Little Note Icons in ListView

Bug #883106 reported by Stefan Hammer on 2011-10-28
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Bug Description

As drafted in the Blueprint ( I want to show a little mockup of the Notes-List with Icons. The icon is already used in the shortcuts branch (

What do you think? Should I implement this?

Stefan Hammer (j-4) wrote :
Koichi Akabe (vbkaisetsu) wrote :

These icons use left size spaces. This means that title areas will be shorter.
The width of screen is precious for small devices.

If users can set icons to classify notes, I think it is needed.

Jesse Johnson (holocronweaver) wrote :

It certainly is an aesthetic improvement, but I second the concern about screen real estate on small phone screens. Something more appropriate for phones might be a bullet-style list. Bullets tend to be compact, though they can make lists look tacky if poorly crafted. How about a smaller note icon that provides less detail but comes in a smaller package?

I am no graphical artist, so take my suggestions as purely from a user perspective. :-)

Piotr Adamski (mcveat) wrote :

I second both previous opinions. As long as icons don't serve any information (like type of list item) the screen real estate is more important.

Stefan Hammer (j-4) wrote :

you are right - one icon at the top left corner is probably enough. I was also concerned about the use of the repetitive, strongly colored elements without information :-)
As you wished, here is a mockup with smaller icons.

One positive argument for the icons: As soon, as two-way-synchronisation is implemented, they can indicate the status of the note: e.g. modified, but not synced yet (maybe a pencil), in sync (note icon), syncing at the moment (arrow circle),...
But this would be without use again, as soon as background sync is there...

Jesse Johnson (holocronweaver) wrote :

Much better! I feel this should be added as-is. The lack of bullets in the current release makes the UI a little too sparse for my tastes. The small icons approach achieves a nice balance between graphical bling and simplicity. Good job!

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