Multi Select Feedback

Congrats of the great new feature.

Here’s my VERY preliminary feedback:


RE the multi-edit I couldn’t find a way to ADD tags just to remove it.

Also, the option to remove appears even if the selected cards have NO tags.

Selection method

I’d much prefer a hover state over the card that the user then has to confirm the selection (similar to gmail, where the focus doesn’t select the email, only pressing x on a row with focus does).

With the current implementation it is impossible to select non-consecutive cards with the keyboard.

Batch editing tags with cards that have different tags

Also, the way the feature is implemented, I suspect it will be impossible to add only certain tags or remove certain tags from selected cards if they contain different tags between them. I’d recommend simplifying the menu, adding an edit tags entry, that then opens a new pop-up that shows all tags applied to the selected cards with a tri-state checkbox (so tags that only some of the selected cards have have an indicator, tags that ALL cards have another). Then the user could toggle the checkbox, alternating between removing that tag for all cards, doing nothing OR adding that tag to all cards.

To add tags that are not in any of the selected cards, the user could search for the tag name in this sub-menu/pop-up select it. Selecting it would add that tag to a list but NOT apply it yet, giving the user the option to search for more tags to apply. Then he user confirms with an apply tag edits button applying/removing the tag edits made.

This would be very similar to the way labels work in Gmail, and should be intuitive for every user AND more powerful

Another advantage of this approach is that it would enable me to add/remove multiple tags at once, without having to confirm each tag added/removed (as it is now, where selecting a tag prompts me to confirm my changes)

Batch editing parents

I also think the same approach above for tags would be better for parents too.

Also, there’s no way AFAICT of creating a new parent in the multi-edit mode. Only existing cards can be used as parents

Other feedback

  1. Don’t show preview when clicking card title in multiselect mode (requires too much precision in the click to select vs preview)