UI request: swipe to check item off for iOS


Add swipe gesture similar to Workflowy and Moo.do because open keyboard just to mark item as completed is annoying.

My Dynalist Wishlist

Thanks for the suggestion, we’ll definitely consider it!

Looks like a big time saver.


The Workflowy mobile app just added swipe gestures. I would personally like to have swipe gestures customizable. Many apps have 4 swipe gestures: short/long & left/right, allowing the user to choose what actions happen with each of those four options.


Or swipe left pulls up multiple action buttons you can pick.



Creating (and sharing) shopping lists with Dynalist is awesome. But actually checking off items while in the store is utterly frustrating.

It’s frustrating with items without checkboxes. There, you first have to tap the item. Then the keyboard opens, along with the icons for moving, formatting, and checking off. And then you can check off.

And it’s frustrating even with checklist items. Because it’s very difficult to hit the checkbox with your finger. Especially when you’re in a supermarket and distracted.

All of this is true even with the largest font size selected in settings.

My suggestion would be to have a special “Clear Mode”. Turn it on, and the display becomes a kind of distraction-free, big font, simplified screen designed to do nothing but to…

a) check off an item (swiping right)
b) delete an item (swiping left)
c) move an item up or down (tap and hold)

Like the “Clear” App:

And then have a little bar on top that says “Clear Mode” and an “X” to let the user exit this mode.


Swipe functionality for mobile (any swipe functionality :pray:) is on the Dynalist Roadmap

Please add votes to prioritise :+1:

This is the main reason I still use Workflowy for some checklists


While I’m sure many people will love swiping, there are those of us that find swiping too easy to accidentally trigger while dragging fat fingers around on a small screen. Please be sure to make the feature optional/customizable.


There is already a lock screen function in mobile. It’s the padlock icon in the top right corner. It’s a toggle for on/off.