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Is a tag based system a better UX than traditional folder structure?

[...] my goal was to eliminate the network shared structure. It'll help to center the goal around a clear pain point. You mentioned issues of 'g-drive' but the top two issues (length of the file path ...
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Folder naming standard for storing app backup data on user's personal cloud?

I know that with Dropbox, that sort of data is dealt with differently - as a DataStore instead of normal files you would expect a user to store within Dropbox. They have a tutorial which deals with ...
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How to tell a user about an option to move file out of a folder?

Out of your options: 1st and 2nd option qualify to be an action. The third one suggests a destructive action which doesn't really suggest "moving". Now, depending on your users, if they know ...
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What are good principles for organizing files?

This is actually a pretty big topic that is also related to information architecture. These days there is a trend towards the use of metadata (i.e. tags rather than rigid structures) for the ...
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Is there an acknowledged standard for multiple selection with checkboxes?

Conceptually, nested checkbox lists with cascading check/uncheck-all behavior require a third indeterminate (unchecked functionally but neither checked not unchecked in appearance) visual state for ...
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Displaying actions for item lists

I believe mobile version of DropBox actually has what you're looking for. Compartmentalize actions into drop down or popup, based on permissions or context. They are accessed by a right-most [...] or [...
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Filtering list of items by folders

Here are my two thoughts: 1) I'm not sure why the status filter needs to have "view all" as the default? You are going to sort the elements some way anyways so why not have the default sorting method ...
Satu's user avatar
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Filtering list of items by folders

One item can be added into multiple folders If the item is not duplicated when added to multiple folders, then it sounds like you're talking about tags, not folders. I think this might be easier ...
Harry Brignull's user avatar
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How to tell a user about an option to move file out of a folder?

Taking your options: "Move to root" If this is the only place where the file can be moved, then this would be correct, specially on a tree representation "Move to top" This is really unclear and has ...
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Folder naming standard for storing app backup data on user's personal cloud?

The primary idea behind a backup for app data is to be able to retrieve the data in another environment or another point in time. In such cases the user would prefer if this retrieval happens ...
Aditya's user avatar
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Folder naming standard for storing app backup data on user's personal cloud?

Never heard of any such standards as there are multiple options available for where to store data. [root]/<appname>/<timestamp>/ Storing backup files in a folder with timestamp should be ...
Ketan's user avatar
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Drag and drop indicator for web folder

I think one question that comes to mind is: if there is already a file in the folder, how did it get in there? If it was placed there by your user, he should already be aware that there is a way to ...
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