I have few features suggestions for the symbols library in the symbol view. I’m working with symbols a lot, and now have more than 30 libraries, some with over 10 symbols. Unfortunately in the symbol view they look a bit messy. Maybe I just don’t understand the logic behind, but when I create a new symbol or a new symbol library, they appear just randomly in the list, and I don’t see a way to order them alphabetically or as I wish. That would be really cool if the libraries could
be at least alphabetically ordered.
Another thing is, when I have already created a symbol in a library and later would like to have it in another library, it would be very useful to just drag and drop to do that. At least according to my experience, when I start working on a project, it’s not completely clear what symbols there will be and how they shall be grouped into libraries, but later it’s not already possible to make those changes, and that’s very sad
The third thing, which probably would not be too useful for the majority of the Balsamiq users but extremely useful for me, is the search function in the symbols view. As I’ve mentioned, I have plenty of symbols, and when I want to edit one of them, it’s extremely time-consuming to find it in a non-ordered list of symbols. So I was thinking if there is a search box (something like Quick Add that you already have), that could help me a lot.
And my fourth issue is that sometimes symbol libraries are expanded (most of the time) and sometimes they are collapsed, and I don’t see any chance to collapse all of them at the same time (except collapsing them manually one after another). To have a button “Collapse everything” and being able to open just one particular library keeping others collapsed would really help to navigate within the libraries and work with them.
So those are my little “pains” which make the usage of symbols slightly harder. Maybe someone has already mentioned those issues, but I haven’t found a topic to discuss them.