Adding Notes, Links, Images, Files & Videos

Video Transcript

Hi again and welcome back to MindMeister. In this video tutorial I will show you how to add notes, links, images, videos, and other file types to your mind maps. I’ve already logged into MindMeister and opened one of my mind maps, so we can dive right in. I start by selecting a topic in my map that I want to enhance with an image. In the sidebar on the right-side of the map editor, I switch from the icons menu to images, and then select ‘Add image’. The first option in the menu lets you upload an image from your computer. It’s really straight-forward, and works as you’d expect, so we’ll skip that one for now. Next, you can choose to use a web image, and if you click on that option, MindMeister will show you the top matching results from Google Images, based on the keywords in your topic. The third option opens an image editor right inside MindMeister where you can draw a simple sketch yourself. Lastly, you can browse MindMeister’s image library, which also shows the images you’ve previously uploaded from your computer. Next, we’ll switch to the video tab and click on the video icon. By default, MindMeister will show you the top YouTube results for the keywords in the topic you’ve selected. However, you can also use another source such as Vimeo or DailyMotion, or paste a video URL into the address bar if you already have a specific video in mind. Alright, we’re now going to move to the bottom section of the sidebar where we can add notes, opinions, links, attachments, and tasks. We’ll cover the task functionality in a separate video and focus on the rest for now. To add a note to a topic, all you have to do is write the text into the yellow area here, and as soon as you click on anything else in the map editor, the note will be saved automatically. Just be sure to check whether the little note indicator has appeared in the topic before you close your browser window - if not, your note hasn’t saved yet. Using the Opinions widget, you can leave comments on topics, and vote them up or down. This is a great feature for collaborative online brainstorming sessions where you’re trying to find the best ideas or solutions to a problem. Next we have the link widget, which you can use to add a URL to an external website, a link to another topic inside MindMeister, or an email address. Next to links, you’ll find the attachments widget, which lets you upload files from your local hard drive, or from your connected Dropbox, Evernote or Google Drive accounts. The files you attach to your topics can be viewed within MindMeister, or downloaded again at a later time. Thanks for watching and be on the lookout for more MindMeister tutorials, via the MindMeister YouTube channel.

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