Quickly Create WorkFlowy Reminders in iOS with Siri

Ask WorkFlowy users what new features they want, and reminders is usually near the top of the list. With iOS 9, Siri gets some new functionality that makes creating WorkFlowy reminders a snap.

To use this tip you need to view WorkFlowy in iOS Safari and not the app. In iOS, there are lots of good reasons to use Safari for WorkFlowy (alongside the app), but that is a future blog post.

Here are the intricate instructions:

  • In Safari, zoom on the WorkFlowy bullet you want to be reminded about.
  • Tell Siri: “Remind me about this tomorrow 9 am”

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  • When the reminder sounds, simply tap the Safari icon to jump to the WorkFlowy bullet.

Pretty awesome.

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Clip To WorkFlowy

Do you bookmark a lot of webpages in WorkFlowy? Looking for an easy way to create links between distant WorkFlowy bullets? Clip To WorkFlowy to the rescue. With a single click, the webpage title and url get captured, formatted and copied to the clipboard for one easy paste into WorkFlowy. Paste into any browser, the Chrome app or the mobile apps.

Clip To WorkFlowy comes in three flavors: Google Chrome Extension, bookmarklet, and the Workflow App for iOS.

1) Google Chrome Extension:

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  • The webpage title becomes a WorkFlowy bullet item, and the url appears in the note.
  • Optionally activate with a keyboard shortcut.
  • Special formatting for intra-WorkFlowy links.
  • No special permissions and no persistent memory footprint.
  • Currently no support for selected text.
  • Find it in the Chrome Web Store

2) Bookmarklet:

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  • Works in most browsers.
  • Supports selected text, which appears after the url in the WorkFlowy note.
  • Requires a manual copy operation at the prompt.
  • Option to launch your WorkFlowy home page by pressing “OK”, or go manually with “Cancel”.
  • Special formatting for intra-WorkFlowy links.
  • View the Clip To WorkFlowy bookmarklet code

Bookmarklet Installation:

To Use:

  • Click the bookmarklet and follow the instructions at the prompt.
  • Important! See this special note, if you plan to use Google Chrome (or Opera) and select large amounts of text!

3) Workflow App for iOS:

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  • Access through the iOS Share Menu
  • Supports selected text
  • Works in Safari and apps that use the in-app Safari browser.
  • Automatically copies and launches WorkFlowy in Safari so you can paste.
  • Special formatting for intra-WorkFlowy links.
  • Requires purchase of the excellent Workflow app
  • Get Clip To WorkFlowy for Workflow (Version updated Jun 14, 2016)

Happy Clipping!