Add tags to instances
I want to be able to tag my instances so i know what type of app i'm using them for. This will be particularly useful when i use you api, i can then filter by type/tag.
Great service so far!
Currently Digital Ocean allows to distinguish between the droplets on the regional bases, having a functionality of tags can make the management of dropets useful in some important cases; like, arranging the droplets containing same setups in different regions etc.
It would be good to generate a JSON list according to the 'attached tags' from API too.
Right now, we have to name the droplets in a particular way to achieve the same.
Allow servers to be tagged and filtered to make it easy to manage large lists of servers
Add categories to the server overview page and allow us to assign a category to our server. For the people out there obsessed with organising things.
Right, but gmail also implements the tag feature in a non-traditional manner. Tags in the traditional sense are a discoverable tool not an organisational tool (think youtube). But, gmail makes them useful by bringing the illusion forward that it is a type of folder -- it's just that your email can now exist in many folders instead of one.
So, I would agree with you and say that if tags were to be chosen over folders then it should be done in the same or similar manner to gmail. I would consider that a compromise.
When I moved to gmail years ago I was frustrated that they didn't have folders and only offered tags. Now that I have been using it for a long time, tags have really grown on me. It allows me to organize single items into multiple groups since I can assign multiple tags.
So, while I understand the desire for folders/categories, I would prefer to see tags.
If it helps, I made the same recommendation recently to another application that I use every day and one of the responses from another user was for tags as well as or instead of folders. So, I'd say both, despite the fact I find tags absolutely useless at organising anything.
Personally groups, I find tags annoying but I can only speak for myself and I'm only one person in an expanding organisational obsessed population. So, if you want to make everyone happy, probably both :)
Would people prefer groups or tags or both?