Swipe Right on Us ❤️ – Mobile Shortcuts

By

September 10, 2021
swipe right to complete

One of the most common tasks you might want to perform when using Workflowy on the go is completing items. While you could first tap on an item, then tap on the “Complete” checkmark, that can be a little annoying. You have to first tap on items one by one and then find the right button to complete them, and if you’re on the go or in the middle of something else, that process can be quite fiddly.

Swiping right 👉

That’s why in our mobile apps you can simply swipe right on any item to complete it, and swipe right once more to un-complete it. So whether you’re out shopping for groceries or going through a project checklist with your team – you can quickly complete items with only one hand.

Swiping left 👈

And for the sake of completeness, if you swipe left on an item, you bring up the bullet menu. From here you can:

  • Share the item
  • Duplicate the item
  • Delete the item
  • Open the complete bullet menu

So the next time you’re out and about – remember that you can complete items by simply swiping right or access all of Workflowy’s advanced options by swiping left.

4.8 31 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

31 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Wilson Chiluiza
Wilson Chiluiza
3 months ago

Quite ansious to keep working with workflowy.

simon
simon
7 months ago

I look forward to trying this application

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Now I look fwd to learning Workflowy

Horton McCormick
Horton McCormick
1 year ago

How can this be disabled? I am accidentally “completing” items. How do you Uncomplete in the mobile app? Highly annoying

Bonk
Bonk
1 year ago

Swipe it right again and the item will be uncompleted.

marissa
marissa
1 year ago

is there a way to swipe to move a bullet ? i don’t know like swipe up to move up in a list. maybe thats too difficult? like what we do with directional keys. instead of having to hold onto the bullet and sometimes it gets dropped while moving

Alan Thomas
Alan Thomas
1 year ago

I’m glad I found this, because on my iOS app the checkmark has completely disappeared! I was left with apparently no way to complete an item so I’m glad I found out about this which seems to work well. But it would’ve been nice to have a heads up, although the wording of your post makes it sound like you didn’t intend to get rid of the check mark?

Aslan
1 year ago

I find it kind of annoying to have swipe actions because when I’m scrolling horizontally through a Kanban view it accidentally destroys everything.

Soshi
Soshi
11 months ago
Reply to  Aslan

Use two fingers to scroll Kanbans horizontally.

Shelby
Shelby
1 year ago

Hi Guys – Not related to the post – It would be fantastic to make this site – https://workflowy.com/s/ – Someone where we can upload / download Publicly shared, embedded templates etc.

Shelby
Shelby
1 year ago

nevermind- just found https://workflowy.com/s/

Shelby
Shelby
1 year ago

Question
Is their a way of searching for Publicly Shared workflowies?

Nancy Glock-Grueneich

How do I put notes associated with items as I have done for years now from my cell phone? The icon for that seems to disappeared.

Will we ever or maybe there’s already a way be able to link an item on WorkFlowy to the document or work product on our computer that it should be associated with?

Thanks for any answers you have

Ania
Ania
1 year ago

Great! Thanks 🙂

It was really annoying to search for option to complete which was not visible and required moving through item menu first to show it.

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

Would there be an easier path to uncompleted? At present I have to left swipe then go the bullets menu. Wasn’t the tick previously available in the main screen?

Felix
Felix
1 year ago

How about to complete task on pc version. After update, i dont find the complete option when i mouse over the dot

Peter
Peter
1 year ago

Can the shortcuts be turned off completely? Mobile editing is a bit twitchy already. Would be a great UX upgrade (and presumably simple to implement)..

Richard
Richard
1 year ago

It doesn’t work well with boards, though. When I try to scroll a board left or right I usually end up swiping an item instead. When I swipe an item left it just disappears, no bullet menu appears. Sometimes the board will scroll and the item will swipe simultaneously. Workflowy 3.5.116, Android 11, OnePlus 6T.

Luigi
Luigi
1 year ago
Reply to  Richard

To scroll the boards you have to use two fingers.

Aslan
1 year ago
Reply to  Luigi

Thank you! You’re amazing.

Chris
Chris
1 year ago

👍👍I use WorkFlowy for different lists, but the one I use daily, even hourly, is the standing list of what we buy at the grocery store. I constantly mark items complete or not and swiping is very helpful.

Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones
1 year ago

It’s good to review the basics. Thank you for this! I knew this one, but I bet there are other tips and tricks that I don’t yet know about.

Frank Degenaar
Editor
1 year ago

OK… so far it’s 50/50…

Mike Sturm
1 year ago
Reply to  Frank Degenaar

I love it. I remember the bad old days of the app. I purposely didn’t use it for things like grocery shopping, because there wasn’t a fast way to mark things complete. Boy, was I glad to see swiping.

Matt
Matt
1 year ago

Since I’ve never used WorkFlowy as a task list, the swipe to complete is pretty useless. Too often I swipe to complete a bullet by accident, so it’s more of an annoyance.

R T
R T
1 year ago
Reply to  Matt

I agree – I got really worried when I saw that swiping right deletes an item, because too many important notes can be accidentally lost if the screen fails to lock or my attention gets distracted for a minute while holding the phone with Workflowy open.

Backups barely help because it may take some time before I’ll notice that items have gone missing, and it will be too late to reconcile the changes since.

Can I disable this feature somehow, please, to keep my notes safe?’

Christine
Christine
1 year ago
Reply to  Rodolfo Lopez

Getting to the notes button is a royal pain now. I’d gladly trade the markups for that back.

Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
1 year ago

👍

Subscribe to the newsletter

We'll send you a weekly roundup of the latest posts

Overwhelmed?

Workflowy replaces your notebooks, stickies and bloated apps with a simple, smooth digital notebook that makes it easy to get organized and be productive.