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Old 12-21-2010, 12:43 AM   #86
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Device: kobo wifi
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1. PDF reflow
Horribly unlikely. PDF is the wrong format for reflow and just doesn't do it well.
Why is PDF reflow the wrong fix here? Currently, PDF support on the kobo is pretty much useless. Every pdf file I've attempted to view is barely readable at 100% and I'm then forced to scroll left and right if I zoom in. Wouldn't PDF reflow wrap that text so the left to right nonsense could be eliminated? If not, what would be needed in order to improve the situation?

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2. Titles only view of "Books" listing
Kobo has always had this. From the Books listing, press the Display button and choose "Text Only"
Ah! I missed that. Good to know the hook is there but it could really use some tweaking. The goal of a feature like this is to maximize screen real estate. The current formatting/design really does not achieve this because every item is using 2 lines of text that are separated with black lines which are further separated alphabetically. Really, what should happen here is the alphabets need to be dropped, the separating lines should go and every title should be reduced to a single line. If that design were to be made available we'd probably be able to see 20 or more book titles at a time.

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3. Goto page
Marginal usefulness as there's no keyboard to enter a page number on.
The move here would be to slap up a stripped down version of the soft keyboard in order to allow the user to enter the page number he or she wanted to navigate to.

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4. Bookmarks
Kobo already has bookmarks that sync across devices.
Hmmm... I have no idea what you're talking about. Where are the bookmarks and how are they used? I'm using a wifi device with 1.7.4. The only software I'm using in combination with the kobo is Calibre 0.7.34


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Unlikely as I'm sure purchases via the desktop are a major (if not primary) revenue stream for kobo book resellers.
I don't need a "desktop app" to spend money with Amazon. Why should I need one to spend money with Borders or any part of the Kobo ecosystem? I spent $60 today when I bought 3 Oreilly epubs and they didn't require me to use a proprietary desktop application. Sounds to me like a redesign is in order if the revenue stream is really that dependant on the client side tools.

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Books are processed for display by chapter so page turns are already cached. Need a faster processor (a la WiFi kobo) to speed up further.
Hmm... I've got the wifi running fw 1.7.4 and I still feel a very noticable lag when navigating around and turning pages. Do you feel that performance is acceptable? How would you compare it with the other hardware on the market today? Do we need to start overclocking our Kobos?

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