1) As is, when I archive a message ("Move conversation") to a folder, I must select the target folder from a long list of folders.
Current Move conversation workflow: Select message(s) > swipe / tap to activate "move conversation" > scroll down list > tap to select target folder > tap OK = 5 actions for desired result.
As I move the majority of messages to one particular folder, it would be nice if I could set the default folder, so that when I move a message to a folder I just need to tap OK in most cases, and only have to scroll to select the target folder when it's different from the default.
Proposed Move conversation workflow: Select message(s) > swipe / tap to activate "move conversation" > tap OK = 3 actions for desired result.
1B) Ideally, the dialogue box in which you choose the target folder would work by creating, at the top of the list of folders, a hot list of the most frequently chosen folders.
2) Given that most of my mail is associated automatically, by Gmail filters, with the folder it is meant to be archived into, it would be nice if the folders which a message is tagged with were displayed in all message lists, including Focused and Other;
2B) And that the archive / "move conversation" workflow respected the folders a new message may already have been associated with by email hosts, such as Gmail, so that archive would archive them to those folders without any further interactions, and that in the "move conversation" dialogue, the various folders are already selected with which a new message may have been tagged by the email hosts.
This would reduce the actions required to obtain the desired result to 2 actions, in most cases and would also make it possible to easily maintain / apply multiple folders for a message.
Proposed Archive workflow: Select message(s) > swipe / tap to activate "Archive" into folders tagged by the email host to the incoming email = 2 actions for desired result.
Proposed Move conversation workflow: Select message(s) > swipe / tap to activate "move conversation" > scroll down list > tap to select/remove additional target folders > tap OK = 5 or more actions for desired result.
NOTE: This entire approach would be completely compatible with current behavior, to anyone who doesn't want to bother. None of this would show up in their workflow, as they don't have multiple folders set.
There is usually no need to reveal the identity of all other people who also receive an email, while courtesy, privacy and security would be better served by usually omitting such details. Would you usually have printed a list of addresses of other recipients on a physical letter? Then why do it with email?
add a feature to limit search to any particular folder. for example: "in:work firstname.lastname@example.org"
I'm a former Inbox/Gmail user, looking for key features I'm used to.
As such, I'd like to be able to focus searches with search operators. For example: "in:accounts from:@rumblefish.com" to find all emails from @rumblefish.com in the folder "accounts".
Now that Inbox has shut down, I'm looking for an app that can replicate its bundles. It would be especially wonderful if Outlook could somehow import the filter settings from my Gmail account.
Lots of email does not require immediate attention, and many users make use of filtering options to sort such email out for that reason. Some may be recurring updates about bills paid, some may be newsletters, some may be news alerts. It would be good if such emails filtered into selected folders by services such as Gmail, could have their notifications muted.
I suggest that in the folder list users can tap on a bell icon next to a folder to quiet any further notifications for new emails in that folder.