GSAK is so much more than filtering and sorting. You can do some very cool stuff with it--like generate statistical reports, plot your caches on Google Maps, and many others.
But there is no way around it--if you want to do the really amazing stuff with GSAK, you will have to use macros. But don't let this scare you off. You do NOT need to write any macros--lots of other people have done all that for you. You just have to find whatever macro you want, and install it into GSAK.
The first tutorial in this section will take you through the process of installing a macro. The remainder of the tutorials in this section will showcase some of the cool macros that are available. If there is a great macro that you use (or any other GSAK tip) that you want to share, let us know.