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srt10coupe

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Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« on: August 08, 2013, 12:24:40 pm »
What do you think of the Account Summary as sidebar as in eg 1Weather, iLiga or hangouts?

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2013, 11:42:21 am »
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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 11:51:53 pm »
Don't really see the point, sorry.

The drop-down list of folders already has up to date unread counts.

And then there is the account list view, which has all the info in one place.

The sidebar is pretty popular these days, but it seems to me that it works best in apps that deal with one account at a time, and therefore need a bird's eye view not found anywhere else (Gmail, stock Email, etc.)
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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 04:16:54 am »
Idea with sub menu for Account and Folder view.

1. closed Accountview

2. Accountview with folderview


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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2013, 10:32:49 pm »
Thanks for the screenshots.

I already know what sidebars look like, just not seeing a case for it. Same info is already presented in the account list (this is what I wanted for my own use from the start), and in the message list dropdown.

Maybe replace the drop down with a sidebar, but that would make sense in the single panel UI only, and I'd rather not break the phone / tablet consistency (yet, unless there is a really strong case for that).
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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 12:18:25 am »
Okay thx ;-)
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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2013, 05:41:06 pm »
I could not possibly disagree more.

Yes, the same information is presented in the account list. The problem is that the account list is only accessible by reaching up to the top left corner of the screen, which is a usability nightmare for phones that are 5"+.  There's a reason Google has abandoned that ICS convention in JB.

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2013, 04:43:53 am »
My everyday phone is a Galaxy Note2, 5.5" screen,  and my hands are not especially large.

As for Google and their "reasons" - they come up with all kinds of stuff only to drop it later.

The initial Google Plus app used side swiping to switch between streams. This was later replaced with a drop down list in the action bar - which you claimed was "abandoned in JB".

I'd rather spend my time on something more useful than chasing latest ever changing UI fads.

Oh, and another Google trend lately is to remove things from their apps. Google Maps - no more zoom buttons. Nice move for (lack of) single handed usability... They might have done it to reduce UI stutter (but it still happens).

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 04:06:50 pm »
I agree I really like the side bar, rather than reaching up to the top corner. I think it would be a welcomed addition. Almost chose Solmail because of the easy flow , but you are the developer.

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2013, 01:10:15 pm »
Just checked out solmail. Really nice,  especially the sidebar and the swipe to delete. But apart from that not half as functional as our beloved AM.

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 04:31:19 pm »
Dirk,  please see this discussion:

https://plus.google.com/111661559774274998746/posts/2GsgVC8ChZt

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 04:34:46 pm »
PS Tapatalk keeps crashing in Google Analytics code. If not for this,  I'd have no Idea they track how I use the app...

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2013, 05:15:48 am »
Well until then I'm going to Google's new email with Sidebar. It's not a fad it's called progress .

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2013, 11:33:32 am »
Sure, by all means use whatever works for you.

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Re: Sidebar for Mail-Account Summary
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2013, 11:48:11 am »
PS side swiping to delete or archive is fine and I will be implementing that. But navigation drawers are bullshit (and I actually wrote down arguments for my opinion).

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