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Posted by vdm
Feb 24, 2011 at 11:20 AM

 

http://workflowy.com/

I have not seen this mentioned on OutlinerSoftware before, so I registered to share this; perhaps you would be interested.

It does hoisting (click on a bullet, very nice), but not cloning, as far as I can make out. But it does seem extremely simple to use.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Feb 27, 2011 at 05:48 PM

 

Interesting, but strikingly like UV-Outliner in terms of functionality. Personally, I prefer off-line outliners, although I respect the fact that many people like to run everything in a browser (in which case, why not try PiggyDB?!).

Cheers,
Bill

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Jun 25, 2013 at 12:09 PM

 

MadaboutDana wrote:
>Interesting, but strikingly like UV-Outliner in terms of functionality.

I’m starting to think that WorkFlowy is more like BrainStorm, in that it helps to focus on a specific list (sub-level) by instant hoisting. In fact it only takes one click in WorkFlowy, while it’s a double-click in BrainStorm.

On the plus side, WorkFlowy also allows inline notes, and there are more possibilities for partial “aerial views”. The iOS and Android apps are also a boon. On the downside it doesn’t have namesakes or a desktop app (though it runs fine in the browser, but not offline).

 


Posted by Dr Andus
Dec 18, 2013 at 11:29 PM

 

MadaboutDana wrote:
Interesting, but strikingly like UV-Outliner in terms of functionality.
>Personally, I prefer off-line outliners

Workflowy now also has an off-line desktop app, but you need to have Chrome installed on your system. More here:

http://blog.workflowy.com/2013/12/18/an-offline-desktop-app-for-workflowy/

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
Dec 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM

 

Thanks for that - yes, I do use Workflowy occasionally, not least because it’s got a good client on iOS.

But I turn more and more often to my favourite cross-platform apps: OneNote, Notebooks and SimpleNote (synced with CintaNotes on Windows).

I keep trying to use AsNoted, too, but have had major issues with their Chrome extension (which refuses to sync properly with Dropbox - they assure me this is unusual).

I like Workflowy, Gingko etc., but can’t afford to store potentially valuable data on somebody else’s servers (OneNote and Notebooks both support password-protected encryption).

 


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