I discovered the online note-taking app Workflowy after one of my Twitter friends recommended it.
It is a powerful app that allows you to take notes, makes lists, and brainstorm all your ideas. And it does all of this online, so that your information is available everywhere.
Once I started using it, I haven’t stop.
Your Notes, Lists, and Ideas…
You may remember Workflowy from my recent recap of the The Best Productivity Tech of 2011. Workflowy was one of the tools that changed my productivity habits in the past year.
Simply put, Workflowy is an outliner app that stores all of your notes in the cloud.
You can put whatever you want into it including notes, lists, brainstorms, or project agendas.
Workflowy excels because it simple, yet deceptively powerful.
The Workflowy app in minimal and stays out of your way. Really it is just you and your ideas in an online interface.
It can actually seem a bit underwhelming at first. However, as you add to your Workflowy document you quickly see the power to navigate your notes in quick and nimble ways.
I use other cloud apps to store notes and ideas. It is not a secret that I am a big fan of Evernote. However, I use Evernote mainly for collection of clippings, articles, documents, and pictures.
Workflowy on the other hand, fits a very specific niche for me.
Workflowy is like having my Moleskine notebook in the cloud.
I pour my notes and lists into it and they are accessible anytime and anywhere.
You can even use Workflowly from your iPad or iPhone, right from the browser.
Workflowy in the Cloud
One of the advantages of Workflowy is that my notes are all “in the cloud.”
Just yesterday, I was asked for details about a client demo that was done a while back. I had put the demo outline into Workflowy. So, I clicked over to Workflowy and with one search had produced the list and printed it for a colleague.
Want to see Workflowy in action? Here is a quick 4-minute video overview of Workflowy:
If you can’t see the embedded video, click here to view it.
(EXTRA: I made a Part II Workflowy video that shows exporting, sharing of lists, and more. TMN Community members can view the additional video here.)
Workflowy is a great online app to stores all your notes and ideas.
I keep my account open in a browser tab at all times so that I can quickly add to it, or reference previous notes.
Workflowy is FREE, so head on over to workflowy.com to open an account.
Have you used Workflowy? Where you do keep your online notes?