When you’re creating a Mind Map, you may find that one of your branches is becoming a little overcrowded. Perhaps it would be better to explore the topic of this branch as a map in its own right? Child Maps let you do this. By clicking a button, you can convert any branch and its descendants into a new Mind Map on a clean canvas.
A handy link on your Child Map ties it back to the original branch on the original parent map. This link acts as a portal between the two maps, enabling you to flick back and forth when you need to – perfect for exploring ideas in more depth without cluttering your main map.
There is no limit to how many levels of Child Maps you can make. You can create maps within maps within maps and so on, to create a cascade structure. This can be a very useful way to navigate through different layers of connected information, like a filing system or course content. It can be as elaborate or as simple as you want it to be.