Allow Users to Create Custom Sorting

I have so many items in my apps that need to be sorted in a variety of views. If there was a button to allow the users to enter a sorting mode, they could then drag and drop the items into the correct order. Perhaps this could also be done with just a long press on the items. Once the sorting mode was entered, Glide would make a column in the backend that would assign all items a sorting number. As the user dragged these items into the correct position glide would take care of reassigning these numbers to the specific items.

I agree. To start, Glide should allow us to have multiple sort conditions for inline lists…eg. ”first sort by category, then sort by name ascending”

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mmm, user customisable dashboards…

This is something I’ve been giving some thought lately. I think it is possible to create some level of customisation through the use of user preferences to control tab/component visibility and perhaps list sort order. But allowing users to arrange components on a screen would be very slick :+1:

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Yes :slightly_smiling_face:. The simple thing to click on arrows top down as in our mailbox columns whatever the platform (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) to activate sorting from the selected column.

This is a really needed feature IMO. Airtable allows you to drag and sort.

example one:
Imagine the simplest task list and the user wants to sort in order of priority and work their way down the list. It’s easiest to sort this way. I use Todoist and completely bypass the need to use work arounds like having to add a flag or priority number to an item by just dragging.

example two:
grocery shopping, to drag and sort to a different grouping of items. Again Airtable allows this. The category would be Dairy, Meat, Baking etc. It’s fastest to just drag items into a different group in a list.

I love airtable for this feature but it’s so limited as an app builder if Glide had this it would be awesome.

Pretty please :slight_smile:

There is a KanBan style list in Pages if you haven’t explored that yet.

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I saw that! Hoping that functionality gets carried over to more than just pages.

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Need this too! The functionality is there for Kanban. Just need a way to apply it to a list component.