Now that iOS 6 has pull to refresh in Mail, the refresh button has been removed from the bottom bar. Being someone who always tries to find ways to utilize “dead space,” I thought about something that I would like to have easier access to from that view.
One area that’s difficult to get to in Mail is the folder hierarchy for each account. In other words, you can’t easily navigate to another folder within your account (inbox) very easily. The process to do that now is to go to the main page of Mail and go into one of the Accounts at the bottom of the list. That’s displacing if you’re already in the inbox view.
To make the process easier, I brought a folder button to replace the refresh button inside the inbox view. If you tap that folder icon, it will bring up the hierarchy view and allow you to switch to another folder right from the inbox view. If you have more than one inbox and are in the “All Inboxes” view, all the folders for all accounts will show. But if you’re just in an individual inbox, it will only show folders from that inbox.
You can always quit out of the view and return to the inbox you’re in. Easy peasy.
P.S. If you want an invite to Branch, click this link and “Ask to join.” Come discuss this concept with me there!
© 2012 Joshua Tucker