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    Juanita

    I would love to have an integration in IFTTT or Zapier that would add my Google Calendar events as a list in Workflowy, please help!

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    Joel Janikowski

    Yes! If you added an IFTTT or Zapier, it would break the capabilities wide open and solve a good chunk of the requests on here.

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    Herb Caudill

    Any update on this? My use case is converting emails to WF items using something like Zapier - so the only thing I would need would be something that allows creating a new item. 

     

     

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    N Knoors

    The lack of an api is making my life difficult, please give it higher priority

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    Michael Moran

    Please please please add this feature. I would use Workflowy for everything if this were added

     

     

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    Kay Kraemer

    I also would like to see either an API or an IFTTT integration, or better both of them.

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    Kevin T Vogelsang

    I can't use workflowy due to lack of API and webhooks. 

    Would happily pay for it if it had these items. 

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    Nicholas P Huntington

    Yet another pro user voting for this. An API or at least IFTTT integration would make it so much more useful!

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    Kurt Harriger

    Such endpoints do exist they just don't appear to be documented or officially supported.  In addition to the php library mentioned by support there also appears to be a javascript library:

    https://github.com/malcolmocean/opusfluxus

    This library also has a command line interface for exporting the data which might be useful to you. 

    I was exploring integration with workflowy for personal project so started reverse engineering the data schema and dumped few sample responses into https://jvilk.com/MakeTypes/ to infer the schema and cleaning them up a bit.  This may not be complete, but I have a fair bit of workflowy data so seems to have captured most things even sharing which I didn't even realized existed until I was reverse engineering this, super excited about sharing!  

    https://gist.github.com/kurtharriger/4fa6da3a28419f76099920c1c38ce94f

     

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    Trey Hunner

    I've been a paying pro user since 2012. In the last few years I've come to find Zapier incredibly useful for automating important parts of my business and life workflows.

    I've found recently that I'm very slowly switching more workflows out of Workflowy and into Trello, GitHub, Calendar, and even GMail just so I can avoid small bits of repeated work duplication.

    I'd absolutely love it if Workflowy added Zapier support or at least a public-facing API. I'd love to keep as many of my important workflows as possible inside Workflowy.

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    Alistair MacDonald

    Absolutely agree. If Workflowy had a solid API, there would be about 4-5 different services I pay for, that I would no longer need.

    I could basically run 90% of my digital life through Workflowy if they had:

    1. A solid API.
    2. Passwords for shared resources.
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    Jeremy Pinnix

    +1

    Yet another Pro user who would like to integrate my Workflowy data with other services, both incoming and outgoing.

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    samuel s chun

    I'm a recent pro user that really loves this product but would also like to voice my support for an API. Great work guys!

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    Balthasar Sager

    Also a Pro user here, would also greatly appreciate this. Then you could f.e. build a Gitlab integration...

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    Tom Bensimhon

    yet another pro user, I think it could be an awesome feature for workflowy (documented API) 

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    Frank

    This would be a great way to allow users to add functionality that is not high-priority for the Workflowy team or is too niche.

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    Alistair MacDonald

    You can add one more pro user to the +1 list for API service.

    I would like:

    1. API integration via REST or GraphQL.
    2. Node.js SDK package.

    How I can help:

    • I would be happy paying more to unlock the feature.  (It could be a separate service you could charge extra for.)
    • I would help create and support the Node.js SDK for you.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/f1lt3r/
    https://github.com/f1lt3r

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    Alistair MacDonald

    Cool to hear you guys are positive on the idea of the API. Hope to see it happen one day. 👍 Thanks Frank

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    Zachary Valenti

    Chiming in with my shared desire here! Building a RPi project I would love to integrate with my Workflowy!!

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    Matt Rutherford

    free user, won't consider paying without an API.

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    Dan Irwin

    Adding my name to the list of people would love an API.

    Email-to-workflowy ability would be huge. 

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    Alfredo Dimaunahan

    Hey guys, I'm a Pro user here too since 2016. But I just recently learned that there is a site that we can submit feature request.

    Workflowy team should prioritize this next year. I'm starting to become a Voice Assistant developer and I'm imagining a wonderful future where just talking to my smart speaker/display, TVs, watch, etc. to brainstorm ideas and log my thoughts in my Workflowy account. It has been 3 years and nothing was delivered regarding the API...

    I think the best way to do this is to deliver an MVP and then iterate. So what are the MVPs? Here's my suggestion:

    1. Ability to add new notes to the root node
    2. Ability to add new notes to a specific parent note
    3. Ability to add tag to the added note
    4. Ability to return all child notes of a specific parent note

    Delivering those 4 features next year is an achievable goal. Workflowy is already in the cloud, adding another layer for the REST API would be a very simple thing to do.

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    Bartosz Grabowski

    Yes, i agree that API development for workflowy would be heavilly time comsuming and non trivial.

    But still - having workflowy opened for automation would be an explosion of possibilities, and i cannot stop dreaming about having it ;)

    Maybe some kind of crowdfunding this functionality would be a solution? Let users vote with their wallets! :)

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    Alistair MacDonald

    We need a Workflowy Pro.

    Attempting to set up Crowd Funding for this would demonstrate financial viability (or not).

    You could also just build a Workflowy Cloud API and sell access. When you get a knock on the door from Workfly's legal, you'll know they are working on their own API.

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    TYLER H FINDLAY

    Hi, I'm with Alistair. Please add an integration API for Workflowy!

    I love this product and I'm not going anywhere, but I would love to be able to read/write/reogranize my lists via API.

    Ever read/write/reorder would be amazing right now (nothing to do with moving items in and out of trees, just changing their order with siblings).

    I pay for the paid version, and would even pay more just for this functionality!

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Dan, correct. Although a server-side API is not off the table for the not-too-distant future, as I understand it.

    Kay, why don't you join the Slack WorkFlowy User Group and chat to a couple of people who do have access to an (experimental) list. One of those being @rawbytz. Send me a DM here and I'll send you an invite to your email address to join the Slack group :-)

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    Alistair MacDonald

    One of the difficulties with them building an API, is they have put so much of the essential logic into the front-end (you can pop the Developer Console and see how the everything works under the hood). Unwinding that ball of string would be non-trivial. So the cost of making such a large overhaul would have to make sense for a large enough base of users to make it financially viable. It's a small team, so I doubt it will happen.

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    Alfred Peters

    Wait...is crowd funding this an option? I'm already a pro subscriber but I'd pay besides that for a workable API. I understand the difficulty but I'd counter that the ROI would be immense for work.

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    Will Stone

    During recent discussions about note-taking in a few discord servers I frequent I've been pushing workflowy pretty hard (been an avid user since 2012)...  but am having a hard time handling the objection: why no api? Why no integrations?

    I'd like an API for my own use as well... So, bump. Any developments here? I'd be interested in contributing to node module. 

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Will,

    We have a couple of team members discussing an open API. There is definitely no lack of interest. It's a matter of prioritizing which significant feature we're currently working on. It's a challenge to say the least.

     

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