We are Ayoa, a Software as a Service tool created by world leaders in innovation, OpenGenius.
Do you know what it means to innovate? Really think about this. You’ve probably heard the word “innovation” knocked about in business like it’s an old tennis ball, but the truth is, the meaning behind that word all too often gets lost.
Innovation is not some elusive ability bestowed upon a selected few; it is a skill, a tool – one which takes businesses from being just a dream in a garage to a fully-fledged worldwide brand.
This is where Ayoa comes in. We are the appliers of innovation.
Look, there is a lot we can’t do: we can’t give you a world-conquering business idea, we can’t hire you a team of bright and capable people – we can’t even do your work for you.
But here’s what we can do.
We can give you a tool that takes your dream, your team, your work and provides each of those areas with everything they need to thrive.
We have an incubator for your best ideas, we have the space for meaningful collaboration, we have the first class stamps to deliver your projects on time – and we have all of this in one place.
Innovation can be applied to any kind of work – it can be applied to your work. And that’s our mission, to make innovation mean something to you by making it a part of your process.
The next evolution of Mind Mapping
– turn ideas into action
iMindMap has become one of the world’s most popular Mind Mapping software tools. However, we felt Mind Mapping could go further, so we’ve been busy implementing all of the best bits from iMindMap and adding a host of new features into our latest tool, Ayoa.
What is Ayoa?
OpenGenius are the creators behind iMindMap, DropTask and Ayoa. In the beginning, there was iMindMap. Then, OpenGenius launched DropTask – a visual Task Management tool.
We’ve learned a lot over the years about what our iMindMap and DropTask customers value in our products. After many years of development, feedback and experience, we made the decision to create Ayoa – a tool that combines the tech & knowledge of our two software products, so you can not only create amazing ideas, but turn them into reality.
An idea remains just an idea until actioned. Ayoa brings together the creative power of the Mind Map, with visual task management capabilities, communication and real-time sharing to take Mind Mapping to another level in personal or team productivity.
Read on to discover all the features available with Ayoa Mind
Quick and powerful ideation
Unlike other Mind Mapping tools on the
market, Ayoa allows you to add ideas as soon as they’re generated.
Speed is one of our strong points in Ayoa, especially when it comes
to creating and editing your Mind Map. Quickly arrange your thoughts
as branches and then turn them into tasks, all from one place.
Formatting, color and style
Enhance your work and bring your
ideas to life by adjusting the appearance of your branches and
branch connectors. Ayoa contains a varied color palette, ideal for
creating both professional and creative Mind Maps. Adjust the size,
color and style of your branches so you can differentiate between
different areas, whilst keeping a clear and easy-to-navigate
Add images and files
A picture speaks a thousand words. Add
images directly onto your branches to represent key themes and spark
further ideas. Upload your own images or select an image from the
Unsplash gallery within the branch editor. You can also turn your
Mind Map into a powerful resource hub to support your ideas by
adding files to your branches, including documents, audio files and
web links – so you can take your ideas to the next level.
Add notes and comments
Develop your more detailed ideas by
adding notes onto your branches within the Branch Editor, providing
you with a space to expand on your thoughts. Ideal for discussing
ideas with others, add comments to your branches where you can talk
through your work, ask questions, give feedback or simply show your
appreciation for a great idea.
Add emoji reactions to branches in your
Mind Map as a great way to bring a bit of creative fun to your Mind
Map, whilst letting others know that you have seen their
contributions and what your initial thoughts are on their ideas.
The Idea Bank gives a home to all of
your stray thoughts until you’re ready to bring them across into
your Mind Maps. Easily enter your ideas as quickly as they strike,
so you never lose a train of thought. Then simply drag these across
onto your Mind Map branches wherever they fit best, sparing you the
worry of adding them to your brainstorm right away.
Organise your map with ease by placing
categories around your branches. These allow you to highlight
different areas of your Mind Map and place them into groups that
share similarities. Categories are represented by neat boxes around
your branches, to clearly indicate when different ideas fit into a
particular group. There are no restrictions when naming your
categories, so these can represent anything that’s of value to you.
Turn your ideas into tasks
An idea remains just an idea until
you bring it to life. Turn your ideas into action by turning your
individual branches into a task. You can then easily send this into
a Task Board, your Planner (or both!) so you can organise your
workload and priorities efficiently and watch your ideas blossom
Autohide lets you focus your
attention on specific areas by hiding away the rest of your map when
focusing on a particular area. Ideal for larger maps or presenting
your ideas to others, Autohide means you can tuck away the clutter
and focus on what’s important.
Ideal for collaborating with others,
the Show Creators function adds you and your colleagues’ icons onto
the branches that they created, so you can see who’s ideas are who’s
at a glance. This will help you keep track of everyone’s thoughts,
allowing you to easily discuss and plan them as a team.
Invite people to your map
We all know the saying ‘two heads are
better than one’. Get more out of the idea generation process and
invite others to join your Mind Maps, so you can start collaborating
with friends, family or colleagues on new ideas. With Mind Map
permissions, you can also control who can edit the map once you
share it with them.
Mind Map Templates
Choose from a variety of Mind Map
templates to help you get started with ease. Ayoa’s Mind Map
templates cover multiple topics, from meeting agendas and business
growth, to book reviews and essay planners – so no matter what
you’re working on, you’re sure to find something to suit your needs.
Link between Mind Maps
Using Mind Map links, you can easily
share your maps with your Ayoa contacts and locate sections of Mind
Maps within Ayoa. You can also ‘link’ branches together from
different Mind Maps, allowing you to quickly re-visit branches that
relate to each other. You can also copy the link of your current
Mind Map, which you can then add as a link elsewhere on your other
Import your iMindMap files
Instantly import all of your existing
Mind Maps from iMindMap (and from iMindMap Cloud) into Ayoa. With
the touch of a button, watch your iMindMap creations appear in our
exclusive Mind Map View. With this brand new functionality, there’ll
be no limits to your productivity and creativity.
Export your Mind Maps
Easily export a whole Mind Map, a
group of branches, or just one branch to a PDF image or a PDF text
document. This will allow you to print your work, save it for safe
keeping, send it to friends and colleagues (even if they don’t have
an Ayoa account), and even share on social media!
Tony Buzan-style organic Mind Maps
We have plenty more exciting features
to come in Ayoa, including Organic Mind Mapping and Presentation