I feel like the core UI could be more unified across devices, and more in line with standard conventions. Ultimately, I really want to stay in the flow when using your app no matter which device I’m on. Here’s my suggestion:
- Expand/collapse icon on the left in both desktop and mobile. Expand/collapse buttons are always on the left in other applications and operating systems. I find this pretty disorientating on the mobile app.
- Zoom button in same place on desktop and mobile, preferably on the right to avoid misclicks.
- Context menu on right click instead of its own button. Prevents misclicks and also gives quicker and easier access to the menu. Context menus have long been on right-click for good reason, it’s better to click on the context than it is to find a button near the context and then click on it. Google Drive does it this way. The browser’s default context menu can still be accessed with shift-rclick.
If you’re worried about changing things perhaps you could implement these as an option in the settings, or have an option to return to the legacy interface?
Thanks for reading.