iOS - the list of what is missing/neglected

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Italianblend, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

    Italianblend

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    #1
    I am trying to put together a list of the simple things that apple has neglected in their iOS. Things like the no forward delete button, no mark all as read in the mail app, not being able to download more than one app at a time (a queue without leaving the app store), no color customization whatsoever. You know, stuff that should be standard in 2012 that apple is just too stubborn to put in.

    I would like your suggestions! Thanks.
     
  2. APlotdevice, Jun 28, 2012
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    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    ^Yeah. Definitely a file manager. It doesn't have to be a complicated file manager. Just a simple documents folder would do. All the application, system, and any other directories which could cause serious problems if tampered with can remain hidden.

    Another thing would be gestures in Safari. I've always found it a little jarring that I'm unable to do I simple two or three finger swipe to go back and forward. And also more keyboard shortcuts.



    BTW, might I suggest that people send feedback to Apple on the features they would like to see? If Apple is ever going to listen, this might be the best way to speak up.
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html
     
  3. irDigital0l Guest

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    1. Notification Center Widgets

    2. Better YouTube app

    3. Insert Pics, attachments, voice memos in Notes

    4. Newsstand hasn't been updated
     
  4. tonyr6 macrumors 6502a

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    A real WiFi scanner. One that tells you the channel and strength.

    Being able to do a quick scroll down on web pages.

    A file manager.

    Hide Newsstand a useless pay for everything app.

    Keeping the screen on if the device is playing music and plugged in since many radio apps don't have a prevent lock option. At least with 5.1 it just dims now.

    Being able to change your default browser.

    Being able to really print from your device. AirPrint is a joke. I have to leave my computer on to print. If I need my computer then I will just print from there.

    Those are the ones right now I can think of that all require a jailbreak but I refuse to jailbreak it to void my warrenty and get viruses.
     
  5. APlotdevice, Jun 29, 2012
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    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    You can print directly to an AirPrint-equipped printer. Also manufacturers like HP and Brother offer apps to print directly to one of their printers that have non-AirPrint wireless.
     
  6. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    The stuff I really wanted was fixed through jail breaking. Here are some that I think should be integrated into apples iOS by default:

    Access to some general settings though notification center like screen brightness, turning your flashlight on etc. ncsettings has a very nice ui and usability.

    Shiftselectcaret

    Triple click home button for custom shortcut


    Other stuff:

    Badge icon for the reminders app

    Mark as read in mail app

    Calculator for the iPad
     
  7. Phil A. Moderator

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    #8
    About the only thing that annoys me on a regular basis is the lack of some form of universally accessible file system for storing shared documents

    Apart from that, I'd like quicker access to brightness (I don't care about Bluetooth, wifi, etc as I never shut them off) and possibly landscape options for Springboard
     
  8. JMG macrumors 6502a

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    You can also install printopia on your desktop if you do not have an AirPrint printer. But I agree that you should be able to print to any printer on the network like you do from a laptop.
     
  9. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    When you guys mention a file manager, what exactly do you mean? Are you talking about access to your app files? Or are you talking a place to actually store imported files like a flash drive?
     
  10. APlotdevice, Jun 30, 2012
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    APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    I can't speak for everyone, but what I mean when I say file system is a central directory that every app can access. Allowing multiple apps access to the same file, instead of having to give each app a duplicate of that file as we do now.
     
  11. bisnicks macrumors regular

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    Check off "not being able to download more than one app at a time (a queue without leaving the app store)"

    You now can in iOS 6 :)
     
  12. PatrickW98 macrumors 6502

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  13. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yes I forgot about this! Why shouldn't we have landscape icons in iOS for iPhone?!?
     
  14. TurkJD macrumors newbie

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    My List of what i want (Been collecting a long time). Show me yours so we can merge?

    iOS

    Phone:
    Answer/Decline buttons on Lock Screen (Toggle)

    (i)Messages
    Time stamp on every message
    Cancel button
    Quick Reply

    Mail:
    Reader
    Select all
    Delete all
    Move all
    Mark all

    Camera:
    Shortcut for Flash Light
    Panorama
    Take pictures whilst recording
    Take many photos at once
    Self Timer

    Photos:
    New icon
    Choose key photos for custom albums
    When in another album, photos are removed from camera roll (Toggle)
    iPhoto like layout

    Music:
    Song Waiting List
    Widget in NC (song, artist, album artwork, pause, play, next and previous track)
    Album cover as Home screen wallpaper (toggle)
    Toggle album cover as lock screen wall paper

    FaceTime
    New icon
    Group FaceTime

    Clock:
    Clock icon shows current time
    Clock icon can switch between analogue and digital
    Clock in lock screen can switch been analogue and digital

    App Store:
    Automatic updates (toggle)

    Weather:
    Weather icon shows current temperature and icon
    App for iPad

    Contacts:
    Pictures next to contacts
    Swipe to delete contact
    Custom preferences for individual contacts

    Notes:
    Columns
    Quicker access to dot points
    Write in margins

    Maps
    Show driving speed
    Street View
    Voice Guidance

    Calculator
    For iPad

    Safari:
    Multitouch gestures (two finger swipe to switch between tabs)
    Fix search button when private browsing
    Unified Search Bar

    Facebook:
    Facebook in spotlight search
    Tag friends in NC posts

    Instagram
    Integration into photo app

    Newsstand
    Ability to place in folder
    Search in Newsstand store

    Siri:
    Toggle wifi, bluetooth etc…
    Lock screen, adjust brightness and volume
    Take photos
    State battery percentage and data usage
    toggle settings in time periods (e.g. turn wifi off when i get home/at 8:00)
    3rd party apps in siri

    Voice Control:
    Choose different option for holding down home button

    Videos:
    Organize videos own way

    Game Center
    Faster in games
    Sign in pop ups show ONCE

    iCloud
    App updates
    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Settings
    Hide categories
    Unhide categories
    More Tones
    Move categories
    Create own categories
    Search

    Airdrop
    For iOS

    Status Bar:
    Notifications icon when there are new notifications
    Mail icon when there is new mail
    Messages icon when there is new messages
    Phone icon when there are missed calls
    Facebook and Twitter icon when there are notifications
    Smoother scrolling
    Scroll to bottom of page (somehow)

    Dock:
    Infinite Dock
    Swipe to Hide

    Multitasking
    Clear all
    Page dots
    Brightness adjustment

    Bluetooth
    Photos
    To any device

    Keyboard
    Slide Selection
    Bold
    Italics
    Underline
    Capital after dot points

    Mission Control
    Swipe from bottom of screen to reveal

    Home Screen:
    have applications anywhere
    multi-app movement
    Option to have more apps in columns and rows (iPad)
    Flip icons to preview apps

    Folders
    Swipe for more folder pages
    Folder Merge

    Lock Screen
    Trusted wifi networks passcode toggle
    Quick reply messages
    Notification slider. Message on slider changes according to notification

    Notifications
    Turn notifications off when in certain app

    Notification Center
    swipe individual notifications to delete
    Toggles in notifcation center (brightness, 3G, bluetooth, wifi etc…) (Swipe for more, animation after selecting)
    Collapsable notifications (hide individual notifications into category)
    Clear all notifications

    Badges
    Dynamic Badges
    Integration with Notification Center

    Landscape support:
    YouTube
    Settings
    Home Screen
    Multitasking
    Weather
    Maps
    App Store
    iTunes Store
    Ability to deny apps from rotating
    Landscape Orientation Lock

    Hide/Delete built in applications
    Newstand
    Stocks
    Compass
    Videos
    Game Center
    Passbook

    Lock App:
    (Set a passcode on apps)
    such as
    Messages
    Mail
    Phone
     
  15. ixodes macrumors 601

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    #16
    Apple will never include a file manager. That would give the user too much control. It's a no-no.

    Conversely, Apple greatly prefers to control all aspects of how their devices are used. While obviously they cannot control everything, they can, and do reduce the amount of control the user has whever possible.

    It's all about keeping it simple for grandpa & grandma.

    Sidebar:
    I had a very good laugh today, upon sitting down with my latte at Starbucks. I took out my iPhone to check for messages, when the elderly man sitting next to me proudly said "I have one of those". He pulled out his iPhone, as he commented, " but I don't know how to use it". While trying not to laugh out loud, his elderly companion said " oh Fred they have classes at the mall".

    It's this kind of scenario that proves the overwhelming influence Apple has. Seniors with no clue about smartphones are buying them just to be seen with an Apple device. I'm thrilled, every extra unused phone seniors carry is another that pumps up my APPL stock. What a winner that is:)
     

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