some thoughts/suggestions on iOS usability improvement
First of all, I have to say I really like the fresh new looks of the KEY on iOS, overall a really nice improvement from the previous version. However, there are a couple of suggestions (in no particular order) I have after using the new iOS version for some time now, so I though I'd share them with you:
1.) Web addresses seem to need the full http(s):// or ftp:// prefix for the link to work, and I think it is quite annoying typing those in on mobile (I personally add many if not most entries on mobile). How about adding a default http:// prefix to the web address field on mobile?
2.) There seems to be no (user definable) time limit for the app to require entering the master password again. This would improve security if the phone is lost, and no device lock is set up.
3.) Once user clicks "copy password" ball (the one with three dots) on the main screen or favorites screen, no visual feedback is given when the login or password is copied on to clipboard. Some kind of visual feedback (blinking/fading of the field) would ensure the user understands that the field in question has indeed been copied.
4.) In the left menu bar, accessible in the top-left corner, "passwords" are illustrated with a star, which is commonly used to denote favorites (the same star denotes a favorite inside an entry), yet a single password is denoted by a box with three dots elsewhere. I think the icon here ought to be the same box with three dots.
5.) In the main view, have you thought of allowing users to swipe an entry, which would show the "copy password", "copy login" and "go to URL" icons on the right hand side? This way, users could copy a password with 1 swipe & 1 click, instead of 3 clicks (opening an entry, copying the password, and going back to main view). Now swiping switches the view between the main and favorites.
6.) On the main screen the entries have data in order: login, password, web address, notes. But on the favorites screen, once an entry is tapped, the order is reverse: password ball is above login, IMO l/p should always be the order. Also the order of the small balls changes in the favorites -screen; the topmost favorite entry will have a very different order than the one on the bottom.
7.) The tooltips in the favourites-screen appear under the finger/outside of screen if the entry is pressed continuously, and no tooltips are shown if a favourite is just clicked once, I think the tooltips should be shown even if the entry is just clicked once.
8.) (Related to 5, 6 and 7): Even though the favorites-view looks nice, and the animations are cool, I think the favorites would work better if they were shown up at top of the main view, ranked on the basis of number of times they have been opened (or just in alphabetical order but still on the top), instead of there being a separate view for them. The fact that the main view includes the text description for each entry makes it more intuitive than just icons in the separate favorite screen (which in my case now has three globe-icons for websites, two letter-icons for e-mails etc). If you do want to keep the favorite –view separate, I would like the default view to be the main view, not favorites when the app is launched. If I lock the app, on the other hand, and enter my master pw again, the default view is the menu. I think the main view should always be the default view once the master pw is entered.
There were my main thoughts after using the iOS app for a coupe of days now. I would like to hear your thoughts about the suggestions. Keep on the good work, loving the app already!