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Dynalist

Dynalist is a web app that lets you break down and organize your thoughts in the format of lists.

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Dynalist Features

  1.  Support for MarkDownDynalist supports MarkDown for document formatting.
  2.  Support for LaTeXDynalist supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
  3.  Dark ModeDynalist supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  4.  Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Dynalist.
  5.  Sync with Google CalendarDynalist can be synchronized with Google Calendar
  6.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  7.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Dynalist simultaneously.
  8.  Works OfflineDynalist can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
  9.  Full-Text SearchDynalist lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.

Dynalist information

  • Developed byDynalist Inc.
  • LicensingProprietary and Freemium product.
  • PricingSubscription that costs between $8 and $10.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.7 (16 ratings)
  • Alternatives92 alternatives listed

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  • English

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Our users have written 16 comments and reviews about Dynalist, and it has gotten 137 likes

Dynalist was added to AlternativeTo by ericaxu on and this page was last updated . Dynalist is sometimes referred to as omniflow.

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Kagerjay
  
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EDIT Many things have changed in the past month since using Dynalist, its actually Really Fast now almost on-par with workflowy, so any points I've made about it being slower than workflowy are kind of minute now


If I had to pick one software of the 400 or so I bookmarked here to be my favorite its this one

Its a great program for organizing information

How workflowy is better than it right now:

  • It is slower than workflowy loading by a few seconds, but its not that big of a deal once your doc is loaded up anyhow
  • It only has 2 forms of formatting so far, workflowy has 3
  • Workflowy pro lets you set a background theme, dynalist doesn't have that
  • Workflowy navigates through tag searches faster

How dynalist is better than it right now

  • It has a more active community and faster development cycle. See the public trello board development cycle
  • Its got way better community developer tampermonkey scripts . See here which is already 10-20 features alone not even mentioned
  • Its got an open active forum here

Other reasons why its better than workflowy

  • It has formatting color tags natively
  • It has native H1 H2 H3 tag formatting
  • If your into markdown format dynalist has a better feel to it
  • It has way more custom settings than workflowy. Ability to set different hotkeys, and more functions for navigating your document
  • It allows multiple documents, workflowy only lets you have one
  • It has a built in tag pane
  • Ability to automatically sync data to your dropbox or google drive everyday, AFAIK workflowy is just stored on its server and you download it manually
  • Can sync up your google calendar to make events right inside dynalist
  • Built in date formatter, so you can assign due dates / dates easier

[Edited by Kagerjay, November 09]

[Edited by Kagerjay, November 09]

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MoKosh
  
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it's really useful for organizing day to day things and keeping your ideas and "stuff" well organized

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It’s fast, very fast.

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pauliusj
  
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I use Dynalist for outlining and creating to-do lists. I like being able to "zoom in" to particular task, which helps me focus on a particular thing I'm working on.

4.5 stars.

The biggest thing I don't like about Dynalist desktop app is that you can't launch multiple windows at once. Switching between documents can be difficult and distracting. This app would be perfect if you could launch multiple instances (windows) of it, so switching between documents would be faster and easier. Notion is much better in this regard - you can have as many windows open as you want.

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I like Dynalist because it so minimalistic, distraction-free and very powerful tool on the same time.

You can focus on what really matter (not to selecting from hundred templates for document and customizing it's view later, like in Notion) and build your own structure of notes (flat with tags, tree-based or mix of them). Thanks to tags and backlinks, it's possible to implement Zettelkasten in Dynalist.

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alan012
  
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Dynalist has become absolutely indispensable in my business and personal life. The free version is so robust, but I purchased the premium version anyway. Partly so I can add images, but largely to support the dev team.

HERE'S HOW I USE IT I've built my personal project management system around Trello and Dynalist. I treat Trello like my short term 'memory' to track daily tasks with 4 columns: backlog, doing, waiting, done. For example, if I'm on a call and need to remember something, or I have an errand to do, it goes on Trello. But if I add too much to Trello it gets overwhelming and messy, so it's not a great place to store ideas or notes. That's where Dynalist really shines.

Dynalist is my long term 'memory' where I track everything. Call logs, business ideas, outlines, course notes, travel plans, etc. I keep everything in one giant document. The unlimited nesting bullet points and ability to 'zoom in' on specific bullets means the list never gets overwhelming or messy. It's easy to re-organize and restructure my notes without friction.

For example, right now I'm creating a comprehensive training course with my business partner, and we collaborate entirely via Dynalist. The experience has been seamless. In the past I've tried doing projects 1/10th as complex with Google Docs; the whole thing becomes a mess almost immediately and my collaborators just stop referencing the doc. Lately I've started creating SOPs for my team so I can quickly share a how-to guide without spending a lot of time training.

[Edited by alan012, October 14]

[Edited by alan012, October 14]

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alt11
  
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workflowy was king, but this is def better almost as good as checkvist or better

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