I'm trying to find an easy to use and easy to figure out way to move or
copy items around in a web application. For example, in a document
sharing application where there are different folder hierarchies, what
would be the best way of moving a document from one folder into another.
I've seen some applications which use a "Cut and Paste" method where you
select the item or items you wish to move via a checkbox, click on a Cut
button and then browse to the destination folder and click on "Paste"
button. I have previously designed multi page wizards where the user
would select one or more items and click on a Move button and be taken
to a second screen where they could specify the destination folder and
finish the move.
My question is, has anyone used an application which has a good solution
for moving and copying things? Does anyone have strong opinions about
the two different approaches I described above?
I am trying to figure out if there's a good way to tackle this without
going into the whole drag and drop AJAX interfaces (nothing wrong with
that except that engineers will probably say "not enough time") :)