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Use Mindmap nodes as a substitute for text elements


This is a use case shared by our user, Rita Chan. She used Heptabase to create this whiteboard and track the progress of her master’s degree homework.

At first, we thought that this diagram was made with different software because text elements in Heptabase usually have borders. But then we realized that all the texts in this diagram don't have borders.

After looking closely, we discovered that Rita used mindmaps instead of text elements. To make it easier to compare, we created an illustration showing the differences between the two.


Through this method, Rita got many "text elements" without borders, which let her arrange the content style more freely when creating this relationship diagram.

At the same time, Rita also used different types of connections and arrows to show different relationships. Some were solid lines, some were dashed lines, some were arrows going in one direction, some were arrows going in both directions, and some lines had no arrows at all.

Moreover, using a mindmap as a node has the benefit of being able to expand subnodes whenever necessary. However, its editing capabilities are not as advanced as a text element, so you have the flexibility to choose and utilize them according to your specific use case.

We believe that after the last shared use case, Learn about childcare through Heptabase, we’re once again amazed at the creativity and imagination of the users. We think this use case is very suitable for presentation during meetings (We know that the ability to export images is still lacking, we will support it as soon as possible!)

If you want to give it a try, feel free to sign up for Heptabase and start a free seven-day trial!