This document explains MindBoard 2 Version 0.6.1.

MindBoard 2 User Guide

1. Introduction

MindBoard 2

1.1. Overview

MindBoard 2 is a simple mind mapping application with handwriting for Android tablets.

It’s supported Finger or Stylus input.
If your using Android device is supported native Stylus, this app starts as Stylus input mode, or this app starts as Finger input mode.

1.2. Concept

Simple and Standard
This app is being expected that the best and standard mind mapping with handwriting application for Android tablets.

1.3. Key Features

  • Directly outputing your thought by using Finger or Stylus

  • Multiple mindmap in one document

  • PDF Export (Plugin)

  • Syncing documents with Google Drive

These below features that are planned for future updates.

  • Image Import

  • Text Input

In details, see last section Under developing features in ths document.

1.4. Requirement

  • Android 4.4 Kitkat or newer.

This app is designed for Galaxy Note series and Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen.

In order to achieve the best performance, it’s recommended to use native stylus Android tablets like Galaxy Note or Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen.

1.5. Installation

Get the MindBoard 2 on Google Play.

1.6. Getting help

If you have any questions, please contact. And also your feedback will be much appreciated.

To get update information, see Facebook / Twitter.

2. Using MindBoard 2

2.1. Overview

There are three activities.

  1. Editing mindmap : (1) Main Activity

  2. File buffers : (2) File Manager Activity

  3. Plugins (3) Plugins Activity

2.2. Main Activity

Main Activity

This is for mind mapping.
There are two mode, Map Edit Mode and Node Edit Mode.
Using buttons on the actionbar, it’s possible to open, save, and sync current active document with Google Drive.

2.2.1. Editing Active Document

Map Edit Mode
Map Edit Mdoe

This mode is for freely creating nodes to do mind mapping.

Entering Node Edit Mode

Double tap a node.

Creating Child Node

Using a child node create handle on the node.

Creating Child Node
  1. Tap the node and changing node status to selected one → A child node create handle appear in left or right side on the node.

  2. Drag the child node create handle

  3. Stop dragging proper position

  4. New child node is generated.

Cutting Branch between Parent and Child Node
Cut Branch Handle

To select the parent node and a cut branch handle appear in the middle of the branch.
Drag the cut branch handle to cut the branch.

It is changed the cut child node into central type node.

Dragging a child node create handle and drop it into that central node, it’s possible to change the node to child type node again.
Moving Node

Drag a node.

Resizing Node

Select a node and drag a right-bottom handle of the selection border.

Collapsing or Expanding Node

Select a node and tap a bottom button of the node.

Delete Node

Select a node and tap a remove button on the edit toolbar.

Delete Node Button
Node Edit Mode
Node Edit Mode

This mode is for drawing your thought on a node.

In order to back Map Edit Mode, tap the close button on the right top corner of screen.

Under using native style, it’s also possible to use double tap guesture with a finger.
Tool Switcher
Tool Switcher

There are four tools, Pen / Eraser / Selection / Zoom.
In order to switch a tool, tap the tool.

The pen color is black only for now.
Mulitple pen colors plugin feature is planned.
Tool Switcher ( in the case of Native Stylus Device )
Tool Switcher

There are three tools, Pen / Eraser / Selection.
In order to switch a tool, tap the tool.

The pen color is black only for now.
Mulitple pen colors plugin feature is planned.

2.2.2. Current Active Document File Management

Action Bar
  • (a). File Management Activity Button

    • Entering the File Management Activity. It’s possible to manage multiple files.

  • (b). New Document Button

    • Creating a new document.

    • Previous current active document is stored into background buffer. It’s possible to access these files in the File Management Activity.

  • (c). Open Document Button

    • Open a document from Google Drive.

  • (d). Save Document Button

    • Save current active document into Google Drive.

  • (e). Sync Document Button

    • Sync current active document with the one that was opend from Google Drive.

2.3. File Management Activity

File Managment Activity

This is for managing some local buffer documents.
There are two folders, Primary and Archive Folder.

2.3.1. Primary Folder

Primary Folder
  • (a). Back Button

    • Back to the Main Activity.

  • (b). PDF Export Button

    • Export a selected document as PDF. Generated PDF is stored into Google Drive.

  • (c). Archive Button

    • Move a selected document into Archive Folder.

  • (d). Plugins Button

    • Entering the Plugins Activity.

  • (e). Document Preview Button

    • Loading a document as current active document and back to the Main Activity.

  • (f). Show Archive Folder Button

    • Show the archive folder.

2.3.2. Archive Folder

File Manager Activity Archive Folder
  • (a). Primary Button

    • Move back a selected document into Primary Folder.

  • (b). Clear Button

    • Clear all documents in the archive folder.

  • (c). Show Primary Folder Button

    • Show the primary folder.

2.4. Plugins Activity

Plugins Activity

Plugin list.
Now there is only one plugin PDF Export.

Tap BUY Button, entering purchase the plugin process.

Purchasing PDF Export Plugin
When you got the PDF Export Plugin, it’s changed PDF Export Button enabled in the File Management Activity.

3. Under Developing Features

These below features that are planned for future updates.

  • Import Image

  • Input Text

  • Map Link

  • Previous MindBoard Data Import Plugin

  • Color Theme Plugin

  • Pen Color and Pen thickness Control Plugin