Sorting Names On List

The lists can be sorted in ten ways:

  • Sort on Last name
  • Sort on First name
  • Manual sort
  • Sort on Birthday
  • Zip/Post Code
  • Card Sent Status
  • Card Completed Status
  • Addresses marked as requiring checking
  • Received Status
  • Company (Organisation)

In previous versions, the sort type was changed by tapping the Sort button at the bottom of the screen. The sort type is now selected in the Settings for the list display, which are accessed by tapping the Settings cog on the bottom-left of the list.

The Last Name sort will arrange the names alphabetically based on the last name.

The First Name sort will similarly arrange the names alphabetically based on first name.

MANUAL sort will allow you to arrange the names in whatever order you would like. Once in this mode, arrange the names as you want by placing your finger on a name, and sliding the name up or down as desired. Please note that in the latest version of Address Labels, to move the names, you must first enter Edit mode by tapping the edit button on the top-right.


In the example above, Lady Pricilla Beckingsdale is being moved up the list.

The Birthday sort sorts the names by birthday from January to December. Obviously this will only work if the birthday has been entered for the names in the list.

The Zip/Post code sort will sort the names based on Zip/Post code. Note, this will only apply to names that were imported from Contacts, or names which were imported from a csv file, which had a Zip/Post code column. Also, persons imported prior to version 6.40 might not have their zip/post code stored, and therefore will not get sorted correctly. In that case, it may be necessary to delete the person from the app and re-import.

From version 7.10 onwards, you can also sort on Sent Status. This will arrange the names based on the Card Sent status – not written, written, mailed etc.

Also from version 7.10 onwards, where entries can be marked as completed, you can now also sort on entries that have been completed. The Not Completed entries will be shown first, followed by the Completed entries.

NOTE: The type of Sort selected is applied to that list – NOT all lists. Therefore it is possible to use different sort type on different lists. You might sort on Last name for a long list, and Manual sort on a short list.