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Create Folders/Categories/Tags for files

Organization would be immensely helpful if we could create folders for our drafts. I want to be able to organize my drafts into different categories (such as UI kits, Ideas, Wireframe kits, iOS, Android, etc…) so I can find files easily. Right now, the drafts page is a huge jumbled mess and I can’t create Team pages for everything.

Maybe something as simple as being able to add ‘tags’ to each file, similar to Zeplin.

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You can create a bunch of free Starter teams and projects in them (projects are like folders for files). Each free team can have up to 3 projects and you can be a member of 100 teams at most, so there is plenty of room for sorting your files. Personally, I have three teams with 2-3 projects in each of them.

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@Gleb Yeah, that’s a hack, but not very efficient. I want to be able to put my files into more substantiative categories such as UI Kits, iOS, Android, etc… Creating separate Teams and only being able to import 3 projects would be pointless. I don’t need any fancy Team features, which is why I think something like the tags idea would work well.

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That’s exactly what teams and projects allow you to do. To clarify, a Project is not a File. You can import any amount of files into a Project. Project is like a folder for files, so you can create a team with three projects: UI Kits, iOS, and Android and put all your files into these categories. Also with Starter teams you are not getting any fancy team features.

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Hey @Aalok_Trivedi , as gleb said projects are the solution to your needs.

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I have multiple project as I am sure everyone else does. Is there a way to create folders and organize projects ? :point_down:

The same way Microsoft OneDrive lets you move around/create folders. It would be nice to have projects organized in a single folder.

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There is no way to organize projects. You can only create more teams and organize them this way. It would help if you would explain why you want to organize projects. What structure do you imagine for them? How many projects and files within them do you have? Please try to roughly address the points in the product idea template when creating a new feature suggestion:

  1. Describe the problem your experiencing and how your idea helps solve this
  2. Add as much context as possible (screenshots, Figma files, mockups, etc.)
  3. Ask questions to bring the community into the conversation (e.g. Does anyone else experience this? Is anyone using a plugin or workaround to help solve this?, etc.)

@Gleb I would like to keep my projects to be organized rather than showing all of them on a list. The same way Microsoft OneDrive lets you move around/create folders.

I don’t think it would make sense for me to purchase another Team plan just to organize my files. I am already part of 2 teams.

Thank you :smiley:

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I’d be much happier by organizing files with nested tags. Folders are very 1958.

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This is one of the most important pain points for me. Altough, I would put in in a different level.

Team > Projects > Folders > Files

Why do you ask? When I worked in Sketch, I would organize my files based on releases. Each funtionality or idea would have its own file, in that file pages would be for different devices. And each realease would have it’s folder within a project. This is crucial to good organization and overview of project files.

Please, add folders. I’d rather have folders than tags, because folders hide the complexity. It’s much easier to look at a few folders than hundreds of files.

The Org > Team > Project structure has become a little too constraining as the number of teams in our organization has grown. In our organization we have multiple teams grouped by product. It would be very useful to associate groups of teams either through an additional organization layer or by tags that can be applied to teams.

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One use-case for organizing with tags is for production status of files. As you can see we have a manual work-around for this using label components within thumbnail frames. This gives our developers a bird’s eye view, but… well it’s a very manual work-around and obviously cannot be sorted/filtered which is where the real gain to using a tag system would come in. The great part is that it’s quite agnostic— teams can create tags to suit their own workflows or organizational standards.

I don’t see how creating more teams and projects resolves this particular use-case?

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As mentioned above, nested tags or even just tags are the way to go vs folders. A file can only sit in one folder/project but with tags, the same file could belong to any number of structures for organizing.

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