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Sep. 13th, 2008 | 05:04 pm

I find that I am enjoying reading my email on my iPhone more then I enjoy reading it on my laptop.

Huh?

Interfaces for reading email, for me, are all about getting through lots of messages quickly.

Having only the subjects makes reading email much easier. I am not even tempted to look at the message. I just hit the "Edit" button and tab through the email marking stuff to be deleted.

Excellent!

It remind me of the "good old days" of Elm!

Please take note of the word "read". The interface is horrible for replying to email. It encourages bad grammar/short replies.

Oh well... it just means I reply to less email :)

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dormando

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from: dormando
date: Sep. 14th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
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Me switching to alpine was the biggest timesaver I've done all year.
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all done!

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: Sep. 14th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
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Mail.app has all my integration needs for when I need to respond to email... that and I got sick of porting elm to new platforms years ago :)

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Grin with cat attached

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from: wechsler
date: Sep. 14th, 2008 06:54 am (UTC)
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You know that doing a left-to-right swipe across the subject in list view also allows you to delete it without using edit mode? Discovered that accidentally a while back.

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Chris Murphy

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from: the_gadgetman
date: Sep. 14th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
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I've found the same thing. I'm doing a lot of email management/pruning on the iPhone, and anything that takes more than a quick reply I do at my desk later. At that point it's a nice, short list of things to deal with.

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