Who Uses This Software?

Knowledge workers who have lots of information and tasks to manage and switch between.


Average Ratings

7 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $5.00/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Dynalist
  • dynalist.io/

About Dynalist

Helps you organize all your tasks and projects in one place with infinite-zoom lists.


Dynalist Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Create Subtasks
  • Gamification
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Mobile Access
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Recurring Task Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Time Tracking

Dynalist Reviews Recently Reviewed!


My favorite list tracking tool

Jul 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dynalist is my go-to planning tool. The tool is one of the most elegant applications I have ever come across. It is so intuitive. And so useful! It allows me to organize ideas into chunks via bullet points and also allows these nested lists to go as deep as I want. I can reorder points on my list by copy-pasting it where I want with or without the nested lists. In addition, these bullets can be expanded and collapsed, which makes it possible for me to at times create huge documents around a specific idea without making the document look too overwhelming. The items in these lists are searchable and it is this feature that makes it most powerful. I can also highlight specific points via highlights, bold, italics, strikethroughs, etc. Everything is in the cloud and if you're a pro user like me, you can get daily backups of your work on dropbox and google drive. I use Dynalist for my personal as well as professional needs. I really love this tool!

Cons: I don't think the tool has any cons as such. One minor issue I have faced (and I may be sounding hyper-critical here) is that if I want to upload a file, I know I have to drop the file into the workspace. The file gets uploaded and a link to the file is generated and is shown in a pop up. If I close that pop-up, I still don't know how to access that file. My workaround to that issue is to re-upload the file and use the new link from the pop up. Maybe there is a way to circumvent my approach, but since I didn't know how, I am listing it as a con (although it is not really a con).

Overall: Productivity. Knowledge base. Personal planning and goal setting repository.

In these times of information overload, want to get organized? Use Dynalist!

Jun 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Dynalist functions like a zoomable document that provides flexibility in organizing ideas. Its biggest strength is in letting me type and organize information around a subject that is complex. It has allowed me time and again to get my thoughts organized. I use this for all my important note taking including marking of important dates and planning activities around those. The tool has excellent search capabilities and retrieves items or files blazingly fast. The tool also has an iOs app which I use to retrieve my notes on the go.

Cons: Not a lot to dislike about this tool, really! One minor gripe I have is that the team recently released a chrome extension that is supposed to clip snippets you come across online. This feature is still in its infancy stages as it does not allow you to append it to specific documents of your choice.

Overall: Productivity

Capterra loader

Dynalist is like my second brain. I store all my notes here.

Apr 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Dynalist is an extremely easy to use software that lets you organize ideas in simple lists. I use it extensively to plan to-dos, capture notes on books or blogs I have read, as well as brainstorm ideas. I am on their pro plan and even get daily backups to my gmail & dropbox. They even allow you to import from other tools such as workflowy. The ability to upload files is a feature I discovered recently - I know I will be using it soon!

Cons: Don't really have any cons to list. The mobile app has been a work in progress and they update it fairly frequently. As of now, I use it primarily from a laptop.

Overall: This app helps me dig up important notes when I want them. It has lightning fast search.

The tool also allows you to structure your thoughts in an organized manner. I really like the clarity this tool has helped me achieve.

The best online outliner and task list tool out there.

Jun 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've used a lot of outliners including Checkvist, Workflowy, OmniOutliner and even MooDo.

This software is so easy to use, has excellent keyboard support, great functionality and awesome mobile optimization. It combines the best of Checkvist with the focusing/single-list functionality of Workflowy. It's awesome. I use it in meetings and have had several coworkers sign up after watching me use it for 30 min.

Their customer support and community is amazing, especially considering the company size at this point.

Love this tool.

Cons: Only one small paper cut (the rest is a dream): They are still working on the iOS app, so on mobile I still use the Web app.

Overall: Dynalist is indispensable for organizing my thoughts and my plan for the day. It is also the best note takin tool for meetings that I've found.

As a person who loves lists, Dynalist was the perfect option for me!

Oct 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Tags

- Bookmarks

- Checklists

- Organize lists in different folders

- Able to expand or hide all the lists in a folder

- Drag and drop

- Free alternative to similar software

- Downloadable app

- Sync across multiple devices

- Strikeout feature available

- Able to add notes

- Certain styling options available (e.g., highlighting a bullet point, headers, etc.)

- Able to export lists

- Able to share and collaborate

- Hyperlinking

Cons: I honestly don't have many cons for Dynalist aside from wishing there were some more styling options. However, the free version does limit the number of bookmarks you can have. The Pro version, of course, offers more features but I was content with what the free version offered.

Overall: The ability to organize tasks in list-form, and archive past to-do lists.

Workflow(y) - but the friendly way

Jul 08, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The freedom of an outline editor in a browser.

Cons: It misses dates. I need a ios version too.

Overall: Well, if you, like me, wonders about another todo list - the free way (a text file), or a tiddlywiky or some sort of all that, you MUST try Dynalist.io. I tried workflowy, Moo.do, Cotton notes - but the zen of a simple notepad to write a diary, a project, an outline, is Dynalist. In fact it makes remenmber me a ios tool calledd Trunk Notes, that I miss very much (the desktop counterpart is a mess, and the lua support is horrible).

Missing: an editor for ios. Dates and reminders (sort of). The crew say they are handling it.

You must try this. At the second day, after an workflowy file import, I was paying the 3,9 bucks for the month license. Amazing!

Recommendations to other buyers: Try it.

Vendor Response

by Dynalist on August 05, 2016

Hi Paulo, Dynalist has date support now. We would really appreciate it if you could try it out!

Love Dynalist for notetaking, but images & iPad app are tough

Jul 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I really like that Dynalist has created a full suite of apps for Apple (Mac, iPad, iPhone) as well as the web app. It's easy to use, fairly intuitive, and now I can't live without being able to hide and expand bullet points.

Cons: Copying and pasting images into it is difficult - you can't embed images directly unless you pay, so the images are hosted from the source. This means that if a website deletes an image, you won't be able to access it anymore. (One workaround for this is just to use Cloudapp for hosting)

iPad app is also a bit glitchy at times, but Dynalist has supposedly fixed this with the last update.