I spent an hour or two playing with the new interface and reading through the threads here. I’m not sure dumping all the info below into one thread is a great idea but I’ll be spamming the board forever if I do a thread for each, and some stuff is just for info for the developers and doesn’t need a discussion really.
Overall the new interface feels halfway between application and web page. Some of this seems like a bit of a hangover from RunBox 6. Might be worth more aggressively shaking off the shackles of the old way of doing things and really go full app like Zoho/Gmail.
Anyway, here are my findings, hopefully de-duplicated with other forum threads…
Some missing things:
no right click context menu support
only dragging subject moves an email (why not other fields too?)
preview pane height not dynamically draggable/re-sizable (simply maximises height)
No ctrl or shift selection of messages (laborious individual clicks instead)
No bulk mark read
No bulk mark unread
No ability to flag messages, bulk or otherwise
No indication message have attachments
Read/Unread boldness indication persistent until page refresh. Even incoming new messages retain lack of boldness until refreshing the page (though they do show up without refresh)
Closing message pane deselects multiple selection in message list - selection should persist.
Message preview pane hides bulk message actions (the ones in bottom right corner)
Clicking date field doesn’t open message - other fields do, why not?
Threaded messages are collapsed, they should be uncollapsed or toggleable, not click through to a seperate view
Some tool tip popovers on icons flow off screen and can’t be read (bulk message actions that appear in bottom right corner)
Canceling an email composition (reply or new) leaves you in the draft folder. Should return to inbox
New messages lack values for the date and size columns. Date is blank. Size shows “undefined”. Both are updated on page refresh.
Runbox 7 logo in folder pane responsive mode (active on narrow windows) links to an incorrect URL (https://runbox.com/angular2/). Should be https://runbox.com/app/
Refreshing the page clears Threaded Conversation selection and returns to default flat list
Inline attachment display broken in HTML messages. This may be by design but something more graceful than blank rectangle would be good.
Complete a draft message and send it. Sending inidication is successful but compose window stays active with email still open. Successfully sent email should close and you should return to the dfarts list or inbox is drafts are empty.
Successfully edited and sent draft message remains in draft folder. It should be removed upon send. (EDIT - this happens until page is refreshed, it seems there is a persistent bug with updating the page when certain actions are completed)
Email sent by user in HTML are by default displayed in the sent folder as plain text. It’s not necessary to ‘protect’ the user from email they have sent themselves and RunBox should therefore display sent messages in the formet they were sent. Users shouldn’t have click a two step process for things they themselves created.
Design isn’t fully responsive, shrinking the browser window doesn’t resize the message list fields (subject/date/size etc)
Message list font size is large, consider making smaller, even for smaller screens.
Font size in general is a bit large (make configurable?)
Message list fields don’t reflow over multiple lines if field size is narrower than text
No ‘wide’ style view with message list on left and preview pane on right
Top bar blue menu hidden when window width shrinks (how do you get to contacts/files etc without this menu?)
Preview pane shows permanent scroll bar. Message list pane never shows scroll bar. Maybe show as required?
Page title (shown in browser tab) is non-descriptive. It could be updated dynamically to indicate where you are in the app (inbox/sent/compose etc)
Message action in preview pane:
no archive button
no ‘edit as new message’ function
[*]no ‘view source’ or ‘view headers’ function