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.
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 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 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 new version uses WorkFlowy’s native alert, tag index in full view, ready to copy:
So now it’s: Activate. Copy. Close. Paste.
Click here to go to the Tag Index installation page
Here’s the latest version of the Clip To WorkFlowy Chrome extension: Clip To WorkFlowy GO. For now, there will be two versions. I need to make one of the new features optional, so until then there will be two versions of Clip To WorkFlowy. Read on to see which version is for you.
So What’s New?
Find Tab and Go
When you activate the extension, it copies the page title and url as usual, but now it looks at your open tabs, and automatically goes to the first WorkFlowy tab it finds. If none are found, it creates a new one and takes you there. Then paste where desired as before.
Note: If you use WorkFlowy in the Chrome app or a separate window, this feature may annoy you; stick with the current version. If you use multiple tabs in a single Chrome window, definitely go with Clip To WorkFlowy GO.
Toggle Last Tab
This toggles between your current and previous tabs. So after pasting your clip, activate your toggle shortcut, and quickly return your source page. This feature is independent of the clipper function; you may find it handy everywhere in Chrome. That said, the toggle code isn’t perfect; in a few specific scenarios it fails to properly identify the last tab. But when used in conjunction with Find Tab and Go, it should work properly every time.
Toggle Last Tab is available only by a keyboard shortcut you set in the Keyboard shortcuts link at the bottom of chrome://extensions. There are now two keyboard shortcuts to define. Activate the extension copies the title and url to the clipboard, and then goes to (or creates) your WorkFlowy tab.
What’s coming in the full release?
- Option to turn off Find Tab and Go for WorkFlowy Chrome App users.
- Selected Text. Any text selected on the page will be appended to the WorkFlowy note after the link.
- Option to disable internal WorkFlowy link formatting.
- Option to disable “tag neutering” in internal WorkFlowy links.
Get Clip To WorkFlowy GO here.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
Simple. Intuitive. Fast.
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!