over 3 years ago
I can see everything happening except for the black sidebar. I don't think it really fits to be honest. I can definitely see the linen being used, though.
Thanks Chris. Yeah, I'm still working on tweaking the sidebar.
I like this really really like really :)
Thou id like even moar if the glyphs are some simple custom ones :D
@Pedja - Thanks. I totally agree, as I said the sidebar still needs some work.
Really digging the ideas behind this, hopefully it will become reality :D
You going to build that or are you just dreaming about what will come next?
I agree that the finder is completely up for reform. Take a look at FaceTime for Mac. It provides some insight to what the new apps could look and be like. Touches from iOS and transparency.
Finder on Lion? I hope not... Macworld wrote a nice piece on this:
"Mac OS X’s Dock went a long way toward simplifying the experience of launching applications on the Mac. Things take a turn for the worse once the user has to move beyond the Dock. The Finder is a big step up in complexity from the Dock’s simple row of icons. There’s also the shotgun approach offered by Spotlight, but once the user starts typing search queries, the battle for simplicity has already been lost."
Read the rest of the article...
I'd like to see more apps adopting "library" metaphors...
I like that library idea but it is hard to imagine that all apps will make such an evolutionary jump in the next 6-8 months. I guess it is possible but the legacy interactions are going to be upheld to a certain degree. What Matthew created is a fair example of what the interim finder could end up being like on its way to being fully incorporated as a library into new apps. I guess only time will tell. Either way I think his work is nicely designed example or idea.
Oh no, more linen!
Love the top bar and layout for the folders, but apple will never do dark UI like that, just because it doesn't look good.
I agree with Kevin. While I think eventually we'll see an iOS "library" style feature. I don't think it's going to happen any time soon.
My mockup was purely for the fun of seeing one way that a iOS/Mac mashup of Finder could look like. I doubt that Lion will look anything like this :)
Apparently the finder is a controversial subject.
Well about that black look, just look at iLife it's all black like so i dont think they have a problem going with a darker UI
@Marcus - Thanks man :)
@Kevin - Haha. No fighting you guys :)
@Pedja - Exactly. That was my thinking :)
about 3 years ago
Speaking of Finder reform someone needs to update the happy face logo of the OS. It is time...
This is great. Would love it if Lion actually ended up resembling this somehow. :)
by Drew Smith
I think that it might look a little more like this. I'm calling the stacks for folders.
(Sidebar is Unfinished)
about 3 years ago
@Stuart - Thanks man :)
What would be cool if all our files are contained in the apps we use, like on the iPad, so we wouldn't have to store them in folders and lose them and such.
Looks nice and clean.
dark ui? oh, i think that apple is not going to buy this one ;)
I think there's a possibility, have you seen iLife '11? :)
by Josh Hemsley
Since we are all having fun re-imagining the Finder I thought I'd throw out something a bit more "crazy" if you will.
Here is the full view if you wish to see more of it.
Just had thoughts of bringing in a few more iOS UI elements. Or maybe in a sense in reverse to bring the Mac OS to a mobile device :) Take it as you will. Just thought I'd drop a 3am rebound for the fun of it. Im sure there are tons of flaws in this, so go easy! :)
Also should note, I am not a fan of the dark UI on any of these. They should definitely keep to a light scaled background IMO.
love this Matthew!
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