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Use "past year, past month, past week." If you say "last year" and it was 2016, users assume you mean 2015. Using the word "past" implies that you mean rolling days, thus making it much more understandable. The same thing applies for months and weeks.
A screenshot from iOS Health app: No past or last. Simple. Understandable. Fit for smaller screens.
On Tuesday, 21 June 2016: Since: | birth | June 2015 | 20 May | Wednesday | Here are my alternative suggestions: Since: | 0 | Jun’15 | 20May | Wed | From: | start | year ago | month ago | week ago | Only: | Past | Past year | Past month | Past week | Only: | Past | … year | … month | … week | Only: | Any | A year | A month | A week | Only: | All | 1 ...
download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups The dropdown menu is a better idea, and it fits on most screens. Also, you should include a "custom" option. You can't imagine how many people are FRUSTRATED everyday because THERE IS NO CUSTOM OPTION! That said, the mockup is an example of a diary app with the dropdown menu.
I would skip the 'Last' altogether and go with Lifetime | 1 year | 30 days | 7 days At most it would take the user one try to remember what it means, especially if you display the date range of the selected period once selected
Be clear Here's an example of this type of control from a business intel app I worked on. This is used like a semented control across the top of various reports and Dashboard widgets. What you've described may fit your space, but it's semantically incorrect. If it's June and your date control is labeled Last month, that clearly means May. What you're ...
It might be confusing at first, but the disambiguation comes quickly: Showing data for the month before the current one exclusively is silly. No one would consider such a feature. As soon as you click on it, you'll see what appears. You may also add the indication of the precise time range somewhere (with actual dates) after the user selects one option. ...
Consider this: | Past year | Past month | Past week | This is much less likely to be misunderstood than "last year", and is a common way of presenting menus for selecting a time range. For example, the filters for Google search and Reddit's top posts use this exact wording.
Given today's date, 6/20/2016, I offer my users these choices: Today 6/20/2016 Yesterday 6/19/2016 Last 7 Days 6/14/2016 - 6/20/2016 Last 30 Days 5/22/2016 - 6/20/2016 This Month 6/1/2016 - 6/20/2016 Last Month 5/1/2016 - 5/31/2016 This Year 1/1/2016 - 6/20/2016 Last Year 1/1/2015 - 12/31/2015 All Time First ...
|All| or last | 365 | 30 | 7 | days
This reminds me of tax software I've used that runs alerts and checks at the end of the return. They prompt you with something like "Review alerts" or "Review and fix warnings". This kind of terminology might work better because: It implies the software is helping you by checking your work It implies you don't have to do anything (even though the user most ...
Looking at 'redo' synonyms, and given the alternative of 'Modify and Sign', would 'Revise' work? Edit: Or perhaps would just 'Modify' do? I'd have thought that the 'sign' part would be implicit.
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