Conditional Field Vision

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  • Fahed Bizzari

    +1 As the OP said, when you have LOADS of fields, the forms can get pretty unruly.

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  • Shaheen Michelle Samavati

    +1  I could really use this feature to limit the view on web forms (in a relationship field) to items relevant only to the person filling out the form.

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  • Alexis Haselberger

    Agreed.  Is there any update on this?

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  • Folker Krijgsman

    +1 We really need this! How difficult can it be? Fitst post is from July 22, 2015...

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  • Fadi Semaan

    This is an important feature. Three years after the first request, I hope Podio reconsiders making positive changes to improve the product.

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  • Willy Hernandez

    Much needed

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  • Justin Kear

    My department could also really, really use this.

     

    Hypertext has had this since it was first envisioned back in the 1950s, and for good reason.

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  • fabien cohen

    +1000 need ! when will it be available ?

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  • Joey Pontarelli

    +1 Any update?

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  • Simon Weidert

    I have been using Podio for about 3 years now. I have to say that in my opinion there has not been much improvement in the last year anymore. Looks like Citrix decided not to improve and invest but rather to keep billing existing clients. I have two companies right now deciding wether to switch to a paid plan or go with another solution and honestly, I cannot recommend PODIO at that point in time anymore. Really sad. I like the system a lot. 

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  • Hi Simon,

    Thanks for your feedback. Citrix acquired GlobiFlow in 2017 and this year is really dedicated to improving the reliability and scalability of the platform with the increased usage and automation we see. You can read more about the focus areas for Podio for 2018 here: https://blog.podio.com/2018/01/10/2017-year-in-review/ 

    There is no short-term plans to introduce conditional fields in Podio however you will be able to get this functionality in a webform using the Dynamic Forms offered by one of our partners: https://momentumtools.io/podio-forms

    //Sara - Podio

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  • Faruq Hunter

    The last comment made by Simon doesn't gel with me at all. As a part of the user community I am happy to ask for things and advocate features that we might or might not get, but I am still an avid user and promoter of Podio. In the end it depends on how well you use it. We extend our Podio use through integrations with other tools, dashboards with cloud based tools and Apps and websites that we design in-house. The speed at which we are able to pivot in order to create new features and workout business logic in the calculation fields, is tremendous and unmatched from a no-code perspective. --- Using Podio everyday gives me a load of great ideas on how to grow the platform, however I am a dedicated user. Keep doing what you do Podio team.

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  • Rainer Grabowski

    @Faruq

    I fully agree. I'm an Authorized Podio Partner and have about 50 Podio clients in many different industries all over the world, some have only 2 users, some several hundreds. They all like Podio for the reasons Faruq describes very aptly. All my clients are on a paid plan (with one exception on Premium or higher), even charitable organizations with very very small budgets cause they see the advantages of e.g using flows. They all know that it's worth to invest in productivity to save time and money. IMHO a free Podio account is only for a first testing phase not for working with it for years. Someone who is really interested to do his job in a serious way does the invest in productivity. 

     
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  • Mike Ray

    +1 That is a very useful feature request. It's hard to believe that conditional fields are not on your roadmap. Many of your competitors have this functionality as it is becoming a core feature for users that build their own apps. There definitely seems to be people asking for it based on the number of posts requesting this and the comments on this specific post. Hope you will reconsider for early 2019

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  • Oren

    3.5 years later.. Any updates for this VERY basic feature?

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  • John Stringer

    It seems I'm not alone in hoping for this feature but also appears Podio has not yet indicated any willingness to create it. Why is that?  I also hope that changes soon!

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  • Damien Faisan

    +1

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  • Andrew Maddocks

    +1

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  • Hanno | Admin

    Hey Donald Myers, hello everybody,

    we are building an extension for chrome and firefox for this case. Are you still interested?

    Kind regards,

    Hanno

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  • Tim Miller

    Yep +1

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  • Hanno | Admin

    Anybody, who is interested in our extension for conditional field vision, write me an email to hanno@hanno-roedger.de.

     

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  • David Filipi

    I definitely need that feature in order to make the form flexible. I don't want to overwhelm my users with too many fields and options so they can enter the data fast.

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  • Bülent ALAN

    absolutely . I want this too.  +1

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  • Jefferson Daniel

    I don't get how this is not a feature for Podio. And users have been commenting on it for 5 years now. One of its biggest flaws day 1 of using it, was the amount of fields on a form. If your trying to track a lot of stuff, your force to hiding it if empty. Which generally just causes users to not fill it out all together. Not impressed with Podio at all. There a lot of crm architecture decisions that make this platform already painful to use. 

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  • Paul Harvey

    I have been looking at whether there is advantage to me to use Podio webforms to collect data straight into a CRM that I could build using Podio.  Sadly, I'm astonished that as a field type Podio still does not natively offer conditional fields, so long after users have been asking about it.  I have already been using, so easily, that kind of capabillty on Wordpress-based sites with WPForms.  I will have to give up on Podio for direct data collection in the way I imagined, and probably only use it as a 'receptacle' for data collected via WPForms and integrated with Podio via Zapier.  Also not impressed with Podio.

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  • Jefferson Daniel

    Paul Harvey, Podio is awful. There are so many basic CRM features missing. They seem to ignore all the feature request. I don't quite get why people are using it. I even reached out to support to see what there roadmap for the product is, and they basically told me they don't have one. I feel like this is a dead platform. Citrix just puts as little money into as possible. We will hopefully be moving off it next year. 

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  • Joey Pontarelli

    Paul and Jeff, it is sad but true. Podio is going downhill. They're "playing not to lose" it seems. There are so many simple features they simply refuse to add, conditional fields being one of them. We are looking to move away from Podio too. They'll be losing a long-term and high paying customer when we do. I hope someone from Podio reads these comments and replies, but I doubt it :(

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  • Pete Cuff

    I disagree with Jefferson: Podio is the most powerful flexible platform I have ever come across. Every system out there has its strengths and weaknesses (Facebook is a terrible accounting platform for example, Xero is a terrible social network) but invest some time in understanding how to make Podio work for you and you’ll be flying.

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  • Simon Weidert

    I agree with Daniel. After 2 years of using Podio and being excited and trying to implement many of our company’s processes I finally had to conclude that there is no way forward with Podio. It’s in fact a dead platform. I can only advise you to look what’s best for your company. We have only 2 last accounts on Podio before finally phasing it out in Q1 2021. I feel sad for the developers that put their best effort and heart into building it in the first place.

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  • Paul Harvey

    I've decided I'll park my efforts on Podio. I first started looking at it about 3 years ago and then went away on other projects. I came back recently to take a look and started to enjoy again what I thought I'd be able to do. But as I dug deeper, I realised there were some fundamental issues, like no advancement with conditional fields, that meant it would not be for me.  

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