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      CommentAuthormcoad
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2012 edited
     
    I badly wanted to love Daedalus. The stacks interface is intriguing and potentially exciting. But I've found two problems which are virtual deal breakers as they stand. One is only being able to import from the top level of Dropbox. It's great that you're not restricted to a single custom folder, as happens with some other apps, and that you can sync to several folders. But the advantages are almost negated by not being able to import from nested folders. This can mean having to rejig your Dropbox contents for the benefit of a single app, which is not only seriously disruptive but can create insurmountable difficulties if other apps are also using the folder. Other apps manage to handle this with no problem.

    As for searching, I couldn't believe how clunky this is - unless I've missed something, in which case I apologize in advance. All you seem to get is the yellow tag on the stacks. You then have to swipe through all the stacks to see which have the tag, then open each stack individually and swipe again through all the pages until you find the results - a real bummer if you have dozens or hundreds of pages in the stack. And you can only search at the stacks level; if you try it inside stacks or pages, nothing happens. Compare that with other apps - Plain Text, for example - where you enter the term in a normal search field and get the results immediately, the pages filtered and there for you. This really seems a major regression rather than advance for an app that breaks new ground in other respects.

    Here's hoping these things can be cleared up so the app can fulfill its definite promise.
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      CommentAuthorgoetz
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2012
     

    First off, sorry for answering so late, I must have missed your post somehow.

    One is only being able to import from the top level of Dropbox.

    You can actually import from subfolders of your Dropbox: simply tap the arrow on the far right of the folder to navigate into the folder and import files from there. You can import folders in the stack view (which are imported as stacks) and import single files in the sheet view. I hope that answers your question.

    All you seem to get is the yellow tag on the stacks. You then have to swipe through all the stacks to see which have the tag, then open each stack individually and swipe again through all the pages until you find the results - a real bummer if you have dozens or hundreds of pages in the stack. And you can only search at the stacks level; if you try it inside stacks or pages, nothing happens.

    Personally, I quite like the way search works. Since all the stacks which don't contain the search string are greyed out, the ones which do contain it can be easily spotted. Also the search works perfectly fine for me in the sheet view and inside the sheets. Sheets which don't contain the search term are greyed out in the sheet view. I can also change the search string in any view I want (that was actually one of the aims of the search -- to be always app-wide and always on). For instance, if I change the search term inside a sheet, the matching text is marked up immediately..