We are redesigning filters in our file search engine. Currently there are 3 options like file source, size and, date added.
We observed that many users use the same combination of filters every time they visit our service, so we want to give them a possibility to save that combination.
To make this functionality user friendly we don't want to force them to register, we want to store conditions in cookies (we are aware of the disadvantages this solution brings).
Considering that "less is more" on one side, and giving a user full control of the interface on the other, we are wondering if we should:
- Add "Save search criteria" button
- Just inform the user that their search criteria were saved after they hit the main filters "Apply" button.
What do you think?