Lately I’ve been wondering what features could be added to LTC wallet to make it more user-friendly and practical.
As regards coins stored in the wallet the first thing that comes into mind is their safety, so I’d like to focus on two things: managing wallet.dat file and the passphrase.
Thinking about the passphrase it is up to every wallet user to store it in a safety place. The same applies to the wallet.dat file (I mean ‘cold storage’). The difference between the wallet.dat file and the passphrase is that it is hard to imagine that wallet could suggest any steps that should be taken to - in case of any problems - bring the passphrase back to mind (besides of any tips like “If you don’t remember your passphrase, please try to bring to mind…”. Regarding the wallet.dat file (in case of any problems with, for example, finding it) the wallet itself could be more helpful than it is now.
My first suggestion is that when backing up wallet the name of the wallet.dat files should not only contain the ‘wallet’ phrase, but also the certain date and time it was created (I assume it does not contain it now - I backed up my wallet long time ago).
My second suggestion is that - similarly to the transactions table, which one can find in their wallet - one could also find a table with dates wallet.dat files have been backed up and names of the devices (devices types and serial numbers?) to which the files have been saved. Then in case of problems with ‘localizing’ the wallet.dat file in the ‘cold storage’ it would be easier to find it since we would have got informations about when and where the last .dat files have been saved.