WorkFlowy Speedup: 4x Faster Loading

Image courtesy of Nathan E Photography

Image courtesy of Nathan E Photography

On Monday, a user with approximately 200K items in his WorkFlowy account emailed us a complaint. He said the load time for his account was killing him. We looked into seeing if we could speed things up, and found some major improvements. WorkFlowy now loads around 4 times more quickly . If you’re on a good internet connection and have a large account, you should now have a zippier experience.

WorkFlowy Tip: Dates For Easy Filtering

This is a guest post from Henry Livestroo. If you want to write a guest blog post, just email blog@workflowy.com with your idea.

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Frequently people complain about the lack of reminders within Workflowy. I use an easy workaround to deal with this in Workflowy. The idea is to use tags to create an milestone with a reminder date. I use the #d- tag to set the reminder and to differentiate from normal tags.

For example. If I need to make an report on the 24th of April I create a task Month Report Operations #d-2404. I put this task in my backlog folder.

Every day I Just click on the #d- tag and I see the all the actions with dates. Alternatively I search for #d-2404 to get the reminders only of the specific day

Comment from the WorkFlowy Team: For more readable dates, you can do something like #d-2014-04-22.

How to Import Tasks from Asana

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Lee Branch, founder of Intently Digital, recently emailed us a simple tip for importing tasks from Asana, and suggested we post it, as he’d been struggling to figure it out. So, here’s what Lee suggested:

Basically you select a project, then highlight all tasks in that project.
The do CMD +C (new to macs, basically the copy keyboard shortcut – CTRL+C on a PC)
This pops up an overlay of all the tasks which you can highlight/copy/paste as plain text :-)

Hopefully someone finds this useful!

Update: Lee made a video demonstrating how it works.

WorkFlowy for Android

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WorkFlowy’s new Android app has offline support for Android and a snappy new logo. Get it on the Google Play Store

The app uses our mobile web interface, but we’ve done a lot to make that smoother in preparation for this release. We’re hoping eventually to support all Android devices, and are sad that KitKat isn’t supported on more. For this we are saddened and sorry :/ But we’re happy to have something out there.

And you’ll be happy to know that this was the most requested feature in our recent poll of what our users wanted most. We started working on it the day after the poll, so thanks for the feedback.