Thursday, December 13, 2007

May I Take Your Order (By)

Almost immediately after launching MarkMail we started to get feedback. After we calmed ourselves down from the excitement of having users that care, a few things started to stand out. One of those items was the desire to order the search results by something other than relevance.

Adding basic support for this feature was done with 5 minutes of work and a few lines of code. This basic support allowed you to change the ordering by adding an order: in your query (eg: order:date-forward, order:date-backward). Being geeks that can't live without a command line, this level of support was fine for us, but we figured the population at large would appreciate the ability to change the ordering in the UI.

So after a bit of discussion we've done exactly that. There is now a drop down right above the search results that you can use to adjust how the results are ordered.

Keep that feedback coming and let us know what's important to you.

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