Bi-directional linking

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    Daniel Wadsworth

    They've confirmed they're working on it after Boards are completed.

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    We may be releasing a working model this week via an experimental feature flag in your Settings menu. If not this week... next week is a super high possibility :-) 

     

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    Daniel Wadsworth

    You guys are slaying it right now.

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    Alfred Peters

    So impossibly, incredibly excited for this.

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    David A Coales

    Wow that would be fantastic.  I can't wait.  I shall be checking twitter and this thread daily :-)  Along with the boards and side bar features this will have transformed my use of WorkFlowy.  Fantastic work.

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    Brohannes

    Also very excited. 😊

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    Rodolfo Lopez

    Can't wait to try it out. Since trying out bi-directional linking in other apps I've been hoping workflowy would add it as well. Once you start using it - it becomes hard to get used to not having it available.

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    David A Coales

    It's been clarified that bi-directional linking isn't the thing they are about to release.  What they are close to releasing is transclusion.

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    Piyush Kansal

    Please allow linking within workflowy also. 
    Suppose I wish to link a word with a entire node/bullet (Just like in onenote)
    Thanks

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Piyush,

    In a week or two we'll come out with a link editor popup box, which will make things more simple. This will enable you to grab a link to another outline and edit the link to make it into a word/ phrase. Eventually we're going to make this dynamic easier to access by allowing to type inline and have a popup box showing options of where to link to. 

    Having said that, this is different to bi-directional linking, which we are also going to be building in due course. Everything that is being asked in this thread is under way :-)

     

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    Ganesh Iyer

    Incredibly excited about this feature!

    I keep 'flirting' with Roam for two features right now - 1) Bi-directional linking and 2) Shift-click to open another pane. 

    Other than that, I am happy about Workflowy because you have not feature-bloated your app. 

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    Boudewijn Bertsch

    Indeed, a full friction-free bidirectional linking implementation will be great. The Boards implementation makes it also possible to write chapters of a book or sections of an article comprising of small thought-notes. There is a web app called Speare that does this very neatly see https://www.speare.com What is not possible there is bidirectional linking, although they are also working on it. So I look forward to the implementation. It cannot come soon enough for me.

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    Derek Clark

    Can't wait to see bi-directional linking on Workflowy!

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    Thomas Jahn

    Same here! I would love to use bi-directional linking in Workflowy, since this would improve noting / thinking / writing and still keep Workflowy as clean as we all love it.  

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    Alexey Smolianinov

    Yeah, that would be very valuable

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    Tom Chen

    Really enjoying the backlinks so far! Would love the option to create a new node on the fly when creating a backlink to a note that doesn’t yet exist.

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    ICT World Policy P M

    Bi-directional linking was 'imminent' over a year ago. I do not believe it will happen.

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    Daniel Wadsworth

    Backlinks have been on for about a month. Turn them on in settings.

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    Sam G

    Only just noticed this in the settings!! Really cool. I like the way it uses the pre-existing mirrors UX.

    A great next step would be some kind of unreferenced links feature, if it can be done simply and cleanly.

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