I am trying to find modern implementations of the picklist. The main benefits of this ui being the ability to see all selections at once in order to add/subtract them from a group. This kind of interaction reminds me of old windows based software but the functionality remains important today. I have not been able to find a modern pattern for this. Anyone know of anything?

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    What is wrong with this version? Why do you want a 'modern' one? Just do this but with Material Design style and bingo - modern version.
    – JonW
    Apr 16, 2015 at 10:07
  • How many items are in your list?
    – tohster
    Apr 16, 2015 at 16:15

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The example you're providing might work well if you have the space for it, but something like Chosen could work even better.

In the example below, Chosen is the version on the right:


This should also be rather intuitive to users, since this is how e.g. email clients behave when adding recipients.

  • This is a good suggestion if you are okay with users typing. Pocket tagging on Android works like this.
    – Harshal
    Apr 16, 2015 at 11:05

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