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  1. Export to an alternative folder

    I would like to export reports directly to a alternative folder to "downloads" but cannot find out how to create an alternative path. Is this possible?

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    • Social Media Sharing from App

      I think it would be great if you could share an individual observation or a daily summary on Facebook/Twitter that would include a single photo if you had attached one.

      It would also be great if it included your field notes in addition to the standard observation stats.

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      • Ability to sort Firsts report by species

        Being able to change the sort order to "by species" would be very helpful for a quick overview, rather than having to open each species in the Species list.

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        • Make scroll bars a bit wider

          They can be very difficult to select and move, especially on smaller screens.

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          • Add HBWC to the library

            HBWC taxonomy takes its inputs from all available "fixed" taxonomies on a collaborative basis and is under constant review. Have you considered adding an HBW World list to the library?

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            • Allow to export the checklist report

              Export is not possible for this report at the moment, unlike other reports. The reason is there is too much formatting to output as the typical CSV file.

              If you'd like to see this, please specify whether you would like the export as CSV without formatting of any kind or as an XLS file with formatting.

              Of course, please consider we may be able to add the flexibility needed to the report so you don't need to export it and modify it manually. We'd prefer that, as everyone will benefit from the easy customization.

              Justin

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              • Create property "Exclude"

                Create a special property "Exclude" that removes a record from all totals, badges etc. This would allow people to include thins like heard-only, NTVs, escapes etc., but not have them added to totals etc.

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                • Reintroduce keyboard shortcuts

                  In the desktop application, Reintroduce keyboard shortcuts that allow you to jump to a specific property in an observation record, eg, Heard only, which at present require a mouse-click

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                  • Add subspecies to country checklists

                    The "correct" set of subspecies this is. This may be possible using IOC range data, though there may be the occasional error. But it would allow a starting point for future iteration - we could happily accept amendments.

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                    • Show the status of sync in the mobile apps

                      Add feedback on the status of sync in both the Android and iOS mobile apps.

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                      • Monthly Summary function

                        As Bird Journal is organised in months, it would be nice to have a feature where you could write a monthly summary with chosen images and map locations. This in turn could be exported in a format that could be uploaded to a blog or Facebook?

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                        • Easier selection of historical dates

                          In the desktop application, it’d be more convenient if the new Entry screen defaulted to the last date the user selected, rather than today’s date. That way, when entering a sequence of historical records, you would not have to scroll through the calendar repeatedly at the start of each entry. It could still default to today when the program is first opened.

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                            • Location mapping

                              Is it possible to generate a map of locations without having to log sightings for these in the first instance?

                              When setting up the database for different countries I first enter all of the locations that I visited or intended to visit.. It would be good if these locations could be viewed on a map first.

                              Also, from a bird club point of view it would be very useful to be able to generate a map of all of the commonly used locations/sites.

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                              • Custom report allowing you to compare species lists between sites

                                Custom report allowing you to compare species lists between sites, ability to highlight species common to some / all the selected sites and species only recorded at one - initially direct comparison between two sites would be great, this is something I manually do at the moment.

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                                • Manually change gps-plot and time in the apps!

                                  Add the possibility to manually change gps-plot and time in the apps!

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                                  • Add Bird Journal to the Android photo share menu

                                    Selecting a phone photo opens the share option where the image can be sent to any app that supports it, for example Gmail, Facebook, Evernote etc.
                                    This would enable a copy of an image on the phone to be added to a bird entry. This would be particularly useful to show habitat and weather conditions.

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                                      • Mobile app finds nearby eBird hotspots

                                        Mobile app finds nearby eBird hotspots.
                                        Set up the mobile app so that when initiating a checklist, it will provide a list of nearby eBird hotspots to choose from.

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                                        • Have different symbols for different taxon in the Entries menu

                                          At the moment the 'Entries' screen left hand column (the one listing dates and places) has two symbols, a bird for birds seen and a butterfly for everything else. Could it be possible to have different basic symbols for other taxon, for instance paw-print for mammal, dragonfly for dragonfly, leaf for a plant etc?

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