Hidden functions

22 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?

How to format a text?

How to copy between IOctopus and text files?

How to export a mind map to text?

How to add a plugin to a mind map?

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

 

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

Done.

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+V / Cmd+V

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 export a mind map to text?

Just select the centre and press Ctrl+C / Cmd+C. The content will be copied. Then paste Ctrl+V / Cmd+V into any text document. 

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 plugins here https://ioctopus.online/Plugins for mind maps.

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

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Author of the article: Roman M.

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