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  1. Add the ability to create a location directly from the entries screen

    On v3 desktop version there was an option to create a location as part of making a new sighting entry - rather than having to go specifically to the locations menu. Not present in v4, either desktop or android app, would be nice if it could be!

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  2. Filterable Maps for iOS and Android

    Add filterable maps to the mobile apps, like those found on the Windows desktop version of Bird Journal, so you can easily visualise where you've been birding, where you've seen certain species or taken photos.

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  3. Multiple Filter Property Values

    In the Filters, at the end in the Properties section, you can only choose one of the many properties you might have, e.g. the Recorder who entered the record, or Method of Moth trapping: Light Trap or Wine Rope. But let’s say you want to filter for a particular observer/Recorder and only find the moths caught with the Light trap you can’t at the moment.

    So I was thinking something like a new Property dropdown appearing after you chosen your first Value choice, so you can select another and so on, to a max of say 3 or 4.

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  4. Graphs for iOS & Android

    Add graphs, like those found on the desktop version of Bird Journal, to the mobile apps, so you can see for example, your species counts by, year, month, location, etc.

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  5. Merge custom lists

    You may have created a list for South African Mammals and the want to create a similar list for East Africa which already exists. It would be great to be able to merge the 2 lists or to be able to selectively copy part of one list to the other to speed up the creation of the new list

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  6. Add ability to send list via email

    Currently I have to retype my lists of sightings to send to my local bird group. If I could send direct from within Bird Journal this would remove a stage.

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    A nice idea.

    What would you like to send? Entry report, exported records, perhaps filtered?

    What format do you send it in, and what’s your process at the moment?

    Please provide detail in the comments so we know what’s required.

    Justin

  7. Photos

    My pictures are stretching too much to fit the monitor and is making them look soft. Is there any way that we (the users) could control the sizes that the images are shown at? As I would not like the images to be shown at larger than 100%.

    B Lucky

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  8. Allow choosing another similar or nearby site for a filtered checklist option

    It is very much easier using a checklist when you already have entries for the site. If you expect a very similar range of species at a new site, this would help on early visits.

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  10. Format tools

    It would be useful if in the text entry fields of Bird Journal (Notes, weather, etc.) if there were some basic formatting tools e.g. bold type, italics, underscore and particularly, if you are area a poor typist like myself, a spellcheck function.

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  11. Scientific Names on Mobile version

    At present the mobile version only shows common names for species. Given that there is no standard common name list (some species have multiple common names, some common names apply to multiple species) it would be helpful to show the scientific name in the species entry page to avoid confusion. Ability to search on scientific name would be better yet.

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  12. On the Android App

    i think the bird count dial would be better if it was like a calculator keyboard

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  13. Export/synch to MapMate

    I'd like to export records easily to the Essex Field Club, which has the ability to sync MapMate data. See link:http://www.essexfieldclub.org.uk/portal/p/Essex+species+data

    Many other recording schemes apparently use this system.I think Bird Journal has an easier to use interface, but would like the ability to easily transfer records across.

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  14. On the species enquiry screen the ability to increase the size of the drop down box so you can see all the records

    On the species enquiry screen the ability to increase the size of the drop down box so you can see all the records

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  15. 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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  16. Provide a feature to remove unnecessary local names from taxonomies

    When adding custom taxonomy, users have often entered the full scientific name, as the English name, where no English name was available.

    Whilst this is totally fine, it's not required. Bird Journal will automatically use the full scientific name in place of the English (or other language specific) name.

    This suggestion is to add a feature that can automatically remove unnecessary local names from a taxonomy. Where the local name matches the full scientific name, it can be safely removed.

    We could probably look to add a tools button within the taxonomy editor, which has this on a drop-down menu,…

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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