01-14-2012 12:19 AM - last edited on 01-17-2012 04:38 PM by MSohm
I am absolutely stunned that the Blackberry Torch I have which has touch screen and the Blackberry Playbook which I just acquired this week which also have a touch screen do not support any form of the ability to sign documents and make notes by using the screen with suitable applications. Every tablet on the market excluding the Blackberry Playbook offers this feature and it is not new technology, a simple PDF Annotation program that costs $38 allows you to do this. Blackberry has done one thing right, it named it a “Playbook” which is all it is, shameful and Research in Motion will likely go down in history as the Canadian Technology that was on par with the Bricklin! The worst part is they could fix it in 48 hours if they wanted to. Nuts!
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01-16-2012 09:48 AM - edited 01-17-2012 04:39 PM
There are a few applications out there that do this. Have you seen Jotsy? http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/75
If you are looking for developer samples, we have one here: http://supportforums.blackberry.com/t5/Web-and-Web
01-17-2012 04:31 PM - last edited on 01-17-2012 04:39 PM by MSohm
I am trying out Jotsu, it of course lacks the abillity to open up an attachment on an email, you mentioned there are several apps that are available what are some of the others? Thanks
01-17-2012 04:41 PM
Here is another you could try: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/62
03-06-2012 12:07 PM
I have to say this is my greatest frustration with Blackberry Playbook: nothing to support PDF use in productive ways!
In may way's I love this tablet, but it does seem to be giving preference to the "play" element rather than supporting those of us who want to do some work on the "book"! The Adobe PDF viewer is anemic! I use PDF every day - on my PC. How I wish I could carry some with me on the Playbook and meaningfully interact with them an annotate them (in a way that is recognized by Adobe on my PC). Jotsy is a glorified "paint" program that does nothing for me in using the PDF further in the Adobe environment.
Come on! Apple and Android both have what it takes - and both companies target the "players". Blackberry is supposed to remember the workers among its user base and give us some TOOLS!!!
03-13-2012 05:06 PM
Its off to Android Land for me, Android has climbed to 35% of the market as RIM slips to the edge and simple to see why, they restrict apps and do not provide the tools that are easily available. I'll set my Playbook on the shelve as there is no progress with RIM