action button

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The action button is a UI element introduced by Apple in iOS as a way of representing doing something with the current page or piece of content with some other application. It has expanded in meaning to be a catchall for any secondary menu items or a method for simplifying the primary set of actions / buttons on a page or piece of content.

  • action_icon-2da1ca4aa3599bbf453ba22a81c0e038.jpg - up through iOS6
  • ... need button for iOS7-8


  • share.png

Related Share Icons

The action button is often used to mean "share", which is also represented quite differently on other systems:



The iOS7+ action button looks too much like "upload":



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