Sorting Bullets in WorkFlowy, Easy as 1-2-3

1. Zoom on a bullet.

2. Click on the sortWF bookmarklet or use the keyboard shortcut script.

3. Select a sort button and your list is automagically sorted.

Details, Schmeetails…

  • Only the zoom level children are sorted.
  • Grandchildren stay with their parents, but are not sorted.
  • Completed children are sorted, even when hidden.
  • Short lists will sort instantly. Lists of 100s of children may take a few seconds.
  • After sorting is complete, a banner message confirms the sort.
  • Undo the sort using WorkFlowy’s undo icon or keyboard shortcut.
  • For transparency, the bookmarklet will not sort if search is active.
  • To limit the load on WorkFlowy’s servers, the maximum number of children that can be sorted is 400.

Installation

  • Go here for the bookmarklet you can drag to your bookmarks bar.
  • To use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shft+S, you need a script manager like Tampermonkey, and then install this script.

Happy sorting, WorkFlowians!

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TagIndex Bookmarklet for WorkFlowy: Version 2.0

The TagIndex bookmarklet has been updated to version 2.0, and it’s the easiest and fastest TagIndex bookmarklet yet. Now, with just one click your index is created instantly in a new top bullet.
Screenshot courtesy of Frank Degenaar.

To create an index of all your WorkFlowy tags simply activate from your home page. Or zoom on a bullet, and the bookmarklet creates an index of all tags from the zoom parent’s children.

Get the latest version here.

WorkFlowy to NEW Google Calendar

The WorkFlowy to Google Calendar Chrome extension has been updated to support the new Google Calendar format.

That’s the good news.

The bad news is I haven’t figured out how to hack into Google’s Quick Add parser using the same lightweight, no permissions method as before. So for now, I’ve opted to keep things light and permission-free. The trade-offs are:

  • No date parsing, new events default to today, in the next half hour time slot.
  • Default event duration is hard coded at 30 minutes.
  • Selected text has been disabled.
  • In the future, date parsing is possible, but it will require an extensive rewrite.

If you have the extension installed it will update automatically. If not, head to the Chrome Web Store.

But I’m classic!

If you are still clinging to Classic Google Calendar, install the WorkFlowy to Classic Google Calendar bookmarklet. Enjoy all that date parsing magic while it lasts.

But I don’t like extensions!

Likewise, if you don’t use Chrome or extensions, but are using the New Google Calendar, install this WorkFlowy to Google Calendar bookmarklet.

WorkFlowy’s “Your Past Week” Report

WorkFlowy has a nifty report feature called “Your Past Week”, and while I’d never officially received one*, on occasion I’d see a screen shot of one from some lucky soul on the twitter. It looks like this:

I want one! How do I do this?

As it turns out, it’s simple to generate one for yourself on demand. Just go here and install the bookmarklet.

Feel free to get braggadocios about YOUR past week in comments.

*I haven’t actually been using WorkFlowy for 373 weeks, and I suspect that may be the reason they haven’t sent me a weekly report yet. 373 weeks would be November 2010, which the best I can tell is WorkFlowy’s date of birth. I first registered in the fall of 2012 (275 weeks?), then became a Pro member in January of 2013… so I’m in my sixth year of WorkFlowy.

Tag Index Bookmarklet v1.5… Mo’ Better

Tag Index is by far my most popular bookmarklet, so I decided it could use a little love.

What is the Tag Index bookmarklet?

It simply creates a list of all your WorkFlowy tags from your entire outline, or confine things to just a bullet and its descendants. You paste the tag index into a bullet or note, giving you quick-clicking access to your tags via the index. Read about it in this WorkFlowy blog post.

The original version created the tag index in WorkFlowy’s search box… a hack to get around some restrictions. Specifically if your index was really big, it didn’t fit into Chrome’s JavaScript alert box… but enough of the technical mumbo-jumbo.

The new version uses WorkFlowy’s native alert, tag index in full view, ready to copy:

So now it’s: Activate. Copy. Close. Paste.

Mo’ better.

Click here to go to the Tag Index installation page

WorkFlowy to Google Calendar v2.0

My WorkFlowy to Google Calendar Chrome extension has updated to version 2.0 with some nice enhancements. WorkFlowy to Google Calendar let’s you quickly create Google Calendar events from WorkFlowy bullets.

Just zoom on a bullet, click the toolbar icon, and let Google Calendar’s Quick Add parser do the rest of the work:

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Version 2.0 adds the following features:

Works on any webpage, not just WorkFlowy.

Select event info on any webpage and utilize Google Calendar’s powerful Quick Add parser to intelligently add events, and reduce the time you spend typing.

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Keyboard Shortcut Capable!

Scroll to the bottom of chrome://extensions to define your own keyboard shortcut. (I use Alt+G) If desired, you can hide the extension icon in the toolbar by right clicking the icon and selecting “Hide in Chrome Menu”, and be done with all that pesky icon clicking. See Keyboard Shortcuts for Google Chrome Extensions for more info.

Update Sept 10, 2016: Now with right click menu access too!

Add your event to any calendar on the first try!

Previously WorkFlowy to Google Calendar was restricted to your default calendar. In order to change calendars you had to save the event first, and then edit it again. Now you can change the calendar without having to edit the event twice.

The rest of WorkFlowy to Google Calendar’s goodness is still there.

  • Google Calendar’s powerful Quick Add parser automatically defines the what, where, and when.
  • Override the bullet or page title by selecting text on the page instead.
  • WorkFlowy to Google Calendar will always automatically put a handy link back to your WorkFlowy bullet (or webpage) in the event note.
  • A great way to create alarms for WorkFlowy items!

Head over to the Chrome Web Store for more details and installation. If you’ve already installed the extension, it will update automatically.

No Google Chrome? Get the bookmarklet version instead.

Time Tagging in WorkFlowy

Does any of this describe you?

  • Need a time estimate for that next big project?
  • Could use a reality check on that ambitious @today list?
  • Maybe you’d like to track billable hours?
  • Or perhaps you’re simply a lifelogger, Pomodoro counter or all-around Time Nazi?

WorkFlowy and WFcount offer a simple solution: Time Tags

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What is a Time Tag?

It’s a WorkFlowy tag, starting with “#” followed by any number of digits, and ending with an ‘h’ for hours or an ‘m’ for minutes. Like this:

  • #2h = 2 hours
  • #15m = 15 minutes
  • Combine them: #2h #15m = 2 hours, 15 minutes
  • This works too: #135m

Just Click to Count

With a single click, the WFcount bookmarklet adds up the visible Time Tags and displays the total time.
Time Tag Examples

Simple. Intuitive. Fast.

Veritably WorkFlowy-ish!

Installation:

Go to the original WFcount blog post.

Time Output Option:

The default output format is:
“Total Time = 2h 15m”.

If you’d like hours only (perhaps to plug into a spreadsheet) you can edit the bookmarklet code as follows: Near the beginning, change “timeFormat=0” to “timeFormat=1”.

With this setting, WFcount will generate hours out to two decimal places like this:
“Total Hours = 2.25”

Happy Time Tagging!