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Better marketting term for 'progress bar'

This may be trivial, but I was actually asked for my thoughts on a more fancy/sexy marketting term for "progress bar" when describing features of a software product for a web page!

I couldn't come up with anything better.

Got any ideas?

Heston Holtmann
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Process State Indicator
Real-time Status Indicator
Instant Feedback Bar

Note: I made these up off the top of my head, sexy - no, though the "Instant Feedback Bar" isn't bad.

Anyway, just throwing out some ideas, thinking aloud...

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

"Are We There Yet?"

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

If you find it necessary to hype a *progress bar* in order to sell your product, there's a fair chance I'm not going to believe the rest of your marketing campaign either, and consequently I'm likely to not buy the product.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

"Instant Feedback Bar?"

Sounds like something for breakfast on the run.

Lauren B.
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

["Instant Feedback Bar?"

Sounds like something for breakfast on the run. ]

My mind is so in the gutter right now.

Ian Stallings
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

"Freedom" Bar

George W.
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

I knew I should have kept my mouth shut ;-)

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Off the subject but "freedom kisses" and "freedom fries" sure seem less appetizing than the original versions but to "take freedom leave" is a definite improvement!

Stephen Jones
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

good one runtime:-)

Prakash S
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

I'm good at these games.

Dynamic status indicator
Completion bar
Completion percentage indicator
Progress indicator
Progress metric

And if you want to branch out into phrases:

real-time indication of completion percentage
instant dynamic feedback of progress rate
shows completion metrics fluidly in a real-time fashion

There's my 5 minutes worth of marketing hat today :).


Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Why, switch it from horizontal to veritical and call it the Progress-O-Meter (or Progressometer).


Richard Ponton
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

How much f'ing longer?

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Why do you want a 'sexy' progress bar marketing term? If you name it something else, when people see it they'll think "Oh, it's just a progress bar." Honestly, I'm less likely to buy something if the seller tries to BS me with fluffed up terminology. It triggers distrust.

Wednesday, April 23, 2003


A progress bar means that your app is poorly designed and is blocking needlessly. Try using an asynchronous IO/UI design.

Swamp Justice
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

So when IE is downloading the file you've told it to save it's a bug to show a progress bar? C'mon now.

And the horse you rode in on
Wednesday, April 23, 2003

"self calibrated evolution appraisal meter"

Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Pizzogress Bizzar, Biznatch

Geoff Bennett
Thursday, April 24, 2003


Time to get a cup of coffee Bar?

Annoyed tapping of fingers and whistling while looking into blank space Indicator?

Angus Glashier
Thursday, April 24, 2003

Process Completion Meter
Mission Accomplishment State Indicator

Thursday, April 24, 2003


A progress bar means that your app is poorly designed and is blocking needlessly. Try using an asynchronous IO/UI design</i>

kinda silly statement

Thursday, April 24, 2003

I would call mine FuBar™

Thursday, April 24, 2003

How about Progress Bar XP?

John Topley
Thursday, April 24, 2003


Windows Approximate Indicator for Time
WAIT Another Indeterminate Timespan

Gregor Brandt
Thursday, April 24, 2003


Thursday, April 24, 2003



Thursday, April 24, 2003

-The Jump To 99% And Sit There For 20 Minutes Bar
-Very Innacurate Progress Bar System - V.I.P-B.S.

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Advanced Pub...

Thursday, April 24, 2003

Make sure you deliver in many semi transparant skins and charge double for the "Elite Black&Silver" limited edition.
Next year bring out a new color range and charge for updates.

hmmm. You would need to create a cult following first to be able to pull it of though.

Maybe start with the "Happy Bar" first. Begins with a normal off-yellow smiley and gradualy turn it into the "extremely happy ear to ear grinning" radient sunshine smiley.

Hey, you can patent  the "Mutimedial Animatronic Completion INdicator for TOSSers" (MACINTOSS).

Just moan into a microphone (check out the relevant JOS article for advanced microphone setup tips) and programmatically increase volume and frequency of the playback. Optionally end with an ear-piercing "YOU'VE GOT PORNZ!" for extra counter-culture appeal.

Just me (Sir to you)
Friday, April 25, 2003

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