The ability to create Outlook style Quick Steps. This could be achieved as an extension to the Rules, allowing for the creation of a Button on the toolbar to action a Rule, or by adding a method to customise the toolbar to carry out specific actions.
Limiting the number of available Quick Steps might help any UI issues.
Context : where this is really important is for users who take a GTD approach to their inbox.
I use an Inbox Zero principle that is very simple but it relies on being able to distribute a relatively high volume of emails quickly. Either to a Done folder or a Do Later folder.
Using the Move to Folder feature works with a keyboard shortcut but on different devices this is less easy to manage. A button that moved an email and marked it as read, so any obvious ‘fluff’ emails can be multi selected and moved without clicking them, would be a great help.
I notice others have raised specific feature requests before, linked to this, but a generic rules/button trigger - similar to Outlook Quick Steps - would be a cool UX enhancement.
Many thanks for your consideration.