WorkFlowy is now in the early development stages of an API – which is enabling the creation of scores of robust 3rd-party WorkFlowy tools. In this post I’ll be showcasing one such tool – the indispensable Find-and-replace utility by rawbytz – one of a slew of his must-have solutions – built to streamline your workflow like never before.
I’ve put this Find-and-replace bookmarklet through the paces and I must report back that I have not been able to break it. Also, being that this is a bookmarklet, it’s as easy as dragging and dropping a link into your bookmarks toolbar (in your browser of choice). And when you need it… you just click on it.
In the below example, you’ll see that I replace the Latin word “sit” (let it be) with the more contemporary, “Bazinga“. This is what I do:
- Search for “sit” using WorkFlowy’s search box
- Activate the bookmarklet (by clicking on it)
- Enter my replacement word (Bazinga)
- Hit the “Replace” button
There are tons of use cases to be squeezed out of this find-and-replace tool. David Clark, a Residential Interior Modeling Contractor (Huntsville, AL, USA), uses this bookmarklet to regularly nuke his #inp and #sprint tags and make amendments to project tasks. In his own words:
“At the end of each day, I search for my #inp (in process) tags and trigger the F/R bookmarklet to delete them. I do the same thing at the end of each sprint (weekly) to delete all of my #sprint tags from tasks after I have updated my Scrum data entry. I also use F/R when I discover an amendment to make to my construction project tasks. This streamlines my use of my project template, allowing me to modify it on the fly easily across all projects. This has saved me about 10 minutes/day and about 20 minutes at the end of each week when doing my sprint planning. That tallies up to around 72 hours/year!”
Here’s one page (out of 312) from my WorkFlowy book that illustrates what I like to call, a “continuity/ error checklist”. Rawbytz’s Find-and-replace bookmarklet makes this particular part of one’s revision process a breeze:
I’ve actually dedicated a chapter in my WorkFlowy book to several of rawbytz’s amazing tools.
So now there’s nothing standing in the way of you doing some of your very own finding and replacing. Go ahead, install this bookmarklet… and please do report back in the comments below 🙂