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What are the best practices, or guidelines, to having a web form auto-save and manually save?

There are many ways in which a web form is made to auto-save and manually save; I'm wondering what would be the best practices to do so. Form is a web application form, and I want to save user values ...
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How to clarify ambiguity in “Save” behaviour on web based applications for users

I noticed on Office 365 applications and the Office 2016 applications that there is an Autosave feature (which I believe was started in OneNote). The official explanation of how the feature works (or ...
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When to save settings that span multiple pages?

Background I have a mobile app that employs both "multi-page" template and "single page" template. Specifically there is a “My Profile” functionality that is split across multiple pages. The rest of ...
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Save, Publish, Save and Publish

I have a question about the UX solution for saving and publishing a new version on the platform. What is it about? I created a new document and it becomes the "latest" version. I can edit that ...
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Does a form with continuous save need a “Save” button?

I am designing a web-app with a lot of forms and i was wondering how to improve the filling. The classical pattern is : fill, fill, fill, Save Have you experimented a form which auto-save each field ...
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Best practice when saving settings to backend on Android

In my app, I have a settings page with a number of options that all need to be saved on our backend. The call to the backend may fail for connectivity reasons and I'm not sure what's the best way to ...
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Auto Execute form or wait for user action dilemma

So I have a very large, form based query - where user makes selections and filters by using checkboxes. Each click on a checkbox triggers the query automatically and the results are dynamically ...
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At this point, placebo buttons are still helpful for users in web design?

I had this question related to the redirect buttons. Some apps or websites need time to save data before making a redirect or load some content. Usually, an action from the user can't help. In these ...
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Best way to indicate that progress autosaves with local memory?

I'm building an app that allows users to take small self-assessments (more or less a quiz). The app doesn't require login credentials or a signup, as user progress is auto-saved (almost ...
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Save by accident or revert by accident - which is better?

I'm developing a web application (I can post a link if you wish), which has a "workspace" with some items on it. Double-clicking an item opens a sidebar where you can set various properties for the ...
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Save an item before the user wants to, without annoying them

In my application the user will describe a case, a case will typically have a title, description, date and some other attributes. The user will also be able to add attachments to a case. The case ...
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Should you autosave when app is minimized?

I'm developing an Android app that allows users to fill out different types of forms (input types = text, numbers, and sliders for certain numbers). The save button is in the top-right corner, in the ...
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Autosave option in a modal dialog with Save & Cancel buttons

Scenario - A modal dialog where a user can type in anything (basically, Notes) with Save & Cancel buttons present, and Auto Save implemented. Auto Save has a purpose - it will avoid the messy ...
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Explicit vs Implicit save. Differences between Android and iOS expectations

Our app makes use of a 'Shopping Cart' type metaphor, in which users can select from a variety of items, and then confirm or remove all these items at once. We'll call this explicit save. The ...
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Austosave causing clearing of input data [closed]

We have a web application that includes two internal tabs (within the webpage). One of which the user writes down comments, and the other where they only view content. There are times where they have ...
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Restoring a user's unsaved work on a webpage

TL;DR The user edits data without saving. On the next visit, (how) should the unsaved changes be made available? Background information. I have a website that presents user created textual content (...
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Form saving automatically

I have a question about automatically saved forms. We are developing a complex system where user has to fill the form which includes multiple pages. After clicking the button "next page" the system ...
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How to communicate the message that the edit is auto-saved

I have created a web application that the user can change the report filters, the report columns visibility and order. All these are automatically saved so the user doesn't have to press a 'Save' ...
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How do you allow users to undo actions when the application supports autosave

Many web applications adopt the 'autosave' design pattern for a number of different reasons. One of them is so that changes are not lost when users have completed a number of tasks or actions and ...