Multiple tabs and windows in Mac/Windows App

Comments

9 comments

  • Avatar
    Max Yakin Bozek

    Exactly! This is an essential need of the Mac app!

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    rawbytz

    I only use the desktop app for offline.   If you have Chrome installed you can use:

    ⋮ > More Tools > Create shortcut   (check Open in Window)

    to create distraction-free windows (actually cleaner than the app) that you can Ctrl/Cmd+Tab to your heart's content... and open and tile as many windows as you desire. And you get access to whole bunch of other good stuff too:  Spellcheck, find on page, extensions...

    -3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Jonathan Ragan-Kelley

    You can (and I do) use regular browser windows, but:

    1. You can’t use these offline
    2. They don’t appear as a separate app or have the clear WorkFlowy icon, in the system app switcher
    3. This is just needlessly confusing for users

    This is a workaround, not a solution or reason not to enrich the official app.

    Also, we should ask for the official apps to support extensions and scriptability rather than just giving in and using Chrome. (This should apply on mobile, too, where browser extensions aren’t a real option in the standard browsers, but could easily be supported by the customized browser of the official WorkFlowy app.)

    4
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Tom Lyons

    Yes, it would indeed be fantastic to have tabs in the app as well as in the browser version. I am long-time user of Task Paper, which seems to be the app from which Workflowy took a lot of its inspiration, and the tabs function in the app is extremely useful (The only reason I switched from TP to Workflowy is that TP does not have an iOS version).

    Having to switch to the Browser version when you want a tabbed workspace seems to me to be a workaround as well. 

     

    3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    FM

    I have similar issue with the web version. I would like to open workflowy twice with different foucs. Now moving points from one worklfowy-tab to the other would be great. Probably it could be done inside one browser-tab, where workflows itself supports two tabs. Think of as the good old "Norton Commander" ;-)

    1
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi folk,

    Check out @rawbytz's WFx Chrome extension. One of its core features gives you "list jumping"...

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wfx/jbehgpdjkcconnaagjhddddfdajbpfhi

    Here's a screencast to demonstrate:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uaeNtq9MoY

    This has all but eliminated the need for having multiple tabs open. You think of a list and you jump there at will. WorkFlowy also remembers your cursor position in each list you visit... so jumping between lists is the same as jumping between tabs... actually, quicker.

    While you're at it, here's a playlist for a range of other WFx features:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgi2Y4JImXPhCPhtAILbNRzci-X4w1MKT

     

    -4
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Kristian Borglund

    When I do outlines for my pieces of long writing, I enjoy creating an Workflowy outline/structure in a window to the right, while having access to the reference material on the left (I'm coping and pasting the parts I want to use from the reference to the outline). As of today, I have to be online to be able to use two windows, for the same reasons Jonathan Ragan-Kelley pointed out above. 

    Would be VERY nice to be able to right-click on a node and choose "open in separate window" in the desktop app. Please, please, please....

    5
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    Jesse Prowisor

    +1 for this feature.  Specifically, the ability to edit two lists side by side.

    My current work around is open one in chrome, and another in the app.  Not pretty, but it works.

    3
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Avatar
    George Taylor

    I found using the Fluid app (Mac only) is quite a good workaround, of course no full offline use.  You get multiple tabs, and you can have left and right side panes which stay fixed even when changing tab.  You can hide the address bar.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.