Merge 'multi-select' and long-press menu on single episode

App version: 2.7.1 from Google Play

Problem you may be having, or feature you want (from the boyfriend): the multi-select button is a bit confusing (would expect three dots instead of the pencil) and I need an extra step to reach multi-select (first long-press, then multi-select). In Gmail a long-press activates multi-select immediately for the pressed episode, with key actions directly available in the top bar.

Suggested solution (from me): Do it like Gmail: long-press activates multi-select, and key actions appear in the top bar. We’d have to check if this works as the icons alone might not be clear enough. If the top bar doesn’t work, then maybe the FAB could remain – although that would mean that actions for a single episode would require an extra tap.

Screenshots / Drawings / Technical details: UX to be investigated.


I think we discussed this in the past and decided against it because it would mean that users then need to touch the top of the screen instead of the buttons being close to the episode. Isn’t multi-select a much less common action than normal select? I think we should optimize single-select usability over multi-select.

I believe we can take some inspiration from what solid explorer does and put a bar at the bottom like this

Tachiyomi does a similar thing which looks quite more Material You, but it has less options, no 3 dot menu.