We've previously shown how to efficiently manage very large image libraries efficiently using inkFrog, but we thought it might be nice to also provide help to users who:

If you're tired of scrolling through lists and lists of items in inkFrog, it's time to start using folders.
  • Need a simpler way to organize a moderate number of inkFrog images

  • Are looking for a way to keep their inkFrog listing library organized

  • Would like to be more organized about their eBay messages

inkFrog offers a simple, effective tool that can be used to manage your images, listings, and messages, all in the same way. In fact, it's one that most users are familiar with from their everyday computing life: folders!

What You Can Do with Folders in inkFrog

Using inkFrog folders, you can:

  • Create and name folders to hold images, listings, or messages

  • Move images, listings, or messages into or out of folders, in bulk

  • View and use one folder of images, listings, or messages at a time

  • Search within folders to further narrow your view images, listings, or messages view

Happily, folders are very easy to use in inkFrog and make for a quick, ideal organization system for any seller with more than a dozen or two items in their inkFrog libraries. Here's how to do it.

Creating a Folder

Folders exist inside your inkFrog image, listing, or message library. So before following the steps below, open one of these areas of inkFrog. Once you've chosen and opened one of these areas, the steps to using folders are easy:

  1. Open your list of folders. Click on the folder icon, then on "Manage Folders" (or, in your messages area, just click directly on "Manage Folders") to open the folder management tool.

Click "Manage Folders" to open your list of folders for editing.

  1. Click "Add new folder" to create a folder. In this dialog, you either can delete existing custom folders or add new folders. Click on "Add new folder" to create a new folder. When prompted, enter a name for your folder.

Click "Add new" to add a new folder. Use the trash can icons on the right to delete folders.

  1. Select items to move into your new folder. Select the items you'd like to move into your new folder, then click "Bulk Actions" → "Move to folder" (or "Bulk Actions" → "Library Actions" → "Move to folder" in the listings area) to begin the move process.

Select multiple items, then click "Move to folder" to move them to a new folder.

  1. Select a destination folder. In the "Move to folder" dialog, select the folder you just created from the drop-down list, then click the "Move" button to move the items you selected into the folder.

Select the destination folder for your move from the drop-down list.

  1. View the new contents of your new folder. To open your new folder for work and see the items you just moved there, click the folder icon and then select your new folder from the drop-down list. Your view will be updated to show the just contents of the folder you selected. Note the "Is in..." label above your items, which tells you which folder you're viewing. To exit the folder, click the 'X' on this label.

When you view your new folder, all of the items you moved are there.

Folders That Synchronize

One quick caveat bears mentioning.

The items and folders in your images and listings libraries are local to inkFrog, meaning that when you create folders and move images or listings into them, these activities do not affect your listings or images on eBay. The folder tools in these areas are there purely to help you to keep your inkFrog life organized.

The messages and folders in your messages area, however do synchronize back to eBay, since eBay's messaging system also supports folders.

We suspect that most inkFrog users will find inkFrog's messaging tools far superior to those on eBay, and as a result, won't ever even notice—but it's worth a mention that if you create a new folder, then move messages into it, you'll see these changes also reflected in your eBay messaging area.

It's That Easy

And there you have it—folders in inkFrog. There really is nothing else to it!

This simple technique only takes seconds to learn, but can save you gobs of time down the road as you build up libraries of images, listings, and messages—eliminating the need for you to scroll or search through endless lists to find the items you're looking for.

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