Custom Columns (with sort) in Files List (Kind, Metadata, Access Stats, etc.)
The webapp defaults to showing the user 3 columns - Name, Modified, and Size.
This request is to allow the user to customize which columns are shown -- i.e., show me the Name, Size, and Metadata field X columns, but nothing else. Or show me the Name, Modified, and Access Stats (Previews) columns.
Example columns to choose from:
-Kind (File Type)
-Access Stats (Preview, Download, etc.)
-Metadata (specific template/field)
Before signing up I assumed this would already be a feature.
This is essential. I'm somewhat surprised it isn't there already. When we view lists of files, we need to be able to categorise, sort and filter them in a way that is meaningful for that folder/use case. The filename and size are irrelevant when I'm looking for my customer quotes. I want to see the metadata tags that identify the customer, the type of document and the issue date.
This would be incredibly useful. It would allow us to organise and use data the way we want to, rather than the way Box wants to.
It will be invaluable if the meta data can be displayed as the columns. This will allow user to sort files by meta data fields.
Venkata Sowmya Alluri commented
Also add timestamp (not just the date) to the updated column. It's useful to see "when" (at what time) exactly a file/folder was updated instead of seeing "Today by <user>".
I think this would be very useful and it's a shame it's not planned. For people who use Box like a network drive, sifting through large quantities of files would be a lot easier if they could be sorted by more categories, especially file type.
This would be invaluable as a project tool.
I also want this for iOS, because the columns I don't need to see take up screen space and abbreviates the file names.
We would like to customize the info displayed from the All Files page. Example: Currently you see File Name, Uploaded Date, and Size. We want to change Uploaded Date to Last Modified.
AdminApurva Parikh (Admin, Box) commented
Add functionality to visualize similar columns as seen in File Explorer into Box Web (for what Box has available)
AdminJi Ha (Admin, Box) commented
Currently only show name, updated, size