With the new tabs feature a new tab opens each time you open and edit a file or only open a file from the quick open menu. This effectively force you to close each file you open, like on a desktop, which to me seems pretty annoying. Previously each new file replaced the old one. Also I'm on a mini and would appreciate that screen space back.
I understand that someone would want tabs, that's ok. But shouldn't the normal way to implement this be to add a plus button, like in safari, so if you want an additional tab you create it as you wish, or not?
I tried to tell Alex about this, but he seems very contrary to reconsider his thinking (?) or even add an option to disable the feature.
Also, since he added the forced tabs, should't there be at least keyboard shortcuts to switch between them or quickly close them? >> A close all one? << The shortcuts lack a lot and you always have to use the hands.
What do you think?
All this situation seem very messy to me. I'm not trying to be critical or pretending that he does what I wish; I just don't understand why I'm not able to get this point to him or recieve a plausible expaination beside "I say so". It seems he shut down any negative feedback, yet many of his decisons don't really make sense. Wouldn't being able to adjust your assumptions make your app better? I feel he's very stubborn for no particular reason.
Here are some other issues I'd like others' opinion on:
-The lack of a trashcan: better not delete the wrong file, it's gone!
-Does anyone use the swipe gesture to move the caret (by one character each time!) or would prefer the traditional swipe right gesture to reveal the sidebar, at least on the iPad?
With ios12 swiping on the spacebar will move the caret as you wish... both on phone and pad. (on never having this gesture Alex is "unmovable")
-Having a quick open menu like in Ulysses:
You can navigate it from the keybord and search through all the files, in all folders, AND their content.
Currently not even a shortcut to quickly open the "quick open" menu.
-What is the point of searching only file names in the current folder? it's quicker reading through them all.. and why the search bar have to be open all the time instead of being pulled down like any other app? It takes away a raw.
-No option to disable automatic indentation, why? driving me crazy..
-Anyone would like to use all the system fonts?
-Having a backup options of some sort? even just a zip archive to dropbox would do.. (I can do that manually..)
-Generally speaking, what is the point of replicating ios features? Tabs will be implemented with ios13 like are now on the mac, caret gestures are alredy implemented in the system keyboard etc.. isn't it a massive asted effort?
Just some ideas... Rob
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