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  1. Allow insertion of lines into taxonomic lists

    when creating or editing taxonomic lists it is currently required to add a new species to the end of the list and then move it up into the correct place one line at a time per click.. if someone were to add a new swallowtail to the
    European Butterflies Taxonomy. this would require the new species to be moved up the list over 400 times as the list is now approximately 450 species long. it would be a massive help if you could simply insert an extra line into the database where it was required and then fill the data…

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    • On the Geotagging/map screen, have an enter by name box for location

      would it be useful to have an 'enter by name' (of location) box? Easier than using the zoom tool! The ability to select a less precise OS map reference might be useful too.

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        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        This is now possible as part of the version 5 software, just press the magnifying glass to search.

        Please create a separate suggestion for less precise OS map references if still required. Note however that for the UK at least, it is already possible to enter OS grid references with varying levels of accuracy, e.g., with 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 numerical digits.

      • Date range filter

        For all screens, including export, allow to filter by a range of dates. Currently it's only possible to filter to a month, month-year or year.

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          11 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          This is now possible as part of the version 5 beta software:
          https://twitter.com/Bird_Journal/status/708643295874961409

          This feature will be generally available in an update shortly.

          You can vote for the outstanding work on this if you wish. Date range filtering for mobile apps:
          http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/12925491-date-range-filtering-for-mobile-apps

          And date range filtering for the export screen:
          http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/12925500-date-range-filtering-for-export-screen

          Best wishes,

          Justin

        • Mac version

          Make a native mac version of Bird Journal

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            38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            I’m pleased to report that Bird Journal 5 is now live, with a refined user experience, Mac support and some great new features:
            https://www.birdjournal.com/version-five-desktop-app

            If you’re currently using Bird Journal Free, a complementary 14-days premium subscription has been activated since license restrictions are now in place.

            Many, many thanks for all of your help during the beta. We hope you’re as pleased with the end result as we are. It’s certainly been the most open, collaborative development process for us so far, with the initial beta being available very early on.

            And a special thank you to all Mac users for your patience while we made this happen.

            Making the web version of Bird Journal available is one of our next priorities.

            Best wishes,

            Justin

          • Allow taxonomic sorting on mobile versions

            Currently the birds are arranged alphabetically, but you tend to see families of birds in the same locations (and you tend to remember them in taxonomic groups too). Any taxonomy would be an improvement on alphabetical sorting.

            38 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              This is now live in both the Google Play and Apple App Stores! To enable the feature, select taxonomic ordering in the options section of the observation input screen.

              If you want taxonomic ordering of species generally, this can be enabled using the Windows software. Go to Account > Settings > Personalistion.

              Don’t forget that you get your votes back to spend on something else, now the item is completed.

              Next up is the combined Mac/Web/Windows software.

              Best wishes,

              Justin

            • Custom Report Generator

              E.g. Under "Entries" I might want to select a particular species and select records marked with the "interesting" property (or any other property) and then view a report showing not only a list of entries but also the notes, counts, etc for those sightings (all on one page).

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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                This is now possible as part of the version 5 beta software:
                https://twitter.com/Bird_Journal/status/708013091531984900

                This feature will be generally available in an update shortly.

                There is plenty of scope for extensions of the new “reports” tab. Please create new suggestions/vote for reports/features you would like to see.

                For example, new reports could help identify target species, such as in this suggestion:
                http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/7305505-target-species

                Best wishes,

                Justin

              • Option to Arrange Lists Chronologically

                Under species view if I'd like to be able to list birds by date of sighting. Then I can easily determine if I just seen a bird for the first time this year or the first time ever etc. ......or in reverse order so I can easily see when was the last time I saw a particular bird. Perhaps by clicking on "Last sighting" or First sighting" the list could be displayed in ascending or descending chronological order.. (May also need an option to restore the users default order or alphabetical or taxonomic)

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  While not implemented exactly as suggested, it’s now possible to view lifers in this way using the new lifers/firsts report.

                  Please create a new suggestion for allowing to sort earliest first, if that’s something you’d like to see. Only most recent first is currently supported.

                  Best wishes,

                  Justin

                • Option to download all photos

                  Add an option to download all photos to another computer or device and sync when new photos are added. The current behaviour only downloads photos when they're viewed for the first time.

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                  • On the desktop version be able to filter/search in the edit locations dialog box

                    I have possible hundreds of locations in many countries on 6 continents ( not Africa, yet!). If I need to change a location it's very tiresome trying to find them without being able to filter

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                    • Filters for iOS & Android

                      Add filters, like those in the desktop version of Bird Journal, to the mobile apps, so you can filter entries by eg. a species, and species by year, location, etc.

                      29 votes
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                      • Satellite view for desktop version

                        Add a satellite view map for the desktop version

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                        • Birdlife Australian list

                          Add support for the Birdlife Australian list. This is updated frequently and is often the preferred choice over Christidis and Boles.

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