Hey there wonderful Workflowy folks.
We’re ready to share our implementation of 🌈 colors in beta with you. Please keep in mind that the feature is still in beta and so there are some rough edges. We want to get some early feedback on what we have right now, so please feel free to play with it, start using it and sharing your thoughts with us💬 .
Feedback we incorporated
We read all your comments regarding the initial visual design and have incorporated some of that into this version. For example:
- Changed color palette to better support users with color blindness
- Added neutral gray color
What we have
We’ve implemented the three main things we mentioned in the previous colors post. To apply text highlighting, simply select some text and you’ll see the new option in the text widget.
Text color – You can apply this anywhere you like
Text background color – You can also apply this anywhere
Tags – Defaults to no color, but once you pick a color, it will sync everywhere
Keyboard shortcut – For applying the last style
What’s still missing
The key parts of the feature are there, but we’re still working on the mobile interface and on smoothing out some parts.
- Mobile interface for adding/removing colors
Where we would like feedback
What are your thoughts on what we currently have? Is it useful? Will you start using the feature? How?
Tag colors are currently personal and don’t apply to shared documents – thoughts on that? Highlights will be shared. The reason is that tags such as #today or #important are often different for different people, so the utility of colored tags would be diminished if you saw everyone else’s tag colors as well. However, there are certainly situations where you would want to set colors for everyone, and we haven’t yet taken the time to think this through.
Is there anything missing that would keep you from using the feature as it is now?