The best Workflow experience. Enjoy instant startup, full offline functionality and lots of other goodies.The Workflow desktop app is almost ready to officially launch. However, we need people to test the new installer for Windows. The new installer is tiny to download, much faster to install, and works on older versions of Windows, so it should be better overall. Please follow these instructions and we should be able to officially launch the desktop app in no time.
E Williams, founder of Medium, Twitter, and Blogger, uses Workflow every day!
He says, “I love Workflow. It fits the shape of my brain better than any other list/note-taking app I’ve ever used.”
The New York Times bestselling book Hatching Twitter was written using Workflow
It’s a page-turner about the dramatic founding of Twitter – you should read it if you haven’t – that required collecting and making sense of thousands of pieces of information. Author Nick Bolton relied on Workflow throughout his research process.
Far had Manhood, the New York Times technology columnist, runs his writing process with Workflow!
Farad is one of the world’s leading thinkers and writers on technology. His job requires exploring the world of technology, thinking deeply about it, and publishing his conclusions. He uses Workflow to research and organize all his work – and his personal life, too.
1) If you are already using the Workflow Desktop App, uninstall it
2) Download the Workflow Windows Installer
3) Click through all the warnings and install the app (Here’s what the warnings look like for Windows 7, and Windows 10)
4) Email help@workflow if you have issues
Atlantis makes some of the world’s leading tools for collaboration, productivity and software development. Their founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes uses Workflow for his day-to-day notes.
What’s Workflow ?
They say, “Workflow is a zoom able document that provides unprecedented flexibility in organizing our ideas.”
While that’s right, I would simply tell you it’s more of a list making App that allows you to create and edit the items in your lists and peek into and out from every single item of your list(s) as well.
Let’s make it a bit complicated.
In technical terms, it’s a cross-platform application that allows users to make list(s) items (in Unicode text format), nest them, edit them, zoom in/out using the Outliers architecture (internal OPAL structure).
Humans, we, in our parallel processing unit i.e Brain, can keep track of 7 different tasks in our prime time of the day. (Nope, not Amazon Prime!). Well now, don’t think of your Amazon order and make it 8. As the number goes up, it’s more like a thermal nightmare inside. As ‘Thermal Stability’ is a separate topic for discussion, we shall by-pass that here today.
Back to the point,
Everyday you would make a #ToDo checklist, only to crush it & get things done irrevocably and hoping nothing new crops up; that never happens, right?
The #ToDo list you just made is obsolete even before Breakfast. And it’s time to make version 2.o now. At the end of the day, there could well be 10 checklists with no actual progress on any of the items.
Frustrated yet? Don’t be.
I understand, really, it’s sad. But you don’t have to give up and carry around this intangible stress at the back of your shoulders (or head, I’m confused. This is embarrassing and so stressful. .)
Things are getting pretty serious!
When Patel says, “..instead they make you work in a specific way”, looks like he actually meant he couldn’t shape or structure his data his own way that would make him immediate sense even if he looks at it 6 months later.
In reality, Workflow too, makes you work in a specific way that it thinks suits you the best. Not just you, but everyone. Lists and hierarchy of lists. That’s just all about it.
As far as the App, Workflow is available as a web application (supports most of the popular browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, etc.), as a desktop standalone for Ma Cos, PC & Linux, and as mobile application for OS& Android. All comes with solid integration giving you smooth transition between your devices. The free version contains 100 items. Everything in Workflow is part of a single giant List. Each item can have sub-lists under it, and each of those sub-items can have their own nested lists, and so on. Oh, did I tell you what an ‘item’ is ?!
‘Item’ is a bulletin point in Workflow. Items or number of bulletin points is how they monetize or make money from the App. Pretty straight forward — In App Purchases/Billing which is based on monthly/yearly subscription. Though, 100 items for free version seem generous at first sight, it quickly burns out and you are left with an option to either buy the Pro version or move out. Wait! You only move out temporarily, to refer or be referred by one of your friends who use Workflow (or, create another . . oh, that would be mean!) and this way, you get further 250 monthly items in your bucket per referral. That’s a total of 350 items now (free 100 plus this 250), which is kind of OK unless you don’t have too many to jot down every single day. Otherwise, getting the Pro version will be your best choice. The Pro version costs 50$ average yearly (steeply priced in my humble opinion). Workflow offers 20% discount in its team version which is available for Business teams.
Take away features
Zoom in on any sub-list
Tag and filter list items
Full offline functionality
Auto sync on all devices
Sharing & Export
Collaboration (Only Pro version)
Add ‘Notes’ to any item
Expand and Collapse lists
Mark items Complete
Here’s the link if you just want to try out Workflow — No hassles of registering or sign up involved. Just You and the end Product.