I knew you were going to ask this question. Now that I know I have your attention, I beg forgiveness and I ask you to brace yourself…
Clearly this is a database app that has been (beautifully) shaped and for media management. Well, I have severe ADHD and managing data, the data in my brain, is a bit of an obsession with me. I’ve been looking for the perfect database app for years. Believed I found it a few times only to realize it was so perfect because it was extremely complex… Love the control, hate the time. Tends to undermine the usefulness of having the database to begin with.
But to answer your question… I would like to be able to easily control lists of like things and where they are located in my environment. Because I have a tendency, or rather a habit, of carefully putting things away and promptly forgetting where I put them.
Another, closer to what it’s already doing, is to manage screenshots and captures from websites of data it is useful and interesting to me, such as tips and tricks for using my technology. Articles!
But then we’re getting into another thing I wanted to ask you for, which is drag and drop and/or browser plug-ins that you can click it that automatically add whatever is on the page to sofa, in the manner that many other such plug-ins do. As someone else is already mentioned and you have replied to, the system of adding things is pretty cumbersome… A definite downside to this lovely app. Quick and easy adding would be a huge improvement… Long before anything else. Toss it on the pile and sort it out later, but it’s got to be fast and painless.
I grabbed this app in the first place for two nagging reasons:
- I have so many apps that I have collected to “try out” over the last decade (quite literally thousands…) that unless the name is extremely explicit I have completely spaced on what they are for without ever opening them… (Exactly like Sofa itself was until yesterday evening when I saw it in the update list and thought: what was that again? Something to help with my Overwhelming Entertainment? See item 2)
I have been trying to use Shortcuts to be able to quickly and easily open App Store descriptions of the apps, but I’ve been failing. (I LOVE automating as much as I possibly can; I dream of the day I can really talk to my computer like they do in Star Trek… but certain aspects of it have always been a struggle for me, mostly triggers and variables) So if I could just take the apps I already have and drop them on Sofa and poof! everything all filled in… Well it’s entirely possible I’d sob with joy.
- Browser button.
Like most people these days (only much much much worse because ADHD and I’m disabled currently so I kinda do nothing except stare at my screens all day) I am drowning in streaming entertainment across an insane array of apps/platforms. Which is great, of course, don’t get me wrong, but I get lost. I want to track things more closely, especially because I want to switch my streaming services on and off throughout the year to budget better. (Obviously you HAVE to add all the streaming services to the data available for movies and TV…please please please please please!I know you’ve been asked more than once already but man that is absolutely fundamental to really making Sofa a mission critical app.)
As long as I’m wish listing… It would be amazing to wiki-ize the whole thing, especially if it was expanded to do so many other categories, so the research on a single word would draw me do everything or I could bounce back-and-forth between items…
You get the feeling that I really wish I was a developer so that I could build this amazing machine I am talking about?
There are lots of apps that do bits and pieces of everything, but of course the holy Grail is to just have one or two that manage it all: shopping lists clothes books equipment… Whatever I want to remember…
I know I’m driving you crazy. I’ll stop now…almost: if you could just build a little more control for the User. Hey this might be easy: add a user-definable field to every category.
I warn you, the deeper I get into this thing more likely I am to pester you with ever more detail about how you can turn it in to the perfect app… For me to take control Of all the crap floating around my brain. Cuz thats your life’s mission.
Thanks for your time I will go away now…