AntennaPod UI is good because overall it’s light and easy to understand.
Yet there is some point to think about it so it can stay that way but make it possible to address big requests.
Before elaborating please note that this discussion is only to give ideas for a more logical UI and which will allow future features if there is some developments to implement them.
In my opinion there’s 2 main / frequent requests which will make AntennaPod a lot more powerful but would make it hard to keep things nice and simple :
- subscriptions folders or tags
- alternative queues list
Right now I feel there is an historical part of the UI which is in the way : podcasts list in lateral menu.
This list take a lot of space and leave limited place to other entries.
IMHO subscriptions screen should become the way to access and manage podcasts.
About folders / tags subscriptions screen could be improved to address this request.
For instance you could have 2 tabs : first one as it is now (all podcast) and a second one to present folders / tags to access podcasts.
Or maybe keep one tab only and user could tag podcasts. The screen would allow to filter based on these tags. There could be a synergy with filter abilities on podcasts with auto downloading on.
With podcasts list out of the way on lateral menu it would be less a problem to add more entry. Statistics could be reallocated there if subscriptions screen become too crowded.
Above all it leaves space to address alternative queues. User could use this space to create them. It should be less populated than what was used with podcasts list.
Please give your own opinion. I think it’s important to have ideas to keep Antenna simple but allow powerful features.