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Lots of issues, but can prove useful if you are diligent ★★

Postby Phil Smith » Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:29 am

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Pros use this app because it serves a good purpose, but there is so much room for improvement.

1. If pdfs are in the master index you have to rename the files so they sync with the index it's a convoluted and difficult way to set things up so they are useful.

2. It's also difficult to find the pdfs for purchase or download. It'd be nice to know where I can get the books.

3. You can only bookmark when viewing a book. You cannot bookmark a song within a book that you found via search the feature isn't available.

4. Bookmarks are relevant to the book you are viewing so you have to remember which book you put the bookmark in or you will never find it and there doesn't appear to way to keep track of your bookmarks.

5. All of the books appear to have some offset in pagination between iGig and the book itself. If you set an offset instead of just correcting the offset users are expected to set it themselves. Very annoying.

6. So you've set an offset and you try to bookmark a song in a book. The name of the bookmark includes a page number that doesn't account for your offset so you have to rename everything.

7. I have no idea how to index my scores. They all appear as unindexed and what this app needs is a better interface that gives better help.
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Re: Lots of issues, but can prove useful if you are diligent

Postby Phil Smith » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:46 pm

1. Simply naming a PDF so that it matches the name required to link it to an index should be a fairly straight forward process and it's something you do only once. Once renamed you can benefit from typing in the name of a song and if it's in the PDF you can pull it up. Compare this to other apps that require you to create a bookmark for every song. A PDF with 400 songs would require you to create 400 bookmarks, surely renaming one file is a lot less work.

2. We can't make purchasing books easier, we don't sell the books, we don't own the rights to the content.

3. Bookmarks are a way to "index" a PDF that has no index and to return results via the song title search. If you locate something via a search it means it's an indexed item and therefore there is no need to bookmark that item. You can add that item to a set list to reference it later.

4. By definition a bookmark is only relevant to the book you are viewing. Think of a physical book, a bookmark in a physical book allows you to quickly jump to the page in that book. Whenever you open a PDF in My Scores there's an icon that looks like a bookmark with will display any bookmarks you have created for that PDF. The song title search indicates when a result is from an indexed book or from a PDF in My Scores.

5. Offsets aren't used with bookmarks. Offsets are sometimes required when pages have been added to or removed from the beginning of an indexed book so that when you select a song it displays the correct page.

6. Again offsets aren't used with bookmarks.

7. You can use bookmarks to index your scores or you can create an index for your PDF. We can help you figure these things out, ask us, we'll help you. Hopefully you'll read this and ask for help.
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