After months of grabbing the odd bit of time here and there during lunctimes and evenings, Softrope is slowly approaching a useable state. Next week I’ll be using it during a game. If that goes well then I’ll be releasing it to a private beta group.
My mobile wordprocessing needs have been met for now by a Samsung NC-10 netbook. Not my ideal size or battery life but definitely the functionality that I need. Coupled with BTModem enabled phone it’s very usable as a mobile platform. Although without the modem I’d get more writing actually done!
I spent some time yesterday checking out which S60 word processor I’d like to use with my E71. I decided in the end that the answer would be, none.
One huge feature that is missing for me in every single one I tried, is styles. I find it really hard to outline a document without some kind of style library. Is it too much to ask to just have a choice of heading 1, 2, 3 and normal?
It’s a step backwards from my existing mobile word processing experience, the Psion 5mx.
Mind you a lot of stuff is a step backwards from the Psion. Okay yes it has some serious faults nowadays.
Very unclear screen
No easy mobile connectivity
No decent web experience
But as a word processor for a mobile writer it does many things very well, some that still haven’t been matched.
Good keyboard for its size
Functional word processor
Excellent battery life
Of course correcting lots of the things it does badly would damage the excellent battery life. But still it would be nice if I could have a non-crippled word processor for my E71. Anyone know of one?
Dmitry’s fantastic Multimedia Keyboard plug-in for Griffin’s Airclick USB has been updated.
It gives you the ability to control any application that supports Multimedia Keyboards by simulating multimedia key or arrow key strokes. You don’t have to change to another plug-in to control different applications, in fact, you might never have to change it again.
Well now it even works with Adobe Flash players in full screen! (YouTube, Hulu, Amazon, JW FLV Player and similar)
UK mapping developers Earthware have launched London street side views in their real estate mapping solution by partnering with street view innovators Seety. Take a look for yourself at the sights of London.Let’s hope this street level mapping solution spreads to the rest of the UK quickly.