| | 02-21-12, 10:51 AM Thread Author #1
update2: OS2 - Dear RIM - Please fix this....
First of all - Thank you for releasing OS2 - hopefully that will be the game-changer we all has been waiting for...
But - there are a few areas of OS2 which require more work - that I hoped was already in place in the release.. - I have
9 , a few important issues listed below:
I regularly need to e-mail pictures to my clients, and my PB can have from 1000 to 3000 pictures on it at any given time - categorized in folders. Now - the only way I find to attach pictures (or any files) - it pops up the file-browser with ALL the pictures in one huge dump... scrolling up and down to look .....
OK - there is a "search" options - but - in order to search you first have to know the file-name... Using the Picture app - quickly locating the pictures - but - that App is unable to show any info about the file - no name - no meta-tags or anything...
PLEASE fix both apps - the file "selector" needs folders too - and the Picture app needs to be able to read & show meta info...
Facebook has been around for quite some time - and the normal BB app is starting to be functional. The same should be expected from Playbook of course.
When adding a Facebook account, there is no way (that I have found..) to NOT include email or calendar or address-book (or some) - but all is automatically included - making the "messages" app a bit clogged up... Then when deleting from within messages app - there are no way to tell if the Facebook mail should be deleted only on the PB, or also on Facebook....
One reason for Twitter / Facebook "integration" is to easily share information with other people..... If I am browsing the internet and find an article/picture that I want to link to and tweet - there must of course be some easy way to do that - from the Browser..
And it should also be easy to send the link as e-mail....
These things already work on BB phones - why not also on the Playbook???
Many of us use different Twitter accounts for business and pleasure, why not allow integration of several?
Thank you for the new layout with numbers on top - making it easier to enter....
But - it seems very unstable.. Sometimes it pops up while entering "name" fields - and sometimes not - sometimes it pops up on "password" fields - and sometimes not...
Please have some consistency added to the approval process in AppWorld to force developers into using specified layouts for different field types - OR - let users choose which layout to use.
Predictive text... same as above - it is very random when this is on/off...
Spacebar - is a little bit too short for smaller hands... would be a lot easier to type if it was a little bit larger
HOW many users change the language of the keyboard while typing?
Can't this be either replaced with a larger Space key - or - let users modify the use of the "globe" key...
Desktop Manager - WiFi Music sync...
Why is this not enabled for the Playbook? It already does a good job for the handsets....
Alerts - Notifications
From before we begged for ability to use our own MP3 files as alerts, and now with calendar and native e-mail - it is needed more than ever. Please let notifications be user configurable - both sound-files and volume.
Use same layout/app for Bridge apps (email/calendar/address)
After RIM took over Gist, I was hoping to see a good integration in OS2... PLEASE make integration....
Single Sign-on - or lock/unlock all accounts
Since the Playbook easily becomes the device of choice for family members - it would be nice to have a way to easily log-in/out of all connected accounts.. Something like the current Bridge Unlock/lock feature.... Hopefully that would make my heart jump a little bit less when I see the kids playing games on the Playbook.
PDF - in-file-Search
PLEASE please please - searching within PDF files are essential
Gmail support on BIS is nothing new for RIM - and we have gotten ability to Label, Archive -and to search mail... but WHERE is the same support for the Playbooks native email client? No no - Bridge version does not do it either...
Contacts / twitter integration
It is obvious that the "Contacts" is no longer an address book - but more of a "list all your connection and people you follow" thing...so when looking for an e-mail address in Contacts you first have to scroll through the 4000 Twitter profiles you follow..
It would be a good thing to be able to choose which social service to include in the list - the same way as is done with the Calendar app - where we can choose which calendar to include...
Personally I would like to be able to add my Google+ circles as well....
-and splitting up Contacts into 2 .. one "Address book" and one "Social contacts"...
eMail/Contacts - account "integration"?
The Inbox collects messages from the different services - LinkedIn/Facebook/eMail ... BUT - are unable to forward messages between them,... WHY?
Sometimes i receive a mail from inside LinkedIn that i have to forward either to my own eMail accounts or directly to someone else.... but as far as I have found out - it is impossible to do. Messages "collected" from LinkedIn can only be sent to other LinkedIn contacts.
Consistency consistency, consistency and flexibility - that is what we need....