Feature Request: Reduce manipulation overhead
Edited 23/11/2022 14:50.
I have a problem that I already asked for a while ago, directly via the feedback function on my Nova 3 color. They said they would pass it to the dev team. But I am now trying to push the value of such a thing, because this could be a serious improvement in functionality for your devices too.
My books or articles are almost all pdf because pdf stores annotations within the document. They reside initially on Google Drive or Dropbox, for instance. When I want to read and annotate a new document, the standard e-reader app downloads it on the device. It does not store the thing back to the cloud, so I need to take backups regularly in order to 'safeguard' my notes, like, in case the tabled would fatally crash, or be stolen. I also have to deal with the fact that I have a version in the cloud without annotations, and one with annotations (and underlinings etc) on my Nova device.
It would be a fantastic improvement if the reader app would have a button (maybe the exit button) that pushes the pdf back to the cloud. This would be useful even if the 'primary' copy remains stored on the Boox device.
However, even better would be a solution where I can decide that books are always stored back into the cloud where they come from - and no copy at all is stored on the Boox device (or just a temporary copy). Such an implementation would of course require that, when I open a pdf from the cloud, the Boox device (or the e-reader app) knows and remembers its remote location (URI), and uses this URI to keep track of its internal settings for this document (such as page progress, I assume).
What this would mean for me is an enormous reduction of manipulation.
PS. There are cases where I may want a book to be saved locally of course (e.g. a really big pdf document). So ideally, a general 'cloud only' setting should possibly be allowed to be overridden for individual documents.
Maybe such a thing is too complex to implement. Maybe a poll should be done in order to know if this would be generally useful for many others.
Thanks for considering this.
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