Improve system settings disk usage analyzer



  • I added more sorting options

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    The value on the right of the app now reflects the order chosen: order by cache will display the cache size.

    Here I'm a bit unsure about bars... Should I show them normally? This doesn't feel good as down the list apps can have a wider installed size bar than the upper ones
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    Should I show only the value chosen, with the proportion to the first app in that order? That'd way better! Should I just hide them? Maybe they doesn't add a significant value...



  • @mymike Hi, great work,
    I like the bars, but they look a bit too colored in the UT UI, maybe we should display just one bar at time.

    I have a prototype at:
    https://www.figma.com/file/JuuTo9riDeza5zAl0VXLxl/Memory-management?node-id=491%3A1



  • @mymike Hi, great work,

    thanks!

    I like the bars, but they look a bit too colored in the UT UI,

    Yeah, colors still needs to be adjusted, and I'm not that good at it...

    maybe we should display just one bar at time.

    When ordering by a specific size the plan is to show only one bar, but when ordering by name o total size used by the app I was thinking to show the different colors, so that at first glance you see what takes space on your phone...

    I have a prototype at:
    https://www.figma.com/file/JuuTo9riDeza5zAl0VXLxl/Memory-management?node-id=491%3A1

    I can't see it, it asks me for registration...



  • @mymike I've forgot to set it public, now it should work



  • I have a prototype at:
    https://www.figma.com/file/JuuTo9riDeza5zAl0VXLxl/Memory-management?node-id=491%3A1

    Woah, that's pretty cool, indeed!

    I was thinking of a popup to clear, but the expandable ListItem looks awesome!

    I'm unsure on how to make the user selecting what he wants to clear: I was thinking check boxes like in UTTT, but in your mockup there are already the colored rectangles and them next to each other won't look good... Making rectangles checkable (or coloring check boxes 😜 ) could be an option but I doubt it will be intuitive for users... What about a thick colored underline and the check box in the place of the rectangles?

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    Also I'd still leave the bars visible even when the ListItem is collapsed



  • @mymike said in Improve system settings disk usage analyzer:

    Also I'd still leave the bars visible even when the ListItem is collapsed

    Maybe a collapsed bar? I've updated the link

    @mymike said in Improve system settings disk usage analyzer:

    I'm unsure on how to make the user selecting what he wants to clear

    I'll have a look at it, I think underlined text doesn't follow the UT design guidelines



  • Maybe a collapsed bar? I've updated the link

    Cool

    I'll have a look at it, I think underlined text doesn't follow the UT design guidelines

    Yeah, I agree... Thanks for the help 😍



  • @Capsia
    Thanks, I also love the last option with colored check boxes and the expandable list.



  • Perhaps same behavior as UTTT, a popup that asks the user which to delete.



  • Perhaps same behavior as UTTT, a popup that asks the user which to delete.

    Well, that would add too many steps imho: tap on app to expand, tap clear button and popup opens, then select and press clear, plus an additional warning dialog (it may be needed)...
    Even if you put the clear button in the collapsed ListItem you may want too see the numbers before deciding to clear. And to do see the number you would either expand the ListItem (the button in the collapsed ListItem becomes useless) or press the clear button and see the numbers in the popup; but then you may decide you don't have to clear files for that app and to go to another app you have to close the popup, while with ListItem you can just scroll down and expand another one...

    Sorry for the long reply, I'm not really aware of how much I'm writing while I'm focused on an thought. That seemed so straightforward in my mind! 😅



  • BTW, sorting by a single value has proportional bars. I have to say that's pretty cool!
    Maybe the space could be optimized by putting the bar on the side of the app icon

    And yeah, I have to say that the first apps taking way more space that all the others makes the bars on smaller apps quite useless...

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  • @mymike Hi, I've added delete process to the design:

    https://www.figma.com/file/JuuTo9riDeza5zAl0VXLxl/Memory-management

    What do you think?



  • @Capsia said in Improve system settings disk usage analyzer:

    @mymike Hi, I've added delete process to the design:

    https://www.figma.com/file/JuuTo9riDeza5zAl0VXLxl/Memory-management

    What do you think?

    Yeah, that's similar to what @kugiigi proposed, but without the popup: you need an additional tap before you are able to clear the space...

    What about putting the bars under each label? This way check boxes can be places instead of colored boxes

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  • @mymike said in Improve system settings disk usage analyzer:

    What about putting the bars under each label? This way check boxes can be places instead of colored boxes

    Looks great 👍



  • Just a quick comment on the problem of short bars on relative graphs: Is this really a problem? When opening this setting I guess most users are interested in what is taking up space on their system, and the very short relative graphs is a great indication that "it's not this".

    At least for me, that's much more valuable than the technical details about each app. And the graphs are a great way of making it clear, while the difference between 100 mb and 100 kb when written out is hard to grasp for most (non-tech) people. 🙂



  • Cool. Just came across this thread. I do love to see that this part of system settings is being thougth of. I do very much like the ideas.

    Just a quick comment on the last design: As @mymike already said, I too think it does not need to be a two step action. The clear button could be set inactive if no check box is checked.

    And I guess the numbers only do not match because it is a mockup? Otherwise I would expect app size + cache size + data size + config size = total size.



  • @potet said in Improve system settings disk usage analyzer:

    Just a quick comment on the problem of short bars on relative graphs: Is this really a problem?

    No, it isn't, you're right. Just a minor thing I noticed that 95% of the users won't...

    When opening this setting I guess most users are interested in what is taking up space on their system, and the very short relative graphs is a great indication that "it's not this".

    At least for me, that's much more valuable than the technical details about each app. And the graphs are a great way of making it clear, while the difference between 100 mb and 100 kb when written out is hard to grasp for most (non-tech) people. 🙂

    Keep things simple! - Sometimes I forget about it lol...



  • @danfro said in Improve system settings disk usage analyzer:

    Cool. Just came across this thread. I do love to see that this part of system settings is being thought of. I do very much like the ideas.

    Thanks! I am glad people appreciate my work 🎉

    Just a quick comment on the last design: As @mymike already said, I too think it does not need to be a two step action. The clear button could be set inactive if no check box is checked.

    Sure

    And I guess the numbers only do not match because it is a mockup? Otherwise I would expect app size + cache size + data size + config size = total size.

    Yeah, that one is just a mockup with random values 😁 Maybe I should make it more clear whether it's a mockup or running code...



  • @mymike It is not only the fresh new design. But being able to delete those items from system settings I would call a breakthrough. Definitely worth appreciation. 👍



  • I managed to place correctly all the GUI bits to clear the app data. The actual erase will come next!

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