Copy nodes on mobile


Please consider adding the ability to copy nodes (and their children) on mobile. On desktop this can be done by Ctrl-dragging a node, but on mobile this seems to be impossible.

This is important to me because I have a daily template I copy each morning. I’m not always at my desktop when I want to set up my day.

Perhaps this could be accomplished using an active similar to “Move” - a button that allows you to search for the node that will be the parent of the new copy.

Thanks for considering my suggestion!


Yes I want to do exactly this too! :slight_smile:


Got it!

Please like or comment to show your support for this feature request :slight_smile:


Dynalist team, thanks so much for creating the shortcut for duplicating nodes! This is a big help to me.

I’m able to make the duplicate shortcut work on my Android phone, too. Here’s how:

  • On the desktop, create a shortcut for Duplicate Node. I used Ctrl-Shift-D.
  • On the phone, you may need to install a keyboard that supports your shortcut’s control keys, like Hacker’s Keyboard.
  • On the phone, go to Chrome and open the Dynalist website (this doesn’t work in the Android app yet)
  • Put the cursor on a node.
  • Type your shortcut, e.g. Ctrl-Shift-D.
  • Voila! The node and its children are duplicated.

Thanks again!



Craig’s solution is impossible with iPhone because (Apple’s mean and) software keyboards are not allowed to support control keys.

I propose instead something that should be very simple to implement:

This is a OneNote picture, but you could easily add the same Copy button to the dynalist move command and since Mobile has the move button it would just work.

My motive for the command is the same as Craig’s: copying a template.


This really is the one and only feature I really want on Mobile. I like using the phone as a portable todo list, and having the ability to copy predefined tasks is necessary.

Have some way to achieve this and I shall be contented.

Another easy way to provide this is to offer a Duplicate command. Whatever the current node is, make an exact copy (including children). Then I can move the copy.