Multi-Swipe: New UX to act on many items (emails) really fast

3 months ago from , CEO

We've just released the iOS app for Missive, a collaborative email client.

We are proud of the multi-swipe feature. It lets users clean their inbox really really fast.

Multi-Swipe

What do you think?

17 comments

  • John Sherwin, 3 months ago

    Nice, really impressive it was built with React web too! The swiping interaction reminds me of this one Joshua Tucker prototyped a few years ago. Always thought it was very clever - https://dribbble.com/shots/1990803-Multi-Select-Table-Cells-Applied-to-Spotify

    2 points
  • Pablo StanleyPablo Stanley, 3 months ago

    Looks interesting. Just to be clear, it works by swiping to the side, and then start dragging up or down?

    2 points
  • Rafael Masson, 3 months ago

    Special mention to our one and only @EtienneLem for his craftsmanship on this Multi-Swipe behavior!

    2 points
  • Cristian MoiseiCristian Moisei, 3 months ago

    I am curios what the real life use cases for this are and what research you've done to justify the mechanism.

    0 points
    • Tom GoodTom Good, 3 months ago

      Perhaps the same justification as that which is used for any multi-selection on messages... It's just a different interaction (potentially time saving).

      1 point
  • Mark Harvey, 3 months ago

    multi-swipe actions was already done in the Notion email app, now called Trove - AI for email but nice work none-the-less https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/notion-email-intelligence-for-gmail-and-beyond/id981989351?mt=8

    0 points
    • Rafael Masson, 3 months ago

      This isn’t the same. Notion / Trove is a multi-step action. You need to tap emails to mark them as swipable (or scroll and have the AI decide which to mark as swipable), then swipe at the bottom of the screen to archive marked emails.

      Missive is much simpler by letting you swipe, then drag down to include consecutive conversations, then release to swipe them all. Besides, this multi-swipe applies to Archive but also Trash, Snooze, or anything in “More” action menu. Trove only lets you bulk archive. Snooze, Star, Unread can only be done one email at a time.

      3 points
  • Jonathan NemargutJonathan Nemargut, 3 months ago

    Would prefer being able to just drag down and then swipe, but I know that scrolling interferes with that interaction. Seems more like a work around.

    0 points
    • Alex Getty, 3 months ago

      I don't mind the order of operations. To me it makes sense that you first have to specify the action you want to take, THEN define the scope of that action.

      2 points
  • Andrew C, 3 months ago

    I'd like to see a circle to help visualize what the human finger is actually physically doing to initiate these gestures.

    0 points
  • Michael Nino EvensenMichael Nino Evensen, 3 months ago

    Is this React Native?

    0 points
    • Rafael Masson, 3 months ago

      It is React… web. Believe it or not! :D

      95% of our client-side code base is a responsive HTML / JS app. Our desktop apps are built with Electron and our mobile apps with PhoneGap. We are very proud of this stack and want to teach the community how this is a pragmatic path to take in 2017.

      We will publish some technical posts about all of this in the coming weeks. Stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter, Medium or Facebook.

      2 points
      • Michael Nino EvensenMichael Nino Evensen, 3 months ago

        Wow very impressive! It feels incredibly native but after reading through your site I saw you were proponents of React so it got me thinking :) Very nice work! Looking forward to those technical posts, I thought especially PhoneGap was dead in the water but apparently not! :)

        3 points