Multiple windows for the desktop app (Mac)


Can you open it when you are offline? You can do that with official app. Otherwise it is the same as using different browser only for DL - Chrome, Opera, Vivaldi are using the same engine, and with all additional capabilities of Vivaldi (split screen, websites in panels, etc) it might be even better for your use case:

btw, you can toggle visibility of webpanel with shortcut, I don’t know why they didn’t mention that

split screen (it can show more than 2 websites):


No, the Fluid version wont load or sync correctly while offline, so that’s a drawback. But personally, I need multiple tabs and windows far more frequently than I need offline support, so it’s still a net win for me.

It’s similar to using a different browser, dedicated to a single website, yes.

I prefer to use native windows implemented by the OS than split screen panels implemented in the application, because I have global hot keys configured to let me do all kinds of nifty window management across applications. Much faster and more convenient to have consistent behaviour across apps than for apps to implement their own window emulation that forces me to learn different hotkeys for one specific app.


That’s fine.
To other users - you can have the same and more with Vivaldi when you want that functionality only for one website. UI is completely configurable, shortcuts included, you can have it look like native DL app and in the same time you have access to all Chrome extensions if you want, and you can always toggle visibility of address bar / tabs with shortcut and use it like a normal browser when it’s needed.


Tabs + Multiple windows!


Does the Fluid app work when you open your computer without internet though? Our app keeps a copy of data locally so you can work anywhere. You don’t need that initial internet connection. Maybe Fluid is the same?


Hmmm they sound like they overlap a bit…


It could be useful if one uses a separate window for a folder/project, and tabs within each window for their respective documents. I do that on sublime text!


How about both? I like tabs too but sometimes I need to see 2 lists side by side. Things has this and a number of other apps. Simple as new > new window


New windows are awesome for utilizing trackpad shortcuts on either Mac or Windows. Especially when using multiple desktops as I use that to completely separate work.

Tabs would be a killer feature as well with a keyboard shortcut to navigate between from a different perspective. If I’m working on something where two lists are related, but not the same for sharing reasons or something then it would be nice to flip back and forth like I would in an IDE.

+1 for both


+1 for multiple windows! I use multi windows all the time and have been wanting Workflowy to implement that for years. I’ve recently started using Dynalist and it has everything I wanted Workflowy to have… apart from windows in the desktop app


I learned about Freeter somewhere in this forum, but not here apparently. I have a OUTLINERS workspace with two tabs in Freeter: a Dynalist tab with three side-by-side DL columns and a WorkFlowy tab with three WF columns for side by side long-form writing of drafts, flanked by writing ideas on the current topic on one side and the in-book context of the draft chapter on the other.

I can call this up instantly and don’t have to futz around with side-by-side browser tabs.

Freeter is recently readopted abandon-ware. I hope it will be picked back up and developed. There are many possible places in typical workflows for a DL widget.


any updates on this… or should i use vivaldi as mentioned earlier


Not yet, sorry :disappointed:

We know it’s a highly requested feature though, so we’ll try our best to make it happen when we can!


+1 for tabs with the ability to drag tabs to a new window (as one can do in Chrome).


+1 would love to have this feature.


Yes please!! I am craving this feature!


if u can splitscreen the tabs/windows it would be good to have the ability to drag items between them, what do you guys think?


+1 for Windows


Yikes, 11 months have gone by without an update. Thats like…Workflowy speed! :flushed::flushed::flushed:


Any updates on windows feature? Will be very useful.