Update – April 1, 2022

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April 1, 2022
Workflowy april 1 update

For this update, we wanted to share a little bit about what’s been happening behind the scenes with the team features. The features are currently in the usability testing phase. That means we recruited a group of users that were already utilizing Workflowy in a team setting and have been testing out the new features with their teams.

Our product team has been meeting with these users to gather feedback and to analyze several aspects of the features. In other words, this is where the rubber meets the road. It’s where we find out if our solution will actually work for the issues we set out to solve. This is where a lot of tweaking and polishing usually happens.

So far we’ve have some very positive feedback from the test users and come up with tweaks to improve some slight issues we detected.

One tweak that stands out is the color-coding of the changes based on the type of change. Initially, we had highlighted these with a single color and used labels with icons to indicate the type of change (completed, created, edited, moved).

The screenshot shows the previous version where we used a single color for all types of updates

This worked fine as it was, but after using it for some time and after discussing it internally, we opted to use the same color scheme we use in the daily update email.

The screenshot shows the current version where we use colors to indicate the type of update

First, it makes the color-coding consistent across the app and the email notifications. And secondly, it makes distinguishing what type of change has happened much easier when you’re scanning the updates. At a glance, you can tell if the items were added, moved, created, etc. without having to stop and look for the label.

That’s just one change that’s been made as we user-test and tweak the updates feature. In the next update, we’ll share some more details about the feature as it gets closer to the final version.

That’s all for now, see you in the next update.

– The Workflowy Team 馃嚭馃嚘

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Ulysses
Ulysses
1 month ago

Could you consider adding sidebars and PWA programs?

Amrith
Amrith
1 month ago

With collaboration firmly on the way, I’d really like to ask again for non-bullet (paragraph) input. If that is there, I am certain the switch from a google docs would become so much more simple. Thank you.

Amrith
Amrith
1 month ago
Reply to  Rodolfo Lopez

Amazing!!! I am really hoping that with that, a lot more people write more longform as well on wfy! The distraction-free aesthetic is the magic of wfy and I can only imagine how good it would be to write a whole lot in focus mode! Thank you.

Fabio Martins
Fabio Martins
1 month ago

Vintage theme

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Will Dollis
Will Dollis
1 month ago
Reply to  Rodolfo Lopez

Ah! I thought it was my custom WorkFlowy Stylus theme. Good to know it isn’t and that it will be fixed. Thanks, also, Fabio.

Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
1 month ago

Hola, esto promete.

Comentarios:

  • Ver bien que no se genere saturaci贸n de colores entre los “colores de edici贸n, comentarios y + con los de tipo notificaciones de correos.
  • Quiz谩s edici贸n, comentarios y + est茅n en un color neutro que sea visible y a la vez no sature.
  • No olvidar atajos de teclados para +, edici贸n y comentarios, o bien agregarlos a hoja de ruta.

Un abrazo, fuerza y gracias por vuestro trabajo

Will Dollis
Will Dollis
1 month ago

Whoa, considering the date, you should have announced you’re getting rid of all the new-fangled features and going back to Workflowy as it was in 2013, by user request!

Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
Carlos Rebolledo Aguirre
1 month ago
Reply to  Will Dollis

Creo que la respuesta de Rodolfo a Wayne resuelve lo que planteas. Veamos una vez que llegue, pero mis sensaciones son positivas

Wayne Hynd
Wayne Hynd
1 month ago

Looking great! I am a bit concerned about Workflowy becoming overly complex (ummm, and slow it down, especially with large Workflowys, like mine!), so please have toggle switches in Settings to turn off and on advanced features.

DBG
DBG
1 month ago
Reply to  Rodolfo Lopez

This is great for bullets shared with my team. But what about read only bullets shared with my clients? Will it clutter their view?

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