April update

Underway

  • Offline option. We’re working on adding an option to disable data synchronization to our server so that you can work on your documents locally.

Improved

  • Flat search improvements: breadcrumb is now moved to before the item, and items under the same parent are now grouped.
  • Multi-line code blocks can now specify the language for the highlighter by specifying the language right after the three backticks. The language used to be auto-detected and could be wrong.
  • Adjusted detection margin for drop location to child item.

Fixed

  • Fixed sync doesn’t start running until after a long delay.
  • Fixed strikethrough, latex, and highlight cannot be escaped using backslash.
  • Fixed sometimes getting out of flat search causes hotkeys to stop working.
  • Fixed root item menu pushed off too far to the left when backlink indicator is showing.

Mobile

  • Fixed iPad tapping on date picker causes it to disappear.

March update

Hi Dynalisters, happy April Fools’! (This update is not a joke though!)

Features

  • New formatting for highlighting text. You can write “==your text here==” to highlight text, and the text will look like it highlighted with a yellow highlighter.

Improved

  • More intuitive sorting. Now sorting uses natural numbers and ignore punctuation.
  • Your cursor position is restored when zooming out from a collapsed parent item.

Fixed

  • Fixed dragging an item to create a new document won’t update links to itself.
  • Fixed can’t collapsed an item that’s already collapsed when searching.
  • Fixed collapsed states not properly synced in some cases.

Mobile

  • Fixed inserting attachments not working on iOS.
  • Fixed tag and link auto-complete lags by one character behind your query on iOS.

February update

Hi Dynalisters!

Sorry for the missing updates for the past two months—our dev team has been pretty swamped with Obsidian and personal matters. We’ll try to resume our monthly updates from now on!

Features

  • There are two new custom shortcuts for inserting today’s date and current time respectively. You can find them in Settings – Keymap – Formatting or by search for “current” under Settings – Keymap.

Improved

  • Now internal links will be auto-updated and continue to work when you drag and drop or use Item Mover.
  • Now when using relative date format, all day events will show name of the day rather than “X hours ago”.
  • New custom shortcut for activating search and replace on the current selection.
  • When dropping items under a collapsed parent, now the drop location will follow the “Move item to” settings in Settings – Preference – Advanced.

Fixed

  • Fixed finder input not properly focused on open in Safari.
  • Fixed shortcut to go to inbox not working in flat search.
  • Fixed collapsed state not properly synced in rare cases.
  • Fixed tooltip leaving behind weird lines.
  • Fixed tooltip not working properly when text is too long.

November update

Hi Dynalisters, below is we’ve been up to in November:

Feature


Mobile
v1.4.11

  • Fixed couldn’t change global search and do another search.
  • Fixed going back from global search goes to no document is open screen.
  • Fixed hotkey to go to note does not work on iPad with Apple Keyboard.

Improved

  • You can now drag and drop multiple items into the left pane to create document.
  • Link autocomplete now strips out formatting.

Fixed

  • Fixed code block looks broken when only first line of note is visible.
  • Fixed date picker appear out of screen on small screen on desktop.

October update

Hi Dynalisters, below is we’ve been up to in October:

Mobile

  • Allow duplicating while multi-selecting on mobile.
  • Fix Enter would sometimes create a newline rather than a new item when using Gboard on Android.
  • Fixed auto capitalization fails after using Tab.

Improved

  • Make word count accurate for more languages.
  • Selection is now preserved when exiting search.
  • Dropping a file into an empty folder now highlights it instead of showing a line, making it consistent with dropping a file into a non-empty folder.

Fixed

  • Zooming no longer automatically focuses on the item
    unless “Auto-focus on first item” is turned on.
  • Fixed backlinks to the root item of a document are not rendered.

September update

Hi Dynalisters, below is we’ve been up to in September:


Improved

  • Fixed iOS Auto-capitalization not working after pressing Enter.
  • Mobile now has word count re-added to the three dot menu if enabled.
  • Pressing enter in the global search textbox now re-runs the search query.
  • Email to Dynalist now recognizes the special “[[EMPTY]]” body which will only create an item without the note section.

Fixed

  • Clicking on links to external dynalist documents now properly opens them up in a new window, instead of navigating to “no document is open”.
  • Fixed breadcrumbs misalignment when items higher than the line height is present, like some emoji characters.
  • Zooming into items no longer scrolls the document to a previous position that was saved when switching documents.
  • Fixed unable to copy-paste or export-import when document contains invalid XML characters, such as the character “\0”.
  • Fixed MacOS desktop app couldn’t undo/redo in various places like file rename or “capture to inbox”.

Mobile

  • On mobile, tapping on read mode “lock” icon no longer easily fat-fingers to the three dot menu.
  • Attempt to fix cases where on Android, pressing Enter creates a newline in the item instead of creating a new item beneath.
  • Fixed iPad doesn’t show the datepicker month navigation buttons “<<” and “>>”.
  • On Android, when clicking on the +/- buttons to expand/collapse an item, the app will no longer scroll back to where the keyboard was focused on.

August update

Hi Dynalisters, below is we’ve been up to in August:


News

  • We now have a Discord chat server for our community! Come and chat with the community (including us!) about Dynalist and everything else. Join the community: Discord community invite

Improved

  • File Finder and Item Finder got more responsive.
  • You can now sign up with your Apple ID on the iOS app.
  • The status bar in Android app is now dark in dark mode.
  • Mobile multi-select now disengages after performing an action.
  • Flat search box is now automatically focused when using Shift+Enter.

Fixed

  • Fixed “Expand to level” option not working on root item.
  • Fixed mobile multi-select toolbar not working on iOS Safari.
  • Exported HTML file now properly gets with the “text/html” MIME type.
  • Mobile multi-select now properly triggers when previously a text/cursor selection existed.
  • App header is not longer hidden when logged in when embedded in an iframe HTML element.
  • Keyboard no longer pops up when tapping in between two items in Read Mode.
  • Fixed backlink results no rendered according to current document’s view options.

July update

Hi Dynalisters, below is we’ve been up to in July:


Features

  • Now you select multiple items on mobile and make changes to them in bulk.
Multi-select on mobile
  • We added new menu options and custom shortcuts to expand an item to 1 to 4 levels deep. That is, if you expand to level 2, anything that’s less than 2 levels deep will be expanded, whereas anything deeper will be collapsed. This is super useful for quickly switching between a high level and a fine-grained view.
Expand to level

Note: these features are available on the web version right now, coming to desktop and mobile apps shortly.

June update

Hi Dynalisters, below is we’ve been up to in June. And happy Canada day to fellow Canadians!


Features

  • New option to show backlinks to an item. Enable it in Settings – Preferences – Internal links – Show backlinks. When it’s enabled, you’ll be able to see number of backlinks to each item next to the bullet point, as well as all the references underneath the currently zoomed item.
After enabling the “Show backlinks” option

• New theme: Dark Gold.

New Dark Gold theme
  • New font option: Inter. Inter is a great open-source sans serif font that’s modern and minimalist.

Improved

  • [Tag] To avoid an extra space after the tag, now punctuation is no longer part of the tag if followed by a space.


Fixed

  • [Search] Fixed document hide note option was not respected in Flat Search.
  • [Word count] Fixed incorrect word count for Cyrillic text.
  • [UI] Fixed export buttons not visible when opening a long item in version history.

May update

Hi Dynalisters, here’s our May update:


Features

  • Now you have more control over how your lists look when you share a link with others! To do that, tweak the options in the sharing dialog below the link.
    Please note that these options will change the link, and is non-sticky. This is so that you can share the same document with different looks and configurations.
    If you leave everything to default, the generated link will point to a fully expanded version of the document, with default light theme, and with images not displayed inline (you need to hover your mouse over it to see the image).

Improved

  • [Bookmarks] Added custom shortcut to toggle bookmark current item or search.

Fixed

  • [Search] Adjusted weight for items that are in the same document (we moved them up) and that are checked off (we moved them down).
  • [Word count] Fixed word count not updating after incoming changes from other devices.
  • [UX] Fixed weird issue where Google Chrome password manager would prompt you to fill in your email when using Node Mover.