WorkFlowy + Markdown = ❤

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Markdown fans know they can write anywhere using the simplest of Markdown syntax. Versatility and scalability are but 2 words that come to mind.

I want to woo you into writing in WorkFlowy – and away from your favorite Markdown editor. There’s all the reason in the world why and zero reasons why not. Just the fact that WorkFlowy is WorkFlowy should be enough… then there’s the ability to automate it all and shape WorkFlowy into your very own customized Markdown editor.

With WorkFlowy you really can have your cake and eat it. I’ve been eating Markdown cake for quite some time now. While not an exhaustive post on Markdown itself, this was a show and tell of how you can automate it all in WorkFlowy and get the best of both worlds: A Markdown and Markdown preview hybrid. Continue reading “WorkFlowy + Markdown = ❤”

My WorkFlowy Book and Screencasts – to 2017 and Beyond

It’s been awesome blogging in this space weekly for just over a year now… and it feels like we’re only just getting warmed up.

I’ve just wrapped up the 2nd edition of my book, “Do Way, Way More in WorkFlowy.”… and with this forward momentum, I’m going to be creating a slew of WorkFlowy screencasts – which will basically be a more intuitive show and tell of WorkFlowy tips and workflows. You’re going to see many of those video clips in this space.

I’ve been inviting folk to sign up for an email newsletter where they’ll get occasional bite-sized WorkFlowy tips – and have the opportunity to shape the content of upcoming screencasts, as well as live “WorkFlowy Academy” webinars. You’re welcome to hop on board.

If you’ve purchased my WorkFlowy book at any point, you should already have a complimentary download link for the 2nd edition sitting in your inbox. If not, drop me a line: frankman777(at)gmail(dot)com.

Now to finish 2016 strong…

The Genius “Forever Calendar” Template – Never Manually Create Calendar Lists in WorkFlowy Again. Ever.

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Maybe you’ve never warmed to the idea of having a calendar of chronological dates in WorkFlowy because you’re put off by the idea of manually setting it up – One. List. At. A. Time. I used to have my own way of automating it all… but still, I wanted it to be simpler.

A WorkFlowy hero reached out to me by email a couple of months ago with a template of all the possible date/day combinations that exist from now until kingdom come. It’s actually a much smaller template than you’re thinking right now. A huge shout-out to Christiano Lima Santos from Brazil for sharing this genius solution. I’m kicking myself for not having thought of this. Continue reading “The Genius “Forever Calendar” Template – Never Manually Create Calendar Lists in WorkFlowy Again. Ever.”

The Physical Web: Connecting WorkFlowy Lists to Your Physical Environment

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We’re going to be connecting WorkFlowy lists to physical objects using QR codes (Quick Response codes). So… imagine you’ve printed out the QR code below on a sticker and it’s right there, on your refrigerator door, just waiting to be scanned…

Based on a very true story

… You grab some grapes from your refrigerator, intent on polishing them off. You also think to yourself, “I need to remember to buy more grapes the next time I visit the supermarket.” And then your biggest brainwave idea of the day hits you… “Aaaah! Let me put this on my WorkFlowy grocery list!” So you whip out your phone and scan the QR code on the door of your fridge – which then magically takes you to the WorkFlowy list you had in mind. Well, I told my daughter it was magic – but I have a feeling you’ll want to reproduce this dynamic, so I guess I’ll have to walk you through this hand-is-quicker-than-the-eye thing. Continue reading “The Physical Web: Connecting WorkFlowy Lists to Your Physical Environment”

The WorkFlowy Keyboard Shortcut Challenge – Time Trials!

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Keyboard shortcuts really put the flow into WorkFlowy. Getting familiar with and wielding them is a must if you want to get comfortable hanging out in your lists. Using kbs’s is like hitting the “Skip Ad” button on Youtube videos… everything just flows so much better. Not using kbs’s is like moving into a new house and not unpacking your boxes. Do you really want to live out of boxes for the rest of your WorkFlowy life?

I’ve got some kbs challenges for you in several shared demo lists… see if you can shave a couple of seconds off my best (timed) efforts. The demo lists are identical to what you’ll see in each GIF. (By the way, you don’t need to add the lists to your account to tinker with them.) Continue reading “The WorkFlowy Keyboard Shortcut Challenge – Time Trials!”

8 Secrets to a Better Link Life – a Mixed Bag of WorkFlowy Tips.

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Recently I came across the following WorkFlowy question on Twitter:

Twitter is great for getting to the point, but often one might come across as unloving, uncaring and unsympathetic. This post is quite the opposite… it’s loving, caring and sympathetic toward those who’d like to simplify their link life in WorkFlowy. Perhaps a tad more minimalism would be in order for some – and I don’t think an embedded-link dynamic is necessarily a cure-all. In fact, I think the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) modus operandi we currently have is just perfect.

There’s something for everyone in this post. Let’s get to it… Continue reading “8 Secrets to a Better Link Life – a Mixed Bag of WorkFlowy Tips.”

How Martine Ellis uses WorkFlowy to Stay on Cue with her Podcasting

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I recently had a chat with Martine Ellis from (martineellis.com) about how she puts WorkFlowy to work behind the scenes with her podcasting. To follow, there’s also a link to a podcast interview she did with me a couple of days ago.  Continue reading “How Martine Ellis uses WorkFlowy to Stay on Cue with her Podcasting”