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Old 01-11-2012, 06:47 AM   #31
Acryde
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Device: Onyx Boox M92
From what I've read in a recent comparison (PB 903 vs. boox M92) jbaach wrote it would be worth to implement some functionalities in the M92:

PDF handling

- annotate files (take snapshots in addition to scribbling and highlighting)
- display all annotations as a list and within the table of contents
- export annotations

- column mode : "you are zoomed in really close, and then you use the arrow keys (up, down) to make the 'zoom' area move one screen lenght (e.g. a third of a column) down. When you reach the bottom of the page, you get moved to the top of the second column. Really nice for reading small text on pages with columns"

- pan with joystick (not with pen) : there seems to be a conflict "when you are zoomed in (e.g. to read small text in columns). Because you need the pen to pan around, you need to switch constantly between scribble mode and pan mode. Which is really annoying. Would be much better if you could use the joystick to move the zoomed area around (well, more then 2 pixels per click)."

EPUB handling
Adobe Reader

- annotate files (scribbling, highlighting, snapshots)
- display all annotations as a list and within the table of contents
- export all annotations

- go back and forth between endnotes and main text : seems to be currently only a one way trip from main text to endnotes (with no way back)
- displaying pages numbers from original printed editions is a great feature but it seems that "Sometimes the number overlaps with the text though".
- set margins
- select a font family

FBReader
- annotate files (scribbling, highlighting, snapshots)
- display all annotations as a list and within the table of contents
- export all annotations
- set margins
- go back and forth between endnotes and main text : seems to be impossible in both ways

- improve search for a word in dictionnaries (as said in a previous message by Kal9871, don't know if it concerns only EPUB with what software?)

Web browsing
- set a startup page

Speech to text
- need to be louder and more natural

Multitasking

Calibration of the pen input (as already said by psv and peterx)

Pending questions: would it be nice to have the possibility
- to merge highlights into a new pdf file (in addition to scribbles) ?
- to set the reading software per file and not systemwide as it is currently ?
- make annotations with a virtual keyboard ?

IMHO (and as a researcher in social sciences) the most important implementations expected are annotations (making them / exporting them) with a priority given to pdf files.

These points would have more weight if actual owners of these devices could confirm my comments. And if we could have a timeline for these main improvements I would buy a boox M92 as soon as it is available for France!

Last edited by Acryde; 01-11-2012 at 09:25 AM.
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