Footnotes Please


Hello, need footnotes for Dynalist to become my all-in-all notetaking app.


Hi Ray, thanks for the suggestion. Do you mind explaining in a bit more details? Dynalist doesn’t have the concept of pages, and it’s not a traditional word processor application either, so I wonder where footnotes come in, and how they can help.


I want to use Dynalist for making acacemic notes for writing later. There are programs that automatically insert footnotes reference (Bookends for example) to make that process easier

If I don’t have the foot notes, I won’t know exactly where I got the information from when I go to write. The only thing I can do now is to make a note in parenthesis. Which, is okay, just not very streamlined.

I will still use Dynalist if you don’t have this feature. And I understand if this is not in line with your purpose.

Thanks for asking.


Hi Ray, thanks for being so understanding. Unfortunately it’s not what we envision for Dynalist, at least not for now.


Okay, thanks Erica. I’m just putting the page and the source in parenthesis and adding footnotes when I export.



Hi there!
I wanto to use Dynalist as the place where I write drafts of my academic texts, which should be edited later in an appropriate program. But already when writing in Dynalist, I’d like to be able to enter footnotes in some way.

Imagine that I am writing a paragraph and in the middle of it I want to put a note. How could I do it, considering that I will export the draft to an editor like Microsoft Word? Is there any workaround to do this? I mean, it wouldn’t be necessary to have footnotes in Dynalist, but I would like to have a way to translate something that would serve this purpose as footnotes in text editors.

Thank’s and any suggestion would be much appreciated!



Just for illustrate:

I have a macro in Microsoft Word that transforms text in green color into footnote. It is useful to me because I use a wiki-like software called ConnectedText. There the footnotes are like this: [! This is a footnote!]. If I export the text this way, what was footnote in ConnectedText is not kept as a footnote in Word. The output I found was as follows. Before exporting the text, I change the color of the contents of footnotes to green ([! This is a footnote!] Becomes %% greenThis is a footnote %%). I export to HTML, open the file in Word and run the macro.

Hope it did not get too confused!