Remember sort order for a folder
Remember the sort order chosen for a folder, whether by date or by name. Some folders will always need to be sorted one way or the other - currently have to re-sort multiple times a day when going back and forth between folders.
Please share specific use cases for remembering sort order for a folder. I would be interested in understanding whether this sort order will be determined by the folder owner or will vary depending on the individual users.
Example: We have a Client folder that should always be sorted alphabetically to easily find a client by last name. However, all subfolders within the Client folder are files pertaining to the client that should always be sorted by Date, not alphabetically as the title of the document is immeterial but the most recent documents should always be at the top.
Sort should be determined by User, NOT folder owner. Once a folder is re-sorted, it should "stick" this way any time that folder is opened.
Another example: we lease properties. We have a folder of property brochures that should always be sorted by Name (property address in numerical order) for most of our employees. But for the one person who updates the brochures, this person always needs to see this folder sorted Oldest to Newest so that he can keep everything updated.
We use Box across a number of teams within our business. Each team works on different projects but all use the same folder structure for consistency. This should mean that it is easy to navigate to a chosen folder, regardless of the team you are in (also makes it easy for managers etc. to maintain an overview across the teams). If the sort order default is 'most recently updated first', the folder structure is constantly changing which makes it much more time consuming to navigate. An option to choose the default sort order would eliminate this issue.
Another use case is where we have projects with unique numerical identifiers e.g. 001_, 002_ etc. At any one time multiple projects will be worked on, which means the folder order is constantly changing to put the most recently updated at the top. Having an option to set the default order to alphabetical would mean the projects would stay in order, without having to manually sort by name each and every time.
For us, it would work best if the sort order could be determined by the folder owner although giving individual users the option would not be an issue - as long as we get an option to set the default one way or another! Thanks
Is it possible to have a default for the folder owner and an override for the user? At minimum folder owner being able to sort in a particular order (especially for the top-level hierarchy) would be very helpful. Anything dated most recent ends up at the bottom all the time and that's a problem that gets worse with time without the ability to default sort order. Having to label everything with numbers gets old....it's 2022, make it efficient and flexible.
We'd prefer to see sort-order determined user-by-user. If two users are using a shared folder, and one prefers to sort by name and another by date, each should be able to see the folder sorting as they prefer for their individual purposes.
If no sort order for a folder has been selected, then folders should continue to default to the sort order selected for the closest folder up the tree where an order has been specified. I.e., if All Files is alpha sorted, and All Files > Dates is date-sorted, everything below Dates should also be date-sorted the same way unless a specific alternative is selected for that descendant folder. if All Files > Dates > Birthdays is then sorted alphabetically, it and all its descendants should sort alphabetically, while the remainder of folders under Dates continue to sort by date, and the remainder of folders under All Files sort by alpha.
Yes, please! This is still a huge time waster in my company.