
  • Open and paste into a text file. 

What's interesting:

  • All branches and sub branches will be inserted in a list with a structure.
  • You can select more branches by holding down Ctrl / Cmd while selecting. The selected branches and all subbranches will then be copied.
  • It also works vice versa. When copying from notepad to mind map.


How to add a plugin to a mind map?

Plugins can be used to create unique functionality in your mind maps. For example inserting current date, synonyms or anything else you need.

  1. Download a plugin to your computer
  2. Open a mind map and press ~
  3. Select the downloaded file by the button
    Adding a mind map plugin

You can email us at roman@ioctopus.online to get a plugin you need. Or make it yourself. Read more about scripts here https://ioctopus.online/mind-maps-scripts.


How to embed a map into your website as a widget?

See by the link

Author of the article: Roman M.

See also

How to add a link to another branch in a mind map?

One of IOctopus users gave us an idea:
a way to link and jump from one branch to another.

The idea seemed to us very intetersing, and we thought about how to improve it a little ...