October update

Hi all! Here’s our update for October 2018. Next month, we’ll be improving spellchecker and hopefully start to work on recurring dates.


Features & improvements

  • Finally spell-checking is available in our desktop apps! Just make sure your Dynalist app is at least 1.1.13. Currently, the spellchecker is only able to work with English text, and there are no options yet to add words to the dictionary. Hopefully that will all be added before our next monthly update.
  • Now available: new sort option called “Reverse current” that will reverse the current item order.

Fixed

  • Fixed sorting option not working for the document root item or the current zoomed in item.

Other news

  • Starting in October, we’ve got Thao onboard to help with our customer support. You can still always reach us! Just let Thao know that you want to talk to Erica about the product or talk to Shida about technical stuff.
  • Our blog and forum have now been migrated from HTTP to the more secure HTTPS so it not longer screams “Not secure” on certain browsers! This should have been done long ago and we apologize it took so long.

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.

Sorting

Ever wanted to sort things in Dynalist? Now it’s possible!

To use: choose one or more items and select the sort key and order. If only one item is chosen, its children will be sorted. If multiple items are chosen, they themselves will be sorted and their children will not be affected.

Sorting is available right now on the web app.

Yes, it’s coming to the desktop apps very soon. No, we’re not sure when it will be available on the mobile apps. No, it’s not a Pro feature. And yes, we will consider adding shortcuts for these commands for you power users. Leave a comment for any other question you might have!