Author Topic: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)  (Read 25605 times)

MrKappa

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2017, 02:11:47 am »
Hello, about the new update and look is it possible to have the floating buttons in vertical on the right instead of bottom horizontal?

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2017, 01:57:01 pm »
Re: Hello, about the new update and look is it possible to have the floating buttons in vertical on the right instead of bottom horizontal?

No, sorry, the bar has become horizontal so it's an easier reach from the bottom (for large sized phones). The message list can be "overscrolled" so there isn't a problem with overlap (of the bar on top of "last" message").

Re: With Dark Theme, the Account List used to be completely Black but now it's an ugly grey screen, not my cup of tea at all.

Yes, it was made a dark dark gray, true it used to be black. Sorry there is no setting for this since this color has to be specified in the app's "resources" (i.e. it's not set from code at runtime).
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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #32 on: February 19, 2017, 02:51:27 pm »
Kostya,

The Black backgrounds were the sole reason why I purchased Aquamail for my oled phone and oled tablet.

Please return this Account list screen to complete blackness, I beg you!

Can I revert back somehow then? This grey is driving me nuts EVERY DAY :(

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2017, 03:03:01 pm »
Re: The Black backgrounds were the sole reason why I purchased Aquamail for my oled phone and oled tablet.

Um, but dark gray is still more energy efficient than white, isn't it?

Re: Can I revert back somehow then? This grey is driving me nuts EVERY DAY

Please contact support / aqua-mail / dot com.
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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2017, 09:11:21 am »
I agree that the new version is not an improvement. I just went back to the prior version by restoring from a Titanium backup.
For those who don't have such a backup perhaps Kostya could provide a url to download the previous apk. Or maybe find it on a apk mirror such as
https://www.androiddrawer.com/27397/download-aqua-mail-email-app-app-apk/

But it would be best if Kostya would provide the older apk for those who prefer it. This way he could have the new design to please Google and the older version for those who supported Aquamail from the earliest days and helped it become the success it now is.

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2017, 11:36:22 am »
But it would be best if Kostya would provide the older apk for those who prefer it.

From offical download page: [nofollow]


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Base application (with direct purchase link and its own update checker):version 1.7.2-125 [nofollow]


I also have downgraded aquamail.  :'(

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2017, 03:07:09 pm »
Is there a setting that prevents Google play from including updates to the Aquamail version you like?

I prefer ver 1.6
« Last Edit: February 20, 2017, 03:35:57 pm by someone »

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2017, 11:41:05 pm »
Re: pure black background for AMOLED screens

We discussed this today, and will make it possible in an update, hopefully fairly soon.
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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2017, 01:43:46 am »
I'll just say that just because Material Design exists, and just because it is a good choice for SOME apps, doesn't mean it's a good choice for ALL apps (especially ones with this amount of functionality - the trend to simplified mobile apps seems to trend to a real dumbing-down, to the degree that more full-featured apps like AquaMail suffer when Material-Design-ified).

I have plenty of apps that let me change the look and feel of the GUI, even if that means away from Material Design guidelines.  Just because more Android phones use 5.0+, that doesn't mean that the GUI guidelines for those Android releases need to be followed.

Not everything fits (or should fit) into Google's idea of "good design".

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2017, 11:31:13 am »
I agree with many on this thread re: the new look'n'feel - imo AquaMail was THE standard against which other Android email clients were compared. A desktop quality email client for mobile devices.

I really don't like the new look'n'feel - for example, I don't want anything to the left of the message header cluttering and taking valuable screen space - no contact images OR Check boxes... similar to the way I had it before the update. Why has this update taken us a backward step. I understand material design etc,  but to remove functionality from software I purchased??

I have now rolled bqck back to previous stable version, disabled market updates and will continue with v1.7.2 and also look for an alternative. What a shame the developer sold to MobiSystems!

For anyone interested in rolling back, here is the link to the last 1.7.2 stable version (prefix this with https:// as I am not able to include full external links)

aqua-mail.com/download/AquaMail-market-1.7.2-132-stable-44a9e5fb96c0.apk

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2017, 11:46:44 am »
I spend most of my time in the Smart Folder window, which now is horrible.

I'm in at least partial agreement with this. After a load of messing around with settings (that I shouldn't have had to do, enable date splitting then having to customise the colours of the date header because the default grey doesn't stand out amongst all the read messages that have the same grey background), I'm almost ok with it but:

1) I think the top line, with "show the account name" enabled is just nasty; separate bits of text in what appears to be almost randomly chosen locations, with highlights looks awful to me. I think there was very little wrong with the way that used to be.

2) the action bar colour when messages are selected is also nasty IMO; where's the option to customise that?
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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2017, 01:08:58 pm »
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What a shame the developer sold to MobiSystems!
As a user, I'm comfortable that AquaMail belongs now to a solid company with many resources. This ensures the continued existence of the app.

Don't you use any other MobiSystems products then?

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2017, 01:11:56 pm »

2) the action bar colour when messages are selected is also nasty; where's the option to customise that?

There's no option to customize the color of Floating action bar (that appears when selecting a message). This is a good suggestion to add such customization (for the Floating action bar after selecting a message, and also top bar since both of them have got the same color now). Users: if you want that to happen, say it please on this forum. By proposing constructive (i.e. positive) requests, we could have a little chance to get them developed.

Where can we say that? The "Feature Requests" forum is read-only.

I can say it here - please make the top bar and floating action bar colour customizable, because the default is nasty.

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2017, 06:49:34 pm »

For anyone interested in rolling back, here is the link to the last 1.7.2 stable version (prefix this with https:// as I am not able to include full external links)

aqua-mail.com/download/AquaMail-market-1.7.2-132-stable-44a9e5fb96c0.apk

I just created a throwaway account to say thank you so much for doing this. What a horrible update. And I agree with everyone here, just because you can change to Material Update doesn't mean one should. Or maybe, hey, ask the users what they want with some beta or preview versions? People that use (or should I say used) Aqua Mail were not your typical Android users. We found Aqua Mail on our own and purchased it because we thought it was miles above any other email service. I understand selling out to another company as we all need to make money and live. But in this day and age I've seen way too many apps makes changes for the sake of making changes. I've also learned to voice my opinion and then either go back to a prior version or delete it. Which I am doing now. Good luck to MobiSystems in the future, but they've lost me based on this upgrade (and the sneaky way they tried to throw analytics into the prior version and then added an option later to remove it as if they figured no one would notice).

To those that are also not happy with the upgrade, I urge you to stop wasting time and either go back or find something else. It makes one healthier and happier in the long run. Because they may change some things now but they will most certainly push something on you later again.

Steve

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Re: Possibly to go back to version before update? (New update stinks)
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2017, 07:00:39 pm »
Steve

To those that are also not happy with the upgrade, I urge you to stop wasting time and either go back or find something else. It makes one healthier and happier in the long run. Because they may change some things now but they will most certainly push something on you later again.

Have you got any thoughts on what you're going to move to?