Make the SEARCH feature more functional
While there are thousands of images, they’re very difficult to find. It would be so helpful to filter and search to find what we need. This could be done by adding tags to all assets. For “Pablo Presenting,” for example, some tags could be: male, man, business, presentation, pitch, African_American, Caucasian, Hispanic, etc. I think this would reduce the number of requests for assets that are already there. I LOVE Doodly, but I t’s frustrating and time consuming to scroll through thousands of images to find something that may or may not be there. Thanks!

Kelley Briceno shared this idea 02/12/18 12:15
rick_dimeglio 19/02/19 22:33
I agree. Even the current search is lacking. I have searched for characters by name and been surprised to find not all their images appear. More keywords would be helpful and will only become more necessary as the library grows.
Karen Loftus 23/02/19 00:36
This has got to be my #1 issue. There may be a lot of imagery provided, but searching around for it is counter-productive.
Lovnee Swayambhu Pattanaik 26/03/19 16:01
it took me 1 hour to find a set of suitable boy characters. i cannot imagine working with default library.
Billy 10/04/19 01:54
I just bought mine, and that was my 1st frustration. Looking for scene is hard. It doesn't even show the name or a search box, and I paid for the premium upgrade. So let me know if I am still stuck in Standard, because I was expecting more variety, like sports characters, wedding scenes etc.
Melissa R Halvorsen 05/06/19 22:58
The total lack of real search functionality is driving me crazy. I logged in to the site specifically to offer this feedback. I find Doodly to be practically unusable because of the impossibility of sifting through thousands of images to find what I need. I have to write down the names of characters I might want to use on a sticky note for every project. Until functional search with usable tags is in place, I won't be using or recommending Doodly to anyone. What a colossal waste of my time.
John Shoemaker 13/06/19 22:55
Amen! I waste so much time having to scroll through images. The current search is barely functional, and it would not take much to make it beneficial. I vote YES!
Natalia Shirshova 01/07/19 10:20
Yes! I was really surprised that the elements didn't have tags. I would say it is still worth scrolling if you're just playing around but I cannot imagine doing it on a tight schedule.
Bernadette 26/07/19 18:04
I agree, my biggest frustration is trying to narrow down who the characters are and their names. A name means nothing to me. But if I could filter by gender, weight description, race, and activity/action, etc. For example, instead of 'every man' appearing when I type middle-aged man with glasses, I would only get a middle-aged man with glasses. Perhaps, a character map, at the very least, so we can relate the name to the headshot or body shot of the character. Tagging should really be a primary feature. I find I am spending too much time, just trying to arrive at my primary character. Forget it if I'm trying to get a family together. I think Doodly is on the right track, yet this enhancement would make it far more user friendly.
Jerry Smith 11/01/20 15:26
I just put a suggestion like this into the feature request. (looking for folders or metadata tags for ALL objects) I'm glad it's already begun. Metadata tags are probably THE best way to establish searchable content.
feng zhang 11/01/20 17:32
Establish a catalog for the material library, you can easily and quickly find a certain material picture for timeline editing.
feng zhang 11/01/20 17:34
请不要用文字,请用图片方式来做成可以下载的pdf格式图表,然后对应相应的编号查找!对于非英语人群来说才更体现方便之处 。希望采纳我的意见,谢谢! Please do not use text, please use the picture method to make a downloadable pdf format chart, and then find the corresponding number! It is more convenient for non-English speakers. Hope to adopt my opinion, thank you!
Craig Thompson 04/07/20 23:51
Totally agree. Search is completely missing from Scenes, and not grouped in any sensible order, so even scrolling through doesn't put similar scenes near each other (i.e., office, nature, exercise, etc.).
Sebastian Schiller 30/07/20 19:15
Brilliant, this is I am looking for. The usage of the current search engine is really time consuming and needs to be more effective.
Dewey Beene 11/08/20 05:34
Maybe a feature of "favorite" or "recently used" props in a folder, or being able to categorize them in a way that makes sense to the user.
feng zhang 11/08/20 11:10
最好用阿拉伯数字0-9999等等来标注,有利于非英语国家的用户来方便使用 !
Luis Angulo 14/08/20 20:39
hi!! verry good the woek
Fernando 20/08/20 20:40
This is my #1 problem. There are so many images and that's great but I don't like that they are not organized. Therefore I have never used images that are after the letter F for example as the scrolling is too time consuming.
David J Mitchell 26/08/20 15:02
I agree! It is both difficult to find out what's available when searching and when scrolling.
Branislav Konjevic 07/09/20 17:36
As I can see - this is the old problem. I just want to add this - please consider to categorize scenes/templates, as well as the Characters/Props. You could implement a search function inside these categories.
[email protected] 18/09/20 14:38
VERY time consuming. The "tree" needs to be more condensed. In fact, with all the ways this company is growing is presently, and in the past, the sooner the better. Because even though it's only been a few years, it's going to be a lot more years in the future. Even though the basic idea is to make money from the app, people won't stay if it's something they can't use quickly and easily--and word gets around. So make a tree, created with a filing system of alphabetized AND commonalities, just to ensure ease of location. I would also include one small place where GENERAL ideas for creations are created, such as "sports players," as opposed to "a tall, Black, basketball player." Ya feel? Hope this helps.
vince sterr 20/10/20 20:21
I bought an Enterprise license. While I love how the tool works, it it virtually impossible to find the character I want due to the lack of categorization in any meaningful way. It takes hours to find what you are after. NoOne has that much time.
vince sterr 20/10/20 20:24
So many characters. So little categories. Takes far too long to find what you are after. As it is, the product is virtually unusable. Noone has that much time. Group Characters by name or function or tags or in SOME meaningful way. The two years and $55,000.00 spent on the extra content is a complete waste if we can't find it. Software works great otherwise, but I would not recommend it to ANYONE till this has been resolved.
chris 18/11/20 16:56
Yes please. There is a universal business requirement to balance gender, age and race. It is impossible to browse the characters in an alphabetic list of hundreds. If 'labelling' characters is too controversial, or difficult to adapt the search function, then just a single headshot photo of each on a webpage would suffice with the character name. they we could quickly scan to find the characteristics we are looking for.
Bolzicco Dennis 24/11/20 14:09
Yes please. There is a universal business requirement to balance gender, age and race. It is impossible to browse the characters in an alphabetic list of hundreds. If 'labelling' characters is too controversial, or difficult to adapt the search function, then just a single headshot photo of each on a webpage would suffice with the character name. they we could quickly scan to find the characteristics we are looking for.
Lysa Nalin 10/12/20 19:57
SOOOOO important ~ divide it into sections ~ IE>>> "Furniture", 'Animals" Scenery" etc ~~~. Thanks!!!!
Shannon Eads 25/03/21 18:11
I agree, I can't find hardly anything for landscaping although I know there are homes and bushes and trees and flowers and yards I could easily use... but when I type any of those word in... nothing! very frustrating.
Denis 10/03/21 00:56
Agree. Looking forward to improvements in search as it is time consuming. Having a means for us to tag assets in the libraries would be great. This could be as simple as what we already can do in the finder in windows and Mac. One thing that is missing is the means to search scenes. And it would be great if there was some form of recursive filtering. i.e. like you find on many online stores and libraries, having the ability to filter the search results by a list of parameters such as primary colour-red, blue,multi... , period-prefistoric, ancient, middle ages, federation, millennial...
Matthew Stough 28/03/21 21:08
Stated elsewhere...time is money!
Sofiane Ait Mokhtar 27/04/21 13:53
Gaby Isabelle Gelinas 16/06/21 12:38
I am so happy this is a «started» feature!
Ian Townley 06/07/21 00:03
Yes agreed - and a filter or search option on music based on required time of track
John Liew 14/07/21 10:48
Strongly agree! Just would like to put a comment to propose to Doodly. Or maybe can add in another "favorite" tab, so that can get my regular props easily
Laurie J 09/09/21 02:23
Not only do the images need more accurate descriptors so the search will pick them up, but there are several that are mislabeled or misspelled, which means even if the image exists, a search will NEVER find it. I want to say I recently saw “balloon” misspelled and several other assets had misspellings, typos, or random names (with weird underscoring) that did not accurately describe the item at all. I know it will take a lot of man hours, but Doodly needs to bite the bullet, sit down and categorize, fix and label all assets properly.