Edit: I should have fully read this thread because I just realized that @Piotr_Lewalski already covered this. But I’d definitely also like to vote for prioritizing the ability to ‘catch’ Dynalist.io URLs!
I’m not familiar with the technicalities behind shortcuts to Android apps, but I think I’ve found a partial solution.
If you go to an item in the Chrome app and then tap “Add to Home Screen”, a shortcut of some sort is added to the home screen. This shortcut seems to open the Dynalist item as some sort of web app or something, and it’s faster than simply loading the URL in Chrome.
The reason this is so far only a partial solution to me is that I prefer to access my shortcuts in other ways. For example, I use Nova Launcher which allows me to define custom gestures which activate a customizable shortcut.
What I really want is a specific gesture to open a specific Dynalist item. I currently only have 2 options as far as I understand, and neither are perfect:
- Make the gesture activate the Dynalist App. This is super fast if the Dynalist app was already opened, however I can’t figure out any way to configure which item the app opens on (seems like the only possible behavior is to open on whichever item was previously opened.
- Open the URL to the specific item. This solves the issue of getting to the exact item that you want to get to, however it seems to only ever open in Chrome.
How is it possible that Google Chrome can make the exact kind of shortcuts I want through the “Add to Home Screen” button, but normal URLs open in the regular chrome app? My guess is that Dynalist is a Progressive Web App.
So correct me if I’m wrong, but I think that while Chrome’s “Add to Homescreen” functionality is an adequate solution for home screen shortcuts, @Keith_Crone’s broader solution has still not been implemented and would be ideal for users who want to configure shortcuts outside of the home screen.