iOS8: New Mail features

iOS8 also has some handy dandy new mail features, which I think we can all agree has been a long time coming.

First, it gives you some extra sorting features. Simply swipe to the right to “Mark as Unread”:

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Swipe to the left for the following options:

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Hmmm. What is the “more”? Let’s check it out:

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The Notify me is also new. This means you will get a notification when someone replies to your email:

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What also interested me was the “move messages” feature. When you tap this option, the mailbox sidebar will pop up (sort of like the Table of contents for your email). Just tap on the mailbox (AKA folder) you would like to put the email in:

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Very handy! And just in case you can’t remember, to create a new mailbox, go to the account you wish to create a new mailbox in and tap on edit:

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See the new Mailbox tab at the bottom here? Tap on that and you are golden!

Workshop Questions: Organizing mail and creating calendars

There are always questions that stumps me when I give a presentation- today it had to do with the default mail app and iCal and happened to be questions I have been asking myself for a while but have done nothing about.

Well, the time to act is now I say! So…

1. How do you sort your mail on the iPad?

Luckily I found this lovely guide from the “for dummies” guide that explains how to search, move and delete your email:

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But it didn’t tell me how to make a new folder…


But then I found this very à propos tutorial on a site called Here’s the thing:

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On to question #2: How do you make a calendar in iCal on your iPad?

I couldn’t find a tutorial on this one, so I figured it out myself:

1. Open iCal and tap Calendars:


2. Tap on edit:


3. In the icloud section you will see the “Add calendar”. Tap it. Plug in the name of your calendar, choose the colour and voilà! A new calendar!


Then, when you plug in your event, you can choose your calendar: