Tree view in file browser
The file browser on the left is not using a tree view, so one cannot have two sub-folders open at the same time.
the j commented
What about an accordion style Menu: http://ui-patterns.com/patterns/AccordionMenu
It would need to be able to expand with file drag-over so you could explore subfolders and then choose which to drop it into - seems like a decent touch compatible option.
Also, XYPlorer has a genius file tree option that allows for turning on/off visibility of folders in the tree that are not frequently used. Might be a little fiddly / require zoom/scroll initially on touch but when patterns are established the tree would be minimal/touch friendly. Not sure if XY team would share code for this, but could ask.
Finally - all could be solved if we could just use a separate window with native or third party file browser of choice. We just need to be able to drag files out of Tagspace window and ontop desktop/etc. If there is any way to enable this it would solve a ton of issues.
and p.s. the one-app to cover all platforms concept is neat, but realistically I fear that so many compromises will be made for the sake of universality that the app will not be able to truly soar on any platform - I think it may be best to make some degree of customization on a per-platform basis - I'm sure that's a nightmare for a developer but TagSpaces has so much potential - want to see it do well.
I would love to have this feature as well. Almost all file managers have a tree view and Evernote as well. I find it really difficult to navigate lots of folders in TagSpaces because of the lack of tree view.
I am sure touch alternatives could be found by taking inspiration from mobile file managers or even the Evernote android app. Or even the new web edition of Evernote :
- Folders are all in a list
- They can be expanded in an accordion fashion but the other folders stay on bottom
Sorry it is quite difficult to explain but please have a look at the new Evernote Web interface to see what I mean.
Thanks a lot for your work!
AdminIlian (Dev, TagSpaces) commented
I am also missing this feature. Actually the first releases of tagspaces were with a tree, but I removed it because the tree was difficult to operate with on a touch device. I am currently searching for alternatives...