Tuesday, 28 October 2014

MindMeister add-on - turn bullet points into a mind map

MindMeister is a powerful mind mapping application that also has a simple yet effective add-on for Google Docs. It does one very useful thing - turn bullet point lists into a mind map. This is a quick and easy way to create a visual representation of content.







How do I get it?

Follow the steps below to install the MindMeister add-on into Google Docs.

1. Open a Google Doc.
2. Click the Add-ons menu > Get add-ons.
3. Search for MindMeister (top right corner).
4. Locate MindMeister in the list and click the +FREE button

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5. Grant permission for MindMeister to integrate with Drive.
Tip: If you do not see the grant permissions box, the pop-up may have been blocked by your browser. Look for the pop-up blocked message and allow the pop-up.

How do I use it?

1. Create a bullet point list in a Google Doc.
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2. Highlight the list.
3. Click the Add-ons menu > MindMeister > Insert as Mind Map.
4. A mind map will be inserted as an image. You can now delete the bullet point list.

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