Dynalist

A web app for structuring your thoughts into lists

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3 Reviews5.0/5
Manasvini Krishna
Indie hacker
The UI, the look and feel appear very similar to Workflowy. Any differentiators I'm missing?
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Shida Li
Maker
Maker of Obsidian and Dynalist
@manasvinik Maker here, TL;DR: it's not that different right now, but we are going to make it better than Workflowy. Right now the differences are (1) you can create folders and documents, (2) there's a file finder (Ctrl+O), (3) LaTeX support coming really soon. See my comment below for more details.
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Manasvini Krishna
Indie hacker
@shida_li Thanks for the clarification. If you're looking for feedback, one thing I'd suggest is to change the UI to not look so visually similar to them. I was confused for a moment there! :)
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Shida Li
Maker
Maker of Obsidian and Dynalist
@manasvinik We did try to be different, but bullet point lists all look so similar... (also try dark theme in preferences)
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Vlad Arbatov
Automotive and Navigation @ Mapbox
@shida_li @manasvinik Sorry folks, don't want to be rude, but for now it's a less functionable Workflowy twin.
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Shida Li
Maker
Maker of Obsidian and Dynalist
@vladzima @manasvinik Well, given we've only had less than 3 months of development time, there's still a long way to go. We do have a long list of features that are in the works and waiting in line, but I'm curious what makes you say it's a "less functionable twin". P.S. Feel free to call us out on being a Workflowy clone because that's what we started out as. People eventually build better things based off existing ideas, and we strive to make a difference.
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Shida Li
Maker
Maker of Obsidian and Dynalist
Hey guys, maker here. As long time Workflowy users, we felt like it's developing relatively slowly, and we had a lot of new ideas we want to experiment in terms of features, addressing many use cases not addressed by Workflowy. Also we found the free user limitation restrictive (250-500 item), while the pro option expensive (as a comparison, Evernote's most expensive tier is the same price of $50/year). We won't be as restricting, and there will not be numbers limiting your work. Coming soon: LaTeX support Currently we're focusing on building a solid foundation to be able to add features quickly. Some other things we have in mind: - Real time collaboration: websockets, show where other users are editing, commenting - Content enrichment: text formatting, images, urls, etc - Tagging and navigation: tags, dates, map location, etc - Note taking enhancements: screen docking, web clipping, text expansion/macros - Other views: Trello-like 2d view, column view like Mac finder
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Jordan Baker
Focuster.com: automate your todo list
It reminds me a lot of OmniOutliner which I love. Clean and clear UX, very nice. We need more outliners in this world.
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Ryan Gilbert
Making FAQ Pages easy @askfrequently
I wish I would've found something like this a few years ago - this is exactly how I was taking notes in school, except in a notebook.
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Erica Xu
Maker
Maker of Omniflow
@_ryangilbert You can still take meeting notes with it now! Almost all the meeting notes I've seen are in this format as well.
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Robert van Hoesel
Co-founder Crowded
Love this! Would love it if it has Evernote integration
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Erica Xu
Maker
Maker of Omniflow
@robertvhoesel Hey Robert, I'm curious what mean by Evernote integration? Do you convert an Evernote note to an Omniflow document? Do you clip part of a website and send it to Omniflow? Thanks!
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