Folders in collections

Collections are one of Scrivener’s gems. The more I use them, the more I want to use them, and the more unmanageable they become :sad_face:

Reasons why collections are amazing

Two wishes:

  • Collections of collections (aka collections folders)
  • Search by custom metadata

You should be able to search by custom metadata now – each type of metadata you create is automatically added to the list of search types (for Search in Project cmd-shift-f) after you create them.

In the screenshot, you can see the ones I’ve added to this project after the first break: Novel and Read.


Glad it helped!

Sorry, no collections of collections are planned.
All the best,

Auxbuss, just so I am clear: what you were dreaming of was some folder management for collections – is that right? I ask because the term “collections of collections” suggests somewhat more than that, since ‘collections’ in Scriv is not just another name for folder, but a term for a kind of “smart” function (sometimes called “smart folders”). So, you were looking for folder management, not some kind of über smart folder function, correct?

I know Keith has already spoken, but I wanted to make sure I got what just got tabled.