Search all libraries, group by project

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01 Jul, 2017 11:40 PM

Hello! LOVING the app. I own Pixa and am trial-ing the "other" one -- preferring Pixa in almost every way, especially the tabs! But I have some qualms about Pixa's search.

To search all icons, you have to select Library in the left pane. But that takes me away from the set I'm currently looking at. I might be looking at a USB cable and want to search for other ones, and don't want to have to navigate away.

And -- when searching Library and the results appear, there is no way to see what project/set the icons belong to! I can do Group by > Project -- but it displays all the icons under the single heading "Library"! And even with the info panel open, clicking on an icon doesn't show me what project/set it's in -- just the icon name and metadata.

So if I see an icon in the results that I like, and I want to see/use others from the same set, I have no way to do that.

By contrast, the other app's search feels very intuitive and frictionless:
- I can start a search from wherever I'm browsing, and it automatically searches all icons
- It groups the results by "Folder > Project > Set"
- I can double-click on the Folder, Project or Set name and be taken to it
- When I clear the search bar, I'm still in the same place I was browsing

I am a huge fan of Pixa. I have tens of thousands of icons, so I use search pretty much constantly. I'd love for it to be a bit more smooth and intuitive.

Thanks very much!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Danilo Bonardi on 10 Jul, 2017 08:13 AM

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    There is a projects section in the info panel, you have to scroll a little (see the screenshot below).

    The "other app" (you can mention it) search behavior is indeed interesting.


  2. 2 Posted by BN on 10 Jul, 2017 01:59 PM

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    Ah! Yes, of course. My apologies, I should have thought to scroll down.

    I’ve added a couple thousand more icons, and it’s awesome. I love that Pixa
    accepts AI and PSD as well.

    Thank you for the reply, much appreciated!


  3. Danilo Bonardi closed this discussion on 11 Jul, 2017 08:02 AM.

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