This document explains MindBoard 2 Version 0.7.1.

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.
You can choose which mode you use by using the Use Native Stylus option in Settings.

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 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 Tables.

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 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 four screens.

  • (1)File Manager

  • (2)Editor

  • (3)Settings

  • (4)Plugins

Use the bottom navigation to switch the screen.

Bottom Navigation

2.2. (1)File Manager

This is for documents management. There are Primary / Archive Folders.

File Manager
  • Tap the icon to switch Primary Folder Primary / Archive Folder Archive

2.2.1. Primary Folder

This folder manage 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

  • Sync Document Sync selected document with Google Drive

  • Move Document to Archive Move selected document into Archive Folder

2.2.2. Archive Folder

This folder manage archive 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.

Editor

There are two mode, 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)

Toolbar (Right-Top)

  • Change Branch Color Change selected node branch color

  • 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 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 location.

  4. New child node is generated.

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

  2. Drag the cut branch handle to cut the branch. → It is changed the cut child-type 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
  1. Drag a node.

Resizing Node
  1. Select a node.

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

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 thought on a node.

Editor (Node Edit Mode)

Toolbar ( Right-Top )

  • Choose Pen Color Set stroke color / Change the strokes 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

Right-Top corner

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

Under checked Use Native Style in the Settings, it’s also possible to back to the Map Edit Mode by 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.

Changing Pen Thickness does not support now. Mulitple pen thickness plugin feature is planned.
Tool Switcher ( in the case of checked the Use Native Stylus option )
Tool Switcher

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

Changing Pen Thickness does not support now. Mulitple pen thickness plugin feature is planned.
Making Strokes Group

It’s possible to make multiple strokes group.

  1. Select Selection Tool the Seletion Tool on the toolswitcher.

  2. Enclosing strokes by using finger or stylus.

It’s possible to manipulate for the group below.

  • Change the color of strokes

  • Resize the group

  • Ungroup

  • Delete the group

2.4. (3)Settings

This is for settings.

Settings
  • Use Native Stylus : Use native stylus or not
    Please check this option when your android tablet has support for Native Stylus like S-Pen, Z-Stylus.

2.5. (4)Plugins

This is for Plugins.

Plugins
There is only one plugin PDF Export now.

2.5.1. How to buy

Tap BUY Button and 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 Editor Screen.

3. Under Developing Features

These below features that are planned for future updates.

  • Map Link

  • Previous MindBoard Data Import Plugin

  • Color Theme Plugin

  • Pen thickness Control Plugin