Consider the following simple scenario: User has 2,352 cookies in his account. Now, he is prompted with a message, "How many cookies would you like to eat?" Given he can enter any number from 1 to 2352, what is the most intuitive, easy to understand and user-friendly way to ask for his input here?
Traditionally, this has always been a text field where the user simply types in the number and is done. I'm wondering whether there's a better way, or, should I just stick to text fields? I'm not sure why, but, this kind of interface feels rather ancient as of today.
Some would use sliders here, but, I believe these are more of a burden than anything when dealing with large amounts (i.e., thousands).