Collections

The collection makes it easy to bookmark, organize and export sounds of interest.

List of Collections (1), Tree widget (2) and Export dialog (3)

List of Collections (1), Tree widget (2) and Export dialog (3)

Collections are collections of bookmarked sounds that are exported, automatically, to a folder of your choice. The feature is supposed to be simple to use, also while browsing through, and listening to sounds.

Bookmarking

The easiest way to add an item to a collection is to press the keyboard shortcut while a search result is selected and focused. This will bookmark the selected result(s), using the currently selected path in the currently selected collection as the insertion point.

Note: bookmarking will (silently) fail if no collection has been specified.

Alternatively, you can drag and drop the items manually:

Using drag and drop to add items to a collection

Using drag and drop to add items to a collection

List of collections

  • To select a collection, click in the list (1)
  • To re-arrange the list, use drag and drop.
  • To view options for the collection, press the “gear” symbol or right-click.

Creating a collection

By default, the application will start with an empty, default collection, but you can always add a new one by pressing the relevant keyboard shortcut or hitting the green “+” at the top of the collections panel.

Organizing bookmarks

Once a collection grows beyond a few items, it can become necessary to organize things a little more. Using the tree widget in lower part of the sidepanel, this is all accomplished quite easily:

  • Create folders, delete, rename and assign colors to items
  • Multi-select (hold shift key while selecting, etc.)
  • Re-arrange items via drag and drop, or by using the clipboard (copy/paste).

Assigning Colors

Any item can be assigned to one of the seven available colors, but it’s up to you to decide the meaning. For now, the colors exist merely as a way to visually distinguish between files.

Export Dialog

The export dialog allows you to review export settings and relocate the files

Import .json

A collection can be imported by choosing “Import Collection” from the File menu. This will open a file dialog, expecting you to select a file named collection.json. The imported collection will appear in the list of collections, and should be ready to use.

Note that exhanging collections between computers will most likely result in many missing source files.

Missing files

In case of missing source files, warnings will appear in the user interface. But the audio preview will continue to work - as long as the exported collection still contains a copy of the source file, it can also be played back.

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