Max2 still misses the most obvious feature: switching between notes and documents


#1

I bought a Max 2 almost upon the release, and I have seen the firmware evolve quite a bit — and I am happy about that.

Yet, I am surprised how the dev team gets the most important, basic and obvious killer feature of this tablet completely wrong!

Like most other owners, I use Max to read and write. So, the most basic function that I need is to be able to switch back and forth, seamlessly, between an open note and an open PDF or ePub — without ever closing them.

The fact that I can’t do this right now, means I can either read on the tablet or write on it, but never both! So much for a 800-euro toy.

Do t get me wrong, I really like this device. But this feature is so obvious and so easy to get right, but I don’t know why it is constantly overlooked.

With the navigation ball, now we can switch to notes with two touches, but the notebooks don’t remain open. We can’t switch to NeoReader even using task manager!

It seems the dev team is going out of its way to make this impossible, because multitasking between any two other applications is now a breeze. The only trouble kids are notes and neoreader!

That’s what I really want to see in the next update. Then I can carry only my tablet for the meetings. I would like to have notes and reader shortcuts in the Nav ball, and the possibility to keep the documents and notes open, and switch between them with one or two taps. Preferably, even having long-press or multiple click shortcuts for them.

I am keeping hope!


Share your thoughts on the new firmware V2.1.1
#2

Agree, the same about Note.
It would be great feature.
And add in the navigation ball “wifi transfer” to the apps.


Share your thoughts on the new firmware V2.1.1
#3

Hello, thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded this to our relative colleagues to follow up and hope this will be available in the next firmware update.


#4

I’m totally agree. It is the most useful item to take advantage of the Max 2


#5

I’m perfectly agree. Along with the ability to show two applications side by side, this will be the most useful improvement for Max2.


#6

Couldn’t agree more,I have the same issue.
I just created a similar Topic for the Boox series, I would like to do the same between andoird apps /note apps/PDF/Epub.
Imo this is critical for usability.
Two applications side by side would also be great.


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#9

I am a bit disappointed that these features are not available yet.

“Max to read and write. So, the most basic function that I need is to be able to switch back and forth, seamlessly, between an open note and an open PDF or ePub — without ever closing them.”

“With the navigation ball, now we can switch to notes with two touches, but the notebooks don’t remain open. We can’t switch to NeoReader even using task manager!

“multitasking between any two other applications is now a breeze. The only trouble kids are notes and neoreader!”

“to show two applications side by side, this will be the most useful improvement for Max2.”


#10

I also totally agree. Especially with the background that sidenotes are now linked to book pages again in V2.1.2 which makes them kind of unusable…


#11

I’m not very sure if I undestand you. In my device with 2.1.2 the side notes are linked to the whole book. I prefered a previous version (I think 2.1.0) where every book page had its own sidenote (even more than one sidenote page), so you could easily work with the notes of each page of the book. Now you must put a reference to the page of the book in the sidenote to wich page of the book belongs your notes.

Is there an option to config this issue?


#12

No there is not, and that is very confusing. The older version was 2.0.1.


#13

I have read in another threads that you can choose the way sidenotes are linked, to everypage or to the whole document.


The path is in Neoreader settings (when Neoreader is open you can look for it in the wheel options.

“You could go to Settings-Global Settings-Sidenote date sync to make the sidenote is associated with the whole document or the pages. (The expression “Sidenote date sync” is not that accurate and we will correct that problem in the next firmware update. Apologize for any inconvenience that may cause.)”