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.
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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.
My Most Used App
I have been using Worflowy on an almost daily basis for years. It is a clean, easy to use product that uses a simple outline format that I find useful for all of my note-taking needs. I am a prodigious e-book reader and I capture ideas and quotes from everything I read by just cutting and pasting text directly into Worflowy. The tab button indents automatically so organizing information is quick, and once entered, the "touch and move"feature, along with the editing, highlighting and search options allow you to format and easily locate your text depending on your own specific search criteria.
I also use this for my todo lists, for brainstorming and capturing ideas, storing my favorite internet sites and links, long term planning, keeping track of my accomplishments and bucket list items... everything! After several years, I have pages and pages of well organized information in one place that I can retrieve with just a few search terms. I would call this a grown-up app for people who want to keep track of any kind of data in any form. This is my most used app and I would be lost without it.
Great service but the app is buggy
In my work and personal life, I rely on WorkFlowy to keep me organized— it’s an essential service for me. More of a utility, really, like electricity or broadband Internet. While the website is very good, maybe 4.5 stars, the app has never reached the same level of excellence, unfortunately. It locks up frequently (several times a day for me) and I find it quite difficult to re-order lists because when I’m dragging an item to its new destination WorkFlowy often locks up, then inserts the item in an unpredictable location. Rather frustrating. Also, while I’n entering information through the app Workflowy will suddenly revert to its loading screen without warning. Also quite vexing.
I give the main service two big thumbs up and enthusiastically recommend it, though my enthusiasm for the app is more muted at best. I recommend using the app only to read and review your notes. Any major editing tasks should be done on a regular laptop or computer through the main website as attempts to do this through the app will be an exercise in futility and frustration. With luck, the skilled and innovative developers on WorkFlowy will work out these kinks with the app in the future. Until then, I unhesitatingly recommend the main website but not the app.
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