WorkFlowy is a beautiful tool for taking notes and making lists. Simple to use, but incredibly powerful, WorkFlowy can help you manage all the information in your life.
Farhad Manjoo, New York Times Technology Columnist, writes ...
″This app is the easiest, best-designed, and most-flexible note-taker I’ve ever come across, and it solves many of the problems I’ve had with other software ... It has become my go-to place for storing and keeping track of everything—not just to-dos and grocery lists, but my ideas for articles, all the notes I gather while reporting, all the tasks I need to do for those articles, and even all of the stuff I’m gathering for a book I’m working on.″
-- Infinitely nested lists
-- Zoom in on any sub-list
-- Tag and filter list items
-- Beautiful interface on your computer
-- Full offline functionality
-- Automatic syncing between your phone, tablet and computer
-- Collaborate with others
-- Add notes to any list item
-- Simply tap to edit
-- Quick expand and collapse lists
-- Mark items as complete
-- Full text search
-- Much, much more
WorkFlowy is like a notepad with super powers. Learn how to use it, you'll thank us later.
Fixes a bug where moving the top item in a list, if it is expanded, would break things.
Ratings and Reviews
The good the bad and the ugly
I've been using Workflowy for about 5 years and I pay the subscription fee every year. I use this app as a first step in the writing process and not for tasks.
Functionally, it's great. Simple and fast to capture ideas. You can easily move sections around (on web platform) and the export function is decent. It's cross platform since it resides on web.
The bad: As a paying customer I expected more attention to improving the features and customizations. Why do you not support markup? Why can't I selectively change font color, size or imbed images? Why can't I change background color?
The ugly: This app has been left untouched for a long, long while. What the heck?! One annoying part of the functionality is the floating bar that always pops up over the words I'm trying to type. It would be nice to 3D touch on a bullet point and have to option to indent or de indent or move it etc. The app lacks severely the same functionality as the web app.
At $50 bucks a year, and no sign of development, im kinda wondering if it's worth it. Hopefully we start seeing some action from the developer. I know from reading the reviews that some of us like to actually support the developer of good apps with our cash, but we also want to see continuous improvement and functionality.
Less really is more! My digital whiteboard
In all my years with Apple this is my first review. I'm a productivity and GTD guy and I've tried a lot of tools. I usually end up back at Evernote trying to force "the Secret Weapon", because tasks become projects and you usually need more than a task manager, which Evernote is not. Don't get me wrong, couldn't live without EN. I almost dismissed WF out of the gate due to the old school look and feel, but the simplicity is really what you need. You can draft agenda's, story's, keep team notes, personnel notes, account notes, task or projects lists, any list. You can infinity expand and and use tags. The clincher for me was that you can share or just copy/paste to word and the bullet points transfer perfectly. So your not trapped in the app. I use it from the web on my work laptop and on my iPad and iPhone via the app. Michael Hyatt has it right, everything seems to start on WF now for me.
An Indispensable part of my workflow
WorkFlowy is a program I have left and returned to a couple of times. Now, again, I am using the app daily. That says I can’t replace the app though I have been enticed with more complex or structured to do apps as enough for my work. WorkFlowy’s ease of use, availability across devices, flexible tags, and speed captures ideas and details in a way that fills a creative and thought gap that the other more structured organizational apps do not. When I return to WorkFlowy after trying other apps says that I can’t replace it with fancier or more expensive options. It is working well. Now I have leaned into WorkFlowy strengths and doing that has helped me to settle on the other pieces I need for structure more easily and to stop hopping around. The recent update has been excellent. I like the program and the developers’ responsiveness. Great job. Easy to recommend.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.