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Old 10-02-2012, 12:37 AM   #1006
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Something I'd like is to be able to have the option to touch a word on the screen and have its translation come up as a default (instead of the dictionary). I would find this handy whenever I am reading French books and want to know the English word but don't like the excessive tapping to get to the translation dictionaries.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #1007
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My requests:
- Button for Internetbrowser on homescreen
- Possibility to receive RSS-Feeds
- Integration of Keyboard in "Scetchbox", so you could use it as a notepad (maybe not limited to one site)
- Extending Sctechbox to more pics as one file
- Possibility of apps like Google Calender; Contacts oder Wikipedia (hopefully in German)
- Integration of Wikipedia while reading
- Sync of epubs to kobo account even when the book was purchased somewhere else
- Switch for landscape mode (most useful while browsing, but also useful for reading)
- Possibility for editing the dictionarys (maybe getting the dics "crowdsourced"?
- Bookshelfs: Editing should be possible from book-search;.... everywhere you have to deal with your books on kobo and on the desktop software (again: purchased books from other stores should be implemented here too!)
- Possibility to download epubs directly from the internet

Nice to have would be a slideshow, and an e-mail-app as well as a notefunction in the books without marking a word (let's say just when putting a readers mark)

thanks and all the best.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:39 PM   #1008
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My requests:
- Button for Internetbrowser on homescreen
Agree with this.
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- Sync of epubs to kobo account even when the book was purchased somewhere else
I believe there are privacy issues that mean they won't do this.
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- Switch for landscape mode (most useful while browsing, but also useful for reading)
Yes please
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- Bookshelfs: Editing should be possible from book-search;.... everywhere you have to deal with your books on kobo and on the desktop software (again: purchased books from other stores should be implemented here too!)
This is in the next firmware. "Real soon now"
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- Possibility to download epubs directly from the internet
You can already do this via the browser.
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Nice to have would be a slideshow, and an e-mail-app as well as a
No thank you. If I want that, I'll get a tablet.
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notefunction in the books without marking a word (let's say just when putting a readers mark)
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you want to add a note the the bookmark you create by pressing the top right corner? For me, marking a word or a series of words works well for saving notes. I could see a benefit to notes for the whole book, but any other time it has been for a specific passage.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:47 PM   #1009
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I'm not sure I want a web browser on the front page. As they say it IS experimental and I for one have seen too many issues with it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #1010
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as well as a notefunction in the books without marking a word (let's say just when putting a readers mark)
It's somewhat clumsy, but this can be done already. Make a bookmark, open the annotations page, open the 3 bar menu for the bookmark and use "add a note".
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:23 PM   #1011
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Just updated today and saddened to see the following features still lacking.

1) Ability to add notations to .pdf (present on competitors products)
2) Landscape interface when using reader in landscape mode (it already detects swipes different, why not put my buttons along the 'bottom' as well?)
3) Ability to declare a bookshelf 'mutually exclusive' so that books in that shelf won't appear in any other shelf or list

Thank You!
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #1012
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Hi,
For PDF reading (quite unusable at this moment) :
  • possibility to go to next / prev page without dezooming or opening the menu.
You can already do this. Drag the screen to the right or left side of your document to reveal a vertical black bar. Depending on your firmware you may or may not see a white circle. If you see the circle, tap it to go to next/previous page. If you do not see the circle you can just tap the entire black bar. On occasion, some PDFs had odd formatting and you have to use the top / bottom of your document rather than the sides, but it works quite well regardless.
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I'm not sure I want a web browser on the front page. As they say it IS experimental and I for one have seen too many issues with it.
The web browser, even one as minimal and buggy as the one on offer, is essential if you want to sync your bookmark when not at home. Often with hotels wifi you have to agree to 't&c' before you can connect. I have not found a way yet to bypass this in order to connect to the wifi.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:37 PM   #1014
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You can already do this. Drag the screen to the right or left side of your document to reveal a vertical black bar. Depending on your firmware you may or may not see a white circle. If you see the circle, tap it to go to next/previous page. If you do not see the circle you can just tap the entire black bar. On occasion, some PDFs had odd formatting and you have to use the top / bottom of your document rather than the sides, but it works quite well regardless.
Thanks for that, never seen this function, and that's exactly what I want.
I removed it from my list.

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- Possibility to receive RSS-Feeds
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And twitter links working (bit.li).

Actually, a solution I've found is a firefox addon : GrabMyBooks. I use it with google reader that can grab all feeds, articles and blogs that I follow, and generates a really clean capture of the content.
Just select this content, right-click > grabmybook > grab selection > edit > save. Then edit the metadata and click on grabmybook to save it directly inside the kobo. Don't forget to click on the delete button on top of grabmybook after that, or else it will add next articles as chapters.
It gives an ebook without errors or useless menus or things we don't want, only the content and images.
This is the simplest way I found. If someone found something more simple...

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- Possibility of apps like Google Calender; Contacts oder Wikipedia (hopefully in German)
- Integration of Wikipedia while reading
Could be nice, but when I use the webbrowser, I hardly think Kobo isn't done for web browsing. Not enough powerful ?

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #1015
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Thread title should be changed to "Touch Kobo Touch future firmware feature hopefulness thread".
Does anybody from Kobo read the thread?
Diacritics support is broken again - third useless update...
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:05 PM   #1016
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a shelf with a shelf

Now, at least, we have the shelf option but could it be possible to make shelves within a shelf : I have books from one author and he wrote several series. What I'd like to be able to do is create a shelf for the author and within this one, a shelf per serie.
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It would be nice to be able to list all authors, and selecting an author would only display their books. Would mean less fiddling about with shelves, and I could then use my shelves for quick access to books I'm currently reading or plan on reading soon.
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #1018
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It would be nice to be able to list all authors, and selecting an author would only display their books. Would mean less fiddling about with shelves, and I could then use my shelves for quick access to books I'm currently reading or plan on reading soon.
Yes, that would be very nice.
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:42 AM   #1019
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It would be nice to be able to list all authors, and selecting an author would only display their books. Would mean less fiddling about with shelves, and I could then use my shelves for quick access to books I'm currently reading or plan on reading soon.
I'm willing to bet (but don't feel like trying it) that the calibre driver could be used here to accomplish that. Just try adding authors to the shelf definition box in the KoboTouch device driver preferences. (In addition of course to series and any other shelf field you want to use).
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I'm willing to bet (but don't feel like trying it) that the calibre driver could be used here to accomplish that. Just try adding authors to the shelf definition box in the KoboTouch device driver preferences. (In addition of course to series and any other shelf field you want to use).
NOOOOO!!!!!.

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Yes, that should work, but I'll let you test it My problem with it is that it would mix the authors up with the other shelves. If Kobo added an authors list that looked like the shelves list (each author with a count of books, press the author and list the books) that would be great.
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