Mind map

In case you prefer a graphical view more than a basic listing, or if you need to see the links in the structure clearly at a glance, you can use the Mind map in Freelo. It will give you a different view of the project than the classic row view or Kanban. Will a Mind map be the perfect solution for you?

Mind map is included in paid plans

Mind map is a feature you’ll only find on our paid plans. If you want to try out all the benefits of the Freelo paid plans, the Trial plan offers you this option.

How to view the Mind map

You can always find the Mind map launcher on the project detail in the white bar.

This is where you find the Mind map.
This is where you find the Mind map.

Clicking the Mind map box will take you to a special view of the project. You can see the whole project in the graphical view, which is clearly arranged in the sections exactly as you know them from the Freelo structure.

This is what the Mind map in Freelo looks like.
This is what the Mind map in Freelo looks like.

Work with the Mind map

To make working with the Mind map as convenient as possible, we have added a control panel. There you will find all the control buttons and a list of keyboard shortcuts you can use with the Mind map.

Here you will find the control panel in Freelo.
Here you will find the control panel in Freelo.

Movement through the elements

The individual components of the Freelo structure, i.e. the project, To-Do lists, tasks, and subtasks, are displayed in the Mind map as elements. You simply move through the elements with the directional arrows and open or close the next level with the space bar.

This is how you move through the elements in Mind map.
This is how you move through the elements in Mind map.

Zoom in/out

Depending on how much of the Mind map you need to see or how many elements you have open, you can zoom in or out.

You can use either the + and – buttons in the control bar to zoom in and out or scrolling with the scroll wheel (on Mac, don’t forget to hold down the Cmd button).

Do you need to zoom in or zoom out in Mind map?
Do you need to zoom in or zoom out in Mind map?

More keyboard shortcuts

Most of the keyboard shortcuts in the Mind map are the same as the ones you usually use in Freelo. For example, you can quickly assign a sub/task to yourself via the M key, set a due date via T, and open the modal window for the sub/task via Q.

Special shortcuts for the  Mind map are then the following:

  • spacebar = open/close item;
  • F2 (on Mac, don’t forget to hold Fn) = rename the item;
  • enter = create a new element at the same level;
  • tab = create a new element at a lower level;
  • delete = delete an element.
These are the keyboard shortcuts you may want to use in mind map.
These are the keyboard shortcuts you may want to use in mind map.
Updated on 24.11.2022

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