Adding shapes and symbols to the diagram

Add shapes and symbols to the diagram by dragging them from panels and favorites bars or by double tap/click on the canvas.

adding shapes and symbols

Adding shapes from panels and toolbars

Open the shapes library panel with the shape icon in the left toolbar.

Open shapes panel button in the left toolbar
Open shapes panel button in the left toolbar

The Shapes Library panel displays all shapes and symbols by category. You can open and collapse each single category as well as all categories at once. To find a shape even faster, you can use the search bar function and find a shape by name.

Mind Map category opened
All categories can be collapsed
All categories collapsed
Search shapes by name using search bar
Search shapes by name

After selecting and holding a shape drag it to the diagram canvas.

Each time you select a shape or symbol in the shapes library panel, it will be also added to the top favorites bar and marked as current selected shape. This way you can quickly add all frequently used shapes directly from the favorites bar.

The icon in the left toolbar always shows the currently selected shape or symbol.

To add shapes with different color styles, you can add them from the top color style toolbar or from the Themes collection in the Color Styles panel.

Open Color styles panel and choose the Themes tab
Open Color styles panel and choose the Themes tab

The video below shows how to add shapes from panels and toolbars.

Add shapes and symbols to the diagram.

Double tap/click on canvas to add shapes

The fastest way to add the current selected shape or symbol to the diagram is by double tap/click on the diagram canvas.

After enabling this option in the diagram settings, you can add shapes by double tap/click on the canvas.

Enable adding shapes by double tap/click in settings panel
Enable adding shapes by double tap/click in settings panel

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