Gathering Text from the WWW – Making it Short and Sweet


Wouldn’t it be perfect if we could highlight just the snippets of an article we wanted and then harvest them all in one go, ready to slot into a WorkFlowy outline? Less work.  Less fuss.

I think WorkFlowy is more about doing and less about hoarding. So we’re going to look at how the brilliant Highly Highlighter platform hits that sweet spot – helping to curate incoming text and keeping clutter to a minimum.
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Any Background Color You Want for Individual WorkFlowy Lists: Tweaking “Painter For WorkFlowy” Chrome Extension


This is for those among us who squeeze a lot out of WorkFlowy in the Chrome browser. This is also for those who like a tad bit of (the “right”) color in their outlines… Continue reading “Any Background Color You Want for Individual WorkFlowy Lists: Tweaking “Painter For WorkFlowy” Chrome Extension”

A Red Cross El Niño Disaster Response Plan – in WorkFlowy


I had a couple of email chats recently with Jere Greene who tells me,

“In a disaster, I am generally assigned as a Government Liaison to an Emergency Operations Center, and having all this information accessible on my laptop computer is most valuable… I discovered WorkFlowy a couple of months ago and got hooked… I have automated the Red Cross El Niño Disaster Response Plan for Southern California using WorkFlowy and while it looks like we haven’t got El Niño to arrive, the program is working great.”

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Tony Horton’s Staying Motivated Checklist: Fitness and Productivity Intersect


Tony Horton, fitness instructor, best known for his groundbreaking P90X workout routines, recently put out a post on his blog entitled Staying Motivated. Fitness aside, Tony Horton’s no-nonsense straight talk is enough to get anyone pumped – about this thing called life. Today’s post takes us on a brief show and tell of where productivity, fitness (if you will) and WorkFlowy intersect. I’ve also got 2 shared lists for you: Tony Horton’s “Staying Motivated” checklist and a P90X template – the layout concepts of which can be adapted to any routine you wish. We’ll also take a look at one of WorkFlowy’s brilliant little search operators which helps to juxtapose what needs juxtaposing. Continue reading “Tony Horton’s Staying Motivated Checklist: Fitness and Productivity Intersect”

We Love You Too, Sami

We received this email from a WorkFlowy user named Sami. I thought it was funny and charming, so I’m posting it here for all to enjoy.


I know this might sound a little weird since we just met, but the truth is that I have been looking for you my entire life. It’s like you’re a piece of a puzzle that I have always yearned to discover, but could never find.

When I first saw you, I immediately fell in love. Unlike others like you, you didn’t feel the need to force a specific idea or context to the way you are. You didn’t feel the need to tell me what to do with you, like so many of those insecure versions of you. From looking at you, I can see something that I see very rarely these days: trust. Some people might consider your blank expression as a negative, but I see you for who you are, WorkFlowy. I see behind that whitespace to the message it carries: “Please do with me as you please!”

You are special, WorkFlowy. You are free. You are beautiful.

Will you marry me?

PS. In all seriousness, thank you from the bottom of my heart. This app is pure genius and I am so glad to have stumbled upon it! I am definitely a subscriber for life and will recommend this to everyone.

PPS. Sorry for abusing your support channel, but when I discover things that have the potential to make a real difference in my everyday, I can’t help but to express my gratitude.