KC Krupp 7 Posted November 21, 2014 Share Posted November 21, 2014 I noticed that as I'm going through my notes, I often find that the sorting options are not particularly useful for me. I don't care so much about the date or even the title of a note as much as I care about how important that note is. Idea #1: Custom FieldsOne possible solution is to allow users to create a few custom fields and define values for these fields that would be assigned to notes just like tags would. Users can then sort by the values they define for their custom fields based on a defined priority.Example:I create a custom field and label it Custom Field and give it the following possible values:VALUE: HIGH ORDER: 1VALUE: MED ORDER: 2VALUE: LOW ORDER: 3 When assigned to notes and then sorted the sort by would use the order for the values as defined by the user. Idea #2: Leverage Tags for Custom SortingAlternatively, you could allow the user to create custom sorts based on their tags. I'm including an example below to outline what I mean. Example:I have the following tags HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW, PERSONAL, UX, PROJECTS, BLOG And 5 Notes: ABC (tagged as LOW, PERSONAL), EFG (tagged as BLOG), HIJ (tagged as HIGH, PERSONAL), KLM (tagged as MEDIUM), and NOP (tagged as HIGH) I create a new sort, and define my sort in the following order and name it "Custom Sort:"HIGH MEDIUM LOWNow when I select Sort by Custom Sort, I would see my notes in the following order:HIJNOPKLMABCEFGYou could even define your sorts by multiple tags:HIGH and BLOG MEDIUM LOWWhich since I have not Notes with both the tags HIGH and BLOG together I would getNOPKLMABCEFGHIJWhile:HIGH or BLOG MEDIUM LOWWould give me:EFGHIJNOPKLMABCAlthough, it would be fun to add secondary, and tertiary means of sorting as well. Link to comment
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