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Searching mind maps

Search across all mind maps

You can search for specific content in all your Mindomo mind maps right from the Dashboard.

Use the Search bar on the upper right side of your Dashboard, to go through all mind maps, both your own and the ones created by others and published into the Public Gallery.

Type a specific keyword in the Search bar and the search will go through the map title, topics content, notes content and comments content.

After your own mind maps, the templates that contain that word will be displayed. Then other users' public mind maps will be displayed. The public mind maps will open in the View mode in a new tab.

Search inside a mind map

You can look for specific content within a mind map using the Search and Filter options.

With the Search option, all search results will be highlighted in yellow, leaving the rest of the content blurred.

Mindomo enables you to use wildcards to broaden your search by finding words that start or end with the same letters. You will have to use an asterisk (*) with a distinctive word stem to retrieve variations of the term with less typing. Use the asterisk at the end of the word stem to match all results that begin with that stem. If you use the asterisk at the beginning of the word, it will match all the results that contain or end with that stem.

If you want to search for two words put together in the same phrase (in a topic, note, comment), then use the '+' (plus) sign in front of every word of the phrase (+high +unemployment) - the search will go through the mind map and look for all phrases that contain both 'high' and 'unemployment' and highlight them.


We have a list of short words which are not included in the basic Search, such as 'to', 'so', 'and', 'not' etc.

Filter by Hashtag

Hashtag functionality helps you tag words in a topic and allows you to find specific content easier. You will be able to see accurate matches for your search or results that feature individual phrases in your search.

To add a hashtag type # and your word right after that, then press Enter. The hashtag will automatically appear in the filtering bar, where you will see how many times it is used in the diagram.

If you filter by a hashtag, the results will show you the topics that contain it and all the subtopics branching out of the task containing that specific hashtag.

Filter by Icon

You can also filter by icons, which will also be displayed in the Search section, under the Hashtag section.

Filter by Due Date

You can also filter by a task's due date:

Search all diagrams

If you are looking for inspiration to create a mind map, you can see all the maps created by you and all Mindomo users.

Click on the name of the map you are on at the moment, then click on "Search all diagrams" and enter the subject of the maps you are interested to find.

You will see all maps related to the words you searched for. You can get exact or similar results, depending on the maps that have been created over time.

First, you will see your maps related to that subject, then you will see maps from other Mindomo users.