Automation

Using Siri Shortcuts or URL Schemes you can automate certain recurrent tasks and make MindNode part of a larger workflow. Automation requires advanced knowledge and is only recommended for power users.

Siri Shortcuts

Siri Shortcuts allow to trigger actions in MindNode using a Siri phrase and to build complex workflows using Apple’s Shortcuts app.

Sample Workflows:

- Set a 10 minute timer, turn on Do not disturb, and launch MindNode's Quick Entry Mode, after the 10 minute timer turn Do not disturb back off
- Export the last opened document and send it as an iMessage

Launch Quick Entry

Launches MindNode directly into the QuickEntry mode with a blank canvas.

Launch Quick Entry with Contents of Clipboard

Launches MindNode’s Quick Entry mode prefilled with the text from your clipboard.

Create New Document

Creates a new document in the default storage location. Normally this is the MindNode iCloud Drive folder. Now the URL to the newly created document is put onto the clipboard. You can change the default storage location in the Settings app under MindNode.

Create New Document with Contents of Clipboard

Creates a new document in the default storage location and imports the contents of the clipboard. MindNode will try to automatically detect what data is on the clipboard. Now the URL to the newly created document is put onto the clipboard.

Supported formats are:

- CSV
- Markdown
- OPML
- TaskPaper
- FreeMind
- PlainText
- RichtText

Export last Opened Document

Exports the last opened document using the default export format. The format can be changed in MindNode on the Share Panel. On completion, the shortcut will open a share sheet so you can select how you want to share the exported document.

Export last Opened Document to Clipboard

Exports the last opened document using the default export format. The format can be changed in MindNode on the Share Panel. On completion, the exported document will be copied to the clipboard.

Export Document Identified by URL-Scheme

Exports the document identified by a URL on the clipboard, using the default export format. The format can be changed in MindNode on the Share Panel. On completion, the shortcut will open a share sheet so you can select how you want to share the exported document. This shortcut requires a URL that points to a MindNode document on the clipboard. You can create this URL in document picker by tap and holding on a MindNode file and selecting 'Copy URL Scheme' from the 'Share' menu.

Export Document Identified by URL-Scheme to Clipboard

Exports the document identified by a URL on the clipboard, using the default export format. The format can be changed in MindNode on the Share Panel. On completion, the exported document will be copied to the clipboard. This shortcut requires a URL that points to a MindNode document on the clipboard. You can create this URL in document picker by tap and holding on a MindNode file and selecting 'Copy URL Scheme' from the 'Share' menu.

URL Schemes

URL schemes are special formatted URLs that allow to automatically perform actions in MindNode and other apps. Using Apple’s Shortcuts app, actions can be combined to complex workflow that accomplish all sorts of tasks.

All URL Schemes start with mindnode:// followed by an action. If you don’t provide an action, MindNode is simply launched.

Usage:

mindnode://

Create New Document

Action: newDocument

This action creates a new document in the default storage location. Normally this is the MindNode iCloud Drive folder. You can change the default storage location in the Settings app under MindNode.

Usage:

mindnode://newDocument

Open Document

Action: open

Using the open action you can open an existing document. Open supports several parameters that will help point to the correct document and we recommend you use the feature in MindNode to automatically create the URL: In document picker tap and hold for a moment on a MindNode file. From the context menu select 'Share' and choose 'Copy URL Scheme' to copy it to the clipboard. You can now paste this URL into a text or URL field and triggering it will automatically open the MindNode file.

Name & Path Parameter:

mindnode://open?name='name'&path='path'
name: Name of the document. If your document name contains spaces, you need to replace them with %20.
path: This is an optional parameter, which is only needed if the document is in a subfolder. MindNode trys to find the document in the iCloud Drive folder or the MindNode "On my iPhone/iPad" folder.

Usage:

- mindnode://open?name=todos
- mindnode://open?name=my%20next%20presentation
- mindnode://open?name=notes&path=meetings

URL & Bookmark

mindnode://open?url='url'&bookmark='bookmarkData?'
url: A URL to the document. The URL needs to point to a document in MindNode's iCloud container. Otherwise the system won't grant permission to access the document.
bookmark: An optional parameter that is only used when you use the built-in action to create a "File URL Scheme"

Export Document

Action: export

With this action you can export a document using several supported export formats.

Parameters:

mindnode://export?name='name'&path='path?'&format='format?'
mindnode://export?url='url'&bookmark='bookmarkData?'&format='format?'
name, path, url, bookmarkData: Please see the open action for a detailed description
format: A supported export format. See list below.

Export Formats:

* PNG (format='png' or 'img' or 'image')
* PDF (format='pdf')
* PlainText (format='txt' or 'text' or 'plaintext')
* RichText (format='rtf' or 'richtext')
* MarkDown (format='markdown' or 'mdown' or 'md')
* OPML (format='opml')
* Freemind (format='freemind')
* TaskPaper (format='taskpaper')
* TextPack (format='textpack')
* MindNode Legacy (format='mindnodelegacy')

Import Document

Action: import

Imports a document using one of the supported import formats.

Parameters:

mindnode://import?format='format'&name='name?'&content='content?'
Format: A supported export format. See list below
Name: This is an optional parameter. It will be used as the title for the document.
Content: This is an optional parameter. When it's provided it will be importet into the document. Otherwise we will look on the clipboard for the data.

Import Formats:

* CSV (format='csv')
* PlainText (format='txt' or 'text' or 'plaintext')
* RichText (format='rtf' or 'richtext')
* MarkDown (format='markdown' or 'mdown' or 'md')
* OPML (format='opml')
* Freemind (format='freemind')
* TaskPaper (format='taskpaper')

Launch Quick Entry

Action: quickEntry

Launches Quick Entry and adds the provided text as the content.

Parameters:

mindnode://quickEntry?text='text?'&clearExisting='false?'
text: This is an optional parameter. The text is added to the current Quick Entry contents.
clearExisting: This is an optional parameter. When set to true, existing Quick Entry content will be deleted and - if provided - replaced by the content provided in the text parameter.

Open Preferences

Action: preferences

Open MindNode’s preferences.

Usage:

mindnode://preferences
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