I use categories for mail and for my calendar. I cannot figure out how my list of categories is sorted, but the order is not useful. it used to be alphabetical and started my most-used categories with 0- so they came out at the top of the list. now they are scattered throughout but never visible in the first window I see. how can I sort my categories so the list is useful to me?
in the calendar, the categories are indicated by text color for events at the top of the day columns (that you can use for reminders, etc), but as others have said, many of the colors are not easy to distinguish. I like the colored bars for at the top of the day columns - they are easy to see.
Another Anonymous commented
Yes, the new categories are difficult to use and the coloring system now makes it impossible to quickly distinguish one category from another. The old calendar had bright, vibrant, recognizable hues. It was easy to IMMEDIATELY find something or know what type of event it was. Now it feels like I am at a baby shower. It's much harder to tell one category from another. Please give us back the prior category coloring and system.
Categories I use most are not visible in the top 8 and it's a now a convoluted way of getting to them. Can you make them all visible in a list straight away as you used to?
teri crease commented
seriously, how are the categories that come up in the short list when you click on "categories" chosen? they are NOT the ones I use most often, nore are the ones I marked as favorites. can we PLEASE choose how to sort these? the list of 8 that appears is not useful. I have to go to "all categories" to find the ones I use the most.
teri crease commented
seems that they still have not changed the categories that are shown on the "short list". I have to click "all categories" to quickly find the one I want. this is annoying? please fix it, or provide options for which ones to show in this window.
I cannot sort/view emails by category when using Outlook356 web app (I can only do this using the desktop version).
The categories are still there in the WebApp - and I can still apply them - but I cannot view or sort all the emails that have been assigned a given category: what is the point allowing customer to assign categories to emails, when we cannot sort/view by these categories.
I have viewed umpteen tutorials/helpsheets/videos trying to find out how to do this - but it appears that it is impossible.
Dr Martin Lang
Someone made an update and adding new tabs to messages ... FAILs ... please fix it. Using Chrome (latest) on Windows 10
Categories aren't accessible when moving from one inbox to another e.g. if you open a shared inbox that is linked to your own. Currently functionality that would be good to bring across.
My intuition says that if a menu exists for "All Folders" where one can filter in/out by folder, another menu must exists for "All categories" to fitler in/out by category.
Folders were deprecated time ago by your Gmail friends ;D
The completly arbitrary way of sorting content in hierarchical views is completely outdated with today's standards.