Hey there folks, in this post we want to show you the mentions and updates features in action.
Up to now, we’ve only shown screenshots of these features and we recognize that it can be a little confusing to fully grasp how these features will actually work. In the short demo video below you’ll be able to see how we access both features and what they look like.
Hopefully, this will give you a better idea of how both mentions and updates work and how simple they are to use. We hope this also highlights how different the features are in comparison to how other team software handles both mentions and change highlighting. In our interpretation – mentions and changes are not a separate type of item but just another bullet that behaves how you would expect.
Note how we’re handling the mentions and updates views as types of inboxes instead of feeds as is done in some other apps. This was a conscious design choice that we feel makes it easier to keep track of everything – you control when the mentions and updates go away.
Another key difference is that since both of these views behave exactly like a regular Workflowy search, you can do everything you would expect right from either view. There is not a separate mentions view that you first check that then gives you limited reply options, the mentions view is the mention and you can reply with a single emoji or an entire document if you wish – all while keeping the context of the original mention intact.
In the next post, we’ll mention some of the other details that we didn’t show in the video, like mentioning someone and some quality-of-life things that we think you’ll be interested in.
Have any thoughts on how the features work? Sound off in the comments below!
See you in the next update 🇺🇦