A few weeks ago I provided you with several options for different ways to help users manage lots of different panels in the sidebar (we are providing 3 or 4 by default but we assume business partners will be writing lots more of them).
We have some conflicting goals-- how do we make it "discoverable" that Samantha can turn on or off different sidebar panels, while at the same time, making the most of screen real estate?
Here's a new proposal.
By default, an organize panels section is expanded, displaying a vertical list of available plugins. Available = plugins that have been installed to the user's Notes client.
Users see a list of available plugins and may toggle them on or off in the sidebar.
Users may also turn off the vertical navigator by collapsing via the "Organize Panels" label.
The panel manager is a new sidebar panel that provides additional user capabilities.
Users may toggle on and off available sidebar panels (like they can in the vertical panel list).
In the future, this area aids in discovering new plug-ins to install, with sections listing new plugins, favorites, etc...
Saved Sidebar layouts are enabled view the single pulldown menu tab at the top of the sidebar.