Make "Manual" playlist sort a checkbox instead of a dropdown option
In the playlist's "Order by ..." dialog, there's a checkbox for "Alternate podcasts" and then one or more dropdown menus to sort by various methods.
The Part That Feels Like Awkward UI:
All of the "Sort by" dropdown options are automatic sort methods, except one, the "Manual (Drag&Drop)" menu option. If you think about it, Manual (Drag&Drop) is really an alternative to automatic sorting. It's turning automatic sorting on or off. In fact if you select it, it does disable the subsequent dropdown menus. So it could make more UI sense to make it a checkbox at the top that enables or disables all 3 dropdowns.
Move "Manual (Drag&Drop)" out of the dropdown; instead make it a checkbox.
-> Critically, it should disable all 3 dropdown menus, and the dropdown menu state should be remembered so that users can toggle between manual mode and their preferred automatic mode.
Personally, 90% of the time I stay on an automatic sort: alternating podcasts sorted by podcast priority (high->low), then short publication date (Old->New), then duration (Min->Max). And then about 10% of the time I'm excited by a new podcast and want to drag it to the top of my list, so I switch to Manual mode and do that. And then when I want to switch back, it's 12 clicks and 3 scrolls to set it back to my preferred automatic sort. It's a UI pain point.
I admit that this is a relatively trivial pain point, but I expect it's also a relatively trivial code change!
- Longtime user of the paid version. :)
Belatedly found a similar request: https://podcastaddict.uservoice.com/forums/211997-general/suggestions/41275945-add-a-quick-toggle-to-manual-sorting-in-playlist
Oh, to clarify: what I really want is the ability to quickly toggle back & forth between manual sort and my preferred automatic sort. The checkbox is merely a suggested way of achieving that, but a different UI for that would also be fine.