My website has an option to search and drill down people by various data points. To enable them to save these filters for future use, there is an option to save the filter criteria.

I don't want to call it saved search or saved filters. Currently I am using "Saved Queries" and I feel query may not be the most friendly word given that the users are mostly non-tech savvy. What's the best alternative?

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    why don't you want "saved search" or "saved filters" if that's what it is?
    – Lovis
    Dec 5, 2013 at 9:28
  • Hi MOller, typically user knows/feels he is searching when there is a search box. But here, he is filtering through UI. SO I did not want to call it Search (although actually that is what it is).
    – Prasad
    Dec 5, 2013 at 9:32
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    eBay uses 'Saved Search' and that includes saving any applied filters too. You may well find that the users don't really differentiate between 'Search' and 'Filter' anyway.
    – JonW
    Dec 5, 2013 at 9:46
  • -1 Why don't you want to call them saved filters?
    – Pesikar
    Dec 5, 2013 at 12:14
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    Can you expand your question to explain why you've decided the two obvious options aren't right for your users?
    – Racheet
    Dec 5, 2013 at 15:15

4 Answers 4


I think a 'Saved Query' or 'Saved Search' implies that keywords or search terms are being saved. That said maybe 'Bookmarked Searches' is more accessible?

For saving filters I think you could try 'Custom Filters' or 'My Filters'.


I understand your problem: "Saving filters" is in deed an awquard term since others can still use the filters as well after you have "saved" them. They haven't changed ones property or so. Abstract thought, but abstract enough to think about it. You need to extend your term with something more grippy. How about "save filter combination" or "save search criterias"?

Edit: Btw. Evernotes english version uses the term "saved searches" whereas the german version titles this with "saved search procedures" ("Gespeicherte Suchvorgänge")


Depending on the context something like My selections / Saved selections / Previous selections might work.


Depending on what the site does you could still use "Saved search" or do as Apple Mail – call it "Save as Smart folder" and let the user name the filter result for an easy access.

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