Search Tags for Non-Linear Flow

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    George Jardim

    I would definitely vote for the ability to search for ALL items which share a certain tag, without first having to return to the Home Screen.  As it is, if you click a tag while you’re zoomed into a particular view, you’ll only get items with that tag from that view.  That’s inconvenient when your trying to consolidate items into a view, and need to see where they are in other views / topics. 

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    Keith Wilson

    I see where you're going with this. Though I wonder if organizing your lists differently would achieve the same affect with current search functionality?

    Being able to global search without going back to home could be a good function to have. Though more niche in usage since Workflowy allows you to structure everything in ways that you typically would search within the structure, not outside it. Just my thoughts

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    Alistair MacDonald

    I find that manual search on mobile is inconvenient. I would have to hit home (my tag disappears), then hit search, and then type in the same tag that was already there on the screen. It would be easier just to click the tag with a search prefix.

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    Alan

    This connects with a major problem I have with Workflowy; the inability to be able to integrate a sub-list in more than one location (or in this case to jump to it from a second or even third location) perhaps outside the current location in the structure.  A forced strictly hierarchical structure is a nice pure line but it doesn't fit real work usage, and the only way currently to do this is to embed the http link to the other location which is not very elegant and can only be created within the browser page not the desktop or phone app.

    We really need something akin to the Windows file system 'hard link' where you can insert a link to a sub-list at any other point in the list and so seamlessly access that sub-list from more than one location.  There are a few complications with hierarchy (eg where is "up" when there can be more than one up) but these just need some though and a few conventions on how it will operate.

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    Alan

    This connects with a major problem I have with Workflowy; the inability to be able to integrate a sub-list in more than one location (or in this case to jump to it from a second or even third location) perhaps outside the current location in the structure.  A forced strictly hierarchical structure is a nice pure line but it doesn't fit real work usage, and the only way currently to do this is to embed the http link to the other location which is not very elegant and can only be created within the browser page not the desktop or phone app.

    We really need something akin to the Windows file system 'hard link' where you can insert a link to a sub-list at any other point in the list and so seamlessly access that sub-list from more than one location.  There are a few complications with hierarchy (eg where is "up" when there can be more than one up) but these just need some though and a few conventions on how it will operate.

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    Alistair MacDonald

    In my mind, "up" and "back" are two different things, so it's simpler than it sounds. "Back" would go back linearly along the historical line, "up" would go up linearly, adding to the history. Any branches from history would close old timelines.

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    Keith Wilson

    Alan you mentioned real work usage. For the life of me I am struggling to see what real work usage this could be. Sounds more like a niche. Software design, writing, information storage, bookmarks, etc all fit the nested list scheme. What type of work are you trying to use Workflowy for?

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    Marcos Dias Alves

    "Currently there is no way to click on a #tag and see tags from outside of your list."

    I faced this limitation today while working on a list and wanted to see all entries (including those outside of such list) with an specific tag. No way. Frustrated.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Marcos... we'll continue this conversation via the help desk email you sent :-)

    Judging from your screenshot you sent... your issue looks to be a bug... not the same as the request in this thread...

     

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    Brohannes

    Alistair and George have hit on the problem elaborated in my feature request. 🙂 Make tags a bit handier please!

    https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360067115672-Hashtag-shortcuts-on-leftside-panel-or-somewhere-with-similar-ease-of-access-

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