Our app has multiple products that you can opt into, let's pretend it's named "Xanadont". Each product (or module) has configurable settings plus the main app has settings. There's a settings view called "Modules". The left column lists each module. The right column is the details view of the settings per the selected module.
The question is what to name the main settings list entry? We have two camps: 1 - label it "General", 2 - label it "Xanadont" (the app's name). Here's a rough mockup.
- What's being configured is not a module, therefore labeling it the app's name is not appropriate.
- "General" would be less confusing.
- "Generel" (or Global) seems to be the industry standard.
- No real-world precedence in other software for a menu labeled as the app's name.
- What's being configured is kind of a module, it's the "main" module.
- Users won't be confused; it should be obvious for what use the section "Xanadont" is.
- It promotes the app's brand.
- "General" is cliché, "Xanadont" is more evocative.
So ... what do you think?
Edit - the "main" settings area can have settings that affect the modules, but other settings may not. An example would be Date / Time and number formatting.