How do I organise my post-its based on tags and then organise each group into rows and columns of post-its?

  • 25 February 2021
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I have over 300 post-its randomly scattered over my miro board. The post its have different colours and tags (13 tags). Firstly, I want to separate these post-its based on their tags and then organise each group of post-its into rows and columns (post-its evenly spaced out from each other instead of randomly spaced out)


Best answer by Robert Johnson 25 February 2021, 02:30

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@Tanish Chheda - Two options come to mind:

  1. Probably the simplest way would be to export all of the sticky note to a CVS file, open in a spreadsheet application (Excel, Google Sheets), sort the sticky notes by tag, and the copy-and-paste the spreadsheet cells back to the board by in groups by tags (note, you would have to add the tag again if it is still needed).

Example - export to CSV:


And how they look in Excel:

Move on exporting to CSV in the Board Export → Export to spreadsheet (CSV) Help Center article:

#2 - You could also try is to install the Clusterizer app, which will group sticky notes by their tags - check it out here:

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@Tanish Chheda - Wait. Hold on. I just found a really cool way to do this - I had no idea this existed! (Yes, I’m excited that I learned something new haha). Hopefully this will work for you.

You can use the board’s search functionality to filter objects by tags.

At the top-right corner of the board, click

  1. Search
  2. the filter icon
  3. click on Everywhere to open the menu
  4. and then click on tags


And now use Ctrl+click to individually select a group of objects by their tag (I think Cmd+click on a Mac?) and now they are selected and you can drag them off on their own and use the auto-layout feature to make them pretty :)


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@Tanish Chheda 

Here’s one idea that uses Clusterizer then Miro’s auto-layout tool. Video demo below. 
Clusterizer can struggle with too many tags… if the tag combinations are too densely interconnected…  but may work just fine for you. 


Auto layout tool (four dots in square) accessed to upper right of any board selection.


Hope it gives some food for thought. 

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@Robert Johnson

I see what you did there… nice find!  It seems the assumption is that one clones off all tags into a grouping based on each tag…  So, if N tags, then N groups and items with K number of tags will be duplicated K# of times into their respective (per-tag) groups. 

I like this approach and have been thinking of adding it as a Clusterizer feature… where its just about … “what’s tagged by each tag? … let me scan by tag...”  


However -- if a person is seeking combinatorial goodness…

Just keep in mind - (nerd alert) - that, 

if… N = Number of Tags, 

then number of tag groupings (clusters / unique sets of tags) = 2^N

So for @ Tanish … at N=13, there are a possible 8192 tag groupings… 


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@Max Harper:


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