As someone who had been having massive problems over the last year with legend synching, I spent a lot of time providing Jay with feedback on the (seemed like) never ending stream of sycing bugs. He was very receptive. Like most coders, I think he just needed a steady stream of repeatable bug info in order to nail down the issues. I was not going to commit to Legend until I could work for a couple of weeks without any issues.
I’m happy to say that I was able to switch from Workflowy several weeks ago, and have not had a syncing issue since. Yes, there are still issues (especially in the iOS version), but I now feel comfortable that I am not losing any data. I have quite a few lists of data that I depend upon daily and they’ve been rock-solid since I switched.
I agree 100% with what you said about Relying on the software, and put off switching for the last year because of the sync issues. Even though I hated Workflowy’s lack of progress, I couldn’t fault it’s reliability at the time. I was also an avid Dynalist user prior to Workflowy for the same reason.
I can’t speak to date/calendar/reminders (which it sound like you use) because I haven’t dove into them, but I feel much better now about outline data syncing. I’ve been strictly about the documents’ outline data and lists. I don’t mess with mirrors, links or dates. For me, the primary reason to move from Workflowy was their stagnant progress (despite never-ending promises) and lack of Panes (after 6 years of promising they were right around the corner). As far as I’m concerned, the Legend’s Panes alone were worth the switch once sync was working.
I can’t say I’ve had any crashes of the native desktop apps as you mentioned. Feel free to email me directly if you like: