Feature #3354


Allow Group Download of Multiple Selected Files

Added by Matt Gold about 9 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

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Now that we have the "download all" feature going, I'm wondering whether we should allow members to download a group of selected files at once. The use case here is a group with a large number of files -- too many to download all -- where someone wants to download multiple files together instead of downloading each one individually

UX involved here regarding the look/function of the selectors. Assigning to Chris for first thoughts.

Actions #1

Updated by Matt Gold about 9 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges about 9 years ago

My opinion is that this is an unnecessary feature. Selecting files will involve clicking checkboxes. But simply downloading the files would involve one click per item as well. So no clicks are saved. The only difference is that you would get a zip file, but this seems more of an inconvenience than a benefit.

So, my gut feeling is that this will clutter rather than prove useful. My two cents.

Actions #3

Updated by Matt Gold about 9 years ago

I hear you, and it may well be unnecessary for our particular community. At the same time, it seems to me that this is a common feature in various platforms, such as a smartphone where one can look at multiple photos in a gallery and select a bunch of them to email, etc.

At any rate, I think we agree that this is not a high-priority.

Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges about 9 years ago

  • Target version set to Future release

Going to put this into Future Release to clear out the items without attached milestones. Chris, would like to have your feedback.


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