Android: expose app as a target for Android "Share..." function

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    rawbytz

    Search Google Play for "Copy to WorkFlowy".... still a manual paste, but way better than nothing. 

     

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    Dmitriusan

    @rawbytz , thank you for mentioning it.

    Actually I've already seen this app, but it has few downsides:

    - it's a 3rd party app without any warranties of proper personal data use

    - it only copies text to the clipboard and opens Workflowy, so user has to paste manually just like you said

     

    So this application may be used as a temporary hack, but I can not imagine any reason why the official Workflowy client does not support that directly. 

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    Keith Wilson

    +1

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    Dane J Weber

    In particular, I'd like to specify a default node under which "shared" URLs get added. Effectively, I'd like an inbox in Workflowy for URLs I want to review later and possibly move elsewhere in Workflowy.

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    Alfred Peters

    I am also super surprised this functionality doesn't exist already. Every productivity system out there has 'get it in the system ASAP' as a core tenant...

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    I think we would need to build an API for this... so that's decision is still pending...

     

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Alfred,

     

    > what reason would there be to not have an API?

    Logistics, I guess. we'd like to build important features into WorkFlowy as opposed to having an extension for things that should be baked into the app. So we're working on those features first... and possibly an API later. 

    As a WorkFlowy user myself (who uses a bunch of extensions), I understand where you're coming from. Totally. An API is definitely desirable... and now that we have ramped up our coding team, we'll be able to make faster progress on dates and reminders, etc... and then after the storm, regroup to see whether an API is on the table in the new year. 

    Thanks for your thoughts!

     

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    rawbytz

    Just to add my 2 cents...

    WorkFlowy does have an API... right now it is only client-side.  In fact, the resurrected Vimflowy relies on it extensively.

    That said, a server side API would be an excellent "investment" for WorkFlowy... opening up all sorts of possibilities to enhance the WorkFlowy experience... particularly integration with other apps, an area WorkFlowy, with its small team,  should leave to 3rd party devs (who,btw, WF doesn't have to pay). 

    Please move this up on "the list". 

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    Dane J Weber

    Wait, I think we're talking about different features.

    IFTTT and company would need to talk to a server API. That makes sense. Great feature, but makes sense that it's also a significant effort.

    This feature request is about the Android app accepting text/URLs when we tap the "Share..." button in an Android app. That is entirely about the Android client application and doesn't require a server API.

    Please have one of the Android developers look at this for a minute to give clarity. We're just asking for a Workflowy icon to appear in the list of things we can "Share" to.

    Interestingly, we can already "Open with" Workflowy.

    See screenshots, starting from Twitter, for what we want to be able to tap to get some text or URL into our Android Workflowy app:

    Workflowy doesn't appear:

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    rawbytz

    @Dane, yes absolutely true.. for Android/iOS all we need is a beefed up url scheme.  Trust me, that has been requested too :)

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    @rawbytz's voice is definitely heard :-).

    Your voices (and valuable input) are in a queue that will be revised sooner rather than later... and in the meantime you don't have to listen to on-hold music. 

     

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