Workflowy just got a burst of color – users can now apply colors to text and tags anywhere they want. This feature makes it super simple to highlight anything you want to have stand out and lets you easily add visual markers to make organizing and navigating even easier.
What can I color?
You can choose the color of text, the color of text highlights, and the color of any tag. The colors apply everywhere within Workflowy including bullet notes.
How do I color things?
To color text:
- To add color to text, select the text with your cursor and you will see the text menu popup. Click on the arrow next to the icon of the letter “A” to choose either a text color or a background color.
- Once you’ve done this you can then select more text and simply click on the “A” in the text popup to apply the last color or use the keyboard shortcut. (CMD+Shift+H on Mac, Ctrl+Shift+H on Windows)
Note: In the mobile version, select the text you want to color and you should see the same icon above the mobile keyboard on the right-hand side.
To color tags:
- To color a tag, place your cursor over a # tag or an @ tag and then click the down arrow to the right of it.
- Choose the color for the tag – this will also update any existing tags with the same name.
Note: In the mobile version, tap and hold any tag to bring up the color menu, then tap on the color you want for the tag.
What can I use this for?
Here are some ideas on how to get started using colors in Workflowy.
- Pasting entire articles / documents into Workflowy and highlighting only the most important parts
- Using text color to signal edits made by another team member
- Highlight your top-level bullets to make it easier to spot them when you’re working several levels down
- Setting up a color coding system to tag todo items #todo #doing #done #paused #cancelled
- Set up a tag system with color to signal item priorities #low #medium #high
Back to you
We can’t wait to see how users experiment with and play with colors. Feel free to share how you plan to use colors in the comments below!
We also want to thank all the beta users that provided valuable feedback during the development of the feature. Your feedback has helped make colors more useful and easier to use for all users.