Daily email summary of all new or changed lines


My favorite feature of Workflowy is that it sends me a daily summary of what’s changed in my Workflowy, i.e. sends me all new and changed lines in an email.

I would love to see Dynalist support this.

The reason I love this feature is that I use Workflowy (1) to figure out what tasks I need to get done, and (2) to let my assistant know what those tasks are. Every day, Workflowy automatically emails me any lines I add or change, which Gmail automatically forwards to my assistant. That way, my assistant is always apprised of any new tasks I’ve added list.


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Question to people who liked this:

Any idea which app is the origin of this feature?

Not sure if other GTD apps have this, is WorkFlowy the first one to do this?

Not saying it’s not useful, obviously it is. It doesn’t sound like a standard feature like version history though. Correct me if I’m wrong!


If you’re really asking about GTD apps then Nirvana does this (in account options you can choose on which days you want your daily plan to be sent to you), and I know about others too, but forgot the names. But those are apps specifically for time/project management, I never saw this in applications similar to WF/DL - but it’s definitely a nice feature.


I have no idea to be honest, I first saw it in workflowy


For what it’s worth, I looked into trying to find other apps that do this, or even find a way to get Dropbox or Github to send me a daily list of changed lines… I didn’t get very far, though I’m sure it’s possible. But that’s why I eventually settled on Workflowy.

But Workflowy doesn’t support deadline dates like Dynalist does…


I see. Thanks for the information!

It got me curious why this feature is not very often seen in other productivity apps, given it has been proven useful to many. I guess many apps have an event log (like Dropbox) so they assume that if you don’t need a daily summary email.


any update on this? @Erica


No, sorry!

We did add version history recently, if that’s of any value to you.


version history looks cool! that’ll do the job. thx.


Version history looks very interesting.

I like the daily e-mail summary idea as well. I use it on Workflowy with a filter in GMail to tag the incoming mails. That way if I search for something in GMail I automatically get all the Workflowy entries using the same keyword, even if they are completed.