Emoji Madness: Emoji Tags Are Here #βœ… #πŸŽ‰ #πŸ”₯

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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 #😎 .

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 featuresπŸ˜‰ .

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 @🐸 , #πŸŽ‰ , #πŸ“ž , #πŸ’‘, @πŸ€– , #❀️

Use emojis with text #ignoreπŸ’… , #criticalπŸ”΄ , #emailβœ‰οΈ ,@Patrick🦊

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

Use fancy schmancy Unicode characters like β–Ί, ∰, βˆ‘, β€½

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 🌴 ⚑️ 🎯 πŸ’Ž ✍️

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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Ben C.
28 days ago

Yeah! I’m loving emoji tags #πŸ˜€ #πŸŽ‰ #πŸ™Œ

Geezelle
28 days ago

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

Pierre
Pierre
28 days ago

#🀣
#πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Alecos
28 days ago

πŸ§ΏπŸ˜€

Gurdeep
Gurdeep
28 days ago

Great stuff WF!! πŸ˜Šβ€πŸ’•πŸ˜

Steve
Steve
28 days 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
28 days ago
Reply to  Steve

😲 This is a good point!!!!!

woojyun
woojyun
27 days 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 27 days ago by woojyun
Frank Degenaar
Editor
28 days ago
Reply to  Steve

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

Genesis
Genesis
21 days 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. πŸ™‚πŸ€™

JIPE
JIPE
28 days ago

Merci Γ  WorkFlowy pour l’ajout des emojis qui sont aujourd’hui des repΓ¨res visuels trΓ¨s pratiques et auxquels nous sommes tous habituΓ©s. Cela renforce encore l’efficacitΓ© de cet outil trΓ¨s performant qu’est WFY. βœ…πŸ’šπŸ‘

roc
roc
28 days 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.

Eugene Kiver
Eugene Kiver
28 days ago

Thank you!

Matt
Matt
28 days 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?

Matt
Matt
28 days ago

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

Dennis
Dennis
28 days ago

Just keeps getting better and better! My whole life is in Workflowy! THANK YOU! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
28 days ago

Excelente !!! πŸ‘ πŸš€

Adimantium
28 days ago

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

Troy
Troy
28 days ago

#πŸ‘Œ #πŸ‘Œ

steve
steve
28 days ago

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

Bev
Bev
28 days ago

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

Anjal Patel
28 days ago

πŸ₯° πŸ₯° πŸ₯°

Kathy S
Kathy S
28 days ago

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

Kathy S.
Kathy S.
27 days ago
Reply to  Rodolfo Lopez

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

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micha
micha
28 days ago

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

Mathias M
Mathias M
28 days ago
Reply to  micha

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

Robert de Forest
Robert de Forest
27 days 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
27 days ago
Reply to  micha
Mathias M
Mathias M
27 days 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
26 days ago
Reply to  micha

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

Me
Me
28 days 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
28 days ago
Reply to  Me

also idk what my pfp is so just ignore it thx

Mathias M
Mathias M
28 days ago

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

Niki
Niki
28 days ago

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

Rob
Rob
27 days ago

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

Harry Gold
Harry Gold
27 days ago

Epic!

Jason
Jason
27 days ago

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

Recknar
Recknar
27 days 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.

hyungsuk
hyungsuk
27 days ago

good!!!

Dan
Dan
27 days ago

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

Sunny Shekhar
Sunny Shekhar
27 days 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… πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Awesome !! Keep going Guys 🀘🏻

Bruno
Bruno
27 days ago

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

Mads
Mads
27 days ago

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

:thumbsup:

Vas
Vas
27 days ago

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

Mohammad
27 days ago

Thank you, this is an awesome feature! 😊

Nicolas
Nicolas
27 days ago

TROP BIEN PUTAIN

Vadym
Vadym
27 days ago

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

Daniel
Daniel
27 days ago

Love this πŸ’•πŸ˜ thank you!

Pavel
Pavel
27 days ago

awesome 😁 my notes will be looks less dead boring

Kimberly
Kimberly
27 days 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

Tomer
Tomer
26 days 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..

Daniel
Daniel
24 days ago

Ha! I now know the trick! So I’m pushing you to implement REMINDERS!!! It would makes Workflowy perfecto… #βŒšβŒšβ°β²οΈβ³πŸ•πŸ•‘πŸ•’πŸ•šπŸ•°οΈβ³β²οΈβ°πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

cjh
cjh
22 days ago

I need calendar sync… plz

Genesis
Genesis
21 days ago

Great work y’all! Lovin this ❀️

Yakovski Sergey
Yakovski Sergey
21 days ago

Awesooome! πŸ˜ƒ Thank you!

Jims
Jims
16 days 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

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