(1) How to … start out in thortspace

Andrew’s partner, Jenny, has asked him to organise a family holiday.

Tap (or click) this button for Think mode.

Tap (or click) this button to add a sphere.

Enter a name for your sphere.

Tap (or click) this button to add a thort.

Note: On desktop platforms (Mac, Windows and Linux) you can also press the spacebar to add a thort. Hold down the spacebar to add a series of thorts. Any thort that sets off towards the sphere before the previous one lands gets added to the same group. Emily demonstrates using the spacebar to add thorts here.
You can also add thorts by double-clicking (with your mouse) or double-tapping with your finger on (on touchscreens) on the surface of the sphere. Do this on the place where you want the thort to land.

Tap (or click) the thort once to select it.

Tap (or click) the thort again to edit it.

Tap (or click) outside the thort to stop editing.

Note: On desktop platforms (Mac, Windows and Linux) you can also press the Tab key on the keyboard to put down the currently editing thort and pick up the next one in the group in turn. So a series of thorts can be rapidly entered in quick succession by pressing the Tab key between entering each thort text. Press Shift+Tab to reverse the sequence of lifting each thort in turn. If you have a thort lifted, you can press the Return key to put that thort down without lifting up another one. If you have a thort selected and no thort lifted for editing, you can press the Return key to lift the selected thort up for editing.

Add more thorts.

Drag a thort from one place to another.

By the way, lets mention the reverse process of the one shown in the graphic below: When you drag a thort into a group, it automatically becomes a member of that group of thorts.
Note that when you touch a thort to another thort they automatically create a group.

Or drag a whole group.

Tap (or click) the group to select it.

Tap (or click) the group again to edit the group text.

Add more group names.

Open the Paths tab.

Tap (or click) on a Path swatch.

Tap (or click) the first thort.

Tap (or click) the second thort.

or

Press on the first thort and …

… drag to the second thort.

or…

Tap (or click) a thort … and then a group.

Tap (or click) a group…

… and then another group.

You now know everything you need to get started with thortspace, but thinking about the family holiday is just the beginning.


The steps above are demonstrated in the video below:



Andrew is a Product Designer at Thortspace, the world’s first collaborative 3D mind mapping software. More stories here.