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Key differences between the mobile app and your browser

 

Our mobile app and browser are a little bit different when it comes to behavior and feature availability. We designed our mobile app to be compact and thumb-friendly to give you an amazing on-the-go experience, while our desktop is horizontal and much larger. This article will cover the key differences between monday.com from your mobile app and your desktop browser.  💻 📲

 

Navigation

Since monday.com in your mobile app is generally viewed vertically and on a smaller touchscreen, there are a few unique ways you can navigate your app that you can't do on your desktop!

  • Zoom in and out

You can zoom in and out of your boards using just two fingers! Pinch two fingers together on your screen to zoom out, so you can see more of your columns and items at once! Pinch out (spread two fingers apart) on your screen to zoom in closer and magnify your items!

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  • Scroll

You can scroll right and left across your board by swiping your finger across your screen! Swipe from right to left to move to the right, and swipe from left to right to move left!

 

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  • Landscape Mode

By turning your phone on its side, you'll be able to use your board in Landscape Mode (horizontally rather than vertically).  This is especially useful if you are working on a board with a lot of columns so you can see them all in your screen at once!

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  • Drag and Drop

By holding your finger down (long press) on something on your board, you'll activate "Drag and Drop". Hold your finger down and drag to a new location on your board! You can do this with columns, items, or groups!

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Columns

You can add and edit almost every column to your mobile device straight from the mobile Column Center with a few exceptions. You can even view, add, or edit a column description from your mobile app! The following columns cannot be added through your Mobile Column Center. However, if you have already added them to your board from your browser, you may still view them using your mobile app with limited capabilities. 

 

This column can be viewed but not edited or added from the mobile app. 

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  • The Mirror Column

This column can be viewed but not edited or added from the mobile app. The mirrored column may appear slightly different from your mobile app, depending on what you have chosen to mirror. 

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When already added to the board, you can click the cell to open up the linked item's item card. New links cannot be created from your mobile app. 

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This feature can be added and edited from an Android device. From an iOS device, once a button has already been clicked, it may be viewed from your mobile app. The button cannot be clicked from your iOS mobile app or seen before it has been used for the first time. 

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  • The Time Tracking Column

This column can be added from an Android or iOS device. From your mobile app, you can begin and finish tracking time live on your mobile, but cannot view previous times or edit or manually add time tracked. 

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Note:  While all of these columns can be added and edited from your mobile app, there are some settings (such as adding or hiding a column summary) that must be adjusted from your browser. 

 

 

Board Actions

Wondering if you can duplicate, delete, export, or change your board's type from your mobile the same way you can from your browser? Although it might be a slightly different process, you can carry out almost all board actions from your mobile. Let's take a look at some of these actions and how they are different.

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  • Rename your board

You can rename your board easily from your mobile app using your board name's menu. 

  • Delete or archive your board

You can delete your board from your mobile app's board name menu, however, you can only archive your board from the Android app.

  • Duplicate your board

At this time, you can only duplicate your board from the Android app.

  • Change your board's type

Change your board's type to Private, Shareable, or Main from the board's 3-dot menu. Click "Board info" and then choose an option under "Board type".

  • Last Viewed 

While on your browser you see the profile pictures of all of the recent viewers of your board at the top of your screen, you can access a list from the "Last Viewed" tab in your board name's menu on your mobile app. 

  • Collapse and Expand groups

While you can do this a few different ways on your browser, This can be done really simply in your app using the 3 dot menu. 

  • Activity Log

You can view your Activity Log the same way in both your browser and your mobile app! 

  • Subscribe team members

You can subscribe team members and crown them board owners from both your browser and your mobile app! 

  • Batch Actions

Batch Actions cannot be done on your mobile app at this time. 

  • Share

While clicking "Share" on your desktop creates a shareable link that you can send to anyone, clicking "Share" on your mobile device creates a shortcut where you can send a link of your board to any of your contacts or apps!

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  • Contact Us

From your desktop, you can access the help center and contact us using the question mark icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen. With the mobile app, you can contact us by selecting the 3 dot menu in the bottom right-hand corner, and scrolling down to "Support & Feedback". 

 

Board Views 

There are four board views that can be added, viewed, and edited from your mobile app:

  • The Calendar View
  • The Timeline View
  • The Kanban View
  • The Battery View - Unique to the mobile app!
  • The Files View 
  • The Cards View
  • The Map View

The following views are currently not available on the mobile app, and cannot be added, edited, or viewed even if they are already added to the board from your desktop:

The following views are functional on the mobile app but cannot be added or edited:

Take a look at this article to learn all about mobile board views

 

Dashboards

You can now view all of your dashboards from your mobile app! While you cannot edit or create a dashboard from your mobile, you can view and interact with all widgets added from your browser. Each widget behaves a little differently on your app, so make sure to check out this article to learn everything you can do! 

Note:  Currently, the Timeline Widget, Workload Widget, and My Week Widget are not yet supported on your mobile dashboard. This means that you will not be able to view them from your mobile app, even if they have been added from your desktop. 

 

Workspaces

On your desktop, you will be able to see a list of all workspaces on your account, even if you are not subscribed to them. Private workspaces will be shown in grey and unable to be expanded unless the owner subscribes you. 

On your mobile, you will only view open workspaces or workspaces you are subscribed. You can also view recents and favorites from here. 

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Inbox and Notifications

Inbox

Access your Inbox by clicking "More" at the bottom of your screen and selecting "Inbox". You can scroll through your updates, like and reply right from here, filter by board, and even write a new update!

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Bell Notifications

You can reach your Bell Notifications from the bottom of your screen! You can mark notifications as read or delete them from any device, and you can filter by unread notifications, or by those received today.

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Automations and Integrations 

Automations and Integrations carry out actions as a result of a certain trigger. While you can't set up Automations or Integrations from your mobile app, if you have them set up already from your browser, the action set to trigger them will still work, even if the triggering action was done on your mobile!

For example, if you add the automation in the image below from your browser, then when you change a status using your mobile device, the automation will be triggered, moving the item to the assigned group. 

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Note:  Integrated apps within the monday.com App Marketplace will identify whether the app is supported on mobile. If supported, the integrated app will then be presented in the mobile app via board or item view.

 

Filters and Searches

  • Search Everything

Search Everything can be reached from the top right-hand corner of both your browser and your mobile app by clicking the magnifying glass icon! Although Search Everything on mobile works as a keyword search just like it does from your browser, there are limited filtering options as compared to those on your browser. From your mobile app, you can click the filter icon to select whether or not you'd like to see archives included in your search. 

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  •  Board Search Bar

The search bar at the top right-hand corner of your board is available on both your mobile app and your desktop. It serves the same purpose on both devices, allowing you to filter your board according to keyword. 

  • Board Filters 

You can filter your boards using the tornado icon on both your mobile app and your browser. Both quick and advanced filters are available, however, you cannot save your filters as a board view from your mobile app. Subitem filters are not available on your mobile, meaning that if you have a board view utilizing subitem filters, you will not be able to properly see this view in your mobile. 

  • Dashboard Filters

From your browser, you can filter your dashboards using the tornado filter similar to how you would for your boards, as well as filtering individual apps and widgets. At this time, mobile dashboards are view only, meaning that all kinds of filtering are unavailable. 

 

Board and Account Permissions

All column, board, and account permissions may only be set and changed from your browser. However, once permissions are set from your browser, they are effective on your team members' mobile apps. 

 

Admin & Settings

  • The Admin Section

Most of the admin section cannot be reached on the mobile app, so changes will need to be done from your browser. However, admin have the ability to manage teams on mobile!

  • Settings

From your desktop, clicking your profile picture leads you to all of your account settings.

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These settings are split into two different locations on your mobile app. When you click your profile picture on your mobile, you reach your profile information. From here, you can only view and edit information that has already been added from your desktop. For example, I have not yet added my location or skype number to my profile from my browser, so I will not see this information on my mobile app's profile picture menu. 

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One really helpful action we can do from our mobile devices that we can't do from a browser is adding contacts! When viewing someone's profile, you can click the 3 dot menu beside their phone number or email, and then click "Add To Device Contacts", like we've done below! 

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Other available settings are:
  • your account's name (view only)
  • switch accounts
  • invite members to your account
  • change your app's language
  • try out new beta features
  • enable or disable push notifications
  • rate the app
  • contact us (to report a problem, give us feedback, or ask a questions)
  • view terms of service
  • view our privacy policy 
  • launch our Knowledge Base full of self-help articles just like this one
  • view your app's version
  • log out 
You cannot complete the following actions from your mobile device:
  • change your password 
  • change your time and date preferences
  • set which types of notifications you'd like to receive
  • change two-factor authentication method
  • set up or change your email integrations
  • view your past and current sessions
  • view the trash section

 

Tip: We hope this cleared up some of your questions and helped you find familiar features within the mobile app! Remember, we are constantly adding features and improving our mobile app, so make sure to update your app's version every week!

 

 

 

 


 

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