Feature request - Expand/collapse level by level


#1

Feature requested based on this post: Expand/collapse level by level

I used this feature a lot in Workflowy, enough so I’m even considering going back to Workflowy just for this. Okay…maybe just for a minute I thought about it, but not really :slight_smile:

I tend to reorganize, move, prune my content a lot as I’m building up a tree structure representing my notes and findings on a topic I’m researching. The ability to quickly expand and collapse levels really speeds this kind of reorganizing by allowing me to focus on intermediate levels of a list.

I find having to click many, many nodes to partially expand/collapse a tree very time consuming and distracting.

While drilling down into a list is useful to block out content not needed at the moment, not drilling all the way to the bottom of a list is also useful when you want to focus on an intermediate level of topics.

In any case, this is something I would use every few minutes if it were available.


Expand/collapse level by level
#2

Agree, would love to have this feature :slight_smile:


#3

I think I might have suggested something like this (based on Workflowy or CheckVist habits) some while back but certainly support this notion. That there are not more votes I think suggest there are many who have never seen the facility of such a workflow in an outliner. I hope it is just a matter of time before this idea takes off and is implemented.


#4

I’m not sure if this is the feature I’m looking for but it’s related.

Everytime I open Dynalist, it remembers the state of my expanded children nodes. While that’s a good feature, it’s information overload for me when I want to just see the parent notes. Right now, this requires several clicks to do. I basically just want to collapse children and show first level parents in the active node.

I’d love for this to be easy. I was a long-time comapping user before coming here. In terms of flow, those guys really nailed it. Dynalist has so much promise and it really needs this feature.


#5

Would absolutely love this feature.


#6

Any updates on this? Seems like a very easy fix… ie. “always collapse children” or “do not remember state”