The idea seems quite sane, but the devices are not getting whole-hearted praise for some reason
In my case I don't think there realistically even was an open device I could've bought; the Kobo H2O I acquired was basically best in screen coupled with best in putting on your own books and/or software.
Then again, I didn't like the touchscreen responsiveness on e-inks. It's very far from the comfort of smartphones and tablets. Not sure if there is a touch technology for e-inks that would be worth it. Again I miss the pinkie fingernail touch...
I ended up with Pocketbook Sense.
Koreader doesn't seem to have any advantages over Pocketbook's builtin app (based on FBreader).
My netbook struggles more with the heaviest files than the e-reader.
I think capacitive is crap and not a "comfort" in the least.
Quote from: ersi on 2016-03-15, 10:15:00Koreader doesn't seem to have any advantages over Pocketbook's builtin app (based on FBreader).If you set KOReader to page crop auto and scroll mode on, it's unsurpassed as a viewer for PDF and DjVu.
But of course I'm biased since I'm on the team.
Quote from: ersi on 2016-03-15, 10:15:00My netbook struggles more with the heaviest files than the e-reader.Even if you use something like xpdf or MuPDF? Incidentally, MuPDF powers KOReader's PDF and DjVu capabilities.
I am not familiar with the terminology for touchscreen technologies, but the way you describe "resistive" sounds like the same thing as SE P800 used to have, i.e. pressing with stylus or fingernail instead of fingertip. That's the best comfort I know.
Very good May I suggest a feature? I'd like it to have an option to continue from where last left off, instead of having to navigate the files at every restart.
Quote from: ersi on 2016-03-16, 08:34:54Very good May I suggest a feature? I'd like it to have an option to continue from where last left off, instead of having to navigate the files at every restart.Isn't that the default? In any case it can be toggled under the gear menu in the file manager ("start with last opened file").
No, it's not the default. I have seen other users mention it also that you have to navigate the files by default.
PS I have no idea why it's a Pokeball.
The Pocketbook way of going back/forward sounds like it should be workable with one hand.
You mean by pressing the touchscreen? It is, but when using the 8" Inkpad, you definitely need to hold the device with one hand and operate it with the other. Even with a 6" device a single hand does not really reach everywhere.
There's a new Onyx Boox Cleopatra 2 released for the Russian market. In terms of hardware, it comes with the same screen as Kobo Aura H2O, while the software is ordinary Android 4. Looks like upgraded Boox T68, but harder to obtain.
Quote from: ersi on 2016-03-20, 12:22:17There's a new Onyx Boox Cleopatra 2 released for the Russian market. In terms of hardware, it comes with the same screen as Kobo Aura H2O, while the software is ordinary Android 4. Looks like upgraded Boox T68, but harder to obtain.I wonder what the price is.
And a few days ago, this campaign started https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/13-3-inch-android-e-reader#/ where you can pre-order/support a 13.3" e-ink device with great promises. I would consider it if it worked as an extra monitor for a computer via HDMI or such, but this does not appear to be among the promises...
Also, my previous phone had 512MB RAM and for Android 4 that was sufficient, but just barely. Still, if I had $700 to waste I'd get one. But realistically, that's far beyond what I'd be willing to spend on such a device. I still hope it succeeds, though.
Also note the history entry under the Pokeball menu, which you can use to quickly reopen recent files.
And, whenever someone asks about the current campaign "What if it will not work out? What will happen to my money?" the answer is, "Projects like this involve an element of risk."
Why does the history list (recent files) show up in a frame in KO? Why not make it display like the ordinary file manager, with the title Recent Files, and make it an optionally the first view on startup? (Just like right now the first view on startup is either the file manager or the last book.)
The device is centred on ability to take notes, i.e. to write on the screen with stylus. I would prefer display functionality instead, but note-taking looks cool too.
The main reason I often print out PDF articles is because of note taking/marking ability, but of course also because that way I can have multiple pages "open" at once. The whole quickly switching between page 1 and page 20 thing is what these electronic things are worst at, regardless.
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