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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 1.2.2
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      This was essentially a built in Note/Memo page where you could write notes and copy scriptures during teaching, sermons etc. Afterwards, you could export the Text for later reference, syncing to desktop etc.

      Currently iPhone doesn't permit fast switching of applications making effective note taking very difficult. Thus the solution has to be a Memo "inside" PocketSword. This idea based on Palm Bible+ memo feature (also based on the Sword Project) as the PalmOS also permits only a "single application" to run at once.

      Requirements:

      • Fast access - Toggling between the Bible and Memo is vital for effective note taking (1)
      • Export to Notepad or similar fee Memo Application (2)
      • Copy of selected text in Bible or Module into Memo (3)
      • Copy Scripture reference (4)

      Notes:
      1.) Perhaps move bookmarks to the History/Search tab and use that space for Memo? A slide side-swipe would be iPhonish, but that currently navigates chapters.
      2.) Export the Text to the standard iPhone Notes or other freely available memo application which would permit sorting and sync in the usual manner. Suggestions to what "Note application" would be best for exporting to would be appropriate.
      Even if export was only added later as copy/paste could suffice for now, would it be possible to add a basic text notepad ?
      3.) Probably no coding required with the feature available in iPhone OS already
      4.) This would be the actual reference of the bible text eg. Romans 1:8
      This feature was added as switching between Applications is just too slow for taking realtime notes and with it built in it makes it seemless, efficient and fast.

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        Nic Carter added a comment -

        I am very much wanting to do this. In fact, I already have a Notes icon from my graphics friend. Unfortunately, it's reliant on bookmarks being fixed up and moved to the history/search tab, as you have suggested. And once that is done, I'll implement this. I'm thinking of export to DropBox or something like that - or the ability to email it to yourself. Just wanted to write a comment to say that this is planned!

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        Nic Carter added a comment - I am very much wanting to do this. In fact, I already have a Notes icon from my graphics friend. Unfortunately, it's reliant on bookmarks being fixed up and moved to the history/search tab, as you have suggested. And once that is done, I'll implement this. I'm thinking of export to DropBox or something like that - or the ability to email it to yourself. Just wanted to write a comment to say that this is planned!
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        Nic Carter added a comment -

        After thinking about this, I don't think this will be implemented. Now that there is fast-app-switching, there's less need & I'd rather instead implement the ability for a user to create a "personal commentary" feature. If you can think up a good use-case for implementing this, please let me know, but hopefully iOS 4.0 resolved this for you?

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        Nic Carter added a comment - After thinking about this, I don't think this will be implemented. Now that there is fast-app-switching, there's less need & I'd rather instead implement the ability for a user to create a "personal commentary" feature. If you can think up a good use-case for implementing this, please let me know, but hopefully iOS 4.0 resolved this for you?
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        Peter Swanson added a comment -

        I also am very much wanting to gain the ability to write notes to verses and subjects in pocketsword, just like how you can do in esword now. I love the ability to write notes and have verses easily accessible in them. Is this still something that can happen sometime?

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        Peter Swanson added a comment - I also am very much wanting to gain the ability to write notes to verses and subjects in pocketsword, just like how you can do in esword now. I love the ability to write notes and have verses easily accessible in them. Is this still something that can happen sometime?
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        Nic Carter added a comment -

        @Peter
        Yes, there are plans to allow notes connected to verses, take a look at http://www.crosswire.org/bugs/browse/PS-2 – the #2 issue in this tracker. Unfortunately it hasn't been implemented yet, but hopefully soon after the iPad version is up and running this will be looked at.
        Thanks!

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        Nic Carter added a comment - @Peter Yes, there are plans to allow notes connected to verses, take a look at http://www.crosswire.org/bugs/browse/PS-2 – the #2 issue in this tracker. Unfortunately it hasn't been implemented yet, but hopefully soon after the iPad version is up and running this will be looked at. Thanks!
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        Peter Swanson added a comment -

        Ok, how tough is it to impliment these sort of things. I know that iphone apps are done in object C, and I have experience (I'm graduating this semester from Georgia Tech as an electrical engineer) in C and C++ and I have looked over my friend's shoulder who is working on an iphone app. If its not too much to take on for my first app work, then I would love to do a little work on it. Maybe using a code repository sharer such as mercurial?

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        Peter Swanson added a comment - Ok, how tough is it to impliment these sort of things. I know that iphone apps are done in object C, and I have experience (I'm graduating this semester from Georgia Tech as an electrical engineer) in C and C++ and I have looked over my friend's shoulder who is working on an iphone app. If its not too much to take on for my first app work, then I would love to do a little work on it. Maybe using a code repository sharer such as mercurial?
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        Nic Carter added a comment -

        something like https://bitbucket.org/niccarter/pocketsword/overview ?
        knock your socks off
        I'm currently snowed under with assignments - this semester is insane! But as soon as I can breathe I'll be doing some code cleanup for making it an universal app for iPad as well, but shoot me an email if you need some help when looking at the code?

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        Nic Carter added a comment - something like https://bitbucket.org/niccarter/pocketsword/overview ? knock your socks off I'm currently snowed under with assignments - this semester is insane! But as soon as I can breathe I'll be doing some code cleanup for making it an universal app for iPad as well, but shoot me an email if you need some help when looking at the code?

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          • Assignee:
            Nic Carter
            Reporter:
            Alistair Baty
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