Two new views that would be killer: document view and presentation view

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    Documents and Presentation Views. Both amazing suggestions! Hope they are heard.

    And couldn't agree more on "fearful of too many gimmicks. WF is clean, and I really want it to stay that way."

    Feel exactly the same. I am happy to see new useful features but hope they keep the editor as a plain text tool and as minimal as it always has been.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Keelan,

    We do indeed have presentation mode on the table... we're looking at possibly including all sorts of media... inline videos, etc. The possibilities are wide open. I imagine document view may be mixed in there. This is all up in the air still... but it is being actively planned. 

     

     

     

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    Keelan

    Frank, also great news. Glad to hear the presentation view is in active development. That'll be stupendous for me.

    I'm cautiously optimistic about the ability to add rich media. I imagine there are a lot of wrong ways to add it that would clutter up WF and only a few right ways. But, I'm confident in the dev team at WF to make it a pleasant, clean experience. 

    Also, of the two views, I actually think the document view would be of even more value. I write so much, and WF is the best outliner for content creation bar none. With the ability to switch into document view on article outlines, it would allow me to move seamlessly from outlining to drafting. I could have a nice, finished draft in WF, ready to export to Wordpress or Google Docs or wherever it needs to be for publication. The more I think about that, the more I would love it.

    Again, thanks for the update and the active development of late. Thankful for the work!

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    Boudewijn Bertsch

    A good way to look at document view can be seen at this web app: https://www.speare.com Their implementation to create a document that consists of individual thoughts is very slick. If something like this is possible with Workflowy, that would be fantastic because at this point Speare has no offline implementation.

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    Keelan

    That's pretty slick. I could see Workflowy functioning in a similar way with a document view, though my initial thought was much less involved. I was merely envisioning a view in the view options that removed the bullets and nesting and made the various levels into headings and subheadings. Then, it could either copy and paste into Word or Docs, or there could be an easy export function of some kind. 

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