You can store media files and other documents in any idea within your Doodle.
Add media and other file types
Start by adding ideas to your mind map as usual. To add media or other file types to an idea, use your mouse to click once or hover over the idea to reveal the icon panel.
Click on the edit icon, resembling a pencil. This will take you into the ‘Detailed view’ of that idea.
To upload media, click on the ‘Media’ tab.
You can either drag and drop your media files or documents into the box with the dotted border, or click ‘Select File’ to select a specific file to upload.
Drag image into notes
You can drag and drop images or photos directly into the notes section of the idea.
You can resize media once you’ve added the file into your notes section. Use your mouse to drag the corner of the image diagonally to make it bigger or smaller.
Insert images into notes
If you already have images stored in your idea, you can insert them into the notes section using the insert image icon.
Use this icon to select the image or photo from your idea’s media library that you’d like to insert into the notes area.
Add images to chat
You can also add images and files using the chat feature.
Use your mouse to click once or hover over an idea to reveal the icon panel. Click on the chat icon, resembling a speech bubble to open the chat thread for that idea.
You can either drag and drop a file into the chat box, or attach the file by clicking the paper clip icon and selecting the file.
You and your team members will be able to see your image in the chat after your message is sent.
File size limits
If you continue uploading files within one idea, they will be displayed in rows of thumbnails in the ‘Media’ tab.
Once 25 files have been uploaded, the thumbnails will be displayed on different pages, with the most recently uploaded files on the first page.
To change pages to see more files, simply click on the forward or back arrows at the bottom of the rows of thumbnails.
You can change the settings to see 25, 50 or 100 media files per page by clicking on the relevant number at the top of the library.
Select media type
When viewing the media library, use the drop down list to select the media types to display, in order to sort between images or files more easily.
To view an image at full size, click on the thumbnail in the ‘Media’ tab.
Use the arrow icons to scroll through the full size images in the library.
Delete media and other file types
To delete an image or file you no longer need, go to the ‘Media’ tab, hover over the file and click the delete icon, resembling a trash can.
If an image is set as a featured image, you will not be able to delete it until you remove it as a featured image.
Set a featured image
Set an image as a featured image to show it on the front of your mind map.
Upload the image to an idea and view the media library in the ‘Media’ tab.
Use your mouse to hover over the image thumbnail that you want to set as a featured image.
Click the star icon that appears to set your image as a featured image.
The star will turn gold to confirm the featured image was set successfully.
When you return to the mind map, you can resize the idea so that your image fits.
Drag the corner of the idea to resize the image.
See which ideas have files attached
From Map view, Tree view or 3D view, you can see which ideas have files attached by looking for the paperclip icon on the right hand side of the idea.