Author Topic: Event Invite in Exchange Email  (Read 3248 times)

stevealb

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Event Invite in Exchange Email
« on: August 10, 2015, 12:47:49 am »
Is it possible to have an event invite in email display in a more organized manner? The current invite is just text  and a few buttons, but could use a make-over. See the attached sample from another program that has a nice layout. When you press the Calendar icon, it takes you to your calendar to the day of that appointment.
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Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Event Invite in Exchange Email
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 01:08:36 am »
Can you define "more organized manner" in a more organized manner?

Other than "this app needs to be like this other app"?

"text  and a few buttons":

Yes, text and a few buttons.

Text for information, and buttons for actions.

"When you press the Calendar icon":

In AquaMail, when you press the "View in Calendar" button, it lets you view the event in Calendar.

And this button looks like a button, sorry! On the other hand, you don't have to guess -- "do I click this?" -- "do I swipe this?" -- "is it just eye candy that does nothing?"

"To the day of that appointment"

AquaMail settings -> Calendar -> "View in Calendar" -> change "The event itself" to "Day view for the event's date".
« Last Edit: August 10, 2015, 01:10:13 am by Kostya Vasilyev, Aqua Mail »
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stevealb

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Re: Event Invite in Exchange Email
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 01:44:30 am »
My suggestions are just to help enhance an already great program, not as a criticism. You're right, it's not organization, it's aesthetics. Compare that with this attachment from Aquamail. While it's the same information and functionality, the other program's appearance is more aesthetically appealing in my opinion.

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Event Invite in Exchange Email
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2015, 01:53:47 am »
It is criticism and it is constructive, which is a good thing, but I'm still not sure.

AquaMail actually showing event details ("text") -- without having to click "expand" or "show details" -- bad thing?

Accept / Maybe / Decline buttons -- make color-coded?

AquaMail indicating that you've already "accepted" (in your screenshot), by disabling the button -- also bad?

How would it work with color coded buttons? Would it be obvious when such button (non-standard appearance) is disabled?

Being able to add a note with your response -- which requires a checkbox -- also bad? Remove the checkbox, replace with an "note" icon -- "what's that little thing there"?

More graphics, more vibrant colors, replace a standard button for "view" with an touch-sensitive image that doesn't look like a button?

To me, this other app make a great first impression, it is "inspired by modern magazine design" or whatever it's called, but is it easier to understand and more usable?
Creating debug logs for diagnostics: https://www.aqua-mail.com/troubleshooting/

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Вопросы и ответы: https://www.aqua-mail.com/ru/faq/