Swipeable sidebars on MacOS

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#1

It would make my life a lot easier if both sidebars could be swiped open and closed using the trackpad.

I don’t use the keyboard commands often enough for them to stick in my head, and using the pointer is tiresome - especially as I have my dock set to disappear on the right, and trying to grab the handle of the sidebar often triggers the dock.


#2

I believe this already works on iOS. We will consider it for macOS too.

Thanks for the feedback!


#3

Yes, it does work on iOS and it’s really cool!

The more functionality in common between iOS and MacOS the better - where it makes sense! Makes switching between devices, which I do all the time, much easier.


#4

The only concern I have here is that another use for swipe on the Mac would be to go back in history, just like Safari does. I often find myself doing it out of habit in Agenda.

Not saying we will do that, but would need to be a discussion.


#5

Swipe to navigate back and forward would be cool too! In MacOS and iOS! Having to have the side bar open to navigate in both platforms is a pain.

Perhaps something could be done with the length of the swipe or starting point distinguishing between moving sidebars and navigation.

I think consistency between the iOS and MacOS apps is more important than consistency with Safari, but I see the difficulty!