Find and replace
Since there are virtually no dates features in Workflowy, I use tags, which I update daily, weekly or monthly.
I usually have hundreds of items under a tag. At the moment I have to manually replace each of them, but I was trying to use a Find & Replace extension in Firefox to do this. It doesn't work because it only finds the items visible on-screen and after replacing, the edits don't get saved.
Could you please integrate this feature? I imagine it would be useful to anyone with large lists.
We will inevitably build a find-and-replace feature into WorkFlowy... but for now, 2 interesting points:
1. WorkFlowy recently came out with a dates feature, which can be activated in your Settings menu:
2. There is a fantastic find-and-replace bookmarklet that should work in any browser:
This maybe just my own lack of expertise but I don't understand how one is supposed to install this. The instructiions say drag the link to the bookmark bar. Using Chrome and Windows 10 this doesn't work.
The instructions are: 'Go ahead, install this bookmarklet… which takes you to here: https://rawbytz.github.io/find-replace/.... for installation
Installation: Drag this link to your bookmarks bar.....
Does that mean save the link destination as a bookmark....how's that supposed to work?
It just takes you back to this page....? https://rawbytz.github.io/find-replace/#installation-drag-this-link-to-your-bookmarks-bar
which is just circular...
What am I missing?
There have been instances in some browsers (old versions of Safari for example) where you can't drag bookmarklets. Here's the workaround:
- Create a regular bookmark to any webpage in the bookmarks bar.
- Right click the bookmarklet link > Copy link address (or similar)
- Edit your regular bookmark, rename as "find/replace" or "F/R".
- Replace the URL field with your clipboard
Duplicated request threads for if you want to upvote the other conversation as well:
Find-and-replace → https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360058359492-Find-and-replace
Search-and-replace-as-in-Microsoft-word → https://workflowy.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360043242892-Search-and-replace-as-in-Microsoft-word-
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