Steve, I remembered a feature I've found a need for for quite a while. I wonder if anyone else could find valuable, feature request being:
- Ability to enable Individual Column Sort Modes [perhaps as discreet dropdown embedded at top of column)
Outside of something like the Downloads folder hosted in the sidebar which opens a tab and retains the last sort setting of By Date Added… I find that most of the time, my colleagues and I navigate almost always in Column View and by Name (with folders at top), though certain things are needed by most recent or by changed/created date, but to switch switches the whole view, and we flip between finder locations pretty often, for instance, between project files and incoming client files (feedback, references, etc) often from same current tab… which, to compensate for the commonality and convenience of keeping the view in Sort by Name, most of the time, we tend to "YYYY.MM.DD - …" folders with incoming content to log it it, most of the time, so that by default forces by Name sort to also organize by the date of those file groups.. and doesnt require changes Sort modes, but it is tedious and sometimes missed by project managers/leads..
Always envisioned it would be nice to have an toggle-able option where at the top of columns you could flag an individual sort mode for a particular folder/column so that mode switching and special folder/file naming workarounds could be avoided. Ideally this would be recalled, when that folder's column is revisited, summarized:
- optional discreet Individual (per-column) Column Detail(s) as seen in List View [requires auto-adjust column width to be enabled]
Additionally. It would be cool to be able to add certain qualities to a column (in tandem with the current super awesome feature of Automatically adjust widths in Column View) that would borrow from List View, to display details without cluttering the entirety of the the Column view, for instance (taking the above scenario of a client incoming folder) having the Date Added text print in a lighter discreet type right aligned to the file names in column view only in the folders marked to do so would completely solve that naming workaround and add a lot of customize-able functionality the dominant view mode of the finder, without needing to switch to List view (which i use about as often as Icon view or Cover Flow… meaning close to never)
What are your thoughts. The community? Anyone else want an option for a feature like these?