- What do you want to see in Hype?
Being able to group elements in Hype is purely for the exported documents, composition and function, but for complex documents with a lot of elements within the app (not for export) it would be great to be able to categorise elements, perhaps being able to use coloured tags or coloured labels - like in photoshop.
A useful scenario is when you are testing different versions using copies of elements, I don’t know the workflow of other users but quite often I’ll make copies to test variations of different functions or aesthetics, using the in app toggle visibility - it doesn’t take long before I have a very messy and unorganised composition.
Also sometimes elements in the same category (from a workflow perspective) can’t be directly following each other within the apps timeline list of elements because obviously changing the layers hierarchy directly affects the documents z index.
But if I were able to colour code things, for example, all elements that make up a contextual menu I can label red, that way no matter where they are listed within the apps window I can clearly see everything that is a part of that “category”
Also If I want to test a slightly different arrangement with this “category” I can make a copy and change the labels to orange, whenever I come back to this document I can clearly see what every element is for and what it’s a part of. No matter how good my naming conventions are, if I’ve spent time away from a complex document and come back to it takes time to familiarise myself with “categories”
Would also make for a faster workflow when switching between layouts with duplicated (but different) elements and switching between other apps - your eye can identify a coloured label much quicker than reading all the names.
- Have you found a workaround for this problem?
No, just have to be careful with naming conventions, however a coloured label would be much easier to recognise and make for a much faster workflow.
- Are there examples of other apps with this feature? Or, have you seen examples of this elsewhere on the web? (Please include a URL)
Photoshop, Mac osx tags
- How high of a priority is this for you?
[ ] Nice to Have