Category Archives: Weekly updates

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!

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).

Weekly update: 2017 week #12

This is our weekly update for the 12th week of 2017.


Improved

  • We added loading screen tips. Now, when Dynalist loads, you can learn some handy tricks to better use Dynalist.
  • Better keyboard shortcuts for Mac users. Now Cmd and Ctrl are considered two separate keys when customizing shortcuts, plus color label shortcuts uses Ctrl+Shift+1~6 rather than Cmd+Shift+1~6, so that applying color label 3 and 4 doesn’t conflict with the system shortcut to take screenshots.

Fixed

  • [UI] Fixed cannot drag to rearrange bookmarks.
  • [UI/minor] Fixed can’t use Esc to exit document search.

Weekly update: 2017 week #11

This is our weekly update for the 11th week of 2017.


Features

  • Auto-complete tags across all documents. To enable this, check the “Auto-complete tags from other documents” option under Settings – Preferences – Control. There’s no need to refresh the page for this option to take effect. (Web only; coming to all platforms soon)
  • Drag document to convert to item. Before, you could drag an item to the file pane but not the other way around. Now you can drag things both ways, and it’s easier than ever to organize your Dynalist structure.

Improved

  • Now you can tell which items are directly checked off and which ones are checked off via their parents (i.e. the check-off action was performed on the parent, not the item itself). Checked off items will be have strike-through text style AND look faded, whereas those checked off via parent will only be faded.
  • “Notifications” is now changed to “What’s new” to avoid confusion. Many of you asked why notifications for dates won’t appear there 🙁

Fixed

  • [Date] Fixed custom date format was not properly used in Search Everywhere results.
  • [Mobile/UI] Fixed extra space between items that have sub-items (fixed in 1.0.16).
  • [UI/minor] Made all Settings tabs the same height so it doesn’t “jump” when you switch between tabs.
  • [UI/minor] Removed “Re-sync to Google Calendar” option in the main menu since it’s no longer needed.

Weekly update: 2017 week #10

Last week we made lots of improvements:

Feature

  • New Pro setting: custom date format. You can find it under Settings – Preferences – Date.

Improved

  • Front-end speed optimization. We first reduced the number of elements on the page by about 24%, and then we rewrote much of the front-end structures to make things faster. To see things in action, see a screen recording from before and after the optimization. Pay attention to how fast the menu icons on the left of the bullet point reacts, and how fast typing has become. This test document contains 8,303 items that are deeply nested and fully expanded. The initial load still takes time to build and place the elements, but after everything gets loaded huge documents are now much more usable than before. This is on the web version only right now; it will come to all available platforms shortly.
  • Improved move item/internal link search. Now items that match the search term more closely and that are in the same document will appear higher up in the search results.

Fixed

  • [Copy paste] Fixed multiple rows get pasted from Microsoft Excel into Dynalist as a single item.
  • [Search] Fixed exact search terms (marked with quotation marks) being case-insensitive. They should be case-sensitive.
  • [Google sign-in] Added helpful error message when Google sign-in fails. We recently found out that the issue happens when you have your “Block third-party cookies and site data” setting enabled. Adding Dynalist to the whitelist solves the problem.
  • [Export] Made “Download HTML file” and “Download OPML file” follow the “Export visible items only” setting.
  • [UI/minor] Made checkboxes appear when printing the page.

That’s it, more goodies are coming next week!