Why isn't it possible?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by philip in al, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. philip in al macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    Can someone please tell me why it seems to be impossible for Apple, or any other app developer, to create an app that allows me to delete all emails at once?

    It's lame that I have to tap the screen 70x to delete 70 emails. Why can't there be a "select all" button?

    Can someone on these boards not create an app for that?
  2. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I'm sure it's possible for Apple to do. Let them know you want it:

    If there isn't an option for a jailbroken iPhone to do it, I guess there isn't much of a demand for it. :confused:
  3. philip in al thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    You mean no else see's a need to be able to "select" or "delete" all?
    As opposed to tapping your finger 70 times.
  4. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    It keeps people from developing fat finger syndrome.
  5. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    I never move or delete emails. I would like a "mark all as read" button, though,
  6. Kevio macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2010
    I agree with this fully. I don't get hundreds of emails a day but if I go a couple days without checking my inbox, it's inconvenient for me to tap the screen 50 or 100 times. Select all button please!
  7. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    yeah, i've don't understand why this doesn't exist.
    i've set my trash to empty after a day, but i'd also like to see this:
    delete all (in the inbox), and have it all deleted! (NOT moved to trash).

    if i get rid of something, i want it GONE... :D
  8. TurdFerguson macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    Same here. When I get a buttload of unreads I open up gmail on the web and do a "show all unread">select all>mark as read. I'm assuming you could do this with apple mail, maybe even write an automator workflow for that. hmmm, I might just do that.
  9. philip in al thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    So apparently I'm not the only one who see's this as a "needed" app. I assumed that there must be a "technology" issue that prevented one of you "Crack, Wiz Kids" from developing an app to do this.

    Who wants to give it a shot? I'll split cost (if a few others would contribute, it would be nice).

    Anyone? If not, I'll pay to have it developed (but would also like some of the revenue from sales).

  10. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    mine are handled on line from my providers service, Now i love my Internet provider to come up with a better manager. Other then reading my mail I don't do allot with it on my phone.

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