Emoji Madness: Emoji Tags Are Here #โœ… #๐ŸŽ‰ #๐Ÿ”ฅ

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September 28, 2021
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After years of research, development, and testing – we’re pleased to announce that as of today you can now use emojis with tags in Workflowy.

The road to emoji glory was not a simple one to traverse. We had to divert all our engineering efforts and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars – but it’s finally done, and boy was it worth it #๐Ÿ˜Ž .

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Ksenia (long-time Workflowy user) for basically pushing us to add emoji support within tags. Without her requesting the feature we might never have done it and instead focused on other trivial highly requested features๐Ÿ˜‰ .

What’s this about tags and emojis?

You can now use emojis and some other characters to create tags in Workflowy. So you can do things like

Use just emojis @๐Ÿธ , #๐ŸŽ‰ , #๐Ÿ“ž , #๐Ÿ’ก, @๐Ÿค– , #โค๏ธ

Use emojis with text #ignore๐Ÿ’… , #critical๐Ÿ”ด , #emailโœ‰๏ธ ,@Patrick๐ŸฆŠ

Use other characters within tags like {, \, ~, #, +, –

Use fancy schmancy Unicode characters like โ–บ, โˆฐ, โˆ‘, โ€ฝ

And these will work just like all other tags.

This gives you a new and more visually appealing way to signal all kinds of things – letting you personalize Workflowy to make it uniquely yours.

How do I use it?

1. Open Workflowy

2. Start with a hashtag symbol #

3. Emoji all the things ๐ŸŒด โšก๏ธ ๐ŸŽฏ ๐Ÿ’Ž โœ๏ธ

How do I type emojis on my computer?

In Windows 10for more details

  1. Click on the line where you want to type the emoji
  2. Hit the Windows key + the period key (.)
  3. Select the emoji you want from the emoji keyboard

In macOSfor more details

  1. Click on the line where you want to type the emoji
  2. Hit Ctrl + CMD + Space
  3. Select the emoji you want from the emoji keyboard

Let us know in the comments below what you plan to use emoji tags for!

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Ian C.
Ian C.
3 months ago

Do I have to type in the emoji when I want to search for it? Or can I use a related term to the emoji?
Put another way, if I search for “frog” will I find ๐Ÿธ & vice versa?

Lana
Lana
4 months ago

Hundreds and thousands of dollars why? I love emojis but hey. I checked out Notion and after all these years, Workflowy still cannot be beat

kristian
kristian
5 months ago

Can I use this to get invisible characters in my tags? I wanna copy paste text from WF to other communications with as little editing as possible, and having to remove “-” or “_” from tags is time consuming and in general steals visual “bandwith” from me ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Jims
Jims
7 months ago

What are the emojis for “feature bloat” and “jumped the shark”? I miss the slim earlier Workflowy when text was king (or queen). #truth

Yakovski Sergey
Yakovski Sergey
7 months ago

Awesooome! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Thank you!

Genesis
Genesis
7 months ago

Great work y’all! Lovin this โค๏ธ

cjh
cjh
7 months ago

I need calendar sync… plz

Daniel
Daniel
7 months ago

Ha! I now know the trick! So I’m pushing you to implement REMINDERS!!! It would makes Workflowy perfecto… #โŒšโŒšโฐโฒ๏ธโณ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•‘๐Ÿ•’๐Ÿ•š๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธโณโฒ๏ธโฐ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Tomer
Tomer
7 months ago

> How do I use it?> 1. Open Workflowy
> 2. Start with a hashtag symbol #
> 3. Emoji all the things https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.1.0/svg/1f334.svg https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.1.0/svg/26a1.svg https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.1.0/svg/1f3af.svg https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.1.0/svg/1f48e.svg https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.1.0/svg/270d.svg

I started with hashtag symbol and typed something like critical but I don’t see any emojis..

Kimberly
Kimberly
7 months ago

Love the update! Regarding the pic for this article, Drake has groomed and sexually assaulted girls and young women. It would be very cool if you changed the pic on this article — maybe just for company optics but even cooler would be to do it out of a concern for survivors of sexual harassment who would be shaken to stumble upon a pic of a sexual predator in their search for productivity tools / out of a desire to make Workflowy a welcoming place for them <3

Pavel
Pavel
7 months ago

awesome ๐Ÿ˜ my notes will be looks less dead boring

Daniel
Daniel
7 months ago

Love this ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ thank you!

Vadym
Vadym
7 months ago

“After years of research, development, and testing…” ๐Ÿ˜€
Nicely done!

Nicolas
Nicolas
7 months ago

TROP BIEN PUTAIN

Mohammad
7 months ago

Thank you, this is an awesome feature! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Vas
Vas
7 months ago

Client side encryption please. Only thing currently holding WF back for me.

Mads
Mads
7 months ago

Nice, but please also allow us to use standard emoji codes like for example Slack does it.

:thumbsup:

Bruno
Bruno
7 months ago

I can see how other people might like this. I just hope this doesn’t slow down search ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunny Shekhar
Sunny Shekhar
7 months ago

I love the fact that Workflowy is working so hard to integrate so many new features, First the Colour options and now the Smilies to choose from… ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Awesome !! Keep going Guys ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿป

Dan
Dan
7 months ago

Aaaand nothing for Linux on the subject of How do I type emojis on my computer… ๐Ÿ˜€

hyungsuk
hyungsuk
7 months ago

good!!!

Recknar
Recknar
7 months ago

More toys good. Also happy about more colour options.
Wondering if there is any way to have the colours menu appear when you select text with the keyboard please? Eg shift+home.

Jason
Jason
7 months ago

Awesome! Now I can search for things that make me happy!

Harry Gold
Harry Gold
7 months ago

Epic!

Rob
Rob
7 months ago

I use emojis all the time now in workflowy. Super helpful. Thanks for adding!!!

Niki
Niki
7 months ago

great, I’ll probably use it as only-emoji or only-“other character” tags. #:) #<3

Mathias M
Mathias M
7 months ago

Can you confirm that emoji tags do not appear in the drop-down, when you press # ?

Me
Me
7 months ago

#yes
i never really use tags, but i see as how this could help many people
i actually might start using them tho

Me
Me
7 months ago
Reply to  Me

also idk what my pfp is so just ignore it thx

micha
micha
7 months ago

How do I type emojis on my computer? In Linux? ๐Ÿ™‚

Mathias M
Mathias M
7 months ago
Reply to  micha

For now, you’re doomed to copy/paste from the web, I guess.

Robert de Forest
Robert de Forest
7 months ago
Reply to  Rodolfo Lopez

There is no single ‘Linux’ operating system. ‘Linux’ technically refers to a kernel used by thousands of ‘distributions’ such as Debian GNU/Linux, Fedora, Slackware and Arch. Furthermore, non-Linux Unix operating systems like FreeBSD and MacOS are compatible with Linux at some levels, so an emoji input tool which works on various Linux distributions might also work in FreeBSD or MacOS.

I found the ‘x11-emoji-picker’ tool I posted about above by googling ’emoji input x11′. X11 is the protocol Unix programs have used since 1984 to provide user interface capabilities beyond what you get from a text terminal. Modern Unixes have been replacing the guts of X11 with things like Wayland (Linuxes, BSDs) and Quartz (MacOS), but they maintain compatibility because X11 has been ubiquitous for so long. I used to run X11 apps under coLinux on my Windows 2000 laptop. They communicated with the Windows GUI via X11. I had working sound (also managed by X11) and could even copy-and-paste between X11 and Windows apps.

I have tremendous gratitude and respect for anyone who supports use of their products with Linux and BSD systems. They have to be willing to trust your customers way more than when supporting Windows, MacOS, Android or iOS. I hope my post makes supporting these systems easier for Workflowy.

Robert de Forest
Robert de Forest
7 months ago
Reply to  micha
Mathias M
Mathias M
7 months ago
Reply to  micha

Some solutions, searching for emoji keyboard linux :
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/emoji-keyboard-linux/
https://opensource.com/article/19/10/how-type-emoji-linux

Since there is no standard, it’s hard to provide a guide here, I guess.

Zeev
Zeev
7 months ago
Reply to  micha

In KDE its Meta+. (“windows” + “period”)

Kathy S
Kathy S
7 months ago

When will this officially roll out on to the iPadOS version?

Kathy S.
Kathy S.
7 months ago
Reply to  Rodolfo Lopez

Working like a charm now and I am in love!! Here is what Iโ€™ve built so far!

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Anjal Patel
7 months ago

๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿฅฐ ๐Ÿฅฐ

Bev
Bev
7 months ago

Yes! Excellent for at-a-glance visual cues. Love it!

steve
steve
7 months ago

niice but the only problem is the emojis are the dodgy looking ones not the nice ones like you get in whatsapp!๐Ÿ˜’

Troy
Troy
7 months ago

#๐Ÿ‘Œ #๐Ÿ‘Œ

Adimantium
7 months ago

Your app keeps getting better and better. โค Grateful for the WIN+. shortcut, too. I was unaware!

Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
7 months ago

Excelente !!! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿš€

Dennis
Dennis
7 months ago

Just keeps getting better and better! My whole life is in Workflowy! THANK YOU! ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Matt
Matt
7 months ago

And please bring back the black theme on iOS. The grey is awful.

Matt
Matt
7 months ago

Is there a way to force use the unicode character or shut off an “emoji” version of a unicode character?
I really loath emojis. I would even like you to bring back the old star in “starred”. I don’t want that color hitting my eyes.

How do I remove the pop up of these blog posts in my workflow?

Eugene Kiver
Eugene Kiver
7 months ago

Thank you!

roc
roc
7 months ago

Liking the update! Would love a monthly update in a non-distracting bottom corner, rather than a banner update that forces you to close it.

JIPE
JIPE
7 months ago

Merci ร  WorkFlowy pour l’ajout des emojis qui sont aujourd’hui des repรจres visuels trรจs pratiques et auxquels nous sommes tous habituรฉs. Cela renforce encore l’efficacitรฉ de cet outil trรจs performant qu’est WFY. โœ…๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘

Steve
Steve
7 months ago

Hmm. I don’t need emojis, and I didn’t need the advert popping up while I was presenting my workflowy screen! But well done…?

Jesse Patel
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Steve

๐Ÿ˜ฒ This is a good point!!!!!

woojyun
woojyun
7 months ago
Reply to  Jesse Patel

The pop up is annoying, that is why I abandon Remnote..When you start copying others… I do miss the Chrome App, the responsiveness, the ability to search in one huge page then can jump to the word I just searched (I can use this to remember the reading progress!) I miss the good old days that read and remark in Workflowy

Last edited 7 months ago by woojyun
Frank Degenaar
Editor
7 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Rolling with the punches. I wish I had that ability.

Genesis
Genesis
7 months ago
Reply to  Steve

I appreciate the feature notifications pop-up at the top of the screen. If there’s ever a “Presentation Mode” that could alleviate the above scenario. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿค™

Gurdeep
Gurdeep
7 months ago

Great stuff WF!! ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜

Alecos
7 months ago

๐Ÿงฟ๐Ÿ˜€

Pierre
Pierre
7 months ago

#๐Ÿคฃ
#๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Geezelle
7 months ago

thank you, WF team!.. You guys are killing it!..

Ben C.
7 months ago

Yeah! I’m loving emoji tags #๐Ÿ˜€ #๐ŸŽ‰ #๐Ÿ™Œ

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