I am curious to know what others think of the new Mail features in iOS 13.1.2
Here’s my take:
It’s a shame that a company with the amount of staff, developers, etc. like Apple can’t get the core set of features right in their own mail application.
My most aggravating use case is archiving email. To do this, I have to long press an email. When I do, the archive option isn’t available.
That is, unless I go to Settings and change the account options from delete to archive. Why do I have to make that choice at all? It’s been this way from the beginning and I think it’s one of the quirkiest and dumbest things I’ve seen in the app.
Assuming I do that, I am at least two taps away from removing the email from my inbox. Or one tap when I change that option in Settings. I really wish I could have Archive and delete options in the bottom menu bar when looking at the email list. This is just not an option. It’s either/or and never both.
FYI, swipes are no better as they mirror the long press options and the Settings parameters.
It wouldn’t be so bad if we had the ability to customize the swipe, lower menu bar, or long press options.
Having to choose between archive and delete is a miss in my book.
Yes, I can use other mail clients (and I use 3 or four different ones, with Spark being the current incumbent).
The issue is that using another app means I have to agree to their 3rd party license agreements and privacy policies.
Given Apple’s marketing around security & privacy, the ads seem very much like a gimmick given the lack of user options in the stock Mail app. Clearly they weren’t thinking about these things when improving the mail app.
In the end, “lipstick on a pig,” seems like an apt expression to describe my perspective.
Okay. Now that I have that out of the way, I’d like to figure out a solution.
What, if any options have other MPU users found to deal with this situation? Again, I have the, “use another email app,” down in spades. I’ve been looking at options and researching on line and while I have found a number of complaints, I’ve not found any real working solutions.
For example, is there a Shortcut that would allow for a one-tap Archive function in the stock mail app?
Thanks in advance for helping me noodle through this one.