Folder-first sorting in the iOS 11 Files app


Since the first iOS 11 beta, one of the things that has been driving me crazy about the Files app is the lack of ability to sort by name while keeping folders above files. On the desktop, there’s a “Keep folders on top when sorting by name” option in the Finder preferences, but the Files app has no such option.

After futzing with all of the options and even trying to manually drag items around (hint: that doesn’t work), I finally decided to follow a suggestion from Nathan Smith over on Twitter:

After tagging all of the folders I have with a “Folders” tag and sorting by tag, I’m now able to get the sort I want. It’s ugly, but it works. Hopefully Apple will provide a less painful way of doing this (imagine how awful it’d be to do this with hundreds of folders) in a future iOS release.

Thanks Nate!

Apple reveals new emoji coming to iPhone and iPad, including “I love you” →

From Apple:

Hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1.

These are coming in iOS 11.1 beta 2 next week. From what I’ve read elsewhere, the final 11.1 release is expected at the end of the month.

Announcing ON1 Photo RAW 2018 →

From ON1:

Today we announced a new version of ON1 Photo RAW coming at the end of the month. There will be a free public beta of this latest release available this Friday (October 6th). Along with the essential tools and features needed in a photography workflow, ON1 Photo RAW 2018 includes key updates to the fast, non-destructive raw processing engine. Photographers will now have an integrated tool with accelerated photo management, precise photo development, hundreds of customizable photo effects, fast and beautiful HDR, pano stitching, masking and blending adjustments, layers, and much more—in one app.

Big day today for ON1 (disclaimer: ON1 is my employer). We announced ON1 Photo RAW 2018 today, and it’s a huge update. It’ll be available at the end of the month. Check the announcement post for all of the details.

UPDATE: The recording from our live event this morning is now available for viewing.

A Clean Slate

Lake Hauto

After taking a very long hiatus from this site and from blogging in general, I’ve decided to give it another shot.

As part of this, I redesigned the entire site and have decided to remove all of the previous posts and start clean. Most of the stuff that was here before is no longer relevant or very outdated, but some—like some of the iOS game reviews—may be republished when I get around to it.

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