Side-by-side view

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    Illya Kostuchenko

    Absolutely agree!

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    Chris

    completely agree.  References, inline linking, and mirrors have brought me back to worklfowy.  It's now able to compete with most of the core features of the "workflowy clone" that has captivated the PKM world.  2 column view and reference sorting are last big missing things. 

     

     

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    Aleksander Chamielec

    I agree.
    I find it increasingly difficult to re-organize stuff in my workflowy as the structure grows.

    Would be great to have two (or more) columns to view side by side. Maybe it could somehow be connected to the sidebar? For example when you pull the sidebar more to the right, after reaching a certain width it becomes a fully functional workflowy column?

    Additionally a 'move to...' feature could come in handy. I guess it could work similarly to inline linking.

    cheers!

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    Jacob

    Yep, this is Obsidian's major selling point in my mind, but Obsidian is obviously for quite different uses than Workflowy is designed for. The duo behind Obsidian also created Dynalist, Workflowy's major competitor, but Dynalist doesn't offer multi-pane visibility either. Here's how Obsidian describes it, and there are countless use cases for this -- it's like mirroring, and will make Workflowy stand out if offered, and people who try to hack it with multiple open windows in WF (or other programs) will feel new love for WF. 

     

    That said, Workflowy first needs to add the "move to" feature Aleksander mentions above. Don't worry about multi-pane support yet -- get foundational functionality more robust. Thanks!

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    Jacob

    Here's where Dynalist was considering this requested functionality, by the way, before their product development slowed down. It was one of their most upvoted feature requests: https://trello.com/c/N2ilb1oo

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    Max Yakin Bozek

    Completely agree that a side-by-side view should be a priority on the WorkFlowy roadmap!

    Have you tried the many possibilities the Roam Research right-side-bar brings?

    It opens such many possibilities, easiness, and uses cases applications…

    I wish WorkFlowy offers feature option very soon, too!

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi folks, 

    We in fact have WorkFlowy "panes" high on our wish list. We know it will be incredibly helpful. We are developing at a rate and will get there. It's hard to know whether to rescue the cute kitten dangling from a tree or one's cell phone sitting on the garden table with a storm that's about to break...

     

     

     

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    Jacob
     It's hard to know whether to rescue the cute kitten dangling from a tree or one's cell phone sitting on the garden table with a storm that's about to break...
     
    Rescue the cute kitten, Frank! No-brainer.
     
    Thanks for responding to this thread with official reason for hope!
     
    Before y'all get started... please urge WF's PMs to consider an implementation that allows users to save & quick launch certain views (eg, these five specific panes pulled up together in the configured order). This is something Obsidian doesn't offer, nor does Roam, and it's tedious and annoying, when setting about to work on a certain project, to pull up the same configuration of the same notes every time. This would be a great way to stand out from the crowd.
     
    Good luck!
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    oleg

    very decent temporary workaround i've come to love is a Vivaldi browser + tile tabs feature. Works great on larger screens for some research or nice projects such as building a playlist with workflowy notes on a side tab - because why yes - in browser settings you can mix wf tabs with other internet tabs

     

    reference image, deliberately out of focus, 4 wf tabs:

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    Chris

    very decent temporary workaround i've come to love is a Vivaldi browser + tile tabs feature. Works great on larger screens for some research or nice projects such as building a playlist with workflowy notes on a side tab - because why yes - in browser settings you can mix wf tabs with other internet tabs

    I used to do this very thing, but stopped because vivaldi wasn't quite up to being a full-time chrome replacement the last time I used it, and having two battery+ram hogging browsers open all the time just wasn't feasible.  Not to mention, of course, the lack of drag and drop. But I agree that this is a reasonable workaround.

    Not to mention competitors directly, but for now I'm test-driving a note taking application that contains [[bi-directional backlinks]], native calendar integration, and saves files locally as md or txt.

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    Dominik Wagenknecht

    I have to say, I quite enjoy the side-by-side Rome has. I'd already be happy if Workflowy had that read-only on the right side and links then always open "left" (unless I hold shift). So you accumulate some open things on the right, close them, pin one (e.g. I always have my daily entry/node/block pinned)

    Because overall from a collaboration perspective and overall snappyness I much prefer Workflowy (not to mention pricing)

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    ARMAND RENAUDET

    I guess having a browser-like experience such as multiple tabs or windows at the same time should do the trick. It'd be the one killer feature for me.

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    Tyler Renelle

    Panes is the one feature I feel the hurt on regularly. There are many cases where converting a list to a board isn't the solution: eg if I'm dealing with 2 unrelated lists, but currently need them side-by-side. A Chrome extension or Vivaldi for tiled tabs is a decent workaround, but the ability to drag/drop nodes from one list to another is a common need. 

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    Joseph Serio

    Native multiple panes for copy/paste is huge. This feature has been requested in so many different requests on this board I imagine that if they were all combined it would be by far the biggest single request.  Why is it taking so long?

     

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    Frank Degenaar

    Multiple panes is a popular request, but not as popular as a dozen others. We have this on our list!

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    Kristian Borglund

    Frank,

    considering this request is just one year old, it IS a popular request (most of the other requests have been here for a few years now, thus had more time to collect votes)

    ... and I personally believe the Workflowy team needs to consider this forum doesn't necessarily represent your customer base as a whole. In general, the average person here in this forum is likely to be more techy  than the average user. So don't fall into the trap of making this forum "the truth" of what most of your customers really want.

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