Do you ever lose your hard and time-consuming work because of electricity outages, blue screens, crashing apps, or Windows updates that restart your computer without warning? If you’re like me, coming from 10 years ago, you may have experienced this issue. Losing your work, even a little, can be annoying.
Thankfully, this is a thing of the past. Many of the apps I use daily can save my work automatically, without me having to press Control+S. This reflects the real world, where I can continue my work progress without worrying about losing it before a deadline.
I don’t know who started using this auto-save feature, but it’s become common now. Thankfully, it’s not overhyped or used as a marketing term. It’s the norm in many productivity-related apps and works with or without an internet connection.
In the recent rise of AI, Canva, Microsoft 365, Notion, and many other apps have integrated it in hopes of increasing productivity and polishing work. That’s great in some respects, but what I’m really grateful for is auto-save being the default in so many apps.