Swipe right: Do you use the Shelf? Let’s talk about it.

  1. xpranavkothari
    Gingerbread Oct 9, 2021

    xpranavkothari , via OnePlus 7T , Oct 9, 2021 :
    I don't use OnePlus notes.
    I can access recent contacts from phone app.
    My most recent apps are on home screen.
    I have disabled Google app.
    I don't care about cards (game score)
    I force my brain to remember the parking location, (not to rely on tech for some small things)

  2. Tokolozi
    Most Original Avatar Oct 9, 2021

    Tokolozi , Oct 9, 2021 :
    You sure hit random on your keyboard... New feature of Gboard?
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 9, 2021

  3. Caomhin
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Oct 9, 2021

    Caomhin , Oct 9, 2021 :
    That message where it says, to continue hit Any key, well he continued 😉

  4. Xcommunicad0
    Lollipop Oct 9, 2021

    Xcommunicad0 , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 9, 2021 :
    And then there was nothing left to continue anymore 😂

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  5. Dr Havoc
    Cupcake Oct 10, 2021

    Dr Havoc , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Oct 10, 2021 :
    Yeah, I use shelf, for me it's pretty useful. I mostly have notes written there, my calendar and Google Maps quick Shortcuts to my Home and my Work. I also have the step counter just for the fun of it.

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  6. Stijnie
    Cupcake Oct 10, 2021

  7. BrunsRusso
    Cupcake Oct 10, 2021

  8. E1557687472359
    Cupcake Oct 10, 2021

    E1557687472359 , via OnePlus Nord , Oct 10, 2021 :
    Bring back the shelf 🙏. I swapped the 6 for the Nord and it's the one thing I miss. I really don't care about Google search or the news feeds as I have access to these in other places.

  9. Q1557845909540
    Cupcake Oct 10, 2021

    Q1557845909540 , via OnePlus 6T , Oct 10, 2021 :
    I use the shelf regularly as an aide memoire. Very useful for temporary notes, storing useful information and shortcuts. Regretfully my memory is gradually getting worse with age! One of the few features that I rely on and actually remember to use. Would be lost without it.

  10. L1628871264459
    Cupcake Oct 10, 2021

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  11. Cheetosdust
    Moderator, Content Coordinator Moderator Oct 10, 2021

    Cheetosdust , Oct 10, 2021 :
    Thank you for your feedback, that truly bring a new, useful angle to this thread.

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  12. R.Peter
    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 11, 2021

    R.Peter , via OnePlus 7 Pro Mirror Gray , Oct 11, 2021 :
    I switched from Blackberry to OnePlus X years ago. On BB, on the left there was the Hub, what showed your to-do list, e-mails, calendar, some news, etc. So what you need for the day. I loved it. It made the phone productive, having an overview what matters.
    On the X, and later on the 7 Pro I tried to have similar setup. I have Outlook's widget on the Shelf, stock, calendar (so I can see my upcoming meetings), news widget. Now my main screen is clear from widgets, while I have a "hub" for things what matters.

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  13. SLHaokip
    Cupcake Oct 11, 2021

  14. TheRealShaf
    Gingerbread Oct 12, 2021

  15. tomwilk
    Donut Oct 13, 2021

  16. Alikhan64
    Cupcake Oct 13, 2021

    Alikhan64 , via OnePlus 7 Pro , Oct 13, 2021 :
    Mostly use mine for weather or where I'm parked (insanely useful and a great feature to have as standard).
    If I'm going to check my storage or data used its here (256 btw😅).
    My steps I can see on my smart watch, but it's nice having an alternative for when I've got a nice watch on instead. 😊

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    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021

  17. onscuba
    Cupcake Oct 14, 2021

  18. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Community Expert Oct 14, 2021

    TibiTibi , Oct 14, 2021 :
    7 days ago
    I have customized the shelf:
    • Changed the apps in the toolbox
    • Put some useful widgets

    7 days later
    During that time I have opened the shelf maybe 30 times - 5 times by intention.

    What could be better:
    • Open/Enter gesture - make it intuitive and easily accessible anytime.
    • Exit gesture - i have many times left the shelf not by intention.
    • Gaps, empty spaces, compact.
    • Customizable/selectable/optional stats.

    I'll give the shelf more days to test.

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  19. Gillysixpence
    Gingerbread Oct 14, 2021