A Plea for Flat Search Results

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    Adam Pearson

    Flat search results with reordering would help significantly with long-form writing. It would allow us to use tags to draw together text from disparate locations, reorder to suit, and export.

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    Miss Jenifer D Toksvig

    This! I desperately want this. Am finding it really challenging having 'to do' lists that show me the whole family tree of everything.

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    MR G R LEEMAN

    The number one feature I wish workflowy had!

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    George Jardim

    This would be the single greatest enhancement to WorkFlowy! At present a search, or clicking on a tag to refine what you’re looking for produces a very confusing view.  If WorkFlowy is about making sense out of many different types of information, then this is the big one!  If Workflowy could also sort the resulting view, that would be even better!

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    Stefan

    I strongly support this suggestion. Am using WorkFlowy for a short while only (regularly) but you already find me here on the forum asking for this feature... :-)

    Thanks for listening!

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    James Strupp

    Plus one this.  Having any way to reduce the "clutter" of search results (Including also a Ctrl+F "find" function, like in a browser), would really make the search function many times more useful.

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    Alexandra Scher

    PLUS ONE!!! PLEASE

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    Anton

    +1
    This would help so much organise the "Today" view I wish WorkFlowy had. Non-flat search results are too clumsy for that but this would solve the problem.

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    James Strupp

    I want to support this +1 also. I still wish a simple Ctrl+F find on my search results and in main WorkFlowy Home was available. I still find search results to be a confusing interface. By Browser has Ctrl+F for every page and I rely on it constantly. Plus One again on this feature please. Thanks...

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    George Jardim

    Just to reinforce what I’d said 2 years ago: "...This would be the single greatest enhancement to WorkFlowy!  At present a search, or clicking on a tag to refine what you’re looking for produces a very confusing view.  If WorkFlowy is about making sense out of many different types of information, then this is the big one!  If Workflowy could also sort the resulting view, that would be even better!".  Come on WF team, this is going to be great for you, and us users too.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi folks! We will get flat search in the form of "Search nodes". This is on our road map... but we first have to knock out bi-directional linking, document attachemnts (including images), color and a mobile revamp ;-) 

     

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    Debora S Gordon

    Yes yes yes!  And amen.  I need to produce a to-do list that is just a list of items.  No context needed, it's in the item itself.  Yes, there are other times that context is useful.  But not for my to-do lists.  Now that bi-directional linking, document attachments, and color are knocked out, where are you on this?

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    James Strupp

    Going to plus 1 this again, and hopefully search nodes are still on the roadmap. It would help navigate the clutter of search results in large notebooks. Thanks!

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    G.A. Epping

    +1 again

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Search nodes are still on the roadmap! We have a version we're testing :-).

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    Zee M Kane

    The thing is I've honestly been hearing that, almost word-for-word, for years @Frank... literally 3+ years. 

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    > The thing is I've honestly been hearing that, almost word-for-word, for years @Frank... literally 3+ years. 

    > We have a version we're testing

    Or... I could totally just be making that up.

     
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    Michael Ruderman

    I believe in you Frank!

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