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Add ability to set different sort for different notebooks

I sort each of my notebooks differently. Some I use a custom order, others I sort by the created date in descending order.

Having only one sort order means I manually need to switch the sort when switching between notebooks. This is a pain and it would be useful if I can just have a different sort for each notebook.

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This kind of demand is rare, at least I know few of them, such as the most common Windows file manager

It isn't for my use case. I have a notebook with journal entries, sorted by date (most recent, to latest).

Another notebook example contains personal notes. With a custom sort order, because I've a bunch of notes in there I use frequently, so I've organised them properly at the top. There's lots of other notes in there too, so not using a sort order is a pain.

I use these notebooks every day, and having to continually change the sort order is really annoying. I think this feature should be added since it's pretty straightforward to implement, and would remove a major hassle for users like myself (even if there's only a few of us).

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So it seems like "this kind of demand" is NOT as rare.

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To me this is a brilliant idea and it would be great if it could be implemented.

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I'd really like this feature too.
I'm pretty much in the same situation as @dspacejs
Need to sort journal entries different than Inbox entries, and different than the rest of the notebooks.

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This is a functionality I would be very keen on having too for similar reasons. I have numerous notebooks for journaling and project management which I sort by creation date. And other notebooks which I sort in an alphabetical way.

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I constantly find myself missing this feature now. Notebooks where I add web clippings, for example, are natural fits for being sorted by time created so the latest addition ends up on top and I don't have to browse for it. More stable notebooks, like dynamic searches created by the Notes Overview plugin are best sorted by name and look like a mess when sorted by time.

I think note sort order should be per notebook and not globally.

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Sometimes, we need sorting by time but sometimes we need sort alphabetically or numerically, like when we use numbering sequence as in Zettelkasten approach and needs depends on the notebook.

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