First of all, I wanted to congratulate the team on the amazing software that Anytype already is! I’ve been using it to keep all of my school notes organized and plan on using Anytype for all of my note-taking this upcoming semester!
Upon using Anytype, I was noticing a few inconsistencies with items such as the wrapper, scrollbars, window buttons, and snapping.
First of all, the app’s scrollbars, especially when the page or object open is floating on top in a smaller subwindow, float off of the edges of the app or the page as noted by the images below…
The image above shows the scrollbar when the page is floating within the app and the user is scrolled to the top of the page. As can be seen, the scrollbar slightly flows off of the page.
Same as with the other picture, this is when the user is scrolled to the bottom of the page with the scrollbar slightly flowing off of the page again.
Finally, this picture above is slightly hard to see, but if you look closely, the scrollbar flows into the wrapper in the area beside the window buttons.
Second, there are a few changes that I would recommend with the top of the wrapper. This would be exclusively on Windows.
This above is what the current window buttons look like on the Anytype Windows app. When compared to the buttons below which are from a system app on Windows 11, the window buttons on the Anytype app are inconsistent with the Windows UI window buttons, specifically the buttons to maximize the app and to close the app.
Additionally, the black color of the wrapper clashes with the light theme of Anytype, while I understand that Anytype also has a dark theme, it would be nice if the color of the wrapper changed based on the theme used in Anytype.
The one above is the current Anytype wrapper with part of the app as well. The wrapper here is black which clashes and contrasts with the light theme of Anytype. Below is an example that I used Krita to change the colors of the wrapper, and its text and buttons to match the light theme of Anytype. (Don’t mind the object name in the example, it’s the name of a class I was taking last semester )
Finally, snapping windows of Anytype (or any other application with Anytype) side-by-side doesn’t work very well currently. As you can see in the picture below, the window has some sort of limit on how small it can be resized to and fills up more than half of my screen. It would be nice if I was able to resize the window smaller, especially since it shouldn’t cause the user interface of Anytype to display incorrectly.
As you can see, the windows overlap and cannot be resized smaller.
I am guessing that most of this would regard changing various things concerning the Electron part of the app because that would include the wrapper, windows buttons, and the ability to resize it. The scrollbars would probably involve updating the frontend code of the application so that they didn’t flow off of the window or pages.
These changes would be nice for the appearance of the app. The ability to resize the window smaller would be nice for snapping windows side-by-side when working. For me, my schoolwork is online and so I often snap my browser beside Anytype. With the way it is currently, I have to zoom out in my browser to see everything in the lesson.
I don’t know of any alternatives. Other Windows users in the community may have some thoughts here as to if they would like these inconsistencies fixed differently.