Workflowy - Product Stars
Best products of September 2018


Turn your entire life into a list.

Upvotes 483 PH Page >
Ryan Hoover
Do you use this, @raphaelouzan? It looks useful but heavy. I have a hard enough time maintaining a short stack rank to-do list.
Raphael Ouzan
I have been using it every day for more than a year now. If you keep your top level nodes tight (Personal, Important info, Project #1, #2, etc.) it's very quick and light to use and better than anything else I know to maintain a log about a particular topic (ideas, thoughts, conversations, etc.). To me the infinitely hierarchical model really fits the way I think. The only downside I have is that the mobile app is sluggish.
Jonathan Howard
@raphaelouzan Have they fixed copy and paste yet? I tried somewhat hard to like this last year, and it just always got in the way. Restructuring/refactoring lists organically was very difficult. That said, I loved the idea after watching their intro videos. I liked their focus on on-boarding, since they need to get users to change their organizational mindset.
Mike Coutermarsh
I like using this in a group for brainstorming. I don't find it useful for maintaining a to-do list though.
Michael 😍 Galpert
I use it multiple times a week for braindumps. If they allowed the ability to email in notes this would replace my evernote usage
Alex Schiff
I use this a lot for planning things out, but most of the things that I need to write down to remember to do are mobile and their focus is definitely web. It's nice for creating structure but I don't need that much for task management
Brian Wang
Absolutely love Workflowy. The keyboard shortcuts combined with bullet point nesting makes it ideal for putting thoughts to text. It's invaluable for strategic planning, outlining, or anything that requires careful thought.
Tom Moor
I've been using this app for years now, I store *all sorts* of information in there and being able to share an individual node is very handy :)
Jack Smith
@rrhoover it's actually the opposite - super light - once you get the hang of it. Check the keyboard shortcuts. I find it to be a great tool.
Peter Böttges
I pretty much live in WorkFlowy and love it! Their newest feature additions (bulk copy/paste, move etc.) really make it worth to be checked out again!
Evgeni Kouris
I really love this tool. Tree structure rules and is for the best to gradually store the knowledge.
Floor Scheffer
This really is a brilliant app: due to its deceptively simple interface and deep functionality it gives a zenlike focus on whatever lists you may want to throw at it. But beware, there may a bit of a learning curve before you get it, so it is well worth investing a little thought and time to explore it. I can highly recommend reading 'Do way, way more in Workflowy', by Frank Degenaar to get to the very bottom of it all:
Max Yakin Bozek
The essential app. Using it every single day of my life.
Nıkıta Rvachev
Amazing job, guys!
Moris Urari
I use to prepare a list of "to do today" with Workflowly in the early morning with the tasks in order of importance then I give units of time for each one (normally 25 minutes). At the end of the day I check what I did and eventually postpone for tomorrow. Workflowly is very helpful in a meeting too, to take notes and then transform into actionable tasks. The only downside about it is the mobile app: usually late on synchronization and really difficult to use on a small screen.

be more creative and productive.

Ev Williams, founder of Medium, Twitter, and Blogger, uses WorkFlowy every day

He says, "I love WorkFlowy. It fits the shape of my brain better than any other list/note-taking app I've ever used."

Farhad Manjoo, the New York Times technology columnist, runs his life with WorkFlowy

Farhad is one of the world's leading thinkers and writers on technology. His job requires exploring the world of technology, thinking deeply about it, and publishing his conclusions. He uses WorkFlowy to research and organize all his work - and his personal life, too.

Slack, a $2 billion company, was started with WorkFlowy

Stewart Butterfield and his team used WorkFlowy to brainstorm and implement the first version of Slack. They managed their entire team and product development process in WorkFlowy, inviting us in to see how they used WorkFlowy before they announced Slack to the world.

The CEO of Atlassian, a company worth over $3 billion, stays productive with WorkFlowy

Atlassian makes some of the world's leading tools for collaboration, productivity and software development. Their founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes uses WorkFlowy for his day-to-day notes.

The New York Times bestselling book Hatching Twitter was written using WorkFlowy

It's a page-turner about the dramatic founding of Twitter - you should read it if you haven't - that required collecting and making sense of thousands of pieces of information. Author Nick Bilton relied on WorkFlowy throughout his research process.

WorkFlowy uses WorkFlowy to build WorkFlowy ;)

Since the beginning, we've used WorkFlowy to manage all work, ideas, and notes related to the project. We use WorkFlowy for everything, including product planning, bug tracking, software implementation, and meeting notes. It has made us better thinkers and doers.

Curious? Try WorkFlowy yourself.