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nfswman

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Snooze functionality
« on: March 31, 2017, 07:39:36 pm »
Hey .. i am fan of this app. Can you add snooze to read later kinda option like google inbox.

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mikeone

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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 08:11:54 pm »
Hey .. i am fan of this app. Can you add snooze to read later kinda option like google inbox.

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Would be not possible to implement, since AquaMail isn't a "cloud-based" mail client in the opposite to Google Inbox.

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nfswman

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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2017, 08:47:00 pm »
Hey .. i am fan of this app. Can you add snooze to read later kinda option like google inbox.

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Would be not possible to implement, since AquaMail isn't a "cloud-based" mail client in the opposite to Google Inbox.

Please find some more information about AquaMail's privacy policy here:
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I think that a lind of snooze function can be implemented without cloud:
- a message is snoozed in Aquamail =  it will be notified in a precise future (date àd hour)
- this information is stored locally
- a notification is triggered at the corresponding time
Something 'like' send later, already available in AquaMail.
Ya. True. I would love to have that.

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cristy78

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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 02:10:30 pm »
totally agree. this function would be best. something similar to what bluemail/typemail has. 

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2017, 09:58:45 pm »
Re: totally agree. this function would be best. something similar to what bluemail/typemail has.

Would it be an acceptable "price" if -- Aqua Mail operated on same principle as BlueMail / TypeMail / Cloud Magic / MyMail -- that is, collected your actual messages to its own "cloud server", which also knew and stored the passwords to your email accounts?
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arbit12

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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 05:21:51 am »
Re: totally agree. this function would be best. something similar to what bluemail/typemail has.

Would it be an acceptable "price" if -- Aqua Mail operated on same principle as BlueMail / TypeMail / Cloud Magic / MyMail -- that is, collected your actual messages to its own "cloud server", which also knew and stored the passwords to your email accounts?
That price is too high, for me at least.

The process suggested by Paris Geek sounds good.

The intent really is to have a reminder. It does not necessarily have to be the identical mechanism of the email popping up again in the inbox.

Right now for example, I share the email to my task or calendar to set the reminder. That works fine but doing it takes time. Also, it's overkill for most such emails, where all you really need to do is get back after an hour or so. You can also star the mails, but then you have to remember to look at them again at the right time

Even a simplified snooze / reminder built into Aquamail  would be so much easier. A rich notification with action buttons to snooze again, open ,etc would be great.

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Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2017, 04:03:11 pm »
Re: The intent really is to have a reminder.

Yes I understand what the intent is.

Re: The process suggested by Paris Geek sounds good.

A vague high level description in English (even well meaning) won't magically turn into working code. And there are some interesting and difficult to solve issues here.

I wonder why just moving messages into some sort of "todo" folder isn't a solution?
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arbit12

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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 05:16:31 am »
Yes, there are options,  like the one I use currently or the Todo folder you suggested. I suppose like everything else it's a question of gradual improvement.

Re the mechanism, I'm not a coder,  but can visualise a few options from the user side.

Option A (Reminder notifications)
1. There is a Snooze button option when you swipe a message in the message list. Also on the message toolbar or the message view menu.

2. On tapping, a new dialog comes up. Has presets like, 15 min, 40 min, 1 hour,  tomorrow, as well as option for custom time.

3. On choosing one, the email id,  time at which to remind, subject etc is stored somewhere in a local database. The time at which reminder is to come goes wherever reminders go. (do remember this is non coder talk )

4. At the reminder time, there is a rich notification in the notification are. Title can be "Snooze alarm for email <from> on <subject>" or something. One button for View mail, one for Snooze again.

Option B: (Use version of share to calendar)
1  Bring a copy of Share to Calendar button to the main menu or the swipe menu
2. Call it Snooze  (or whatever)
3. On tapping, it again shows the dialog asking for period,
4  After selection, it does 2 things. First, make a virtual copy in a virtual Snooze folder (like Smart folder) then automatically creates a calendar or task entry with reminder notification for that time.
4  The rest is taken care of by calendar / task app
5  Not as friendly  to use as Option A, but might be easier to code since most of it is already there.

Anyway, this is an intellectual exercise on how to do it. Whether and when to do it is always up to the developer, and right now the big thing is the contacts sync.







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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2017, 10:50:00 pm »
Couldn't find a suitable public jira or github so coming here.

Having been a long term advocate and pro user,  it makes me sad that I have to consistently test all new competitor apps purely due to the lack of this fairly easily implementable feature.

With such a large audience myself these days, I'd love to be able to actively promote my favorite email app but simply can't when everyone is always talking about how important snoozing is.

It wouldn't need to be pretty, heck; would barely need to be functionable,  but anything would simply be better then nothing. Even if it stayed in beta forever it would still have a colossal impact on revenue maintenance and maximisation.

Here's hoping to some dev time dedicated to this and finally,  keep up the good work buddy and I wish for you as much market share as possible.

Cheers, 

Mawvius

Kostya Vasilyev

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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 08:01:22 pm »
Since we're talking about "anything would be better than nothing" -- easiest way to "snooze" a message is to move it to a special "todo" folder. And this - create a folder, move messages there -- has been available in this app for years.

We do have this written down as an idea for future versions, but --

-- personally I just don't understand what's so magical about "snoozing" or "zero mailbox".

This (my personal lack of understanding) won't keep this task from surfacing into actual development when its time comes. I don't know what that might be.

Re: when everyone is always talking about how important snoozing is

I don't think it's "everyone" or "always".

It does come up, but there is nothing special about this feature in terms of user feedback - just like pretty much any other "why can't you add feature X it should be a day's work at most".

Re: fairly easily implementable

I'm sure it does look that way.
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Re: Snooze functionality
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2017, 04:21:14 pm »
It's been a few months since this topic was discussed and I'm wondering if you've given any more consideration to the snooze feature? I'm currently bouncing back and forth between apps (Aqua for processing as it's the best for reading, deleting, and archiving. Mailwise or Missive for snoozing emails as that feature is critical to my workflow.)