Happy New Year, everyone! We can’t believe it’s 2018 already!
2017 flew by pretty fast and below is what we added to Dynalist during 2017:
In 2018, we want to focus on:
- Making the Dynalist experience more seamless. That means you should be to gather information into Dynalist more easily, shuffle and rearrange items more easily, and export to more formats and third-party apps.
- Ironing out small issues here and there to make Dynalist smoother.
- Making Dynalist more extensible so that people can develop for specialized use cases on top of Dynalist.
This is our weekly update for the last week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.
- [UI/minor] Fixed “Add note” option incorrectly show up for the current root item when it already has note.
- [Minor] Made the “Clean up newlines” option not show up by default.
- [Minor] Fixed wording on the download page; the desktop apps are no longer in beta.
P.S. We’ll be on semi-vacation for one more week during the holidays, during that time we might be a bit less responsive. Just FYI! And happy New Year!
This is our weekly update for the 51st week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.
- [Mobile] Fixed date picker not being scrollable on mobile (available on mobile web right now, coming to the mobile apps soon).
- [UI/minor] Fixed color label only working for the first line of the current root item.
- [UI/minor] Fixed browser default right click menu covers date picker when right clicking on a date.
- [UI/minor] Fixed highlight overdue items in red not working on items with color labels.
P.S. We’ll be on semi-vacation for two more weeks during the holidays, during that time we might be a bit less responsive. Just FYI! And happy Christmas!
Happy holidays! 2017 has been an awesome year, and we’re grateful to have you guys around.
To celebrate, Dynalist Pro is now 50% off with the code XMAS17. The code is valid until 11:59 PM EST on January 4, 2018 (2018-01-05 04:59 UTC).
Frequently Asked Questions
Does this discount stack with the early bird pricing, for those who subscribed to Dynalist Pro before July 15, 2017?
Yes, these two discounts stack.
Does this discount stack with the student discount?
Unfortunately, this discount does not stack with the student discount.
Can I take advantage of this sale if I’m already a subscriber?
Yes, you can unsubscribe from your current plan first, and then subscribe again with the XMAS17 code. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any of the remaining Dynalist Pro by unsubscribing.
Is this discount one time only or lifetime?
This discount is one-time only, and the renewal price will be back to normal once your discounted Dynalist Pro expires.
Is there any restrictions on this discount?
Each account can use this count once to get 50% off either 1 month or 1 year of Dynalist.
If I still have Dynalist Pro left and subscribe with the promo code, when will I get charged?
Since this is a limited-time offer, you will be charged immediately rather than when your current Dynalist Pro expires. Say if your Dynalist Pro expires in April 2018, after subscribing to the yearly plan with the promo code, you get charged right away and your Dynalist Pro gets extend to April 2019.
Let us know if you have any other questions!
This is our weekly update for the 50th week of 2017. The features and fixes might arrive at the desktop and mobile app a few days later than the web version.
- [UX] Fixed Dynalist doesn’t auto-scroll when you use Ctrl+Up/Down to move multiple items beyond the screen.
- [UX] Fixed having to click on an item first in order to start selecting.
- [Markdown] Fixed tags inside formatting, for example “**#tag**”, are not properly displayed or searched.
- [Search] Fixed document root notes not shown in Search Everywhere results.
- [Date] Fixed “today” items not matched by “within:tomorrow”.
- [UI/minor] Fixed hard-coded “Ctrl+O” on the “No document is open” blank screen. It should be “⌘O” by default for Mac users, and whatever you customize it to be if you have customized it.
P.S. We’ll be on semi-vacation for three weeks during the holidays, during that time we might be a bit less responsive. Just FYI!
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.
- [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.
- [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.
- [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.
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.
- 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!
- [Android] Now Share to Dynalist works when Dynalist is not loaded in background (released in 1.1.19).
- [Sharing] Fixed a rare edge case issue where a collaborator could create a circular dependency.
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.
- [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.
- [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.
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.