4 posts • joined Wednesday 11th January 2012 16:16 GMT
Oh grow up...
Style guide rules, to disagreement lead.
Disagreement to anger leads.
Anger, to the Dark Side leads!!
... (quoth Yoda, with a fine disregard for English syntax style guides)
Great Hardware - Poor Software
I tried the pen input on the Note 10.1, and it is very good: the rubberised pen gives a very good "feel".
Sadly, the S-Memo/S-Note software is half-baked. Anyone who has used Windows Journal, or MS OneNote with handwriting input, will immediately see that Samsung have missed some really obvious killer features:
- Enable "handwriting search" over all notebooks. If I entered notes as handwriting, I usually leave them as handwriting. Later, I forget where I noted something. With the MS solutions, I can search, over all notes, for handwriting that matches my search term. Can't do that on a Galaxy Note.
- Select, Copy and Paste of handwriting is missing. With the MS apps, I regularly copy a diagram I've drawn, and paste it somewhere else, maybe enlarged, to add detail. Can't do that on a Galaxy Note.
- Interoperability with the MS apps. Copy from a note fron the Galaxy Note, paste as handwriting into MS Journal or MS OneNote. Can't do that on a Galaxy Note.
MyScript Notes Mobile (http://www.visionobjects.com/en/myscript/note-taking-and-forms-applications/myscript-notes-mobile/description/) seems to do these things, and Samsung have a splash page (http://www.samsung.com/sg/business/resource/business-products/mobile-device/case-study/the-ultimate-in-script-recognition?modelCode=GT-N7000RWAXSP) about MyScript having "arrived" for Galaxy Note, but no indications of how to get the missing functionality.
I've emailed Samsung about this a few times, but they don't reply. Which says bad things about their customer support.
Quite disappointing, because with those missing features, the Galaxy Note would be a real killer solution.
3D printing?Why don't you work up prototypes by 3D printing? e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16503443. Surely that is a more future-driven approach for any project you undertake? When you finish, you can publish the design, and anyone will be able to make one...
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