Give Me One Good Reason Why You’re Not Creating Lists WITH Your Kids

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

I’ve dedicated my WorkFlowy book to my daughter:

For Emma-Pearl: Each Pomodoro spent on this book meant less beach time for you. Though you don’t yet know all about lists and productivity, you’re on almost all of my lists… and hands down, the #1 beneficiary of my @Future-me tag.

I’m going to need to change this up a tad, because my daughter has caught on to list making in a big way since my book came out. I’m kicking myself for not having taught her about making lists much sooner. You know… little human beings are much more capable than we give them credit for. If you’re not making lists with your kids yet, you’re seriously missing out – it’s so much freaking fun!

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Picking Names out of a WorkFlowy Hat

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

Pens and random scraps of paper are getting scarcer by the day. And we don’t always just happen to have a hat at hand… but at social events (even in these ever-so-modern times), we still do keep up with drawing straws, picking names out of a hat… and Secret Santa.

What we all do have at hand is a smartphone. Oh yes… and we have WorkFlowy. With about a minute of pre prep-work, you can show off how smart (and sophisticated) you are – and digitize this most basic of human practicalities. What you are about to witness is the reconstruction of a true story, which occurred on December 24th of 2015, at around midnight. I’ve only changed up the names. Obviously. Continue reading “Picking Names out of a WorkFlowy Hat”

Embed Google Docs, Mind Maps, YouTube Videos, Evernote Notes and More in WorkFlowy

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

Sometimes serendipity runs its course – like the almost happenstance privilege I get to blog in this space… or stumbling upon JavaScript that powers a whole new subset of WorkFlowy use cases: the ability to embed web content from a variety of sources right into your outlines. I don’t understand the first thing about JavaScript (only how to copy-paste), so you’re in good company. Now let me show you a couple of gems I’ve been polishing.

Below you’ll see a handful of apps and services I was able to get to show up in WorkFlowy – each of which have highly practical potential. I’m positive that more than one will pique your interest… Continue reading “Embed Google Docs, Mind Maps, YouTube Videos, Evernote Notes and More in WorkFlowy”

The Simplest (and Most Powerful) Way to Navigate WorkFlowy – Hands Down

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

About a quarter of a moon ago I happened upon this tweet by Lea Verou, a veritable rock star in the world of CSS:

This post is my response to Lea’s tweet… and then some.

I’ve put together a little video to showcase the incontestable speed and versatility of (1) Workflow Tags and (2) List Title Tags in getting to those far, far away lists, faster than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious… literally. You’ll see:

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Dr. WorkFlowy Dissects Stress and Anxiety

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

My late grandmother, Florence, a sharp-minded French woman, had her own saying: “When your heart is down, carve a piece of leather”. She used to create the most intricate designs on leather, plying skillfully as she, too, worked through matters of the heart. I do the same in WorkFlowy. It’s less poetic, but it does get the job done.

I’ve outlined life-changing decisions, pinpointed causes of anxiety, given myself a kick in the pants with numerous projects both big and small and streamlined tons of workflows for way better efficiency. Outlining in WorkFlowy can and does lead to a change in perspective – be it organizational or existential – which in turn gives us the impetus to make real changes – which go beyond the realm of productivity and “busy work”. Continue reading “Dr. WorkFlowy Dissects Stress and Anxiety”

Different Fonts for Different WorkFlowy Outlines

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

As your use of WorkFlowy expands, you’ll be doing a lot more than creating lists. You might want to give life logging or journaling a go. Then there’s task management and project outlining, long-form writing, threshing out your blog posts… or just thinking about thinking.

You might very well want to have different fonts for different outlines, seeing as when you zoom into any list, you may potentially be moving into a different mode altogether. If you’re zooming into your journal, you may want to have a font that helps you put on your journaling hat. It could be a typewriter font… or whatever else. This post gives you those tools.

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Background Images for Both Light and Dark WorkFlowy Themes

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

A year ago I moved to an apartment right on the beach. My last apartment, a block away from the beach, had me staring at a travel agency’s Disney World billboard. A small adjustment makes all the difference in the world.

Well-chosen background images, visible while you’re typing on an opaque overlay, can and will offer you a gorgeous new aesthetic. Some other adjectives that come to mind for the themes I’m giving you today are: stunning, calming, glorious, sublime… and most definitely delightful. I’ve put an insane amount of time (and love) into the themes presented here… and of course, I got by with a little help from my friends. Continue reading “Background Images for Both Light and Dark WorkFlowy Themes”