Collapsible Sections in an App

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  • Garett Chadney

    YES... this would be a very handy thing to have!

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  • Mikkel Emil Alstrup

    Agree, would really improve the user experience.

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  • Sara Høeg Højlund-Rasmussen

    Thanks for sharing, cool idea :)

    For now, the hidden fields might be what you need: https://help.podio.com/hc/en-us/articles/202482408-Showing-or-hiding-fields-in-an-app?

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Ninon Rosenkilde

    I agree, that would make my life so much easier!

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  • Ninon Rosenkilde

    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! :-)

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  • Nick Rondle

    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.

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  • Isaac Kendrick

    This is a much needed feature.

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  • Oliver Wray

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

    //Oliver - Podio

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  • Henrik Huhtinen

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

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  • Garrett Packer

    I made the exact same request here in July 2014: https://help.podio.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/201348533-Collapsible-Sub-Categories-within-Apps 

    This would make Podio SO much more user-friendly. Our team really appreciates Podio overall, but there are a few limitations (like this one) that are holding us back from using it for more!

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  • Jude Lawrence

    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.

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  • Per Kristian Indrehus

    A good start would be a collapsible text field.

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  • Michelle

    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".

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  • Veluswami Ganesh

    Would love to see this feature implemented !!

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  • Rachel Gretton

    What a fantastic suggestion! 

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  • Randy D

    I've been asking for this for years.... YEARS... Here is my "mock up" - https://ibb.co/knU44F

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  • Alessandro Giuliani

    +1

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  • Cassandra Grimm

    Yes, please!

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  • Pamela Alexander

    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.

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  • Jude Lawrence

    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 ---"

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  • Pamela Alexander

    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.

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  • The Koru Group

    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!

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  • Harold Sadler

    is there any update to this? I love Podio but had i known that lacking a collapsible field would impact day to day utility of this product, i probably would have gone a different direction. This basic function that would make the whole system much improved. 

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  • David Schaap

    We are really hitting the limits of what is still user friendly. We simply have a lot of different things automated in Podio, and therefor a lot of things connected to some apps (like Accounts in CRM).

    Even though I love Podio and our ±50ppl business runs on it, I am always looking for alternatives because of this lack. It just becomes a mess.

    Collapsable sections would be a massive upgrade. If I can wish for a bit more, it would be even cooler if we could adopt a 2-column layout in certain sections.  Ideally per section we would be able to choose if it collapses by default, or not.

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  • Amanda Aragon

    I was just searching for this, so I just wanted to comment to keep this request alive. This is definitely something we need. Our team struggles with using apps that require a lot of scrolling. Podio can be overwhelming for new employees and with how much information we store, so it is hard to get employees to engage and use. I think a functionality like this would make it so much more user friendly. 

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  • Dana P

    Hi Amanda,
    Thank you for contacting us here with your request and please excuse the lateness of my reply!

    My deepest apologies that we currently do not offer this feature in Podio. However, what I have done is to update our feature request list to include your comments and concerns with regard to it.

    While we do not have an estimation as to when we would expect that to be rolled into the platform, I will definitely let our development team know that this is a feature that is greatly desired and would enhance your experience with Podio.

    Have a safe and wonderful day!

    All the best,

    Dana - Podio

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  • Javier von Marées R.

    It feels like Citrix's development team simply quitted on Podio, same request 7 years ago? No changes? The same has happened to me on many other features. Is quite a shame, because this software is really powerful. 

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