Search in Workflowy just got 6x faster, plus a new interface

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June 23, 2021

We’ve been doing some work recently on search. We already made it 4 bajillion times faster. Now, we’ve made it 6x faster still, and added a new interface that lets you more easily explore special searches. Hope you find it useful.

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Frank Degenaar
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4 months ago

First!

Café655
4 months ago

Standing in line behind Frank.

Café655
4 months ago

I like the new search features and aesthetic!

Patrick Rushton
Patrick Rushton
4 months ago

Workflowy keeps getting better! Any plans to support syncing the theme to system dark mode, for example using prefers-color-scheme css?

Rubén García Pérez
Rubén García Pérez
3 months ago

New to Worfklowy (since last Octobe) and quite impressed. Thank you so much. And fully newbie in the forums/blog comments.

A question I came up with… did you change the algorhytm to perform the searches?

Let me make myself clear. If I’m not wrong, some weeks ago Workflowy seached across all the lists/bullets; now I find myself searching only within the active list, so I am prompted to change active list in order to search something properly. Is it this way or am I missing something?

Rubén García Pérez
Rubén García Pérez
3 months ago

Any comments on this? ☝🏼

yjchen
yjchen
3 months ago

I have the same question either. The search results only show the matched items in the current active list. And I don’t know how to search across all the lists.

Ben Schrader
3 months ago
Reply to  yjchen

It’s been this way for as long as I can remember. Not sure if this is helpful but in case it is for somebody… If you search from the home list it searches across all lists.

Rubén García Pérez
Rubén García Pérez
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben Schrader

I’m just experimenting with WFx Chrome extension, so my searches now are two-fold:

  • built-in search within the current bullet
  • general search, taking advantage of WFx capabilities

In case it’s useful for anyone.

PS: I’m especially loving the chances WFx gives me to move across all the system and to move bullets around 😍

Ben Schrader
3 months ago

It would be great to include or exclude an entire list based on its parent. Right now, if you search for (or negate) a bullet point, everything underneath it still shows up.

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