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Old 02-04-2003, 03:51 AM   #1
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I just found this app
Plucker
http://www.plkr.org/

works like isilo and best thing its FREE and supports 320x320 res!

i havnt tried it so im not sure if it is as good as isilo or better.. im at work right now .. once I return home I will try it out

have anybody tried this ?


here are more links and a screenshot(320x320)

Plucker Desktop Conversion Program
http://desktop.plkr.org/
JPluck X Alternate Conversion Program
http://jpluck.sourceforge.net/




<img src='http://www.plkr.org/i/hires_clie_gal.png[/img]
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Old 02-04-2003, 05:14 AM   #2
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Yes, Plucker is free and I still have Plucker running myself to see how it develops. But so far I must say that it has some deficits that make me use iSilo instead. Compared to iSilo,

- Plucker doesn't support cut&paste (something I also miss in Avantgo)
- Plucker is slower (especially for pages with image content)
- Plucker's autoscroll is choppy making it almost unbearable to read text
- Plucker's output is not as nice (no table/multi-column support, frames are screwed up)
- Plucker is buggier, especially the hi-res version crashes quite often
- Plucker doesn't support smaller fonts in OS5
- Plucker has a 60K uncompressed limit on images
- Plucker needs a long time to load large documents
- Plucker chunks single documents into 32Kbyte files (let's say that you have an HTML document that's 200Kb. When you parse it it splits it up into 6 pages in the viewer (~32k each, etc etc). To view just one of those pages there is a load time of 10 seconds until you can actually begin to read and scrolldown on that one page).

When I have more time, I will make a comprehensive comparison between iSilo, Avantgo, Plucker and Handstory.
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Old 02-04-2003, 07:14 AM   #3
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I see..

well copy&paste is important to me, its something i use alot... so that would be a huge turnoff..
Avantgo could not copy but export the webpage as memo.



320x320 is not supported isilo right? or is it so in 3.3 ..or going to be in future versions?
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320x320 has been supported by iSilo since early V3.1 betas iSilo also supports 320x480 (hi-res+). So yes, it is supported.
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Old 02-09-2004, 05:38 AM   #5
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jpluck supports cookie files directly exported from mozilla (ie) & netscape. this allows it to support sites such as "My Yahoo!". didn't see much table support still though like iSilo...
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