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Old 06-14-2007, 07:48 PM   #1
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As per this post here I'm gonna go ahead and start thread where we can all post our wants and desires for the Sony Reader that Sony probably (or definately) will not do.

There's also the Wiki page that has quite a few things, but that includes features we'd like/expect to see soon in the Sony software or things that have been already homebrewed. This thread is for what you'd like to see developed by our community here or to post a link to your own developments along these lines.

To start us off I'm gonna post a couple of features that I'd like to see (but am currently too unskilled to create).

- Sudoku (I'm hooked, what can I say)
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I had others in mind when I started this thread but thus are the fruits of posting from work after a long day playing catch up and get ahead so you can take the next day off to get your vehicle fixed.

Who's next?
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:16 PM   #2
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There already is a Sudoku generator out there but what good is it? On the Sony it isn't good. We have no way to input the numbers. On the iLiad it works because you can hand draw in the numbers. So unless we have a way to put in the anwers it's worthles son the Sony. Sorry.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:17 PM   #3
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What I'd like on the Sony is Mobipocket support so we can steal the thunder from Palm.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:29 PM   #4
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We have no way to input the numbers.
If the developer were clever enough to arrange it, you could navigate the squares with the jogstick and enter the numbers with the number buttons.


For my own suggestion, how about a little app to flip the screen upside down?
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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I do have a few more suggestions...

Kerning
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:37 PM   #6
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How about basic file management on the reader -- the ability to delete files and to move them between main memory and cards.
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:52 AM   #7
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:17 AM   #8
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It already does timestamps on bookmarks -- unless I don't understand what you're suggesting, jakeluck.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:13 AM   #9
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Next to the batterymeter the remaining number of pageturns before the battery goes out, and while we're at it, total pageturns made since the battery got recharged

Assigning functions to buttons ( easy change the joystick to page forward/back mode)
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:30 AM   #10
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:00 PM   #11
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OK my 1st list:

Port over a comics/manga reader.

Offline HTML browser/reader, any of these (the smallest I guess)

Online HTML Browser like this

Now we go into the stratosphere any one of the following:

Linux driver for a Bluetooth via USB, and/or USB WIFI and/or USB CDMA modem...

I know not for this device, but after that wireless card hack on the Iliad I was hopping for something comparable eventually
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:27 PM   #12
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My biggie is collections that include titles that are on the card.

A couple others
-author view (i.e. a list of authors and when you select an author, it lists the books by that author)

-categories (i.e. science, history, sf, ...)
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:49 PM   #13
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I want a remote page turner even if it is always a forward page turn.
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Next to the batterymeter the remaining number of pageturns before the battery goes out, and while we're at it, total pageturns made since the battery got recharged
I liked the idea of the total page count since the battery was recharged so I made that. The remaining pageturns before the battery runs out is very difficult to do.


Here is the file to get the total pages counter. To reset the counter go to the "about" screen and press "ENTER". Use the universal flasher made by Igor to install. I tested it and it works good but of course all usage is on your own risk.
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My biggie is collections that include titles that are on the card.

A couple others
-author view (i.e. a list of authors and when you select an author, it lists the books by that author)

-categories (i.e. science, history, sf, ...)
Those sound great! I'd also like to ask (yet again) for a mode (or application?) in which I get a list of titles (or authors or categories, or whatever we're listing by) that is divided up into 10ths so I can drill down with the 0-9 buttons. Three levels of drill-down should get me to any of 1000 books (or authors, or categories, or...). This would be a real boon to supporting large libraries.
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