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Collapsible Sections in an App

It would be cool if you could create named sections in an app, that you could collapse. Some of our apps are getting pretty unwieldy and there's a lot of scrolling involved. In the app maker if you could also select a default as to which sections where collapsed and which weren't when you open it up.

Jude Lawrence

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Agree, would really improve the user experience.

Mikkel Emil Alstrup 2 votes
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Oh and Sara, the hidden fields are great, but only if the field is empty. Sometimes though it's nocce to be able to collapse certain parts of the app, when not in use or to avoid endless scrolling.

We look very much forward to get even more use out of Podio, when this has been updated! :-)

Ninon Rosenkilde 0 votes
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I've been thinking about this for a while myself, it would greatly improve the functionality because it would easily allow multiple forms in one page without the confusion of scrolling through sections of questions. Failing that the ability to clearly label sections without hacking a category field would suffice but would be no comparison to actual collapsible fields.

Nick Rondle 1 vote
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@Isaac - Thanks for the vote, it would indeed be a neat feature.

//Oliver - Podio

Oliver Wray 1 vote
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Think about collapsing based on a field beginning with A..Z for instance. Would help when scrolling through thousands of items.

Henrik Huhtinen 1 vote
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Well since this has popped back up, lets add some feature creep. :P

Would be even cooler if you could have a coloured band to denote a collapsed section. On the band it would have the name of the section and also display data from a selected field entry or two. Next you could add access control, so only certain users could uncollapse said section.

But from basic ideas to actual implementation that would work are miles apart from one another, so not sure if this would really work.

Anyway, keep up the great work Podio team! We are still loving it.

Jude Lawrence 3 votes
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I use a lot of categories with drop down boxes, but the drop downs can sometimes be confusing when searching through the complete app, and I generally end up setting them un "Inline".

It would be really helpful if there was the ability to have category fields expanded or contracted, and set as per the "last view".

Michelle 0 votes
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I think that this is the suggestion that I am looking for (so that I don't add my own but piggyback with others). Even if the sections did not collapse, which would be a nice bonus, a Text Section Header would be a nice start. It would at least visually separate the sections. It could even be a field in the template where we are able to enter static text that appears bolded and/or underlined or with a trailing line.

Pamela Alexander 0 votes
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Hi Pamela. There is a work around for creating section headers. You can use the calculation field, with the below calculation.

var dummy = @Title
"# TITLE \n ---"

Jude Lawrence 0 votes
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Thanks Jude. I got it to work. I am a happy camper with the workaround. Also found this post for anyone looking to add more.

Pamela Alexander 0 votes
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I know this has been an ongoing issue for a couple of years now.... it would be really great if the Podio guys could get working on this!

The Koru Group 0 votes
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