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Weekly update: 2017 week #21

This is our weekly update for the 21st week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [UX] Now Dynalist remembers scroll position when you come back to a document. Hooray!

P.S. We’re back from the semi-vacation!
P.P.S. We just realized we’ve been doing these weekly updates for exactly one year now!

Weekly update: 2017 week #20

This is our weekly update for the 20th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Search/UI] Removed clickable search filters underneath the search bar and replaced it with a link to the search operators reference page to avoid blocking content.
  • [UI/minor] Made sync status on the top right corner less jumpy when changing between states.
  • [UI/minor] Don’t focus on the first time automatically when switching document by default and added an option for it that you can enable manually (see poll).
  • [Settings] Added an “Advanced” settings section to hold less frequently used options.
  • [Color label] Adjusted the color of the green color label to make it more distinguishable from the blue color label.

Fixed

  • [Tag pane] Fixed tag pane navigation layout broken on tablets.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed “Add note” option not appearing for the current zoomed-in item.
  • [Tag pane] Fixed tags being case-sensitive.

P.S. We’ll be on semi-vacation for two more weeks, during that time we might be a bit less responsive. Just FYI!

Weekly update: 2017 week #19

This is our weekly update for the 19th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Tag pane] Made tag pane work on mobile.
  • [UX] Now Ctrl+Up/Down can move across parent items.
  • [UX] Now the breadcrumb links are real links and you can Ctrl+click or use the scroll wheel to open them in a new tab.

Fixed

  • [Mobile/UI] Fixed item takes an extra line when checkbox is present on mobile.
  • [Mobile/UI] Fixed item takes an extra line when system font size is set to above Medium on Android.

P.S. We’ll be on semi-vacation for the next few weeks, so we might be a bit less responsive. Just FYI!

Weekly update: 2017 week #18

This is our weekly update for the 18th week of 2017. Note that some features or fixes might arrive a few days late at the desktop and mobile app.


Feature

  • Tag pane (Pro feature). See the announcement post for more details.
  • Ever paid for Dynalist Pro? Now you can receive a Pro badge and show off your support in the forum by logging out and back in!

Fixed

  • [UI] Fixed the “+”/”-” symbol sometimes not appearing in large documents.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed typing before a date would trigger the date picker.
  • [UI/minor] Now clicking on the triangle beside numbered list would collapse or expand rather than zoom in, under the “use bullet to zoom” option.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed cannot use Up/Down keys to exit the note field.
  • [Search] Fixed the “color:” search operator. Before, you must not have a space after the colon, now it’s allowed.

P.S. We’ll be on semi-vacation for the next few weeks, so we might be a bit less responsive. Just FYI!

All your tags in one place: tag pane

Are you still managing tags at the top of your document by hand? Put an end to that grunt work with our newest Pro feature: tag pane!

Tag pane

In the tag pane, the list of tags in the current document and in all documents are displayed and dynamically updated. Clicking on each tag will initiate a search for that tag.

The tags are ordered by frequency, and the number of occurrences is noted in parenthesis right after the tag.

The future plans for tag pane includes (1) making the “Document tags” and “All tags” expandable and (2) adding more sorting options. Feel free to send us a feedback or leave a comment below if you’ve got ideas on how to make it more useful!

Weekly update: 2017 week #17

This is our weekly update for the 17th week of 2017.


Improved

  • [Tagging] Tag auto-complete can now be triggered at the beginning of line.

Fixed

  • [iOS closed beta] After much investigation, we fixed the “No document is open” problem after switching out of app right after opening it. We encountered a problem when submitting the newest version (1.1.2) to the App Store, and the update will arrive after we sort this out.
  • [UI/minor] The font chosen in preference will now apply to the Search Everywhere results.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed more Help Center dead links.

Ongoing

  • We’re working on converting the entire code base from JavaScript ES6 to TypeScript (it rocks!) this past week, in the hopes that it will speed up future development.

P.S. We’ll be on semi-vacation for the next few weeks, so we might be a bit less responsive. Just FYI!

Weekly update: 2017 week #16

This is our weekly update for the 16th week of 2017.


Improved

  • New help center that can be searched. We’ll keep improving the it so you can find answers to common questions faster, as well as cutting support volume in order to spend more time on development.
  • New option to unindent in-place. If you don’t want an item to be moved to the bottom when getting unindented, turn on this option under Settings – Preferences – Control. Note that indenting will still affect its children; this setting only affects unindenting.
  • [iOS closed beta] Moved the toolbar to right above the keyboard, consistent with the Android app. This way it’s easier to access and it doesn’t block any text. This will be included in the upcoming iOS public release.
  • [Security] Changing password will now log out all other sessions.
  • [Mobile] Read Mode state is now saved, so you can stay in Read Mode after refreshing (coming to mobile apps soon).

Fixed

  • [UI/minor] Fixed clicking will paste duplicates after dragging to convert document into item.
  • [UI/date] Fixed not being able to tell which date is selected when hovering the selected date, due to the very light background color.

P.S. We’ll be on semi-vacation for the next few weeks, so we might be a bit less responsive. Just FYI in advance!

Weekly update: 2017 week #15

This is our weekly update for the 15th week of 2017.


Improved

  • Added “Show all…” option to Move Item so you can see all results. This is especially useful if you have many items with identical names.
  • Included folder path in both in Link Suggestion and Move Item, so you can distinguish documents with the same name.

Fixed

  • [UI/minor] Fixed “…” not shown on Mac and iOS when showing the first line of note.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed can’t select multiple items in public read-only documents.
  • [UI/mobile] Fixed can’t tell whether file pane or document pane is active on mobile.
  • [UI/print] Fixed print result is black under dark theme.
  • [UI/print] Fixed vertical line in print result.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed feedback submit button is not visible on phones with relatively small screens.

Weekly update: 2017 week #14

This is our weekly update for the 14th week of 2017.


Improved

  • When moving an item, 5 most recent destinations will be shown when no search term is entered.
  • Now when you click on items that contain formatting like named links, images, or dates, your cursor will land in the corresponding position in the plain text underneath. Before, the cursor lands in the same physical position, which is not necessarily the corresponding position.

Fixed

  • [UI/search] Fixed re-focus on the Dynalist window would scroll back to previous place when you try to jump to the next occurrence with the browser default search.
  • [UI/search] Fixed only the last date is matched during search when multiple dates are in a item.
  • [Android app] Fixed Android app getting stuck (it keeps refreshing) when logging out.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed loading screen tips getting stuck when refreshing a Search Everywhere page.

Weekly update: 2017 week #13

This is our weekly update for the 13th week of 2017.


Improved

  • Created time of an item now shows up when you hover over the bullet point, along with the last edited time.
  • You can also search for items created in a certain time range using the “created:” search operator, very similar to how “edited:” works.

Fixed

  • [UI/search] Fixed Alt+Click cannot remove tag while searching.
  • [Desktop/Linux] Fixed Alt+Shift would change the layout and open menu on desktop Linux (Alt+Shift is used to switch between keyboard layouts).