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    william griffiths

    I like to use editors like vim and atom to view and edit multiple parts of a project at once.

    It would be great to be able to do the same thing with workflowy on the desktop or web app.  

    Proposed workflow would be to have a keyboard shortcut that would split the current pane either vertically or horizontally into two panes.

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    audrey orenstein

    You can split a screen on a Mac or iPad to see 2 columns using the native OS - no extra help needed from Workflowy

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    Robert

    You can open two browser windows e.g. in Firefox I know you can drag a tab onto another screen or you can open #firefox twice.  Then you can work on both screens/windows.  It might not be ideal but that's a further solution.

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    James Corre

    To my mind, the real potential of a dual-pane view would be for organising notes (i.e. being able to drag bullets between panes). Not sure whether that's what you mean by this though.

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    Adam Pearson

    2 column view with alias feature please!

    option-drag (for example) item from left column/view to right column/view creates alias

    reorder/hide alias as desired

    edit alias edits original

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    Matt Hulse

    Moo.do style panes allowing multiple views into the list zoomed into different locations.  Items can be dragged and dropped between panes.

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    Aaron

    You can just use Firefox Side View or two windows side-by-side. It's not hard to copy and paste between the two, I'd rather their bandwidth be saved for more expansive features.

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    Matt Hulse

    Cut and Paste between panes creates new bullets which means it breaks links to those bullets.  Drag and drop within the list in a single pane doesn't have that problem.  Also, drag and drop is not supported between browser tabs.  It would actually be awesome to be able to use multiple browser tabs in whatever configuration I wanted if drag and drop between tabs worked the same as drag and drop within a single tab.

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    william griffiths

    @Aaron I use the Workflowy desktop app for OSX, and am requesting a side-by-side view within that app.  

    @James:  yes organizing notes is the primary use case for me

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    Could also be multi-panes, as in the Moo.do app. This feature is amazing!

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    Dave

    I too would like to see this feature. 

    Long lists are notoriously hard to reorder.

    Additionally, it would be great to do this between windows, so you could have two completely different lists.

    I've thought it would be a good idea for years now, only just now looking to log it as a feature request.

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    Piyush Kansal

    Even I had also requested (two windows) for workflowy!!
    Copying and pasting becomes so much problematic, when you have long list to maintain!

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    Dave

    Everyone; I've created a Bookmarklet that provides a poor-man's "dual view" with two iframes.

    I use it to keep focus with a "Do now" list alongside all my other tasks:



    Unfortunately, you can't drag between them, but you can copy paste.

    Additionally, each panel remembers its location for when you load the page next time!

    The script and instructions to install it are here:

     

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    william griffiths

    Honestly the browser option isn't bad except for one thing: I use browsers for so many workflows already, I want to be able to use CMD-tab to switch to Workflowy, not to one of the three browsers I have open already. 

    I don't want yet another browser window to have to CMD-~ through. I want to be able to use Alfred with "w" to get to my workflowy list. If workflowy product owners are of the opinion that browser is as good as desktop, why'd they release a desktop client at all?

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    Dave

    Luke, I'm working on something at the moment which sounds like would be really useful to you. Drop me a line here if you like and I'll fill you in:

    http://davestewart.co.uk/contact/

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    Coffeeling

    Multiple columns in the app would be amazing.

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    Mark A Ruzicka

    I've been using the vivaldi browser specifically for this reason.

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    At least, now we have the left panel

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    Bartosz Grabowski

    Panes might come in future https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360070029392-Two-instances-of-desktop-app :)

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    Dave

    I asked Jesse the other day when this was coming and he says they're working on it! Check my comment below the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l19R1J_wVSU

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