Today I realised you can organise folders in iCloud by name, date, or tags. I assume the default is by date (as in modified date) since I'd never changed this before and that's what my Mac is doing.
I'll use Byword as an example, since that's where I just experinced it. I use just three folders. One for the files I'm actively working on, called Writing; one for drafts where I keep new ideas and unfinished drafts that are not urgent; and one where I dump all text files once I'm finished writing and I've published the content elsewhere, called Archives. I specifically put a number in the folder name so they were always in the same order, but today I noticed 03. Archives was first.
It's a small thing, but one that really irks me. On instinct, I control-clicked (or right-click) on the gray area and got the option to sort by name, date, or tag. Easy fix.
But I wondered why I'd never notice this before. Turns out the order of folders in Byword for iPhone and iPad is always by name, and I almost always start new documents from an iOS device. In Byword for iOS you can choose to sort documents by date, but it affects only documents, not folders.