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donuts
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I hate the new GMail icon.... It feels weird or just empty... Or cookies just depressing

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  • 4
    I hate it too
  • 2
    what annoys me is that the google maps and gmail icon on my iphone are too similar i constantly open the wrong one 😆
  • 2
    @heyheni picture? I use an icon pack do the icons itself hasn't changed but the notif and on my pc, it has
  • 4
    @donuts When mindlessly wanting to open maps and it opens gmail. Because the icon is white and with google colors.
  • 2
    @heyheni well guess u could always use an icon pack to change it back. But can't fix the notifs...

    So all icons look like that now, can use it to spell stuff.... So thought of OM.

    Om is described as a "sound from which all other sounds and creation emerge," and represents a "Supreme Power."

    https://shape.com/lifestyle/...
  • 0
    I like the new notification tray icon though. Silver lining on a dark cloud.
  • 2
    I've been using an icon pack ever since they removed custom icon shapes, so I didn't even know about the change.
  • 0
    @EmberQuill ur notif icon in the status bar didn't change?
  • 1
    @heyheni ah forgot my pixel phone.... But guess harder for me to get mixed up.
  • 3
    Seems they forgot calendar though...
  • 0
    @donuts I turned off notifs for Gmail a while ago so I don't even know what the notif icon looks like. I check my email every day or two but anything critical usually comes via some other method (text, phone call, push notification from another app, etc.)
  • 1
    I was gonna rant this yesterday.

    The new icons are shit. Hideously ugly.

    The only good thing is the notification icon in phone for Gmail.

    The loading icon on web is cringe and makes me nauseous every time I open Gmail.
  • 1
    @F1973 why did they even bother changing it... Don't they have better things to do...

    Honestly feel Google is no longer what ur used to be... Releasing new and cool stuff....

    Everything is just incremental... a slight shift... Nothing that's completely new... Just milking the cash cow...
  • 0
    Guess Brin and Page were the cool guys... Everyone else is just money, money, money...
  • 0
    @donuts that's how Product maturity and normalisation works. Let me share 2 most important graphs which are more philosophies than scientific or statistical.
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    Product Life Cycle
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    Normal distribution.
  • 0
    Overlap both you have secrets to life and how things function.
  • 2
    @F1973 yes but they got so much $$$, might as well so something cool with it.... or just give it back to shareholders....
  • 1
    @donuts they test and do a lot of A/B/C/D/E testing.

    Building multiple products for same thing and throw at the market to see which sticks and they more money out of it.

    Though lately they have been complete crap.
  • 0
    Ah, thanks god everything else is just fine, including privacy practices
  • 2
    Enjoy burning your eyes!
  • 1
    I appreciate GMail's push notification (status bar) monochrome icon though.
  • 1
    It's not just gmail, too. It's so fucking annoying to look at.
  • 2
    @heyheni i used to have trouble finding a single icon in a list of ~10. Used to take me literally up to a minute to find, say, Gallery, rather than the Camera app.

    Then I found my sgs7 can create directories, i.E,. Groups of apps.

    Grouping my most used apps by category worked like a miracle. [social], [email], [travel], [multimedia], [tools], [never used], etc.. Now I usually don't even have to look at the screen to tap the right icon [as lon as I manage to comply to the 3 clicks rule].

    I guess [re]categorising could help your case too ;)

    just saying
  • 0
    Ah, i just didn't update gmail. On google play i see the new icon.
  • 0
    @Pogromist you don't ever use Gmail on pc?
  • 0
    @donuts I don't have a pc from February :(
  • 4
    From someone's tweet
  • 3
    @Pogromist pretty much 😄
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