Dynalist Reviews

Its slower than workflowy but has more active community, more features and faster development

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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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It's a great interface for jotting down ideas and developing them later or keeping track of things to do and finding them when you need to. Implementing GTD is easy and the tagging system works great. Only thing missing is some GMail integration (in my case).

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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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Dynalist is a juicier Workflowy, but the free version doesn't have an input limit, which is nice.

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Workflowy on Steriods. Much better UI/UX with an active behind the scenes community that listen to user inputs on the reg. It just works.

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Just like WorkFlowy but without the deal-breaking limits on monthly notes for free accounts.

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  • Personally i would like to use dynalist, but it is a little too pricey solely as a document processor with advanced checklist and tagging functions. (annual subscription is equal to microsoft office subscription)
  • Dynalist offers 50% discount for student and educators which is a bonus
  • Their terms of conditions is very clear and nicely formatted.
  • Great platform availability.
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