Dates & Reminders In WorkFlowy?

They’re coming, and we need your help designing them

Jesse Patel
May 4, 2016 · 2 min read

Dear WorkFlowyans,

Over the ages, you have begged for WorkFlowy to support dates and reminders. “Why?” you have screamed, tearing at your hair, “Why do you ignore our desperate cries, our profoundest needs?!!!!?” You have gone to great lengths of email to try convincing us to build this feature. Some of you seem to email us every six months about it, suggesting you may already have other tools that support dates and reminders.

Well, thank you for your persistence. You’ve gotten through to us.

The truth: we put off this feature set because we don’t feel a profound need for it ourselves. This meant that we weren’t sure how to design it, and that it never felt personally urgent. We now realize, however, how silly it is to ignore a request we get so often. Hence, we’re starting to work on adding dates and reminders to WorkFlowy.

The first step in this process is to figure out exactly how it should work, and for that we need your help. If you want dates in WorkFlowy, please tell us a bit about what you want.

Please reply to this post answering the following questions:

  1. In what situations do you find yourself wanting to use dates in WorkFlowy? Please be as specific as you can. Add a different reply for each situation, so that people can vote on the ones they agree with individually (vote by clicking the heart).
  2. How exactly would you want dates and reminders to work in WorkFlowy? Just describe your dream scenario for how this set of related features would work.

Don’t be shy, just go for it. Remember, add a different reply for each use case and vote on other people’s responses by clicking the heart.

Thanks for sticking with us all these years and forcing your friends to try WorkFlowy! You folks are the best.

I love you very much,


P.S. We are starting to work on date support, but I promise you it isn’t going to be implemented at light speed. Honestly, not even at sound speed. Maybe molasses speed, as a stretch goal. Anyway, we’ll be deliberate about it, and try to implement it in baby steps so that you can see progress, but don’t hate me if it takes a while.

WorkFlowy Design

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