I have been using dynalist intensely for a bit more than a week now. It’s a great tool with a very clean interface. It loads fast, the keyboard shortcuts are a real plus to help productivity.
I’m using it for GTD (all of my todos), project management and knowledge management.
Still I have a few remarks.
Item sharing : that’s the big missing feature for now. I have one doucument per project and I would like to be able to share just one item (the same way I can share one document). One use case would be a tickets list for my customers. They wouldn’t need to create any account, I give them the link to the item and they can put their tickets without seeing the rest. This feature has been heavily requested and is not even planned yet.
Items/documents permanent link : when we move an item around its URL changes. That’s very annoying because all the backlinks are dead after moving it. A quickfix would be to automate search and replace the url in all the documents. The ability to easily move things around is one of the feature I use the most. But it’s a pain in the ass if all my links get broken every time.
Document structure : the document structure as it is easy to understand but not convenient if we have a big amount of docs. It would be great having a forth pane that woud work like evernote. A list of all my notes with a snapshot of the first lines and a dropdown menu to filter by folder.
Capture to inbox : this one is minor but it wpuld be great having a popup over the current window instead of bringing all the dynalist software when I press cmd shift I. This popup would disappear as soon as I press enter so I can continue with what I was doing.
I’m reaching the end of my free trial in a week and I’m still hesitating. I’m also afraid to invest a lot and to see that the service is discontinued. The devs are very active but they are only two people from what I understand.
What are your thoughts ?