How to Quickly Sort Your Inbox

Like many people, I use WorkFlowy for my To-Do list. I employ a strategy similar to GTD (Getting Things Done) where I add tasks to my Inbox and then sort them later into appropriate categories.

We recently updated WorkFlowy so that you can drag an item directly under a collapsed list. When you do so the item will get added to the top without the list being expanded (accompanied by a cute animation).

As the video below illustrates, this allows one to quickly sort through an inbox by dragging items into the desired lists without them opening up and getting in your way.


Give it a try!

6 thoughts on “How to Quickly Sort Your Inbox

  1. Hey Jacob,

    I’m happy with the latest enhancement, but have one request. This happens with search active. I often process an ‘inbox’ item by tagging it, searching for the tag, and then dragging to the new location as a child of a matching tagged item. Then I explode the tag of the moved item.

    If the destination level has collapsed siblings, the new behavior gobbles the match (as in the gif) so you have to “reactivate” the search to view the now-hidden, tagged item to explode the tag. If the destination level has no siblings, the dragged item remains visible, honoring the search view as expected.

    Would it be possible, with search active, to have the dragged item remain visible whenever it has the “match” class?


  2. Hey,

    I’m using the Mac Desktop app, and this feature doesnt seem to be active on it. Anybody know what is going on? Is it only available on the online version of it?

  3. Please, be careful about adding “cuteness” to a quite conservative app as this may result in Ribbon or Material hell.

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