Category Archives: Updates

September update, the first monthly update

This is our first monthly update. During the past few months, we’ve have the feeling that weekly updates no longer seem suitable for the current Dynalist.

Moving fast used to be our priority. Now that Dynalist has grown bigger, and more importantly, more users are relying on Dynalist, we simply need to take more time to make sure things work properly before changing anything. We also need to try to consider everyone’s opinions before making a change (back in 2015, we used to make something just because a single user requested it, good times!).

So, lately we’ve been feeling that in order to not to post weekly updates that say “we’re done nothing”, we have been focusing on small fixes and low-hanging fruits. If something was going to take us weeks to do, we started hesitating and thinking “but what about the next weekly update?” Totally not a healthy sign, and not good for Dynalist’s future either.

As a result, we have decided to post monthly updates from now on, so that we have more time to post something more substantial than the small fixes and tweaks we’re doing now. The monthly updates will be posted on the first day of the each month.

Thanks for reading and understanding!


New

  • Paying Pro users: you can now view all your invoices here. You can click on the billing info to edit it as you like. The invoices are print-friendly—thanks for the generous support to keep us going, by the way!
  • Added new customizable shortcut for unchecking all children items. This is useful if you want to reuse the same checklist every day or every week.
  • [In progress] We have started working on adding spell-checking to the desktop apps.

Improved

  • [Tag] Made it so that purely numeric tags like “#42” won’t be recognized as tags. They won’t appear in the tag pane either.
  • [LaTeX] Updated KaTeX version to the latest version so that newer functions like colorbox can be used.
  • [UX] Show checked off items as visually checked in the “Move to” and Internal Link dialogs so you don’t accidentally move something under an invisible checked item.

Fixed

  • [UX/minor] Fixed cannot undo after using Ctrl+drag to make copy of item.

Weekly update: 2018 week #38

This is our weekly update for the 38th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Feature

  • Dear paying Pro users: you can now view all your invoices here. You can click on the billing info to edit it as you like. The invoices are print-friendly—thanks for the generous support to keep us going, by the way!

Weekly update: 2018 week #37

This is our weekly update for the 37th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Ongoing

  • [Pro] We’re working on automated invoice generation so you won’t need to write to us to ask for an invoice before tax season!

Improved

  • Added new customizable shortcut for unchecking all children items. This is useful if you want to reuse the same checklist every day or every week.

Fixed

  • [UX/minor] Fixed cannot undo after using Ctrl+drag to make copy of item.

Weekly update: 2018 week #36

This is our weekly update for the 36th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Ongoing

  • [Pro] We’re working on automated invoice generation so you won’t need to write to us to ask for an invoice before tax season!

Improved

  • [UX] Show checked off items as visually checked in the “Move to” and Internal Link dialogs so you don’t accidentally move something under an invisible checked item.

Quick heads-up: there will be a maintenance happening at 10 pm EDT this Saturday, September 15 (2 am UTC, September 16). The maintenance will last around 1 hour.

Weekly update: 2018 week #35

This is our weekly update for the 35th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Tag] Made it so that purely numeric tags like “#42” won’t be recognized as tags. They won’t appear in the tag pane either.
  • [LaTeX] Updated KaTeX version to the latest version so that newer functions like colorbox can be used.

Weekly update: 2018 week #34

This is our weekly update for the 34th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [iOS] Added support for x-callback-url to other apps. Will be released in 1.2.9 (currently in review).

Fixed

  • [Backup] Fixed color labels are not saved in server generated OPML backups.
  • [UX] Fixed dialog popup non-functional when deleting a document or folder with extremely long name.
  • [UX/minor] Don’t show “custom date format” Pro option to free users to avoid confusion.

Weekly update: 2018 week #32

This is our weekly update for the 32nd 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’ve been working on sorting children items!

Improved

  • [Search] Increased priority of full match results.
  • [API] Enabled CORS for the API.

Fixed

  • [API] Fixed list file API endpoint gives bad root_file_id.
  • [UI] Fixed sharing dialog option not being properly updated when opening the dialog for another document.
  • [API] Fixed internal error for edit files API endpoint.

Weekly update: 2018 week #31

This is our weekly update for the 31st week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Feature

  • [Mobile app] You can now upload images or file attachments on the mobile apps. The image could either be from your gallery or your camera. This feature will be available in version 1.2.8 of both the iOS and the Android app. Note: this is a Pro feature like on web and desktop.

Weekly update: 2018 week #30

This is our weekly update for the 30th week of 2018. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.


Improved

  • [Version history] Highlight the right items in version history. Before, if both a parent item and some of its children items were changed, the entire parent tree will be highlighted in version history. Now, only the actually changed items are highlighted.

Fixed

  • [Version history] Fixed changes in document root item note are not displayed.
  • [UX] Fixed after using “Make a copy” option on a document, the name gets reverted to the original document name a few seconds after renaming.
  • [Copy/paste] Fixed empty links getting pasted as “[](null)”.