Swipe Right on Us ❤️ – Mobile Shortcuts

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September 10, 2021
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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.

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Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
9 days ago

👍

Matt
Matt
9 days 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
9 days 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
7 days ago
Reply to  Rodolfo Lopez

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

Frank Degenaar
Editor
9 days ago

OK… so far it’s 50/50…

Mike Sturm
9 days 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.

Kyle Jones
Kyle Jones
9 days 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.

Chris
Chris
9 days 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.

Richard
Richard
8 days 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
7 days ago
Reply to  Richard

To scroll the boards you have to use two fingers.

Peter
Peter
8 days 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)..

Felix
Felix
8 days ago

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

Daniel
Daniel
8 days 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?

Ania
Ania
7 days 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.

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

Shelby
Shelby
7 days ago

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

Shelby
Shelby
6 days ago

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

Shelby
Shelby
5 days 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.

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