Capture to inbox shortcut goes global on desktop app


#1

In desktop app v1.0.40, you can now trigger capture to inbox with the same shortcut even if you’re focusing on another program.

Cheers!


#2

Ooo look at that! That’s pretty swanky.


#3

Since this is a pro-only feature, can an option for the global shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+I) to be disabled to available to everyone?


#4

Are you using Ctrl+Shift+I for development purposes…?

And that’s a bug we should fix, Ctrl+Shift+I shouldn’t prevent default behavior for free users, will fix!


#5

You guessed right. :slight_smile: It took me a while to figure out what was happening since I use a multi-monitor set up and dynalist is always visible, so I just thought chrome had changed it’s shortcuts.

Congrats on the product btw. It’s brilliant - it’s become my go-to app for organizing my thoughts. I would have liked to go for the pro version, but I think 10$ a month is too expensive for it’s current feature set. In comparison Office 365 costs lesser for a lot more functionality.

I wish you guys success though.


#6

Thanks for the kind words!


#7

Isnt Dynalist Pro $4 a month?


#8

The shortcut triggers capture to inbox, but it doesn’t bring the input box to the front. Is this intentional?


#9

That was the early bird price, which stopped at July 15, 2017 :slight_smile:


#10

What do you mean “doesn’t bring the input box to the front”? Screenshots would help.


#11

If that’s the case, the page for the pricing hasn’t been updated: https://dynalist.io/pricing


#12

Please view with incognito… how the price looks depends on your Dynalist account.


#13

This is great!

Is there a way to make it so that after capturing, focus goes back to where I was rather than staying on Dynalist?

(Sorry - I have no idea if this is technically feasible.)


#14

Don’t think that’s possible, Mark. Sorry!

I think Dynalist doesn’t have knowledge where the focus came from.

Correct me if I’m wrong, @Shida.


#15

That makes sense to me, thanks!


#16

It is quite a big shortcoming to lose focus when capturing to inbox from another app. Take a look at Nozbe which brings up a similar capture box that just floats above wherever you are. Evernote has the same approach with CTRL+CMD - N to write a quick note in the context where you are. This very much fits into the GTD/productivity concept of frictionless capturing distractions and thoughts occurring during the middle of a focus session. Really hope you can explore what options there are to solve?


#17

Does the Nozbe floating capture box restores your cursor position in, say, Microsoft Word, after you’re done capturing?


#18

It does indeed :slight_smile: and I even activated it while typing this: it then brought up little window, I entered thought, hit enter and then continued right on typing this message without a glich - Evernote not as slick - can’t continue typing… :(, but Nozbe nails it! My company has moved to Wrike, which is powerful, if a bit clunky, so can’t continue using Nozbe, but Dynalist still goto app for capturing ideas and fleshing them out, or running a long list ala Autofocus


#19

I finally got to try it. It took me a while to find a non-Win 10 installer…

This is the result I got. Doesn’t seem to restore the cursor position…

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I took me a while to confirm Nozbe has this functionality too. The official help page didn’t mention Quick Add either: https://help.nozbe.com/l/en/article/mXCA6dQ53N-inbox

It’s hidden away in the settings and it’s turned off by default… I wonder why :confused:… Did it cause trouble for them?


#20

I have this same issue, the shortcut does not bring Dynalist to the front. Here’s a video I recorded:
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Note that while I was looking at this page, I pressed the shortcut. Nothing happened. Only when I actually clicked onto the Dynalist desktop app did I see the inbox entry.

The way I would expect the inbox entry to work is like how Omnifocus does it. A floating box pops up, you type in there, hit enter, then go back to what you were doing. Here’s a vid of the way Omnifocus does it:
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