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A more efficient way to read email in Modest...

Posted on 2009-12-09 19:11 UTC by Tim Samoff. Status: Under consideration, Categories: User Experience.

A typical use-case for email clients is to order emails from newest (at the top) to oldest (at the bottom). Modest allows emails to be ordered this way as well. But, if you scroll to an older email (further down the list than the newest email), read an email, and then tap the delete button, the next email that loads is an even older email (i.e., the one that is below the one that was just read). Likewise, tapping the left arrow button in an email View (which users might normally presume would take them "back," actually takes them forward; using the right arrow button, takes them back. This functionality seems backwards (and, therefore, broken).

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Solution #1: Reverse the current logic

Posted on 2009-12-09 19:11 UTC by Tim Samoff.

  1. 1. Deleting an email should load the succeeding (newer) email.
  2. 2. Tapping the left arrow button should load the preceding (older) email (i.e., left = back).
  3. 3. Tapping the right arrown button should load the succeeding (newer) email (i.e., right = forward).
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Solution #2: Conversational view (like gmail)

Posted on 2010-01-17 01:06 UTC by Kasper Souren.

Show emails in a conversation, just like gmail, or like how the SMSes are shown on the N900 already.

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