iSilo for iPodtouch
I would just like to express my appreciation of this great software.
I've been using it on Palm PDAs for several years and the ease with which docs can be converted is magnificent (though if I wanted to be picky, the select-file dialogue in isilox could do with being wider or resizeable ). I got the S60 version and was really pleased I didn't have to re-convert the files.
Now due to deteriorating eyesight I've got an iPod touch - much bigger screen - and despite the problems others mention in the FAQs, I got the same pdb file across to the iPod following the instructions here with no trouble.
So many thanks from a very pleased user.
Colin, you are right. It's an impressive piece of work... and the latest adding of copy and paste is good, too, albeit through an add-on interface, not Apple's own.
I've used it for years, going way back to the Palm days, so it's great to have it available on the i-devices. I'm just afraid that, for news reading, which is my primary use, it's now being supplanted by modern apps (Huffington Post, New York Times) that fetch content wirelessly and can save stories to the device. I used to load up stories weekly, a Sunday ritual, much like reading the hard copy Times, but now I've even gone weeks without doing that and deleted a bunch of the web pages, news groups, etc. that I used to follow.
Another Palm to "iTouch" experience
I was never a fan of favorites or categories on my palm so I generally went with the folder\subfolder model. (I also had little use for Recent and Updated, but this is just me. I know many people automatically fetched RSS feeds where those might be useful.)
The touch version is a bit annoying in this regard since every folder must be a favorite if you want to move something there.
So, first thing I do is replicate the folder structure from my palm onto my touch. Then I make every subfolder a Favorite. (So much for the meaning of Favorite.) Then in iTunes : Apps : File Sharing I can only see my top-level folders. Unfortunately, added files do not go into any folder - even a selected folder. If you cannot even target added files to a folder (let's say the selected folder) then what's the point of showing anything?
Sugg#1 : Show all Favorites as folders in iTunes sharing
Sugg#2 : Allow target for Add to be selected folder
Sugg#3 : There's got to be a better way of managing folders, favorites and categories
So now I have hundreds of files in my 'root' and have to use the Copy function to get them into the correct folder. Unfortunately, the Copy function only works on one file, and the target always defaults to the top favorite, and the delete defaults to Off, so for my hundreds of files, I have to
Tap to change target
Tap to select correct target folder
Tap to turn Delete On
6 taps * hundreds of files and I know what I'll be doing in my spare time the next few weeks.
Sugg#4Multi-selection would require some work on the programmer's part, but remembering last used for copy settings would cut my taps in half.
That said, files look pretty good on the touch. Maybe after I recover from the brain-frying experience of setting things up I'll enjoy using it.
You can zip all your files retaining their respective folders into a single zip file, copy the zip file to the top of iSilo's documents directory, then tap the zip file to unzip all the files into their respective folders. iSilo for iOS has the ability to unzip zip files and create the zipped folder structure in the process.