Can I email to a WorkFlowy list?

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    Hi Saverio,

    We don't have this yet, but would very much like to...

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    Saverio J Marrocco

    Arg.

    Is there any other method (API, etc) for getting info into Workflowy besides cutting and pasting or importing OPML files?

     

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    Frank (Workflowy Support)

    We have the Chrome Web Clipper... but that's about it. We'd like to develop quick-add widgets for mobile, etc.

     

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    Saverio J Marrocco

    While custom widgets (I assume you mean small apps) are nice, the overhead of development for all the different platforms seems wasted if the effort could be amortized in either an API call or an email-to type of solution. Of course, I'm biased towards the email solution because I've used it and it's relatively bullet-proof.

    While a lot of people use things like Chrome 'hacks', etc, to enhance apps like Workflowy, the problem with these is they are not platform independent.....and are useless for persons/companies that cannot use Chrome (see Google-distrust) or aren't in a browser on a computer.

    Should you choose to implement an email-to solution, I have some suggestions....

    No doubt people will suggest being able to email to any list, any subitem, but this adds unecessary complications to something who primary purpose is to 'get it into Workflowy'. Once it's there, the user can easily move it somewhere else in the outline. In Dynalist, you could pick the "inbox" location, and all emailed items would go there by default.

    I'd also suggest you add options for the following for flexibility:

    -Use Subject as Item Text

    OR

    -Use Body as Item Text

    OR

    -Use Subject As Item Text and Use Body as Note.

    If you are implementing an iOS-specific app option, being able to select things in safari and other apps, then "Share to" Workflowy would be very handy.

    Ultimately, SIRI integration such as "Hey Siri: Workflowy Mow the Lawn" is about as simple as you can get.

    A DotNet API would certainly be swell to allow coding tools that would access the Workflowy data, too, but that assumes the users have the coding background, and that's truly a niche.

    Thanks for listening.

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