Almanah Diary

Introduction

Almanah Diary is a personal diary application actually ported to GNOME 3. It's a user-end useful application and would be offer a better UX with a re-design center in the main flow: save personal notes, not for share.

Status

  • {o} Needs design

    {*} Design in progress

    {o} Needs implementation

    {o} Implementation in progress

    {o} Stable

Relevant Art

DayOne (Mac)

dayone.jpg

MacJournal (Mac)

macjournal.png

Memories (Mac)

memories.png

Discussion

Initial ideas and thoughts - these should be focused on generating goals and scope.

Goals and scope

Center the user attention in what he's writing, and search in a clear way older diary entries.

Main window

Changes:

This main window implements the GtkHeaderbar, reducing the vertical space, defining three sections: navigation at the left, the main title at the center (fixed, non-interactive) and a right section allowing the user to modify properties about the current entry.

The font style menu has been merged into the "hamburger" or "gear" menu button.

almanah_mainwindow.png

The calendar button at the left side of the Header opens a popup with the entries calendar and two buttons ("Go to Today" and "Select Date...") as you can see:

almanah_calendar.png̣

Guidelines

Design guidance for developers.

Comments

  • Maybe for the second concept, favorite day button could be directly right to the date selector. They are also not directly related to the webcam/mic buttons, as far as I see. I'm also not sure that the add time function should be kept, especially as a button. It's quite easy to see the time on gnome 3 and takes less time to type it rather than clicking on a button to add it. A solution might be to experiment date and favorite day button centered. Guillemin
    • Yes, good points. I specially like the idea of move the date and mark as important to the center. Álvaro.
  • Looks great. However the current application limits to one entry per day - that might be limiting if user works on a few things concurrently (for example have a few projects, is taking notes from few courses at college, takes notes from both professional life and personal). Ability to tag/enter a few entries per day would solve the problem. Maciej
    • From my point of view this is one of the biggest weakness of Almanah, and something like that is in our scope, take a look at bug 689766. Álvaro.

Apps/Almanah_Diary/Design (last edited 2015-02-21 18:08:39 by ÁlvaroPeña)