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Sorting Checkbox Lists

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I use, exclusively, the Checkbox format for all my notes. We need to be able to sort contents of these notes -- should be options to do this:
1) alphabetical by items in the list
2) By Unchecked Vs Checked (and alphabetical as a secondary sort, within the unchecked/checked caterogries)
3) by date modified

All sort criteria should have the option for direction of sort, for both secondary and primary sorts. (By "direction" I mean like A-Z or Z-A)

In case you can only implement this in parts, please do the following as highest priority -- Sort Unchecked before Checked. PLEASE. But we really need alphabetical within that also. Thank you.

Please understand that this is IMPORTANT for MANY users. We have been troubled and annoyed by this deficiency for many years. Frankly, it's surprising that a product as good as Evernote should be lacking in functionality for something so basic.

I tried to post this issue on one of the Evernote Forums some years ago, but was dismayed to see rude responses to this very suggestion from other users. So, I have refrained from posting anything to the forums. Your forums should be monitored by people who treat all users with respect and dignity. Hopefully, someone will finally take this seriously.

Thank you.

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I would like to add the feature, that it could hide the checked boxes like Google Keeps does.

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I agree. Especially, sorting once you check a box it should move it down and have all the unchecked ones at the top similar to the way Google notes works.

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I would also like to sort my check box lists so that unchecked at the top and checked go at the bottom of the list.

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You've successfully posted the request, and users can indicate their support using the voting buttons in the top left corner of the discussion.

Did you intend to restrict this request to the Android platform, or would you like it moved to the cross-platform Feature Request forum?

edited: The discussion has been moved to the Feature Request Forum

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Yes, I would like this moved to the cross-platform Feature Request forum. How do I do that?

 

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OMG Yes. I need this. would pay for it.  Please. Please. 

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41 minutes ago, wsmwk said:

well articulated, archived version of this request at 

 

It may be well-stated,  but it's an archived non-voting post: the only thing that counts (pun not intended) are the numbers at the top of this page.  The more votes the more likely Evernote is to consider this,  though the decision - and the eventual priority - is all theirs.

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Does anyone know if this is a feature they are looking at doing in the future. The app called 'Things' has a feature where the individual checklist items can be rearranged very easily. Another app called 'Cozi' also allows checked items to be deleted if need be. Seems like Evernote is far superior to those apps yet still does not have these features. 

Fingers crossed they add this as it will allow me to use Evernote solely and not rely on other apps to do these few other features. 

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Thank you so much for the comment from Reece R. It is very helpful to know which other Apps have this most basic functionality. I agree that Evernote is the best in other regards -- and so it is utterly baffling as to why they omitted this function and why they are absolutely ignoring (apparently) requests from users. I agree that it would be good to know if they at least have this on a list to do someday. I find this to be so frustrating -- lack of basic expected functionality, lack of communication from/to Evernote. I fear that nothing on this User Forum ever actually reaches anyone in charge of development at Evernote. Why is that? And if they do read this forum (which I doubt) why won't they communicate here and let us know.

Obviously, whenever anyone takes the time to log onto this forum and post a request, you can be sure that there are many many other users who want the same thing -- but most people will never write it here.

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On 1/4/2018 at 10:43 PM, DTLow said:

You've successfully posted the request, and users can indicate their support using the voting buttons in the top left corner of the discussion.

Did you intend to restrict this request to the Android platform, or would you like it moved to the cross-platform Feature Request forum?

edited: The discussion has been moved to the Feature Request Forum

I have no idea what you're talking about. I have searched many times (and so have others) and we cannot find ANY "voting button in the top left corner of the discussion." Apparently, this does not exist -- or perhaps it's a feature only available to some people but not others? Again, this does not appear on my screen anywhere in the discussion.

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5 minutes ago, Shosh said:

I have no idea what you're talking about. I have searched many times (and so have others) and we cannot find ANY "voting button in the top left corner of the discussion." Apparently, this does not exist -- or perhaps it's a feature only available to some people but not others? Again, this does not appear on my screen anywhere in the discussion.

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1 hour ago, Shosh said:

Again, this does not appear on my screen anywhere in the discussion.

It's not going to appear for you in this discussion, since you started the topic. It's assumed that a topic starter would vote for their own idea / suggestion.

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Jeff -- My brother is a power-user of Evernote -- and a very intelligent and highly computer literate person . He went to this post, at my request FIVE times and could never find the voting buttons. Can you please send me a picture? Why are the buttons so obscure that no one can find them except the few people who are in these forums every day? In that case, the results of this "voting" are not representative of the actual broad user community.

 

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Thank you DT Low for the picture. The word "vote" or "voting" or "vote here" or any words at all do not appear. It is absurd to think that a normal person, who does not live in this forum daily, would ever know that an unlabeled  number in a circle constitutes a voting system in which others can participate. I humbly suggest that this interface design needs work.

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33 minutes ago, Shosh said:

Thank you DT Low for the picture. The word "vote" or "voting" or "vote here" or any words at all do not appear. It is absurd to think that a normal person, who does not live in this forum daily, would ever know that an unlabeled  number in a circle constitutes a voting system in which others can participate. I humbly suggest that this interface design needs work.

Hovering over the up arrow would give one a clue.  Though labeling would make it obvious.

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Absurd that this is not offered. Absurd that it even needs to be requested. If it was 1999, it would make sense as a feature request. It's 2019. Thinking about coming over from Keep, but this is a deal breaker. Evernote, do you have any intention of tackling the absurdly difficult task of sort? This thread is 18 months old...I'll be others have been requesting this for years. In fact, I think I have rejected Evernote as a viable tools several times in the past for the same reason. It's just sort. You just rolled out a new beta editor. Sort would be useful anyway. Please. 

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Indeed. Truly absurd. And offended by the utter lack of response from Evernote.

Sorting within a note is a very basic, elemental function, sorely lacking.

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On 6/10/2019 at 6:30 PM, Shosh said:

offended by the utter lack of response from Evernote

Evernote don't generally comment in this Forum on when or whether they'll release features.  You can reach out to Support to get a comment,  but it's most likely to be along the lines of "we're considering that as an option,  but we don't have a timescale for its release".

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Someone suggested that we "reach out to support." Well, if we knew how to do that, we wouldn't be wasting time on this Forum in which Evernote does not communicate at all, and apparently doesn't read or care what users want. Bad PR.

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You may think what you think. I think, this forum does not exist to be good PR.

It is explicitly user-driven. So sure it helps EN with supporting their SW. For me as a user, it is an opportunity to learn.

EN staff reads it, and sometimes shows up to help with some issue. That’s it, and it is not to make PR out of it. The only PR-like stuff are the new videos about what is going on with key functions of Evernote, and these are very tech-driven and valued by a large majority of the forum users (which includes critical comments).

If you have a problem, as a paying user you can reach support, either via the implemented function in the clients, or though the option or chat on the EN homepage. It should be obvious that reaching out for support may help on problems with using the app or bugs, much less so on development issues and feature requests.

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I'm so glad to see that others have also questioned why this isn't a feature.  Checkboxes are a huge part of how I use Evernote.  At the very least, the ability to sort by checked vs unchecked would be a huge help.  Please make this happen!

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