Board View is an amazing step forward! How about a Mind Map View ?

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    This would indeed be a fantastic thing to have :-)

     

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    oleg

    i literally found out about workflowy when got tired of my way too bulky not screen friendly mind maps

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    We are building different modals into WorkFlowy that one can switch bullets to. The first one is boards. Mind maps may follow in the future :-) 

     

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    Alfred Peters

    Might I suggest a variable modal? Could work like a tag or something. For example:
    -current number of potatoes is (20)
    - potatoes in car = 4

    - potatoes in bag = 3
    - potatoes in house = 13

    I know this is a long shot. *BUT* really think about it. Because if you can make a 'variable' modal setting then you could have tables native in WorkFlowy by collapsing sub-nodes into columns.

    Monday
    - money spent = $20
    - calories eaten = 6000
    - miles ran = -3
    Tuesday
    - money spent = $25
    - calories eaten = 60
    - miles ran = 24
    Wednesday
    - money spent = $599
    - calories eaten = 2900
    - miles ran = 1

    Then when the parent node of the ways of the week (say "June week 3") is switched to "table mode" it can recognize the variables nested in the days and make each a column while each node becomes a row. Tables are arguably the only other format of information presentation that can compete with infinitely nested lists. The ability to do both in WorkFlowy would be *stunning*.

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    Miguel Serra

    Table views would be amazing, specially with variables!

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    Marcos Dias Alves

    When WorkFlowy becomes too bloated I may need to look for another text outliner app. 

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    Adam Pearson

    yes to mindmaps.

     

    @marcos - re feature bloat: if features remain hidden unless activated, I don't see the downside for more minimalist users.

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    N SYMINGTON

    What will they ask for next? VR?

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    So we officially have "Boards" (just awaiting a blog post to announce). And soon to follow we're going to have "Grid" view and "Presentation" mode...

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    Alfred Peters

    @Frank

    So tell me more about this "Grid" view please...

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    BEN MURRAY

    I'm a yes to mind maps! I was in love with the program the brain,  but they keep making it more expensive updating every moment, and if you update by accident your previous work no longer works unless you pay excessively $$$  for the next iteration and the next, I got tired of that happening 3+ times.  but in essence, how you can have parent and child thoughts and hyperlinks between any node in the list/mind map is incredible so intuitive and easy to navigate.  if any of those aspects could be integrated especially the non-hyarcical crosslinks between lists; though maybe they already are and I just don't know how to navigate properly yet.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi @Alfred,

    Grid view may be loosely comparable to Google Keep. That's all up in the air...

     

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    Adri

    Just bumping it with hope. Map mind view is the ultimate feature for me. That visual impact is what I need to solidify a study process or a piece of writing that I'm oultining.

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    I believe that, after boards, this mind mapping view would be soon available in Workflowy.

    Don't bother to reply, @Frank. I'm just another fan with another particular fetish :D

     

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    David Schneider

    Hoping this is still in the plans. Would love to see mind maps but also tables. The Google Keep style "grid view" sounds fun too.

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    Bhanu Vikram

    Another BIG YESSSSSS to mind maps

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    We would love to build a mind-map view! This is on our wish list :-)

     

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