Thursday, May 17, 2007

Blogger Auto-Save feature (New)

Very nice feature. And oh-so unobtrusive.
I was going to "save my draft," like I always do, and discovered the "save" button already pressed for me! As you can see in the screenshot, Blogger is now saving the work for you (every thirty seconds) without you noticing.

Very cool for bloggers like me who live in Florida and have no battery backup system and occasionally have power blips due to lightning.

Update: 05/21/07
Also, another small improvement that shouldn't go unnoticed. Before, if you went to an existing post in 'edit' mode and changed your mind and did not edit anything, Blogger would still nag you with a popup: "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page? You have unsaved changes." Now, Blogger can tell--somehow--that you didn't mess with your post--and leave you alone.


Wrath said...

I just noticed this feature today and I LOVE IT! Not sure how I managed without it, now that I think about it. Looks very well implemented so far. Good stuff.

Patrick said...

Hey wrath!

Yeah, isn't it cool!

It's almost as if we have our own robot who cleans up after us. This is 'artificial intelligence' in ways never imagined back in the '50s and '60s and '70s and '80s and even the '90s.