Sorry I missed this. Is this on the latest desktop version (1.0.36)?
I just tested on that version and it looks although it’s empty, by clicking on a tab name (“my files”/“bookmarks”/“tags”) it’s quickly back to normal.
And unfortunately they are hardly serious issues, as no many users like Dynalist like this and so they don’t experience it. Especially if the tags/bookmarks/documents do show up after you click the tab header like in my testing; we can fix the padding and the empty left pane content but they are more like annoyances rather than serious bugs.
P.S. During my testing I found the blank left pane to only happen with dynamic sizing. That means, if you resize it to be really narrow and afterwards restart the app, the left pane is not empty.
I’m sad to say this but Dynalist is not designed to work at 100px to 600px wide. It works, for the most part, as part of our “optimize for mobile” initiative. And it does work on mobile, as it’s mostly touch rather than clicks on mobile. I realize it’s not perfect at this size, but I think it’s better than, say, if you resize Gmail (it’s just the same website, but now you need to scroll horizontally), and we don’t want to revert back to that design.
Sorry I digressed. I wanted to say we’ll try to fix it as soon as we can, but we do have a lot of bug fixes and improvements on our todo list that a bigger part of our user base would want. It’s hard but we need to balance our priorities and special use cases like this are unfortunately placed after other things. I hope that’s understandable!
To anyone reading this – do comment or like the original post if this is bothering you too, and that’ll make us bump it from an “experienced by minority” problem to an “experienced by majority” problem.
Yes, but not only. I open it, it’s blank. And that’s the point.
Finding scenarios where it doesn’t break, kinda misses the point (I make below).
It hadn’t occurred to me that most would want to use larger than say 400px, as it’s primarily a task list, no? Personally I can’t imagine that the majority would want a larger than 600px, or full screen, list, but hey, maybe they do. Has anyone asked?
I appreciate what you’re saying, and the workload and priorities you need to manage, yet is this really a special use case? Is this not clearly, definitively an intended use case
Is there any way to get this in front of more people so you can get feedback?