This document explains MindBoard 2 Version 0.7.5.

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 supports Finger or Stylus input.
You can choose which mode to use by using the Use Native Stylus option in Settings.

1.2. Concept

Simple and Standard
This app aims to be the best and standard mind mapping with handwriting application for Android tablets.

1.3. Key Features

  • Directly channel your thoughts using Finger or Stylus

  • Multiple mindmaps ( central nodes ) in one document

  • PDF Export (Plugin)

  • Input: Stylus, Image and Text

  • Open, Save and Sync documents with Google Drive

1.4. Requirement

  • Android 4.4 Kitkat or newer.

This app is designed for Android tablets.

For the best mindmapping experience, it’s recommended to use Native Stylus ( S-Pen or Z-Stylus ) Android tablets.

1.5. Installation

Get the MindBoard 2 app on Google Play.

1.6. Getting help

If you have any questions, please make 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 four screens.

  • (1) File Manager

  • (2) Editor

  • (3) Settings

  • (4) Plugins

Use the bottom navigation to switch between screens.

Bottom Navigation

2.2. (1) File Manager

This is for document management. There are Primary and Archive Folders.

File Manager
  • Tap the icon to switch between Primary Folder Primary and Archive Folder Archive

2.2.1. Primary Folder

This folder manages primary documents.

File Manager (Primary Folder)
  • New Document Add new document

  • Download Document Open document from Google Drive

  • Upload Document Save As selected document into Google Drive

  • Move Document to Archive Move selected document into Archive Folder

The sync mark Sync Mark appears on the document preview icon right top corner if it’s saved into or opened from Google Drive.

2.2.2. Archive Folder

This folder manages archived documents.

File Manager (Archive Folder)
  • Revert Document from Archive Revert selected document to Primary Folder.

  • Empty Archive Delete all documents in this folder.

2.3. (2) Editor

This is for mind mapping.


There are two modes, Map Edit Mode and Node Edit Mode.

2.3.1. Map Edit Mode

This mode is for freely creating and organizing nodes in order to do mind mapping.

Editor (Map Edit Mode)

Map Title (Left-Top)

  • Tap a title text and you can change it.

Toolbar (Right-Top)

  • Change Branch Color Change selected node branch color

  • Sync Document Sync this document with Google Drive File ( if it’s linked )

  • Export as PDF Export current document as PDF into Google Drive ( PDF Export Plugin is needed. )

Toolbar (Left-Bottom)

  • Delete Node Delete selected node

Toolbar (Right-Bottom)

  • Undo Undo

  • Redo Redo

Entering Node Edit Mode
  1. Double tap a node.

Creating Child Node

Use the child node create handle on the node.

Creating Child Node
  1. Tap the node to change the node status to selected → The child node create handle appears on the left or right side of the node.

  2. Drag the child node create handle.

  3. Stop dragging in the desired location for the new node.

  4. The new child node is created.

Cutting the branch between Parent and Child Node
Cut Branch Handle
  1. Select the parent node → the cut branch handle appears in the middle of the branch.

  2. Drag the cut branch handle to cut the branch → the orphaned child-type node changes into a central-type node.

It’s possible to re-parent the orphaned node to make it a child-type node again. To do this, drag a child node create handle from the desired parent onto the node.
Moving Node
  1. Drag a node.

Resizing Node
  1. Select a node.

  2. Drag a right-bottom resize handle of the node selection border.

Node Resize Handle
Collapsing or Expanding Node
  1. Select a node.

  2. Tap a Collapse [-] / Expand [+] button in the bottom of the node.

Delete Node
  1. Select a node

  2. Tap the Delete Node Delete Button on the toolbar (Left-Bottom).

Delete Node Button

2.3.2. Node Edit Mode

This mode is for drawing your thoughts on a node.

Editor (Node Edit Mode)

Tool Switcher ( Left-Top )

  • There are some tool icons here. In details, See the next Tool Switcher section.

Toolbar ( Right-Top )

  • Choose Pen Color Set stroke color / Changes the stroke color of the selected group.

  • Choose Text Color Change the selected text color.

Toolbar ( Left-Bottom )

  • Ungroup Ungroup the selected group.

  • Insert Image Insert an image from Google Drive.

  • Input Text Input a text.

Toolbar ( Right-Bottom )

  • Undo Undo

  • Redo Redo

CloseButton ( Right-Top )

  • Back To Map Edit Mode Back to the Map Edit Mode

If you have checked Use Native Style in the Settings, it’s also possible to return to the Map Edit Mode by double-tapping with a finger.
Tool Switcher
Tool Switcher"

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

Changing Pen Thickness is not currently supported. A Multiple Pen Thickness feature is planned as plugin.
Tool Switcher ( if you have checked the Use Native Stylus option )
Tool Switcher

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

Changing Pen Thickness is not currently supported. A Multiple Pen Thickness feature is planned as plugin.
Making Strokes Group

It’s possible to group multiple strokes.

  1. Pick the Selection Tool the Selection Tool on the Tool-Switcher.

  2. Lasso the desired set of strokes by circling them using finger or stylus.

Now it’s possible to manipulate the group as follows:

  • Change the color of strokes

  • Resize the group

  • Ungroup

  • Delete the group

2.4. (3) Settings

This is for Settings.

  • Use Native Stylus : Use native stylus or not
    Please check this option if your Android tablet has support for a Native Stylus such as the S-Pen or Z-Stylus.

2.5. (4) Plugins

This is for Plugins.

There is only one plugin now, namely PDF Export.

2.5.1. How to buy

Tap the BUY Button to purchase the plugin.

Purchasing PDF Export Plugin
After purchase of the plugin, the PDF Export Button in the Editor Screen is enabled.

3. Features Under Development

The following features are planned for future updates:

  • Map Link

  • Previous MindBoard Data Import Plugin

  • Color Theme Plugin

  • Pen Thickness Control Plugin