[Design] [Proposal] What is Chandler supposed to do anyway?
pbossut at osafoundation.org
Wed Dec 5 23:58:46 PST 2007
I'm OK with making the UI more self evident but the point with email is
that it is the only universal interface/protocol users understand and
are used to: people email stuff to their coworker next door (instead of
sharing a network folder), people even email stuff to themselves! So
burying email more might confuse people more.
That being said, on the proposal:
Mimi Yin wrote:
> *1a. Remove the Reply, Reply All, Forward buttons from the Toolbar*; and
> *1b. Add a Reply/Forward menu item to the Item menu*
I think the correct solution is to put Send/Update/Reply/Reply
All/Forward in the Detail View itself (certainly, smaller buttons, may
be using a drop down for the various reply/forward options.
> *2. Remove the the 'New' button from the Toolbar* and really focus on
> the quick item entry bar as *the* way to create new items in Chandler.
Yes, this is really useless and a waste of real estate IMO.
> *3. Rename the Mail application area Messages* so that it's more of a
> 'Message Center', a place where you can see the messages you
> sent/received from Chandler (not un-like Inboxes for social networking
> sites like Facebook or Linked In), and less of a *"Mail Application".*
I'm neutral here. It makes sense in light of bug 11030 (Making sending
an email explicit).
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