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  1. Date range on entries

    Allow to add an entry for a date range rather than a single date. This would be helpful when adding records where for example, only the year is known. Also when adding records from a multi-day trip.

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    • Export to National Biodiversity Network / iRecord

      Similar to BirdTrack & eBird support, add support for exporting records to the National Biodiversity Network

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      • View photos on iOS & Android

        Allow photos added using the desktop version of Bird Journal to be viewed on the iPhone/iPad/Android versions.

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        • Save graphs and photos

          Make it possible to save or export the graphs and photos shown when looking through Bird Journal.

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          • Allow import/copy-paste on the taxonomy edit screen

            Currently, you have to add data to the taxonomy editor by hand. It would be great to be able to import or copy-paste from a website/spreadsheet.

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              We’re considering if we can make a basic form of this available fairly soon.

              This may mean accepting only a predefined format that we’d have samples for.

              Now that all library content is available to everyone this feature is even more valuable.

              Justin

            • Most species in one day

              When we click on "Summary" we are shown, among other things, the "Most species in one day". I would love it if in the "Entries section, you could select a year, location, month etc and be given the "Most species in one Day" for the selected criteria. What was my biggest day at a particular site? What was my biggest day in March 2013?

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              • last years spices list, which only shows birds you have yet to spot

                Shows you which bird spices you have not seen this year.

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                • Export to PDF

                  It would be nice to export each years sightings. Including photos, to PDF.

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                  • Species seen since...

                    In the mobile version we have birds seen this year, this month and this week (but not a day list!) It would be more useful if we could specify a start date for a species count, which would allow us to do trip counts, that don't necessarily start on the first day of a month! It would be even better if we could filter to get the species themselves (although that looks a bit like another suggestion, which is more general).

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                    • Add photos on iOS & Android

                      Allow to take photos on the iPhone/iPad/Android apps, and add them to your journal

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                      • HBW Taxonomy

                        Add support for the HBW Taxonomy in Bird Journal.

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                        • Have more common locations and hotspots already available

                          This would be via location packs in the library. We'd install "Location Packs" relevant to you.

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                          • Group by family in the checklist report

                            Species are currently sorted alphabetically or taxonomically as per settings, but not grouped.

                            Should this be an option? Should we group by family even when sorting alphabetically? (I think so)

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                            • Allow wide checkboxes for checklist report

                              If you want to record a count for each species for each day, then the current narrow checkbox is insufficient.

                              We should probably allow an option to switch between wide & regular check-boxes to handle both of these cases.

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                              • Allow to customize the number of columns in the checklist report

                                Via a slider / number box on the filter bar.

                                Page orientation should switch to landscape if there are too many checkboxes.

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                                • Allow to exclude subspecies from the checklist report

                                  Just a checkbox on the filter bar would do it.

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                                  • Annotate species progress (analysis feature) graph with entries

                                    The species progress graph in the graphs analysis section (not the summary screen) shows points to allow precise values to be seen on hover.

                                    Ideally it would be possible to hover anywhere on the line to see a tooltip, and points would refer to individual (or multiple) entries as annotations. Hovering over them would show a details and allow linking to them.

                                    The original design included this behaviour, but it was not included in the most recent update to this graph, as it was considerably more work:
                                    https://twitter.com/Bird_Journal/status/752965475399852032

                                    Feel free to vote if you'd like to see this.

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                                    • Indicate when library updates are available in the mobile apps

                                      The Bird Journal desktop apps indicate when library updates are available by showing a colourful number badge next to the library button, and then again on the updates tab.

                                      The mobile apps do not currently indicate when library updates are available, meaning they could be missed.

                                      (One exception is that a number badge is shown on the updates tab in the iOS app, but this is not discoverable until opening the library.)

                                      The mobile apps should provide a clear way to indicate library updates are available, taking into account the differing menu presentation in the mobile apps.

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                                      • Allow maps to rotate

                                        Provide an option to swivel the map around rather than having to twist your head off your shoulders! (Originally suggested by Ian Bennell)

                                        FEEDBACK NEEDED: Which maps would this be useful for? Picking geotags, browsing maps or both?

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                                        • Allow for custom properties on photos

                                          Photo properties currently include GeoTag, Time, and Caption. I would like to be able to add custom properties to each photo (e.g. photo ID, photographer, etc.).

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