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Old 08-31-2018, 04:09 AM   #91
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As a small contribution:

I have tried lots of software on the device and now can make a short list of musthave apps wich work well and looked adopted for Eink, it is as follows:

1. Relaunch (good old version made for Onix, not the newest X version for some reason). It comes really usefull - as both a launcher and librarian. Actually you won't need the original Bouye starting page anymore!

2. Alreader+Colordict (for all formats apart from PDF) for reading with your fav dictionary or even without.

3. PocketBook and qPDF readers for PDF stuff - both look well with B&W eink but have more features than original reader. Not much tested yet though

3. Goldendict as a standalone (lots of free dictionaries available)

4. Smart audiobook player - fot obvious goal

5. Hi-Q - a voice recorder. I have failed with my intention to use the stylus for short editing on margins while reading, I just couldn't stand the stylus tip feeling for handwriting, so voice serves me better

6. jbak2 keyboard - it was difficult to adjust due to the dark settings screen (I used my mobile to copy the right settings) but after all it looks and works well

7. InkBookWebBrowser - also, haven't payed enough attention in details yet but it works so far.

Will try more hoping for the boyue people to update the weak soft soon as well

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Old 08-31-2018, 02:03 PM   #92
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Other apps on the Note?

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I have tried lots of software on the device and now can make a short list of musthave apps wich work well and looked adopted for Eink,
Thank you! Would you (or someone else with the Note) be willing to try a few more applications to see how they work?

The ones I'm particularly interested in are:
  • Simplemind, the best of the Android mind mapping tools I've found
  • Kiwix, because the removeable SD card on the Note seems great for something like offline Wikipedia!

I had both working on an Energy Sistem Pro+, but I'm interested in the potential of the bigger screen with the Note. I hope you are enjoying yours with your new setup!

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Old 09-02-2018, 01:05 PM   #93
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Thank you! Would you (or someone else with the Note) be willing to try a few more applications to see how they work?

The ones I'm particularly interested in are:
  • Simplemind, the best of the Android mind mapping tools I've found
  • Kiwix, because the removeable SD card on the Note seems great for something like offline Wikipedia!

I had both working on an Energy Sistem Pro+, but I'm interested in the potential of the bigger screen with the Note. I hope you are enjoying yours with your new setup!
I just do a litte repost here, but I would be very happy if someone of you could test these apps, too. I installed these apps on the Boyue LikeBook Plus and they work very good. Before I buy this larger device I need more info about the performance.

Xodo is a very nice pdf reader with very good margin cropping: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...odo.pdf.reader

and Kobo https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...obooks.android
and what about the kindle app for free time reading?
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:28 PM   #94
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Unfortunately, I can't help anymore. For the reason I mentioned above (unnatural handwriting feeling) Ive sold the device to a musician, who was going to use it as a sheet music album, I hope he will manage better then me with my scribbles.
Anyway, I have to say that the ebook is not too fast and smooth with third-party apps, so it's better to try before buying indeed ;-)
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:38 AM   #95
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As a side note, the Likebook vendor/manufacturer wrote in the communications i still maintain via aliexpress that "our next generation is octa core, with very fast speed. android 6.0,will available on NOV this year". Personally i'm not really much impressed by this promise and, based on the experience of the time spent waiting for the Likebook Note to actually come into existence, i wouldn't hold my breath waiting for this updated device. But maybe this is some good news for people in this thread who still think their reading practice requires a fast CPU in combination with a frontlight and SD card...
Well, if you don't need a quick dictionary response, lucky you. I do need it cause it get me a lot nervous when I read languages others than mine
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:51 AM   #96
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Long time lurker...first time poster...Hi, everyone!

My T103 showed up on Wednesday (US). But I didn't report out my experience since I wanted to have reference point here too. Now that user orebmur voiced his/her opinions, here are what I can add.

1. I have a T80s, and this T103 feels even a bit faster than T80s in terms of page turning/click response time. It's conter-intuitive, but I guess maybe T103's software is more optimized. Not sure about the single-core vs. quad-core comparison though.

2. PDF annotation function and note taking app both work fine, without much lagging most of time. But when annotating complex/large PDF, there might be occasional lagging, but on deal breaker. Also, the note taking app seems to be operating under the so-called "A2" mode. It's fast, but the edge of the writing is a bit jagged . Again, no deal breaker, but may not be as good as for example Boox Note (I don't have this model, just guessing for online videos).

3. Front light is there. I bought T103 specifically for this, because bedtime is my reading time. As user orebmur mentioned, it's working fine. But, it's not as even as T80S, especially when you bring light setting above 50%: right side is brighter than the left side. The vendor cautioned me about this before selling it to me, as a disclosure. The explanation was that due to T103's larger size, frontlight can't be made as even as T80s. I went adead with the purchase anyways, since I crave for the night light. To put the uneveness into perspective, comparing T103 vs. T80's front lighting quality is slmost like comparing a first-gen Nook Glowlight against a current gen Kindle Paperwhite, both of which I have. Here is my personal decision: Even though it's not perfect, it's still working and useful as an added feature, so I will live with it, since I need it. BTW. the youtube demo video seems to have even lighting, but the user never went beyond 50% setting, and we all know phone cameras tend to brighten things up, and wash out some details human eyes may detect.

4. I can also confirm user orebmur that google play app is there, installing Relaunch launcher reveals it.

5. I indeed tried scientific journal 2-column articles on it. With some cropping, you can surely read it, but the font is still about 80% of a real paper printout. So, if you have money, 13.3 inch ereader would be a better fit for this purpose.

Let me know any other questions you may have. So far, I've decided to keep it.
I have one question regarding the PDF annotation:

Are annotations/scribbles saved in the original PDF document or you need to export them in a new PDF file like Onyx?
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:06 AM   #97
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Hello. I'm curious to hear what people think of the portability/handling of the device. Considering the device could be significantly smaller with smaller bezels, do you find it to be unwieldy? I'm thinking specifically of the large bottom bezels. Is the use of the touchscreen made more difficult ergonomically speaking in any way by this? Full disclosure: I'm thinking of buying the Likebook Mimas not the Note but they seem to have an identical design (With the exception of colour).
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Old 11-11-2018, 02:06 PM   #98
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@Maginus: Using this device since a few months and much prefer it over the smaller sized ereaders used up to then. Very glad that the canvas size is already large enough to read scientific articles while the device is still easily to handle. It shouldn't be any larger, but a higher DPI value of 300 would be much nicer.

It's recommended to try it out yourself instead of trusting random judgments of complete strangers.
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:14 PM   #99
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@Maginus: Using this device since a few months and much prefer it over the smaller sized ereaders used up to then. Very glad that the canvas size is already large enough to read scientific articles while the device is still easily to handle. It shouldn't be any larger, but a higher DPI value of 300 would be much nicer.

It's recommended to try it out yourself instead of trusting random judgments of complete strangers.
Of course it's recommended to try it out, but I can hardly access one at a physical store. Yeah, I'm going to use it for both uni and leisure and I have a harder time reading with LCD's than average so I kind of need one. Especially these pesky two collum PDF's are terrible on my current 6.8 inch Kobo Aura H2O. According to my calculations the 10.3 inch display should be about 2.3 times larger than that, so I think it will do nicely: Relatively large screen area without getting too unwieldy. Thanks for the answer.
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