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Windows 10 Google: Mail (Final)

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This concept takes the good parts of Windows, the good parts of Material Design, and puts it to practical use as an email client.

A lot of this concept was made by Kamal before he left the project. I made a few changes:

My concept uses a nested sidebar system rather than the more traditional dropdown sidebar system that Kamal uses. It's closer to the system used in Windows 10, and allows you to see the sidebar at all times without using up a lot of screen real estate or require a swipe.

I also use some more FABs; for the reply action when a message is selected, everything is condensed into a single FAB that then allows you to Reply All, Reply, or Forward. Alternatively, you can press+hold to go to the default action selected in settings, or of course use keyboard shortcuts on desktop to skip all the FAB stuff. It's a solution that dies the platforms together without hindering the functionality and experience.

There are a couple of new things added, such as grouping by time in the list of emails and the attachments, but nothing too crazy here.

Wallpaper is "Between The Buildings" by wwsalmon (wwsalmon.deviantart.com/art/Be…).

Feedback is appreciated as always!

Windows 10 Google Team
DaKoder dAKirby309 DriftShift JSFeliciano 
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aguynamedruchir's avatar
Never thought I'd see Material Design and Windows Design (whatever it's called now Wink/Razz) together, but this is a very interesting concept. Nice work! Clap
reon8's avatar
someone plz hire mr. Zhang to fix the win10 mail app
wwsalmon's avatar
thanks lol :)

the windows 10 mail app isn't really that bad. As I said to Michael:

Windows 10 does a lot of stuff right, and this concept borrows a lot from it (the sidebar, the icon), but it feels like it sacrificed functionality, or made power features more obscure, in order to be presentable and minimal. This concept aims to accomplish good UI and UX without sacrificing functionality.
reon8's avatar
I use windows 10 mail app as my main mail client but it's it not my favourite UI and quite a few features are missing from it
wwsalmon's avatar
personally I'd recommend Mailbird. It doesn't have material or metro design, but it does look good and has really great multi-account support with lots of features and an intuitive ui. www.getmailbird.com/
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DriftShift's avatar
Finally something I would use. :) Great job. 
dAKirby309's avatar
Nice ideas in this concept, turned out great I think! I'd like to use an app like this as a regular Mail manager haha, it looks a bit more thoughtfully put together than the Windows 10 stock Mail app (I do like the Win10 Mail app quite a bit though). :)
wwsalmon's avatar
Windows 10 does a lot of stuff right, and this concept borrows a lot from it (the sidebar, the icon), but it feels like it sacrificed functionality, or made power features more obscure, in order to be presentable and minimal. This concept aims to accomplish good UI and UX without sacrificing functionality.
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