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Many people are referencing Fitt's Law which is definitely relevant, but a much more applicable law is the Gestlat Principles of Proximity which state, in-part, that "perception lends itself to seeing stimuli that physically resemble each other as part of the same object, and stimuli that are different as part of a different object." In your particular ...
The best solution for your problem is to move the item actions on to the actual items. This is what Google and many other digital products have begun doing. It is definitely a good idea to group item-action buttons with their item. There are a lot of reasons why this has started happening and makes the most sense, including Fitt's Law and Gestalt ...
I see the hamburger menu in several iOS apps on my phone: Google Maps, Google Drive, Netflix, IMDB, Wikipedia, etc. YouTube uses a "kebab menu," which is similar. So my answer to your question is yes, it's okay to use it. Interesting that I don't see it in as many apps as I thought I would.
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