Manually sorting cards in combinition to saving the order to a self-created view

Since you are already working on being able to sort cards via drag and drop manually, I thought I could add a useful suggestion on top.
The idea would be to be able to sort the cards manually and then create a view where these cards are sorted in a certian way.

Let me explain by an example. Say we are taking notes of some recipies. And we now want to sort them manually by how tasty these recipies are. We’d sort them by dragging and dropping them around and additionally create a new view here:

Let’s name it “Sort by tastiness”.
Supernotes would then always show the cards the way we organized them as soon as we click the “Sort by tastiness” button.
After a while we decide to create a new view called “Sort by speed”. We’d organize the cards in the same parent cards (recipies) but by how fast they can be cooked.

That way we can switch between different views and are not forced to have the cards sorted in one way only.

At this point I’d also recommend a “default” view. If no new view is created the manual sorting of the cards will always be default as soon as a user decides to create a new one.

If you decide to add this feature it could be an advantage to be able to choose where those user created views are shown. Maybe a certian view should only be shown in a certian parent card in order to keep things clean. In our example: Only showing the “Sort by speed” and “Sort by tastiness” views in the parent card “Recepies” and all its childs.


That’s a very interesting idea! Definitely would add more flexibility to the manual sorting feature. We will look into this and see if we can’t find a way to integrate it into the UI/UX in a seamless way.

We have also been toying with the idea of allow cards to have custom meta properties which you would then be able to sort them by, which it sounds like might also fit your use-case, but have not made too much progress on that front.

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Firstly - I’d really like to have the ability to reorder my pinned cards. Now I have to unpin them and re-pin them in the correct order.

Secondly - drag and drop ordering would be nice as well. I’d like a sorting option of “Custom” or “Freeform” that could store relative ordering of cards. This would be helpful in my organizing my Broadsheet view of tasks. I’d like to be able to quickly jump to this sorting format. This feels kind of complicated to work out in terms of UX - more than the ability to just order my pins anyway.

I also daydream about using Supernotes to run a D&D campaign, so setting up pages for encounters just how I’d like while preparing and then clicking to link to them quickly would be helpful during the game. I can also see this being a great way to handle presentation notes or other things that I’d like to manually organize.

Hi @nucleogenesis, as there was already a thread about manually sorting cards I have merged your request with this one.

As stated above, this is definitely still something we want to add. There is also this thread which although specifically about the sidebar goes into a little more detail behind the limitations and considerations we are making for manual sorting/ordering, which also apply in this more general case.

We will keep this thread updated as we work on such a feature.

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