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

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    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 G4

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    I'm sure it's possible for Apple to do. Let them know you want it:
    http://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

    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

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    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

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    It keeps people from developing fat finger syndrome.
     
  5. The General macrumors 601

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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).

    Philip
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    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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