Dear WorkFlowy: How do I distribute one to all/ all to one?

A post by Frank Degenaar, author of the book,“Do Way, Way More in WorkFlowy”.

I received a video with an interesting challenge from Derk, a German music instructor who wanted to see whether he could ditch Excel for WorkFlowy with a specific use case: Was WorkFlowy up to the task of managing which lessons had already been distributed to students – and helping to avoid sending out duplicate content? Continue reading “Dear WorkFlowy: How do I distribute one to all/ all to one?”

HandyFlowy Brings WorkFlowy’s Feature-Rich Desktop Goodness (and more) to iOS

DISCLAIMER: This is not an official recommendation from the WorkFlowy team. We do not make this app, and we do not officially support it. It may break at any time, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Frank, our volunteer blogger, really likes this app and helped contribute to it, so we’re letting him write about it here.

A post by Frank Degenaar, author of the book,“Do Way, Way More in WorkFlowy”.

NOTE: HandyFlowy is on the way for Android!

Michinari Yamamoto and his team have knocked the ball out of the park with their dedicated WorkFlowy app, HandyFlowy. HandyFlowy seamlessly loads WorkFlowy to its interface and powers up your editing, navigating and searching on mobile by putting virtually all of WorkFlowy’s desktop browser capabilities at your fingertips… and then some.

Recently, rawbytz commented to me:

“As I’ve transitioned from beta tester to pure user… I’m really appreciating the power in HandyFlowy. I am much more likely to pick up my iPhone to interact with WorkFlowy, rather than waiting until I get to a PC or using some other capture method. This thing freaking rocks.”

We (rawbytz and I) chipped in and offered to put together HandyFlowy’s app store description – which gives a clear indication of how the app powers things up for us – and so I’m about to give you a show and tell in line with that. Keep in mind that everything that follows adds to and extends what we already have on iOS. Continue reading “HandyFlowy Brings WorkFlowy’s Feature-Rich Desktop Goodness (and more) to iOS”

[Automated] Searching and Replacing in WorkFlowy

A post by Frank Degenaar, author of the book,“Do Way, Way More in WorkFlowy”.

On occasion it’d be massively convenient to search and replace in WorkFlowy. This is the simplest way I know how… Continue reading “[Automated] Searching and Replacing in WorkFlowy”

Using WorkFlowy as a Note-Taking + Study Retention Tool [Video]

A post by Frank Degenaar, author of the book,“Do Way, Way More in WorkFlowy”.

For all those note-takers and academics out there: Connor Bray-Stone is going to walk us through his kick-butt system for taking and reviewing notes in WorkFlowy, in an easy-to-follow video.

His pièce de résistance is a simple, yet smart way of turning reading notes into Q Cards – with the ability to black out keywords for testing -consequently boosting study retention. Continue reading “Using WorkFlowy as a Note-Taking + Study Retention Tool [Video]”

Gathering Text from the WWW – Making it Short and Sweet

This is a guest post by Frank Degenaar, author of the book,“Do Way, Way More in WorkFlowy”.

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.
Continue reading “Gathering Text from the WWW – Making it Short and Sweet”

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

This is a guest post by Frank Degenaar, author of the book,“Do Way, Way More 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.”

Continue reading “A Red Cross El Niño Disaster Response Plan – in WorkFlowy”