Untitled <-- this should die

Oooonce upon a time software designers thought things should be “untitled” until titled.

Not so long ago really, post Apple II era, post Microsoft Word. E.g., Flickr is uploading some pictures for me right now and labeling them all untitled.

Why on earth is this the default? Don’t they realize you will make 1, 2, 3, 100 of such files?

Evernote I think was the first to get it right — use time, calendar, location data to give a better title. “Tuesday January 8th with Mitch at Cafe Grumpy”. That’s a great title.

Do that. Find a name based on the data you have for threads and topics and emails and files and pictures. Help users name things and find them later.