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Harr2969

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UI/UX improvement redux
« on: August 03, 2015, 06:43:25 pm »
Kostya,

I love your app and have been using for over a year now. I know this because I came today to post a UI improvement request and found I had already posted this same request over a year ago. :-) To me, it's worth repeating - hopefully you will be willing to read it again. :)

"Screen optimization on mobile is critical because of screen size, so this should be relatively important: There does not seem to be a way to scroll or disable the message subject line [or folder header] at the top of each message in the message view. This means some 'wasted' space in portrait view and a significant amount of wasted space in the landscape view. Please allow us the opportunity to scroll the message subject: [and folder header] so that we maximize the amount of screen space when we are viewing a message."

We know with any email there are only few key actions we always need to delete/reply/forward/file a message. As you can see with other mail clients such as gmail or Samsung's email client, key action items are available, while pretty much everything else scrolls off screen to allow us to focus on the content. I notice Samsung handles it differently in portrait vs landscape, they remove the folder header in landscape, leaving it there in portrait. In Aquamail, we have 3 sticky elements - the folder bar, the email header (expandable) and the action bar.

So you have this full screen mode that I can see recognizes the root of this issue, but - if I may humbly suggest - doesn't perhaps address this in the most optimal way, because even in full screen mode there is information (the sender/subject) that doesn't scroll, and I would still want the action bar there.

Rather than propose a specific way to hardcode the UI for everyone, I would propose being able to toggle the 1. folder bar 2. email header 2. action bar modes; scrolling vs sticky. This would allow us users to balance the level of screen real-estate vs function/information on an individual level. Since UI design is so critical, I think a new level of core UI customization like this will pay dividends.

Anyway, regardless - still love the app.

Thanks dude.
Joel
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Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: UI/UX improvement redux
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 12:00:08 am »
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Screen optimization on mobile is critical because of screen size, so this should be relatively important: There does not seem to be a way to scroll or disable the message subject line [or folder header] at the top of each message in the message view.

The message header scrolls in sync with message content since 1.5.9.

This version is now in a "staged" rollout at 20% of all devices (randomly picked by Google), and also available here on the forum under "Development builds".

As for hiding more stuff -- Menu -> View -> Enable full screen.

- The title bar will hide (as well as the phone's status bar)

- The message header will scroll like before

- The icon bar (along the bottom) will hide too, but will remain accessible with the hardware Menu button.
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Harr2969

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Re: UI/UX improvement redux
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 07:50:52 am »
Just got selected for the new version. Definitely an improvement, thanks much!
« Last Edit: August 10, 2015, 09:25:03 pm by Harr2969 »
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