Everything is done from the List view (Home) or the Tree view (Trees). The basic workflow is to create a list of scientific names (species or higher taxa), click on Get tree, then view the tree. If you only know common names instead of scientific names (e.g., "raven" instead of "Corvus corax"), check the FAQ item How do I find scientific names?.
If you don't have lists of your own, try a public list. Create custom lists by selecting from the Make a New List menu:
- Upload my list: upload a pre-made list of names (one per line, or DwC-A)
- Extract from doc: create a list by scraping names from a file
- Extract from web: create a list by scraping names from a web page
- Choose taxon: create a list by sampling from a taxon
If you don't have any trees, select a list and choose Get tree. Retrieved trees are saved and can be accessed in Trees at any time from the My trees list.