It's so hard to give constructive criticism based on a four-second video. I feel like this is the Zapruder film, with the frame-by-frame dissections!
* First reaction: that doesn't look right. It looks nothing like either the mac or the iphone version.
* Everything looks big, oversized, with a lot of wasted space.
* The disclosure triangles are all wrong. Disclosure triangles don't point up.
* The indentations will be quite troublesome with long project names and multiple indentations.
* It's unclear how notes will be handled. The one thing that appears to be a note is short, and no obvious way for seeing longer ones.
* It's unclear if I can tap a context to switch to it, or if I have to switch to Context mode and then find the item again.
* I like the idea of animating open the project, but that first jump to the left is disconcerting. It should animate out smoothly.
Overall, I'm disappointed by the 4-second preview. At this moment, I feel a blown-up iPhone version would continue to be a better solution, though not long-term.
Based on the preview, it doesn't feel like the interface has been rethought for use on an iPad. Instead it feels like it's been "skinned" to be "flashier".
At a basic level, I think you could have taken the Mac interface and made it work better on iPad.
Here's how I'd like to see it work:
- when in horizontal mode, the various "modes" (project, context, etc. maybe select perspectives too) would be on the left pane (as now).
- If I tapped (say) "Projects", that left pane would slide left, and the left sidebar would be the list of projects and folders. (Tapping a folder would progressively slide left to expose items)
- When I tap on a project name, the right pane would contain the list of actions for that project.
- The toolbars would contain the same items (or many of them) that the Mac version does (filtering, sorting, etc.)
- If I tap an action, an editing window would slide up from the bottom, allowing me to edit the contents, and see any notes attached (you can indicate a note is attached with a small icon somewhere; tapping that can also bring up a notes-only window).
I could probably spend hours writing something up, but you get my drift, I hope.
* 4-second clip: underwhelming
* There's work that can be done to make this more iPad-friendly
I'm looking forward to the next iteration, whenever and whatever that might be.