In this post, Shay Elbaum talks about the features of the Cool Tool he demoed at the 2022 AALL Annual Meeting. Shay is a Faculty Research Librarian at University of Michigan Law Library. Questions about this Cool Tool? Contact him at
Workflowy is a deceptively simple app. You start with just a blank page and a bullet point. From there, you can use it to take notes and make lists, but Workflowy’s additional features – tagging, color coding, and an impressive variety of search options – make it an especially cool tool. I’ve been using it as my backup brain for years now, and prefer its simplicity and flexibility to any other note-taking or productivity tool I’ve tried.
Instead of describing it here, I’d like to show it to you. [Click on this link to go to the Workflowy page I created for this presentation.] It’s view-only, but you can interact with

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