…having both a bottom bar without navigation, and an empty top bar just for the Back and Overflow Menu icons seems suboptimal.
I was thinking about having a bottom app bar just on Today view. The fact that they can be overlapped defeats their purpose in the Edit/Create task view. Bottom navigation on the Today view makes sense because there are actions in the top bar that need to be accessed frequently depending on usage (viewing ‘Later Today’ or ‘Starred’ tasks, managing contexts when that is added), and it makes sense to have these within our reach.
I was thinking about having a text formatting bar (no idea what it’s technical name is) in Edit/Create task view. Like with to-do apps like Todoist. Have a bar which will have buttons for adding a Due date, Hide until later (date), Priority, Contexts, Notes, and Save changes; which will be above the keyboard.
I don’t have anything against having a top bar with a back button and “Create Task”/“Edit Task” in Edit/Create task view unless it violates some guidelines; I just need some actions within my reach and this text formatting bar that stays over temporary surfaces fulfils that need.
The same way in which the bottom app bar does for the Today view.