Notes at workflow level

For documentation purpose, adding a long description on workflow would be nice (like the notes for nodes but at the workflow level).

If it could be displayed somewhere in the UI when the workflow is open that would be awesome.

AutopilotHQ has got it very nicely done, look at this: :grinning:

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Hey @fcollonval!

Welcome to the community :slightly_smiling_face:

This sounds like an interesting feature and it can be very useful too.

Thank you for creating the feature request.

+1 to how has done this. This would be great especially where someone more technical has configured the workflow and then left it to someone less familiar with workflows or digital tools to own/maintain later down the road. Some notes explaining are the easiest way to smooth over any worries and to minimise the chance of misconfiguration.


Would love something like this.

I propose some kind of “comment” node, that can be resized and placed freely. Would also be nice, if we could connect it to other nodes:


Love the idea to be able to anchor notes relative to a node.

Noting that down!


+1 from me.

Been looking to add notes to my flow like a sticky note.

Thought of this today. Nice to see a fitting forums post already :slight_smile: +1

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Hey @EnCz!

Make sure you give your vote!

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any progress on this at all?

You have my vote :slight_smile:

Happy to say there has been a lot of progress on this. The feature has been designed and a workplan has been created with our Engineering team. It’s on our immediate roadmap for this quarter.

Here’s a little sneak peek of the feature and what we plan to enable:
A) Supports markdown from V1, so can add things like headings, lists, links, emojis etc.
B) Can be resized manually, so can be used as a container for nodes (in future will be more advanced with functionality like moving the note also moves nodes fully contained by it)
C) Simple smaller notes and annotations

What you’re seeing above is just a sneak peek of what is planned for the V1. There are various other things like colour themes and more advanced features for using notes as a container for nodes.


@maxT- Thanks for the sneak peek.

I will be looking forward to this update :slight_smile:
As I do with every n8n update, just making my favorite tool better and better each and every day!


looks awesome and will be really handy when handing over to other people to use and run