New Highrise feature: Filter by multiple tags
Tonight we added one of the top feature requests to Highrise: Selecting multiple tags. Now you can filter your contacts and related notes by more than one filter. For example, selecting “Lead” and “2007” and “Design” will show you your contacts that match all three tags.
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Darren Ehlerson 21 Aug 07
A small step, but I still CANNOT edit the tags against a contact, nor can I edit a tag once it has been created. The lack of these two features has pushed me back into Excel.
DHHon 21 Aug 07
Darren, the way to edit tags on a contact is to simply remove the tags you don’t want and add the ones you want. Instead of renaming the tag itself. That’s how most other tag implementations work as well.
Warrenon 21 Aug 07
Using a spreadsheet as a database makes baby jesus cry.
MonkeyTon 21 Aug 07
I like your filtering system: since it is subtractive, does the list display all filters in use by all of the user’s entries or does it whittle itself down to tags that are relevant to the currently displayed/filtered entries? If it displays all filters all the time, then there are always going to be words in the list that would have zero effect if added to the current set of filters. Is it too much overhead to gray out or remove irrelevant filters (once the first selection is made)? The act of making selections would simplify the display by filtering irrelevant options just as it would filter irrelevant results.
DHHon 21 Aug 07
Unfortunately the queries required for this kind of up-front filtering are too expensive to make this feasible. I’d agree it would be a nicer UI, though.
Design for MySpaceon 22 Aug 07
Is there a keyboard short cut key for selecting multiple tags on the blog?
Jorge Bernalon 23 Aug 07
Great book indeed! Actually I was reading that book just when you launched highrise, so I saw the connection directly like they were written by the same person/team. Like Bit Literacy and gootodo.com
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