Feedback on actions for adding entries

Robby Stephenson robby at
Sun Sep 6 18:21:44 BST 2020

Hi all,

Anyone care to offer suggestions on improving the (English) wording of the
menu and toolbar items for adding entries or the overall workflow? I've
known for a while that my choices weren't always what a new user might
expect [1].

There are two actions: 1) create a new blank entry for manual entering
information, and 2) Searching internet data sources and adding entries from
there. Right now, those two commands in the toolbar say "New" and "Internet
Search", clearly not the best. I'm going to change the text for opening a
new collection to say "New Collection". SO I'm looking for suggestions to
improve the other two. I've thought of

* "Manual Entry" and "Add Entry" - first is not a verb and the difference
may still not be clear
* "New Empty Entry" and "Add Entry From Internet" - probably too long
* Add a button to the Internet Search dialog box to add an empty entry and
remove that command from the menu altogether
* Just remove the New Entry item from the default toolbar altogether, while
using different text.

Anyone care to comment? Thanks!

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