Author Archives: Dynalist Team

Weekly update: 2018 week #14

This is our weekly update for the 14th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Date format] Now, in the “Date display format” Pro setting, you can use “relative” to always show dates as relative, e.g. “in 18 days” or “3 months ago”. Note, “relative” cannot be mixed with other date formats.
  • [Mac desktop] Show the correct shortcut for the Backward and Forward buttons at the top left corner of the macOS desktop app.
  • [UX] Put “New document” option above the “New folder” option in create file menu and folder right click menu. This way, the more commonly used option is more accessible.
  • [UI] Made Cyrillic characters look nicer under default font settings.

Fixed

  • [UI/minor] Fixed tag and internal link auto-complete not appearing in the note field of the document root item.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed item content getting pushed to the second line on mobile, if both checkbox and numbering are present for that item.

Weekly update: 2018 week #13

This is our weekly update for the 13th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Keyboard shortcut] You can now use the Esc key to stop editing the current item, and to render the formatting. Pressing Esc again will restore the previous cursor position.
  • [Mac app] You can now use Cmd+Left/Right to go forward and back, given you’re not editing anything. You can press Esc first to stop editing before going back.
  • [UI] When using Shift+Up/Down to select items, the page will automatically scroll when the destination is out of view.

Fixed

  • [Desktop app] Fixed undo and redo options in the system menu not working.
  • [Mac app] Fixed cursor not properly placed in the inbox capture dialog when invoking the global shortcut.
  • [Desktop app] Fixed global inbox capture shortcut being occupied for free accounts.

Weekly update: 2018 week #12

This is our weekly update for the 12th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Account] Now you can change your Dynalist display name on the account settings page.
  • [iOS app] When sharing a page from Safari, the captured text becomes “[Title](URL)”, replacing “Title URL” before.
  • [iOS app] Make status bar color match current theme color.

Fixed

  • [Desktop app] Fixed local file paths that contains non-ASCII character do not work.
  • [Mobile app] Fixed the “No document is open” screen when going back from Search Everywhere screen.
  • [Google Calendar integration] Stopped dates with year over 9999 (often a mistake) from syncing to Google Calendar because they mess up normal event syncing.
  • [Mobile UI] Fixed Search Everywhere and document search icon in the search bar sometimes overlap.
  • [UI/minor] Removed unnecessary horizontal scrolling when the window is narrow.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed current line highlight being slightly off-center on macOS and iOS devices.

Weekly update: 2018 week #11

This is our weekly update for the 11th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Search] To those who rely on the keyboard: now you can jump from the search bar to the first search result with Tab.
  • [UI] Now in the Item Mover and tag/internal link auto-complete, the position of your mouse won’t compete with keyboard navigation any more, until you move the mouse.
  • [Auto-complete] When pressing Up and Down in the tag auto-complete list, the list will be scrolled if necessary.

Fixed

  • [Editor/minor] Fixed Ctrl+Shift+Del to delete not working when multiple items are selected.
  • [Copy paste] Fixed empty tags and <style> tags getting pasted.

Weekly update: 2018 week #10

This is our weekly update for the 10th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [File finder] Now in file finder and item finder, the position of your mouse won’t compete with keyboard navigation any more, until you move the mouse.

Fixed

  • [Google Calendar sync] Fixed an edge case where Google Calendar events synced from a document might get deleted when using Dynalist on multiple devices.
  • [Date picker] Fixed date picker appearing in wrong position in a narrow window.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed not being able to scroll the collaborator list in the sharing dialog when there are many collaborators in the list.
  • [Mobile UI] Fixed last tag in the tag pane not visible on the Android app.

Weekly update: 2018 week #9

This is our weekly update for the 9th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Ongoing

  • We have begun working on the browser capture extension and an alpha version of the API. Stay tuned for more news in the coming weeks! 🙂

Improved

  • [Desktop app] Updated Electron framework to reduce memory usage.
  • [Performance] We’ve changed animations to be native CSS animations to make them much faster when you’re collapsing or expanding lots of items, for example when you’re toggling checked items.

Weekly update: 2018 week #8

This is our weekly update for the 8th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • We have added more uptime monitoring and also made sure we’re notified within minutes when Dynalist is unavailable. We also set up a public status page.

Fixed

  • [Copy/paste] Now when copying and pasting within Dynalist, note is interpreted as OPML. Before, it will be interpreted as HTML, resulting in HTML being converted into Markdown.

Mobile (v1.2.2)

  • [Preferences] Fixed preferences not saving when offline.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed can’t tap on notes to expand them when hiding notes or only showing first line.
  • [Android] Fixed status bar issue with some Android devices.
  • [iOS] Fixed can’t exit date picker screen.

Weekly update: 2018 week #7

This is our weekly update for the 7th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Mobile/Performance] In iOS app v1.2.0, rendering is much faster and consumes less memory. The app should now match Safari’s rendering performance.
  • [Color label] Added new transparent color label option to clear an item’s color label.

Fixed

  • [Mobile/inbox] In iOS app v1.2.0, sharing a webpage from Chrome no longer crashes the app.
  • [Search] Fixed “is:completed” can’t found anything in Search Everywhere when checked items are set to hidden.
  • [Export] Fixed document root item’s note is not exported when exporting the document from the file pane.
  • [UI/minor] Removed 60 pixels of unnecessary page margins when printing even with the “Narrow document layout” option unchecked.

Weekly update: 2018 week #6

This is our weekly update for the 6th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Feature

  • [Pro] You can now use the item finder to jump to any item by searching for it! For more information, see the announcement post.

Improved

  • [Settings] Updated setting dialog to have consistent style with the account setting page. Each option now also has a little explanation if it’s not straightforward.
  • [Search] Added new search operators. You now search for “has:color“, “is:heading“, and “heading:” followed by 0~3.

Fixed

  • [Formatting] Fixed undo can only undo making one item bold, after you make multiple items bold in bulk.
  • [Formatted] Fixed issue with individual item formatting toggling. For example, let’s say item A is bold and item B is not bold. Before, if you press Ctrl+B while selecting both A and B, A will no longer be bold and B will become bold. Now, A and B will both be bold after you do Ctrl+B.
  • [Mobile UI] Fixed navigation header of the date picker is cropped out on tablets.
  • [Mobile UI] Fixed share to inbox dialog being blocked by settings.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed icon misalignment issue for current root items.

Jump to any item: item finder

With Dynalist’s file finder, you can already jump to documents and bookmarks pretty painlessly.

Wanna see something cooler? Here’s our latest Pro feature: now you can jump to any item!

It’s exactly like how the file finder works. You search for the item, navigate the results if necessary, and press Enter. Voilà! You’re there.

The shortcut to invoke item finder is Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+O, which you can customize.

Note: This is a Dynalist Pro feature.

P.S. Since there are way more items than documents and bookmarks, you might run into some funky search results. If that happens, please let us know on the forum so we can tweak the search algorithm. Thanks in advance!