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Discussion in 'SCRYPTmail' started by SCRYPTmail, May 15, 2015.

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Do you think our new design better than existing?

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  1. SCRYPTmail

    SCRYPTmail Email Service Provider

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    As it was mentioned before, we are in the process of rewriting our front-end in backbone and react.js.

    But rewriting only code would be boring and less productive, so why not to make it a little more exciting and try to change design a little. We've received numerous compliments to our existing design for it simplicity, but I always feel there are more can be done. We trying to use more room for wide screens, and make it 100% responsive for smartphone users.

    I would like you to take a quick sneak peek on the new redesigned Inbox and to hear what you think.

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    Your feedback is greatly appreciated
     


  2. foggy

    foggy Valued Member

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    The new interface looks good. But I like the present one, too! :)

    Btw, as a general point, there are a lot of people using the browser PaleMoon. (And they had a huge influx of new users when Firefox switched to the Australis design that many people hated, including myself! :p) Anyway, so far my Palemoon browser seems to work will with Scryptmail, even though I do get the warning about switching to a compatible browser. Perhaps sometime you could add Palemoon to that list. :rolleyes:
     

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  3. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    If there is going to be a preview pane I prefer for it to be under my list of emails.

    When it's available, I always change my preview pane to be below not to the right as a 3rd column.
     
  4. SCRYPTmail

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    @foggy Right now we switching not only desgn, but rewriting front-end in react.js. It should extend browser support

    @popowich Thank you for your input. We will add features to add preview on the bottom
     
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  5. SCRYPTmail

    SCRYPTmail Email Service Provider

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    Some settings pages.
    Almost finished with skeleton, it should take me a few more weeks to wire everything together with backend.
    Very exciting.

    I'm really enjoy writing in reactjs so far, quality of code, level it allows me to organize and developing speed is awesome
     

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  6. popowich

    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    The Google Authenticator support is almost ready? That was near the top of my personal wish list.

    In the second screen shot it looks like the "delete account" wording in the background for adding Google Authenticator support.

    It's great to see how fast features are being worked on!
     
  7. SCRYPTmail

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    yeah you got it :) It will be qr code and some input fields, but it will be faster to put real app there, than just to made fake fields for that
     
  8. Rockman

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    Looking forward to the UI refresh. ;)
     
  9. foggy

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    I'm posting this without knowing whether anyone elsewhere has mentioned it, but...

    I like keeping all my mail in one folder and searching it if/when I need to. Would it be possible to have a system Archive folder and an "Archive" button on the toolbar? It would be nice (for me anyway) to be able to archive an email with a single click instead of first having to click the folder icon and then select the folder (which, of course, others will have to do who have many folders to select from).

    It would also be nice to have any message selected & archived from the message list view also be 'marked read' as it's being archived. That saves another click. :)

    Oh, and as long as you have so few icons on the toolbar in your screenshot, why not just put "mark read" and "mark unread" icons/text on there as well, instead of putting them in a dropdown?

    Just some thoughts. Looking forward to seeing the new Scryptmail interface! :D
     
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    popowich EQ Forum Admin Staff Member

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    I believe Foggy is mostly looking for the equivalent of the archive email to the all mail label in Gmail.

    I'm curious about the logo in the top left. I'm doing some switching between accounts and folder. What about making the logo link to the inbox or double as logout -> return to home page like the actual logout button?

    I keep clicking "nothing" since it isn't linked at all right now.
     
  11. SCRYPTmail

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    @foggy point taken.
    @popowich We should be careful with logo click, this is something is less obvious and may confuse people. For now majority of services have logout settings on the top right. Until we clearly mark otherwise, I would rather stick with traditions
     
  12. Rockman

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    I know you are working on the UI refresh, but there is wasted space in the top ribbon. I also do not see the point of the left ribbon, or the option of hiding it. I hate to say take a look at RoundCube as an example, because RoundCube looks so old - and I really don't like it either.

    Modern UIs should support drag and drop and control/shift click to select items.

    RainLoop has a nice UI and feature set. RainLoop Webmail
    Lavaboom's UI is nice, but the way they handle sent mail is confusing. The use of their lock/unlock icon is also confusing and inconsistent.
    Tutanota, looks nice, feels constrained in terms of usability.
    SOGo Mail, although it looks dated and enterprise-like, has some nice features, controls are logically placed and conspicuous - is a sterile, totally functional UI.
     
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    Then again, I understand some of the design decisions of these other email services to make it easier to port to a mobile experience.
     
  14. SCRYPTmail

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    Design important, but I believe should go second at least for now.
    Later we can spend some time and resources to make UI as best as we can.

    I spent last 2 days playing with browser cache(indexedDB), all user data will be stored locally with option to delete after logout. It should dramatically increase speed and raise limits for mailboxes (basic account will be 500 Mb). Idea is to break encrypted object into small chunks and able to sync them separately.
     

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  15. corend

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    I like your proposed desgin :) I'm currently using runbox, so there is already a big difference between both interfaces and your design is really good for me :)
     
  16. Rockman

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    Nice. Are the contents of indexedDB encrypted?
     
  17. SCRYPTmail

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    of course, the only place where is data unencrypted is your RAM and destroyed at the moment you logout or close your browser
     
  18. Rockman

    Rockman Valued Member

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    Any plans for a Chrome App?
     
  19. SCRYPTmail

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    I guess after I finish moving into reactjs. I will have to take a short break to see what direction to go. As for now, app part may take a long time for me to develop, as I will need to learn it first. My safe bet would be try to monetize on existing platform and hire some devs for making apps. This new version is a almost 90% redo, learned from experience and fundamentally improved in performance and stability, as well as 50% of new features. Re-implementing it for chrome app, or smartphones will be challenging for me, because its boring :)
     
  20. Rockman

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    Roger that!
     

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