Starting today, you can now update your WorkFlowy account to log in via Google instead of a WorkFlowy-specific password. This feature is available to anyone with a Gmail address, or an email address that is backed by G Suite (such as firstname.lastname@example.org)
To switch to Google Login, click the ‘gear’ icon in the upper right corner and choose ‘Settings’. If your email address is eligible, under the password field you will see a blue ‘Switch to Google Login’ button.
You will be taken through the Google login flow and asked to approve our app’s access (we only ask for basic access to your profile so we can verify your name and email address). At that point your WorkFlowy account will be linked to your email address through Google and your password will be deleted from our servers. You will no longer be able to use that password to log in. Please note that you will need to log in to WorkFlowy again on all your devices.
If you haven’t already enabled Two-Factor Authentication on your Google account we strongly encourage you to do so as it will extend this protection to your WorkFlowy account as well. For the seriously paranoid, consider registering for Google’s Advanced Protection Protection which in my opinion is the most secure account system generally available to the public.
Google Login is part of a larger strategy here at WorkFlowy to move away from using passwords for authentication. This has been a trend in the Software industry for the past year or two and analysts expect that it will continue to increase.
In fact, for the past couple weeks no new WorkFlowy accounts have been created with passwords. Eligible users have been signed up directly using Google Login and the rest now use an email-based token authentication system.
PS – If the ‘Switch to Google Login’ button isn’t showing in one of our apps, try logging in to your account from a browser. If that doesn’t help, feel free to write to us at email@example.com for assistance.