New site feature: Bookmark tune settings (and more!)
I’ve just rolled out a new feature for The Session that I hope you’re going to like…
For a while now, I’ve received feedback that, while the tunebook functionality is good, maybe it would be better if you could put a specific *setting* of a tune into your tunebook.
Well, I’m afraid it’s too late to change something so fundamental about tunebooks, so I’ve added extra functionality instead. When you look at any setting of any tune, you’ll see the option to bookmark that setting (a button that says "bookmark").
Once you start bookmarking tune settings, you’ll see a new button on your member profile page: as well as the "tunebook" link and the "tune sets" link, there’s now a "bookmarks" link.
I bookmarked a couple of settings so you can see how that looks:
(And you can see the "bookmarks" link on my profile: https://thesession.org/members/1 )
There’s no fancy functionality associated with bookmarks—it’s simply a means of easily getting back to a tune setting that you’re interested in.
If you like, you can think of it as a "like" or "favourite", but I thought that phrasing it as a bookmark specifically highlights the usefulness of finding it again later.
Perhaps later on, if enough people use the bookmarking functionality, I can surface functionality based on the data, like ordering tune settings from most bookmarked to least bookmaked, for example. For now though, the functionality is specific to you; a way for you to keep track of specific tune settings.
One more thing…
While I think the main value of bookmarking is with tune settings, I decided that I could expand the functionality to cover just about anything on The Session. There isn’t a big obvious button like there is for tune settings, but now when you go to a recording, a session, an event, a discussion or even an individual comment, you’ll see a subtle little bookmark icon. Clicking this allows you to bookmark (or un-bookmark) that item.
Again, you’ll be able to get at those items from your bookmarks page on your member profile (and once you start bookmarking more than tune settings, you’ll see the option to filter your bookmarks by type).
So give it a whirl and see what you think.
I imagine that tunebooks will remain the primary way that people keep track of tunes, but for everyone who wanted some way of keeping track of specific settings of tunes, bookmarks are for you!