Weekly update: 2017 week #49

This is our weekly update for the 49th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Feature

  • [iOS app] Added Share to Dynalist inbox to iOS app. Now you can share text and URL to Dynalist. Coming in iOS version v1.1.22, which is being reviewed right now.

Improved

  • [Mobile app] Now the mobile app menu sync status correctly distinguishes between “Synced” (sent to server) and “Saved” (saved to device locally).
  • [iOS app] More speedy tap response.

Fixed

  • [Inbox] Fixed non-Pro users no being able to capture content on mobile apps.
  • [Copy paste] Fixed pasting removes Markdown formatting.
  • [Copy paste] Fixed copy paste not working on latest Edge.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed can’t use Up arrow key to go from beginning of second in note to the first line.

Weekly update: 2017 week #48

This is our weekly update for the 48th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Ongoing

  • We spent some time fixing an issue regarding releasing updates for the iOS app, and we have contacted Apple about it. Hopefully it will be resolved soon!

Improved

  • [Android] Now Share to Dynalist works when Dynalist is not loaded in background (released in 1.1.19).

Fixed

  • [Sharing] Fixed a rare edge case issue where a collaborator could create a circular dependency.

Weekly update: 2017 week #47

This is our weekly update for the 47th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Mobile app] We added a bunch of performance optimizations to v1.1.18.
    In our large test document, the time to interaction1 has been reduced from 5 seconds to 3 seconds, and for the small test document the time has been reduced from 3 seconds to 1 second.
    More work will be done to both further cut down time to interaction and to fix the sluggishness with scrolling after the document loads.

Fixed

  • [Editor] Fixed issue with line break insertion. Before, you need to press Enter twice in order to insert the first line break in a note or item. For more information, please see the PSA.
  • [Editor/minor] Fixed Up key not playing nicely with empty lines in the middle of the note, when pressed at the beginning of a line (link to bug report).

1. Time to interaction is the time required to start interacting with the document.

PSA: line break issue fixed

Note: if you do not use line breaks in items or notes, this change will not affect you.

Have you ever hit return and found it not working? Upon hitting Enter again it works. You might suspect it’s something wrong with your Enter key, but the culprit is actually the browser.

Basically, when you pressed Enter the first time, it worked, but the browser decides that it should hide the last line break, if there’s no text following the line break. This has caused a host of bugs in Dynalist.

We’re fixing it today by automatically appending an invisible line break (hidden by the browser) at the end of each item and note, so that the line breaks that you make will always be visible.

The consequence is that for all the text that you’ve entered line breaks in, there will be an extra line break at the end of the text.

To fix this, we’ve temporary added a new option to each document called “Clean up newlines”. It will remove all the extra trailing newlines in this document, for both the items and the notes.

This option will be available for a month, so clean up your line breaks now before the new year comes! 😊

Feel free to let us know in the comments or via feedback if you have any questions or concerns about this.

Weekly update: 2017 week #46

This is our weekly update for the 46th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Feature

  • Share to Dynalist inbox on Android, released in mobile app v1.1.17.

Improved

  • [Mobile] v1.1.7 was released today and it’s a huge update. Head over to this post to read what’s in v.1.17. It’s available for Android right now and will come to iOS shortly after.

Fixed

  • [Tag pane] Fixed minor tag sorting issue where “#NASA” would come before “#apple” when sorting alphabetically.
  • [Desktop app] Fixed links to local image files not working on the desktop app.

v1.1.17: a huge mobile update

Recently we worked on improving the Dynalist mobile app with a laser-sharp focus, and v1.1.17 is our first step!

Released in the Play Store today, v1.1.17 will arrive at the App Store shortly. This update features:

  • Share text or URL directly to Dynalist inbox. This is only available for Android right now, and be sure to set up your inbox beforehand. Unlike using a shortcut to capture to inbox on web and desktop, this feature is not a Pro feature and anyone can use it.
  • Sort tags in the tag pane.
  • Fixed issues with back button for Android only.
  • Fixed checkbox being hard to tap on.
  • Slimmer item toolbar for more screen space.
  • More intuitive Lock Mode UI.
  • Allow single tap on folder name of toggle expand or collapse it. Before, you need to tap on the tiny triangle toggler icon to toggle it.
  • Added exit button for the date picker interface. Before, if you accidentally opened the date picker, there’s no way to exit it.
  • Fixed Ctrl key sometimes gets stuck when using an external keyboard with Dynalist.
  • Removed collapse/expand buttons in Search Everywhere results since they don’t make sense.

There are still tons of mobile improvements waiting to be done. Stay tuned for our next big mobile app update! 🤗

Weekly update: 2017 week #45

This is our weekly update for the 45th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Feature


Improved

  • [Mobile/UI] Made the toolbar at the bottom smaller so you have more screen space to work with.
  • [UI/minor] When you use Ctrl+Up/Down to swap multiple items up or down, the page now automatically scrolls when the items go out of view.

Fixed

  • [Parsing] Fixed “#” or “@” alone being detected as a tag.
  • [Firefox/UX] Fixed Ctrl+Shift+H triggers History Manager on Firefox in addition to cycling heading.

See your changes: version history

Have you ever wanted to find deleted content or check who made changes? Now you can do that!

Meet our latest Pro feature: version history.

To see the version history of a document, right click and choose “Version history”. On the left, you’ll see the list of revisions, and you can click on “Load more” if you’re looking for earlier changes.

After you select a version in the left sidebar, you’ll see the “Before Side” on the left. The Before Side shows the state of the document before a certain version is applied. On the right we have the “After Side”, and it contains the state after applying the change. You can choose to hide the After Side by toggling the checkbox in the top right corner.

On the Before Side, removals are shown in red, and on the After Side, additions are shown in green. By clicking any item on the Before Side or After Side, you can export it. The export interface allows you to export to three formats (formatted, plain text, OPML), or download HTML or OPML files. To navigate from the export interface to the version information, click on “Back to version” at the top of the export interface.

We have some ideas in mind for future improvements on this feature, but would love to hear what you think as well. Feedback are welcome in the comments or on the forum!

Weekly update: 2017 week #44

This is our weekly update for the 44th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [File finder] Exclude current document in file finder recent document list (when search term is empty).
  • [LaTeX] Updated KaTeX version so the latest features can be used.

Fixed

  • [UI/minor] Fixed checked items not becoming hidden after checking the current root item and zooming out.
  • [Export/minor] Fixed plain text indentation style option not applied when exporting another item.

Weekly update: 2017 week #43

This is our weekly update for the 43rd week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Feature

  • [Tag pane] You can now toggle between sorting tags alphabetically and by number of occurrence! Simply click on the icon on the top toolbar in the tag pane.

Improved

  • [View options] We’ve moved the “View as article” option into the “View options” menu, which you can access by clicking on the eye icon. The article view layout will apply to the current document, rather than to all documents.
  • [Misc] Dynalist now supports RTL language layout, when these languages are detected.
  • [UI/minor] File finder results and exported formatted content will use the font chosen in preferences rather than the Dynalist default font.

Fixed

  • [Backup] Fixed “Download backup” not working in desktop app.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed code segment not aligned with LaTeX.
  • [UX/minor] Disabled Ctrl+click to multi-select on mobile since Ctrl key sometimes get stuck when using external keyboard with the mobile app.