[Design] Don't we not need Sort?
dmlynch1 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 12:47:21 PDT 2006
I think Chandler absolutely DOES NEED SORT.
I know of hundreds of places where I will use it:
1. I don't want to have to create a new filter
2. I don't want to have to look for that filter I already created
(among the 200 filters I have
3. The spam filter is imperfect, plus, I am conservative and don't
want to have false positives, so I sort my email by subject, and that
helps me quickly see a bunch of spams that passed through the spam
filter. I also sort by sender sometimes to do the same.
4. When I am reviewing my list of tasks, I want to look at them in
some meaningful sequence- high priority, medium, low, on-hold,
completed, cancelled... OR, due today, due tomorrow, due in 2 days,
etc... OR project 1, project 2, project 3
5. I want to see all the emails from Bill-B, then all emails from
Edgar-E, then all emails from Judy-J, and I don't want to have to keep
unfiltering and re-filtering.
6. I want to see all the tasks I finished last month, sorted by week
7. I want to look at all the tasks I have coming up, sorted by
estimated time requirement, OR sorted by additional resources needed..
OR sorted by person requesting. OR sometimes by 2 or 3 attributes at
8. I hope I don't have to go on...
I surely hope that the need for sorting.. along many attributes, and
within many parts of Chandler are quite clear. "Click on the Column
heading" ("click again to reverse the sort order") would seem to be a
"standard" way to do this in the UI.
dmlynch [at] alum.mit [dot] edu
dmlynch1 [at] gmail [dot] com
> Make email more useful by using Labels in your subject line:
IMPT- important message
INFO - general information
QRY- an unsolicited query/question
REPL- reply to your message
URGT- urgent message requiring immediate attention
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