Even though I don’t use it (because it’s Gmail-centric, rather than a general IMAP client), I greatly admire the design of their iPhone app. This iPad version feels a bit half-assed though:
- Landscape only.
- The content pane only appears after you select a message in message pane. Feels unfinished.
- Popover menus appear centered on screen. That’s wrong on the iPad — they should be attached to the button or object that makes them appear. (E.g. the hamburger button in the content pane.)
See Also: Ryan Tate’s interview with Mailbox founder/CEO Gentry Underwood. It’s interesting, but I almost laughed at this question from Tate:
You did a very cool thing, but in some ways a very simple thing.
Why hadn’t anyone tried more of this before?
There is nothing simple about making an email client.
★ Friday, 24 May 2013