Swipe to send mail, and use a countdown timer when sent.

asked 2013-12-27 16:39:20 +0300

Beethoven gravatar image

updated 2014-01-15 07:44:54 +0300

Mohjive gravatar image

At the moment you need to use the pulley menu to send a mail, I guess because you could accidentally send it by swiping and that could be tricky. It breaks the 'pull to the right for progress' UI rule though. I would like a swipe to send, but have one of the countdown timers popping up that you can tap if you didn't mean to send, or just ignore and swipe out of the app if you did mean to send.

It's nice with an undo option anyway.

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@Beethoven I agree that current way of sending email is very cumbersome. But I am not sure that swipe gesture is the best solution due to the reasons you have outlined in your req. description. May be solution with button in keyboard like in SMS will work OK, unless a smarter way is thought of.

zlatko ( 2013-12-27 21:22:13 +0300 )edit

I agree that sending e-mail now is really terrible, especially when composing a long answer to already long message thread - you need to scroll a long way up or down to get to a pulley menu. Swiping is a great idea - currently in-app right to left swipe gesture is "free" in mail composer UI, so it can be used. And it is even in line with SailfishOS overall UI concept as right to left swipe is used for confirmation/acceptance throughout the UI. Combing this with remorse timer looks to provide an error free solution.

zlatko ( 2014-02-28 08:53:11 +0300 )edit

I've sent an unfinished email by accident today by swiping and accidentally pulling out the menu and hitting sent. It would be no problem if there were a remorse timer or a confirmation dialog where I could cancel the send. Currently the email gets sent right away which I don't like.

zlc ( 2014-04-28 23:43:26 +0300 )edit

Please put a pulley menu action Check & send later that is lower than the Send now action. The draft message gets saved and a Calendar event is silently scheduled that displays a reminder at the appointed time and the options to Check, Postpone``,SendorDelete draft`:

  • Check brings up the draft in edit mode;
  • Postpone brings up a delay dialog to reschedule the reminder;
  • Send delivers the mail to its recipients;
  • Delete draft closes the reminder and deletes the draft. The calendar item gets Not done (canceled by $username) added;
rdmo ( 2015-01-14 13:30:18 +0300 )edit

I also hit accidental 'send' today. Writing email in landscape mode leaves you so little space to see the email it is very easy to go past that scrolling point and into the menu.

Remorse timer would be a good option. In fact remorse timer would be a good option always when sending email. ;)

Manatus ( 2015-01-23 12:53:42 +0300 )edit