I’m in love with Dynalist — it’s exactly what I needed! However, I felt something was off about navigation (I previously used FreeMind for brainstorming). And just now I realised what is the issue.
In FreeMind the UP and DOWN keys move between elements on the same level. To go to the children of the current element you have to press the RIGHT arrow key (if it is on the right). Also, you can move to the parent of the selected node by pressing the opposite key — in this case LEFT.
I think the current navigation scheme is great for Dynalist, because of its Notebook-like nature, however I think adding the functionality to jump through elements on current level, as well as the ability to select the parent item would significantly improve its ease of use (speed)!
I’m not completely set on what shortcuts are the best, but here is my suggestion that doesn’t conflict with any existing shortcuts:
- CTRL+ALT+UP — go to the previous element on current indentation level
- CTRL+ALT+DOWN — like above, but to the element below (a.k.a next)
- CTRL+ALT+LEFT — go to the parent of the current element