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Old 04-16-2010, 11:53 AM   #8
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Ad 1: Do I have a vote, too? So it's only 2 to go. There's hope for that, in fact, as PB is shaping up a new reader app (based on Webkit?).

Ad 2: There will be a multilingual ABBYY Lingvo dictionary pretty soon.

Ad 3: Good point

Ad 4: A "REAL" note function is in the making (cf Ad 1:)

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Originally Posted by fjtorres View Post
Blue sky time!

1- I doubt it will get 5 votes much less get implemented but LIT format support would be greatly appreciated.

2- More realistically, good documentation for the dictionary format. A wizard type creator tool would be desirable but I'd settle for the documentation. Failing that, some good *commercial-grade* dictionaries in western languages; english, spanish, french. Both definition and translation.

3- Better documentation for the Theme creator tools, maybe a wizard?

4- The current "Notes" app is really a clipping tool. A good one and useful. But an actual note-taking App that links snippets of user text in the notebook would be a bit more useful. Failing that, how about a highlighter feature at least? The same approach as the full-screen clipping would work but with shading over select passages?

5- Ability to open ebooks (epub, prc, whatever) from inside an HTML document. No need to return to the launching HTML doc required, though it would be nice. The purpose? Well, for starters, one could create an Author Bibliography doc and open ebooks from inside it.

6- Ability to link an info file (with a hide attribute) to a folder/ebook in the bookshelf. (see above) Combined with a new Bookshelf mode that displays the info instead of the thumbnail when the file is highlighted it could be used for book summaries, ratings.

Basically, the Pocketbook environment isn't just an electronic ebook reader, it's an electronic *library*. The file management features are great (and better than most competitors) but it would be nice if we could move from file management (so '80's!) to *document* management, which requires using the ebook's metadata.

Anybody agree with that last statement as a *goal*?
(Yeah, I know; its not a computer and I'm not asking that the bookshelf become a database; just for a way to manage the ebooks using metadata, not just file attributes. A PC-based app that creates hidden info files might do the trick.)

Just throwing ideas out okay?
But better dictionary support is a must.

And LIT suport? Pretty please? ;)
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