Apps Menu categories

Paul Bloch openartist at
Wed Apr 16 17:05:15 PDT 2008

Personally, I think this is a great idea.  To me it seems that is
becoming evident that the ecology of applications are defined by
"actions" viewing(resources)/creation(editing)/communication
(sharing).  And to intelligently organize applications into groups or
families that fit those functions for different fields is great design
and usability.  The ideal is to trace a natural path for people.  Not
to mention that these groupings will become international norms that
have their own internationally recognized pictograms.

Thanks for bringing it up.

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 1:45 AM, Nick Shaforostoff <shaforostoff at> wrote:
> Hi!
>  I'd like to suggest rethinking top-level apps menu categories set.
>  Specifically, 'Utilities' and 'System' are quite confusing for a lot of people
>  Also, I suggested introducing submenus, like
>  Web|File download and sharing|Communication|Connectivity
>  for 'Internet' category. But as some people objected,
>  two of them came up with idea to just group items in flat list
>  (like in ICQ contact list, or dolphin's Show in Groups" feature).
>  But regardless of submenus discussion, I'd like to get comments on top-level categories.
>  I've documented my vision in
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