Exporting specific lists from mobile app (iOS)

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#1

First off: LOVE THIS PRODUCT. My roommate has been telling me to try it for years and I finally made the jump from Workflowy and am hooked.

I am having trouble exporting individual lists in the mobile app. I can export whole documents, but it’s incredibly inefficient when I just want a few bullets inside a doc to copy into an email, etc.

To give a specific example, let’s say I had a file called “Projects” with a list of projects, “Project 1,” “Project 2,” “Project 3…” etc. Under “Project 1,” I have a list called “Email 1” with paragraphs underneath that I want to export (copy/paste plain text) into my mail app.

I’m not near my laptop to confirm this, but I’m fairly certain there’s a way to do this from the desktop software. Scoured the help docs & forum for info, but came up empty. Any guidance would be much appreciated!


#2

Select items. Hover pointer to the left of the bullet and choose the export menu option.


#3

I’m not seeing a way to get that option on the mobile app, which is a critical part of my workflow.

Do you know of a way of accessing that feature on iOS or via the mobile browser on a smartphone?


#4

Apologies, overlooked you were talking about mobile app :blush:


#5

No worries!! Thanks for jumping in so quickly.

Hope there’s a way to make this work. I feel like I could do this in WorkFlowy - only major feature I’ve felt missing thus far.


#6

It can be pretty difficult to figure out what each icons do, but the mobile app does have a function for exporting links of individual lists.

It’s the far right icon on this scroll-able menu:

Although the copy-to-clipboard export functions for mobile are under maintenance right now.

I recommend you try out all of these icons to get accustomed to them for the future.


#7

Long tap on text in iphone brings up a menu with select and paste. If you choose Select, you get the menu of Cut/Copy/Paste.

It would be neat if Long Tap on a bullet would do the same.


#8

Hey Thao,

I actually had tried all the buttons and love the link sharing feature.

Are you saying there is not currently a way to export plain text of any given subset of a document on mobile yet?

Best,
Zach


#9

Yeah, that’s the dream! My issue is that I write messages with paragraphs per bullet and want an easy way to move the whole list from Dynalist to an email or text thread.


#11

Yeah, exporting on mobile does allow for copying-to-clipboard the entirety of the document. Just single tap the highlighted text rather than tap-and-hold.

But can’t copy-to-clipboard for single items or sections of a document on mobile yet.
Like how you can on the desktop/browser app.
E.g.: