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Posted by MadaboutDana
May 5, 2020 at 11:03 AM

 

Ah, no, I lied! Actually, you CAN drag and drop cards between columns (by pressing and holding on the roundel thingy). Wow!

 


Posted by Dr Andus
May 8, 2020 at 02:20 PM

 

MadaboutDana wrote:
>Actually, the kanban feature really IS cool
>Wow! That’s totally revolutionised the usefulness of Workflowy!

Yes, it does seem to open up some new possibilities. Until now it’s never occured to me to categorise each project into just 3 categories (to do, in-progress, and done). Instead, I’ve been using hashtags for that, and it was predictably a bit of a mess, with long lists developing in the single project category.

I wonder if the column functionality edges us closer to being able to open other bullet-points within those columns (i.e. have a split screen functionality within the same tab, rather than needing to open a whole new window or tab in a browser).

This is where Roam still offers an advantage (the right sidebar).

But if WorkFlowy could open any other bullet point within the column structure, it would trump Roam in that department (though Roam can open multiple notes in that right sidebar, but they are displayed vertically thereon, as opposed to WorkFlowy’s horizontally scrollable columns).

 


Posted by Dr Andus
May 9, 2020 at 12:20 AM

 

Dr Andus wrote:
MadaboutDana wrote:
>>Actually, the kanban feature really IS cool
>>Wow! That’s totally revolutionised the usefulness of Workflowy!

I haven’t used kanban much in the past, and I’m not sure if I’m using it correctly, but for now I came up with the following column headings to organise projects to use the new column feature:
- To Do
- In Progress
- Waiting (as in ‘waiting for others to do their bit and get back to me’)
- Done
- Park & Review ( this is for setting aside things that maybe no longer need getting done, but not 100% sure, so need to review in the future)

Any other implementations out there? Just wondering what else could be done with the new column feature.

 


Posted by MadaboutDana
May 11, 2020 at 09:44 AM

 

Well, I tend to use kanban very loosely for all kinds of categorisation. Your approach is more or less standard (like “Intray”, “To do”, “Doing”, “Done”, “Archived”), but you can use columns for all kinds of things, including cross-references and off-the-cuff analyses, or to author sections of an article side by side (often useful for balancing article content), and so on. There’s no limit to what I’m calling kanban, but is actually just another form of structural model (here in the form of columns + folding, rather than folding on its own).

Dr Andus wrote:
Dr Andus wrote:
>MadaboutDana wrote:
>>>Actually, the kanban feature really IS cool
>>>Wow! That’s totally revolutionised the usefulness of Workflowy!
> >I haven’t used kanban much in the past, and I’m not sure if I’m using it
>correctly, but for now I came up with the following column headings to
>organise projects to use the new column feature:
>
>- To Do
>- In Progress
>- Waiting (as in ‘waiting for others to do their bit and get back to
>me’)
>- Done
>- Park & Review ( this is for setting aside things that maybe no longer
>need getting done, but not 100% sure, so need to review in the future)
> >Any other implementations out there? Just wondering what else could be
>done with the new column feature.

 


Posted by Dr Andus
May 11, 2020 at 09:15 PM

 

MadaboutDana wrote:
>you can use columns for all kinds of
>things, including cross-references and off-the-cuff analyses, or to
>author sections of an article side by side (often useful for balancing
>article content), and so on.
>but is actually just another form of structural model
>(here in the form of columns + folding, rather than folding on its own).

Thank you, Bill, you gave me some new ideas there. Yes, it’s turning into a column-based outliner almost (a bit like Gingko, I suppose).

 


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