• Announcements

    • Dismal_Bliss

      Upgrade at 12 NOON Eastern Time - Save Your Work   05/22/2017

      Hello everyone,   We will be upgrading JWTalk Forums at 12 PM, which is in approximately 40 minutes.   This is a MAJOR server overhaul, and we will be down for some time.   During this time, accessing topics or submitting posts may not work. Please save your work until the upgrade is complete. This message will disappear and the bottom of the page will read "JWTalk 17.5.22 by Robert Angle" when complete. I will also update my status.   Your brother,   - Bob

New update for JW Library app.
87 87

2,536 posts in this topic

6 hours ago, Tortuga said:

My android just received 9.0.14112

Removed new book from RC?  My phone hasn't updated yet and has new book. Our 2 tablets - updated, no joy for new book.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/9/2017 at 10:37 AM, jayrtom said:

More suggestions that I just made.

I also suggest that any other suggestion would be added here so we avoid repeating (in this case I don't think we should use "repetition for emphasis" :wink:)

 

1- Floating Button to go to the Bible (over any part of the app).
   1.1- When cliquing the button, possibility to chose the verse from a small pop-up window.
   1.2- Possibility of reading the bible, launched from this button, in a pop-up window (possibility to resize this window)
   1.3- when creating a note, possibility to click this button and create a link for the chosen text inside the note
2- Ability to use the app in dual screen mode for the devices that support this
   2.1. Ability to use two instances of JW Library (Useful for two idioms at the same time)
3- Open the images, like we do on wol.jw.org, and be able to resize or save them directly from the app
4- Have a button to enable or disable an "highlight mode". When the mode is ON we can just pass the finger and the app highlights instead of scrolling the screen. When the mode is OFF it    would work as it is right now
5- In the bible, option to hide/show highlights (useful in the ministry if we want to show to the householder a "clean" bible)
6- Ability to use underline instead of highlight
7- Ability to collapse and expand the notes (individually or per paragraph) for the case of lengthy chapters of a publication where we can have several notes, even for the same paragraph, and the right pane becomes completely full of information difficult to see
 

I like your suggestions, especially being able to disable the highlighting. There are so many times I'm scrolling and I end up highlighting a bunch of text. This is real problem when it's over previously highlighted areas, because you then have to figure out what the original selection was. Speaking of which, is there an undo for this? Haven't tried, but does the shaking the iPad work?

 

What I'd really like, and it has been discussed already, is being able to paste linkable references. I'm not fond of having dozens of notes on one subject, when I can simply past another scripture or publication link in the same note.

What would be really cool is copying a paragraph from a article and having the app parse the text and create links for all the scriptures and publications you have installed. 

 

On 5/11/2017 at 3:34 PM, jayrtom said:

That's a good suggestion to add to the list. In fact it may not be that difficult since the note is associated with the pub and the pub is the same only in different Language 

I this would be incredibly difficult — maintaining highlighting consistency across different languages — except for some select cases. If the entire sentence or paragraph is highlighted, this would be easy to implement. Names and certain nouns would transfer across, but much of the sentence structure is not going to be the same. The developers may opt for a "best guess" algorithm, which could get messy and unpredictable, or opt to highlight the entire sentence where any highlighting is present, as a better-than-nothing approach. 

 

MAJ

 
Edited by digital_dreamer
Added new suggestion
jayrtom likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So sorry if this question has already been covered. I have had a look through the last few pages but only found a reference from our tort on the usage, no actual info about the how to. 

I am having problems with the tag feature of update. Basically, I have no idea how to add one though I do want to use them as I think they will be useful. Please can someone clever help me out here. 

Thank you xo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, GeordieGirl said:

So sorry if this question has already been covered. I have had a look through the last few pages but only found a reference from our tort on the usage, no actual info about the how to. 

I am having problems with the tag feature of update. Basically, I have no idea how to add one though I do want to use them as I think they will be useful. Please can someone clever help me out here.

 

Terri, you may wish to have a look at the video in this post, kindly prepared by a brother here to explain step by step how to add notes, edit them, add tags and backup and restore them:

 

 

Good-O and Stoffer like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, carlos said:

 

Terri, you may wish to have a look at the video in this post, kindly prepared by a brother here to explain step by step how to add notes, edit them, add tags and backup and restore them:

 

 

Thank you, Carlos. I did look at this when the brother put it up but got sidelined by the fact it had the letter 'i' in front of everything and said nothing about android. However, I guess the app is the same whichever platform is used so I will go and have a look now.  :flowers: xo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, GeordieGirl said:

Thank you, Carlos. I did look at this when the brother put it up but got sidelined by the fact it had the letter 'i' in front of everything and said nothing about android. However, I guess the app is the same whichever platform is used so I will go and have a look now.  :flowers: xo

Yes, it's basically the same. After you type a note, you can touch on "Add a tag" and add the tag you wish. Or if you already added the note, you can click on the three dots > Edit > Add a tag.

 

If you have already added some tags, they will show up so you can choose them instead of typing them again.

 

You don't need to add tags if you just want to make some notes. But they are useful to filter notes when you go to the Personal Study section.

Good-O likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ID:2534   Posted (edited)

13 minutes ago, carlos said:

Yes, it's basically the same. After you type a note, you can touch on "Add a tag" and add the tag you wish. Or if you already added the note, you can click on the three dots > Edit > Add a tag.

 

If you have already added some tags, they will show up so you can choose them instead of typing them again.

 

You don't need to add tags if you just want to make some notes. But they are useful to filter notes when you go to the Personal Study section.

This is where I am having the problem. I click on  'add a tag' I just get a little box saying 'no results found'. I thought I must be doing something wrong and that I need to set tags up in advance somehow, somewhere. 

 

 
Edited by GeordieGirl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 minutes ago, GeordieGirl said:

This is where I am having the problem. I click on  'add a tag' I just get a little box saying 'no results found'. I thought I must be doing something wrong and that I need to set tags up in advance somehow, somewhere.

Not really. When it says "no results found" just go on and type your tag. For example, "CBS" or "Bible Reading" or "Return Visit".

GeordieGirl likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, carlos said:

Not really. When it says "no results found" just go on and type your tag. For example, "CBS" or "Bible Reading" or "Return Visit".

Aaaahhhhh!! That was a big sigh. Thank you. I didn't realise I could actually make a tag at that point. Saying no tag found in a box made me think I had missed a step. Thank you so much, Carlos, you have saved me from my own stupidity once again. :D xo

Tortuga and carlos like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
87 87

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Who's Chatting

    There are no users currently in the chat room