Tabbed journals with dividers, index hyperlinks, or table of contents
Being able to click between dates in your journal or entries to help organise (which can also mean tabbed journals are an option) would be fantastic.
Thanks for this great request, and to everyone who voted. We absolutely agree that this would be an amazing feature to bring into Zinnia. Our Design and UI team is hard at work exploring the different options, talking about needs with users, and creating design specs. If you have feedback concerning this request, we’d love if you could write a comment on this Uservoice ticket. That way we can really understand the pain-point here, and what exactly you are looking for. Thanks so much!
Leah Bedard commented
You can link! Just click to add a link and double click to access it. You can easily create tabs this way.
Tim-Kristie Burch commented
I echo the feedback of other users here. You can purchase hyperlinked digital planners for use in GoodNotes, but it just doesn't compare to the beauty and ease of use in zinnia. However, being able to have tabs at the top or side like a traditional paper planner makes it so much easier to navigate to the planner pages you need. Hyperlinks to pages, sections or dates would also be immensely helpful.
I would love to be able to add tabs or an index or table of contents to my journals. Really the addition of hyperlinks of any type would be a great addition. I’ve seen this feature on other digital journals but otherwise they don’t compare to Zinnia in terms of visual appeal, versatility and creative joy. I know I would get so much more out of Zinnia if I could build journal with the ability to say jump between yearly, monthly & daily pages quickly. Or have an index or category for different project ideas I’m working on for my home.or create a mini cookbook with my favorite recipes for different holidays. Thank you for listening to my input, this is another way your app excels above so many others!
Yep. I’d love to be able to use a table of contents on my journals and set up a link to each ‘page’. I’m creating journals to track my garden by season and year, a journal to keep cocktail recipes for the bar and another for different games I play. It would be great to be able to jump to a page with the specific info I’m looking for (ie, summer plantings of 2020).
Zhaylin Black commented
I would love this feature as well. So many journals have various features I love- but none have all of them lol.
I LOVE Grid Diary and how you can customize the grids as a template. You click a grid to enlarge it for writing etc. It lacks the beauty of Zinnia though- and has no option for the pencil.
Then there’s Notability and their digital planners. You can click a date or page and it takes you to another. But it’s not intuitive at all and is creatively limited.
Catalina Rodriguez commented
Not only tabs & index with page numbers but adds separate ability to import & use a pdf that has hyperlinks. That way I can import an entire digital planner I already made or one that I’ve downloaded/purchased through Etsy the way GoodNotes does it!
Calyan Cook commented
It would be awesome if this was linked to or could sync with Google and Microsoft calendars so when I enter an event into my calendar it shows up immediately in the app and vice versa. Artful agenda does something like this but the rest of their app is not as smooth and polished as yours.
I would love to be able to click a tab to get to a specific month in my journal. Or to a specific section
I would like to have a tabs to use with my planner. To be able to create my year in one planner and be able to go to months/days easily. I would like to be able to set up and customize other tabs like my tracker, medical information, passwords. And more, so I can set up the pages I want in my planner and easily be able to click on a tab to get to the area I in my planner I need. I would also use it for my journal so I could set up a tab for each month. And maybe a tab for a gratitude journal, spieitual study, so I can have different sections in the same journal. Also it would be helpful if I could add a page at the beginning of my journal, so my newest pages show up first especially when calendaring. Right now I’m having to scroll to the end and slowly move the page back to the beginning. There are so many things I love about this app!! I’m am mottling through with multiple journals for planner months right now which I don’t love, if I could get customizable tabs and combine some of them it would make me be able to organize my thoughts and life better. Thank You for asking for input and for trying to implement this feature. I am anxiously awaiting its release!!
Samantha Machado commented
I would love to be able to import a PDF with hyperlinks
Marie Otake commented
I keep a yearly journal and have different sections in one journal. Being able to tab and collapse pages will make it easier to scroll through my pages. For example, if I can tab and collapse January and February pages, I can quickly go to March.
I would love it if the Zinnia team could give an update on this idea. I think it’s an essential feature for a planner app, and I would love to be able to create my own tabs and quickly navigate through my planner! Especially since I prefer creating a planner for an entire year :-)
Toni Anderson commented
So glad this will be happening. It is very tedious having to scroll to find the week/day I am currently on. I am falling in love with this app, but this is the one thing that is really missing.
Kim Glaser Wheeler commented
Yes I really need! I will need to go to another planner if they don’t have it.
I was just going to request this - yes, tabs, dividers please!
Need to be able to organise things not just in the order you write them but almost like a conventional file path but way prettier, with the option of then reading it like an ebook.
THIS! Tabs and hyperlinked index pages would be amazing! Add to that the ability to crop and resize images, frames, etc and line/shape snapping like in Procreate and I could see myself moving over to Zinnia completely and permanently..
for example, if you are a student and have one journal that is your planner you could have a link to another journal that has your notes for a class
My main pain points are endless scrolling to reach a particular journal page, and organizing a whole shelf full of journals. Any sort of indexing system would be appreciated. Noteshelf does a fair job of book organizing. A page counter for each journal page would help with an indexing system. I love this app. I hate that it’s hard to find things quickly.
Jess Potter commented
Would be great to hear an update on this. There has been so much amazing feedback. A timeline on when this change will happen would be appreciated, and any more detail on how it will work. Obviously a popular request and I know it’s one that would help permanently hook me.
This (other than an iPhone app) has been the key thing I wanted with Zinnia, and the main reason my use of the app fizzled out after a while. Once I finished a full month, it was just too long and annoying to scroll through my spreads. I’d love to have an index or customizable table of contents where I can click a link and go to a section - I can label my months, I can label yearly spreads, I can bookmark trackers I need to flip back to. Since I’m a heavy ebook reader, I’d point to the table of contents and bookmark systems in Kindle and iBooks for reference. These work quite well. I think just being able to flag pages (like adding a sticky note) in the scrolling spread view isn’t really enough. If we want a full yearly journal, it will get long, and needs a compact and customizable index that allows us to navigate the journal at a glance. I’ve switched to a paper journal for now, but with this and the iPhone app, I’d be very likely to switch back to Zinnia.