How do you stay up-to-date on collaborators' edits?


I have had this conversation a few times:

A: What did you think of such-and-such?
Me: What is such-and-such?
A: What do you mean? It’s the thing I shared with you the other day!
Me: I don’t remember this.
A: It’s on our shared Dynalist!

I don’t seem to get any notification when a collaborator updates Dynalist, and don’t have a method to stay updated on all edits. What’s a simple, effective way to see all the changes collaborators have made?

Notifications on shared lists
Quick way to implement collaboration features: Integrated with a good collaboration software

Hmm, we can maybe display an orange dot or something over a document that’s modified by a collaborator when you haven’t checked it out.

To answer your question, if you already know changes have been made to a document, you can check it’s version history in the right click menu.


I see; some sort of notification like that dot idea would definitely help!


@Erica Hey, further to this - wouldn’t a notification list be simpler to implement than an orange dot?

I mean, especially considering there’s a version history?

Couldn’t you (kinda) print this and users that have these kind of head-scratching moments could breathe easy? Short step and a jump to notifications too.


I guess it depends on the use case. A notification list would be overwhelming is a document is constantly getting updated by multiple people, I guess?


I don’t think so, notifications are a universally standardised thing for apps.

Think: facebook, trello, instagram, twitter, slack, or this very forum.

Also mentioned here

Genuinely, it makes no sense not having notifications given that you do have shared lists. Notifications are fundamental for any similar functioning app.