I'm working on a software application where the user can add tabs showing items of the last xxx (last day, last hour, last 4 hours, last week, etc.).
These tabs do not update (we have other tabs that do), so it isn't sliding window: If the user adds at 9:00 a tab 'Last hour', it will always display the items from 8:00 to 9:00.
Now I'm looking for a good way to name these tabs. English isn't my native language so I'm thinking I may be missing some possibilities.
It can't be too long.
It must be clear to the user very fast what type of tab it is. For example just showing the timerange (for example "01/15/2017 8:56 - 01/15/2017 9:56" is too difficult to quickly see this is an hour. Especially if the user has for example 15 tabs open).
What I thought of already (but not even sure if they are correct English):
- "Hour starting from 01/15/2017 8:58", but this is a bit too long
- "Last hour since 01/15/2017 9:58"
Which one is more clear/correct? Any other ideas?
Also: what about custom time ranges? If the user for example selects 2 hours, 57 minutes and 31 seconds. How can we name the tab user friendly?
Edit: I'm going for "xxxx up till yyy", for example: "5 hours up till 14:43". If possible I'll round the timespans and make it: "About 5 hours up till 14:43".