Material Design spec for the List Component states:
Avoid displaying a repeated supplemental action in tiles, such as a share action in every tile.
Toggles, such as stars or pins, are exceptions because they provide unique information about each individual tile."
If you have multiple supplementary actions (like copy, delete, print, preview) which are the same of each item in the list, what is the best way to allow users to access them?
What I've done at the moment is included only 1 additional supplementary action on the list item and made the user open the list item to access these additional actions from the Toolbar component on that page. 1 extra fits on mobile:
Options for Showing Multiple Supplementary Actions on a List
I'm considering the following options to allow users to access more of the supplementary actions from the list view:
Option A: Add next most common supplementary action(s) to the right hand side of the list. I am going to hide these on smaller than phablet so that the list item will still comply with MD specs on mobile devices.
Option B: Add selection control to Toolbar on list so that user can select multiple list items to execute the supplementation actions on - for example delete, copy. This would avoid repeating the same supplementary actions on the list...this is illustrated as a selection pattern in the spec here: enter link description here
I'm leaning towards option B as it will allow users to execute the supplementary actions on multiple items in the list and it is more consistent with the spec as it avoids repeating the same actions in the tiles - however I'm under pressure to just to option A as users had something like this before in our Bootstrap app....
I have a Material Design web application used on desktop and mobile - it is adaptive and responsive but we are trying to keep the codebase the same for all devices as much as possible. Here are example screens (there are different types of content some have more supplementary actions than others):