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TI-Reader App Available
Posted by Michael on 4 September 2003, 05:04 GMT

TI has released TI-Reader, a new concept app available for the 89 and the 92+/Voyage 200. TI-Reader is a text reader that works in conjunction with the TI-Reader Converter software to convert text, HTML, and Open eBook files into viewable documents for your calculator. In addition to the different font sizes and image (black and white) support, it provides for highlighting, bookmarks, and even annotating the text with your own notes. As alluded to in the app description, this is part of TI's plan to expand the usage of their calcuator into liberal arts classes.


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Re: TI-Reader App Available
Benjamin Moody  Account Info

Well, I don't have a 68k, but I read through most of the manual. Since there's no mention of any sort of delay - either on opening a new file or on locating a page - I'm guessing there is no compression.
There were a few other things that disturbed me:
- "345 to 350K is roughly the maximum size text file you can convert without exceeding TI-Reader Converter's limit of 10 file segments [of 64k each]" - do the math
- similarly, the "test results" don't quite add up
- extended ASCII characters are used, so Unicode (ha! right) isn't an excuse for the above
- you have to select in the converter whether to "include" the large font, small font, or both
- files can't be transferred 89<->92
- for multi-part books, you need the entire thing to be able to read any of it

     7 September 2003, 04:37 GMT

Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
W Hibdon  Account Info

That last bit about the multipart book really sucks. The whole reasion for the multipart book is to lessen the filesize that you have to have local. That just blows the whole purpose. I retract my previous statement about using it over tict ebooks.


     8 September 2003, 01:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: TI-Reader App Available
Michael O'Brien  Account Info
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I sticking with TICT eBook Reader untill the end of it. Hey its software, as long as there is a medium for it it exists (SkyNet - T3)

     8 September 2003, 17:24 GMT

So big...
bordoni nils  Account Info

How can TI make so big application?
-Ti reader: 80 ko
-organizer tools suite: 200 ko
Why is it so big?

     13 September 2003, 10:42 GMT

angelboy Account Info
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The same reason Graph^3 is faster at 3D graphing than the built-in grapher for the 89.

     13 September 2003, 17:40 GMT

Re: ~
W Hibdon  Account Info

Are you implying that ti programmers are some how sub par?


     14 September 2003, 01:09 GMT

Re: So big...
BullFrog  Account Info
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Because their programmers are lazy. If they actually spent some time on them, they could get the apps down to a decent size.

Not to mention they're free...

     14 September 2003, 21:06 GMT

angelboy Account Info
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>>Not to mention they're free...

...Just like all of the progs on TIcalc.org are...

     15 September 2003, 22:36 GMT

Re: Re: So big...
Matthew Marshall  Account Info

It could be that they are just trying to get people to buy the SE.


     18 September 2003, 15:21 GMT
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