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Better note organization: sub-notebooks/folders, labels/tags, etc.

Provide a way to better organize notes, beyond the current notebook organization. This could be done with nested notebooks or folders, labels for notes, sections, chapters, etc.

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    Sebastião SantosSebastião Santos shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

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      • Chris B.Chris B. commented  · 

        Glad to see that this feature request is being taken seriously at long last. Without some way of better organization of notes and notebooks, this product cannot scale, and is useless for those of us wishing to use this product extensively for things like school and research. If you are going to use labels instead of nested folders, please allow for organizing and viewing labels hierarchically, similar to gmail. If, as you suggest, simple nesting of folders is not the right solution, neither is simple addition of tags--this can only push back the issue, as tags also can become unwieldy at large scales if not organized. *Organization* is what is needed, and labeling alone might not fit the bill.

        Consider the case of students, who have many classes, of various subjects. Notes can be grouped not only by course, but also by general subject area, by semester, and by year. Then add further academic research projects, which themselves may overlap with courses or be separate subjects. Tags can help organize this much better than folders, but after a few years of school and research, the tags themselves need organized, or the whole thing can become a tangled mess that can only be navigated by a search engine. Try as we might, we can never completely escape the need for some hierarchically organized data.

        However, even the simple addition of tags alone would be a major improvement of this product, a feature which could be extended in the future.

      • Andrew HughesAdminAndrew Hughes (Founder, Steadfast Innovation, LLC) commented  · 

        Thanks for your feedback Peter. Yes, we wanted to merge similar ideas of additional notebook organization to keep the votes and comments in one place. This includes ideas for sub-folders/notebooks, tags/labels, etc. We're still investigating the best way to implement this and would love to hear everyone's feedback on the topic.

        I agree that simple nested folders/notebooks is probably not the right solution. On Papyrus for Windows we introduced labels for notes (where a note can be part of more than one label).

      • Peter Brookes-SmithPeter Brookes-Smith commented  · 

        I see you've been merging ideas. There is consolidation of suggestions from people wanting to have folders with subfolders.

        The tagging idea here (which I strongly support) is a slightly more sophisticated implementation of the same thing and you could almost certainly satisfy both requirements with one set of code changes. Please don't miss the opportunity!!

      • Peter Brookes-SmithPeter Brookes-Smith commented  · 

        I see you merged suggestions. Please don't make the mistake of implementing only a simple folder solution. It would be such a lost opportunity. Tagging and the intelligent use of metadata will be much more sophisticated solution. Of course some people will want a simple solution and the use of folders implemented by metadata as a default makes a lot of sense. Let people add to that if they realise that the default is too simplistic

      • SarahSarah commented  · 

        This would be life changing. Please add.

      • SarahSarah commented  · 

        This would be particularly great for organizing notes by chapter or tests for school.

        After 3 semesters of school I have a bunch of class folders on there so it would be nice if I could sort them into a folder so they could look less cluttered and only have my current semester there.

      • Daniele AndreoliDaniele Andreoli commented  · 

        Yes, please!!!
        My notes are growing and I need subfolders too.

      • Traci TaylorTraci Taylor commented  · 

        Are any developers working on this? I would really like this feature as well. I use this app a lot for work, but would also like to organize my personal notebooks separately from business.

      • gc3960gc3960 commented  · 

        I love your program! I use it every day. I use notebooks as folders. I would also like to use sub-folders. I have too many files and the list is too long.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Add tags for indexing as done in LectureNotes.

      • Michael CollinsMichael Collins commented  · 

        If this happens, I will purchase all the add ons and convince others in the education community to do so too. Until then, I am searching for something else...

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I can't use papyrus without tags. Really love the app and how it works seamlessly, and better than a note on my Samsung note. Create tags and easy way to index and I'll come back

      • NarjessNarjess commented  · 

        Search is critical. Papyrus team, When will it be implemented? Ready to pay for it but if not implemented soon, will have to change to different App like fiinote. Thanks

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I also really want to group notebooks together as well. As a college student it would be amazing to group college notebooks based on Semester, type of course , etc. That or group all of my school notebooks apart from work, personal lists, and so on.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        YESSSSSSSSS PLEASEEEEEEE!!!!! I'm in desperate need of this because my old app on my iPad worked amazing. Made my life so much easier for school!!!

      • JuanJuan commented  · 

        necesario

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Yes please!!!! I used to use Quill before I had a galaxy note tablet, now I take ALL my notes for nursing school with this app and I NEED to be able to organize my notes into more specific folders.

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