Still, it is a reliable companion for those who use the web app and it keeps improving. Is is perfect? Dynalist in split screen with Ulysses or iA Writer is, without any real competition, the best writing experience on the iPad. So, five stars. Not because there's nothing to improve, but because it's the best we've got, and if more people use it, maybe the developers will be able to spend time making this feel like an iOS app and a little less like a ported website. Dynalist Devs, thank you so much for making a truly useful app.
If future versions felt a little less like a UI kit and a little more like Bear This thing is worth getting right. Loved it in Roam. That really gives a boost to productivity - Editable mind map view - Kanban view WorkFlowy - Ability to mirror blocks WorkFlowy - Team collaboration and management. This one would be huge! The developer, Dynalist Inc. Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More.
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See all articles. Create a ticket. Automate any workflow in your business Sign up for a free account today. Sign up with Google Login with Facebook. Alternate navigation. Sign In Sign Up. Establish a connection to your Dynalist account. This field is a number that's the zero-indexed position you want the file to land in the parent folder, enter -1 to place it at the end, and 0 to place it at the top.
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Filter to see your tasks with deadlines. If nothing relevant is in that list:. Filter to see all your tasks. Same note about searching globally applies. If nothing relevant is in that list either:. Look at all tasks in your projects. Visit the list items belonging to the projects you work on, and go through their task lists top-to-bottom. You may find a task past its deadline that you can help to finish off even though it is assigned to somebody else , or a task that is unassigned and that you can take over.
Mark as discarded if applicable. If you did not actually do the task but it became unnecessary or was dropped for some reason, add the discarded tag to the beginning of the task to inform others looking at this in the future. Check it off. Both for discarded and normally completed tasks. It all marks the task as done, showing it with a strikethrough line from then on. No worry if you forget it — somebody else will do it. We are trying to use Dynalist for agile management of whole projects as well.
Proposed procedure for that:. Normal project. For a project that is ok to share with all current Edgeryders collaborators not with the public though , simply create a new top-level item in the Edgeryders Tasks dynalist, named after the project. Edgeryders collaborators are all people on the project teams of active projects we manage in Dynalist.
Sensitive project. For a project where task content should not or not yet be visible to all Edgeryders collaborators, or where you want to be extra sure that nobody outside of the project team accidentally changes or deletes information in Dynalist. Also invite all Edgeryders directors with using their Dynalist e-mail addresses as listed in Edgeryders Tasks at the top , in order to keep all company information available to all directors.
Create sections. Or if a project consists of only independent individual work, it may make sense to name sections by team members. Create a project plan with tasks. Add tasks with deadlines and assignees where possible to the sections for all major tasks of the project.
That makes up the project plan. Perhaps introduce a tag for these, which will allow to view all the important tasks together and hiding the rest by clicking the tag. Refine the project plan with sub-tasks. You can have tasks on as many levels as you want in Dynalist, so gradually refining tasks in sub-tasks is a natural thing to do as the project unfolds.
View filters. In the desktop version, the top right contains an eye icon, bringing up a menu that lets you toggle different view modes for completed items and notes. Clicking them cycles through the 3 resp. Search operators. See the reference for Dynalist search operators. In addition to the reference, there are some more:. Keyboard shortcuts. In addition, the following undocumented shortcuts are available:. Wider main content. Keeping URLs from changing.
Creating unchangeable URLs. Instead, you can insert a tag that is only used once we propose the scheme id-shortword and then link to a Dynalist search for that tag example. You can even link to a global search for that tag example , which will work even when the item is moved to another document, but also will present search results in a less consistent manner.
Instead, the most comfortable solution seems to be to move it immediately below that closed parent item, drop it, and then to press Tab to make it into a child item. This also works with multiple selected items at once. That is slow, imprecise and annoying. Instead, 1 click-and-hold to grab an item, 2 do not move the mouse the mouse pointer by even one pixel due to a bug … , 3 use the mouse wheel, or two-finger-scrolling on the touchpad, to scroll to the target position, 4 move the mouse pointer to the exact target and drop the item.
This works with one or multiple selected items at once. Formulas and symbols. See the formula notation reference. Avoiding accidental changes in the mobile version. When viewing Dynalist on a mobile device, the top toolbar will contain a light gray lock icon.
In view mode, none of your changes will bring up the on-screen keyboard, making Dynalist much lessof a hassle to use on a touchscreen device. Useful Unicode characters. Some Unicode symbols will render emoji-style as colorful icons. This is a behavior of modern browsers, including Forefox and Chromium, and is not a feature of Dynalist per se.
But it works in Dynalist, including in the document titles shown in the sidebar — which makes this a great tool to highlight or visually tag some documents in the sidebar. Which emojis render as symbols and which as black-and-white characters differs between browsers and browser versions, so it is somewhat a matter of trial and error.
For Firefox, a comfortable way to pick the right symbol is to install the Awesome Emoji Picker extension. More tips and tricks. You find them in the Dynalist Help. So we propose you install it and, if you want, tweak it more to your liking afterwards.
Download and install Stylus. It is a browser extension that is available for Chrome here in the Chrome webstore , and for Firefox here in the Firefox addons repository. You can ask anu for help if you have a hard time with the installation. If you want to do this on a mobile device, it will only work with Firefox because Chrome for Android does not support apps and extensions says Google.
This works whether you installed Stylus or Stylish, regardless. A bug in the Stylus extension is causing this issue. Reload your dynalist. This means, the tab where you have the Edgeryders Tasks document or another Dynalist document open currently.
Afterwards, your dynalist should now look differently. Edit your stylesheet. An editor will open in a new tab. When editing, be sure to activate the parts that can highlight your own tasks and mentions very useful!
Simply replace username with your Edgeryders username in the three places where it appears, in the marked section of the stylesheet:. Adapt the font size. To make Dynalist look even more like Discourse, you can configure it with the same font and font size: on dynalist. Code is on Github. See repository dynalist-edgeryders-local-css , created by anu. Oh and, welcome to contribute there with your pull requests. Tested in Chrome. Also works with other userstyles extensions. All of them should work with instructions similar to those above.
If you use one of those, you can get the CSS code from our Github repository. You can change much more. You can make Dynalist look the way you want it to — the stylesheet we provided is only an example. However, you will need to know or learn some CSS for that. You can look into the stylesheet we provided to find out how we adapted the appearance of tags, links etc. Make emojis and symbols show as colored icons.
This does not work out-of-the-box in Dynalist, unlike in Facebook, Discourse and so on. It may be working based on your browser, though: in recent Firefox, they show up as colored icons already. In Chrome they do not, but you can install an extension to achieve this: Chromoji.
Use this page to test if and how it works in your browser. With color symbols and emojis, you can create new conventions of marking Dynalist list items in various ways that are intuitive, attention grabbing and visually appealing. You can use a site like Emojipedia to look up suitable symbols and emojis. Dynalist has no internal versioning, so any changes. Good reasons to make regular backups. The Dynalist Pro plan includes daily backups to Google Drive and Dropbox, but you can also roll your own system.
Other Dynalist documents for community projects. In order to minimize the risks of deletion and accidental changes to the content, we will at least not allow even more people into the same main projects dynalist. Instead, we let them form community-managed projects when necessary.
They would either not use a task management tool the usual case in open source collaboration , do the little coordination they need right in Discourse, use an issue tracker for software projects , or use a new Dynalist document.
Aggregate tasks by project, not by user. It would allow users to see all their tasks in one place, and ordered by proposed execution order, without needing to do a search for username like now. However, it would break our tried-and-tested convention to aggregate organizational content by project as practiced in the Discourse Workspaces categories. Dynalist would then be not much of a project management tool for us, just a multi-person task list. Thanks for doing this work, Matt, I am willing to try — in fact I have already created an account.
Do you have any suggestion as what convention should regulate our usage of Dynalist? Is it something we recommend to project managers? Or something we the core promise each other we will use? Are we supposed to check it regularly burden of information on the assignee or to tell each other we have put tasks out burden of information on the assigner? Ultimately there will be software integration with Discourse notifications. Until then, the assigner has to create these notifications.
Thanks Matthias , I will also give it a try but starting later this month. Right now doing this will take too much of the actual task completion work that I have. I was going to say the same. Experimentally, I created a task for Noemi on Dynalist, then I let her know as per the instructions.
She complied or did not, but — as she is saying above — she did not mark the task as done. If she did not, the person that wanted to be paid will complain. Maybe if we keep at it we will become more productive as we embrace the to-do list philosophy. But I see it as a tough sell, Matt. At that time, the tags, filtering, deadline search filter etc. Well yea, admitted. But it will be just the first thing in the future when we automate the notifications. Getting everyone used to the new tool will be tough, but hopefully not more tough than introducing Matrix.
Oh, sure. You know me: rule abider. Now we have the feature for automatic notifications from Dynalist. Dynalist-notify as name implies is a simple notification software to enable robust collaboration between team members, staffs, etc… How it works: this software uses dynalist api to fetch the content from dynalist server. Send ideas under any item in your Dynalist. Farewell to cut-navigate-and-pasting grunt work. It's easier to not procrastinate if you can break tasks down to highly actionable, 5-minutes-long tasks.
And that's what Dynalist is best at. Dynalist is task-aware with searchable dates and checklists. Available for all major platforms. Download our apps here. It's the best place for your ideas. Dream the biggest ideas Dynalist lets you nest things infinitely , so nothing is too big to fit into it.
Dynalist lets you organize your ideas and tasks in simple lists. It's powerful, yet easy to use. Try the live demo now, no need to sign up. Dynalist is a multi-purpose app that can be used as: • a note-taking app to organize your notes. • a project management app to break down tasks and track. This is the official app for Dynalist: patrick-kinn.com Please post your feedback to our forum or contact [email protected] if it's something private.