A feature suggestion – let’s see what other users in here think about it.
I really love Dynalist. And I would use it for much more of my stuff if entry would be quicker on iPhone.
Maybe I’m missing something and there already is a solution built-in already for what I’m trying to do.
- I’m on the go and a thing pops into my head.
- I want to quickly jot down the thing.
- When done typing, I want to select where this thing should go (like, my collection of quotes, or my shopping list, or brainstorming for a piece I’m writing – all of which I have in different documents in Dynalist)
As far as I see, currently with Dynalist there are only two ways:
a) Open the app, select the right document, and then select the right branch. Only then can I start typing. This is annoying because it takes my mind off the actual idea. (First there’s all the steps before I can start typing. And then, when opening the app and browsing, I may actually see something that pulls my attention away.)
b) Send the thing to the central inbox, and then move it to the appropriate document and branch later. This would create another to do item for me, and in the meantime, the thing still wouldn’t be showing up in the places where I need them to be, so I don’t particularly like this idea either.
If I could make my own changes to the app, I would do the following:
Allow the user to add an entry point tag to any document in any branch. Any number of such tags can be used, and the user can name them freely. If user uses the same entry point tag in multiple places, then any data sent to this tags address will be received in all of these places.
Have a URL end point like this server.com/inbox?intag=abc&msg=hello, so user can use external apps like Drafts to post data into any precise position within Dynalist. Or have your own lightweight data entry companion app that looks and works similar like the screenshot below (from the Drafts app).
I don’t know how other people are using Dynalist. So I’d be curious to hear if this is a “problem” other people have, too.
And if someone has a solution, I’d love to hear that, too!