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Your top 3 iOS wants

Discussion in 'iPad OS' started by sjleworthy, Mar 28, 2012.

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    For me....

    1) separate logins. I'd love the option for members of my family to have their own log-in sessions and id's on my iPad

    2) auto correct. I HATE the current auto correct feature. It so doesn't learn and it's suggestions are so not what I'd choose. It even puts in it's own text when I haven't even typed it in wrong. And a regional autocorrect would be nice too. 99 times out of 100 I'm constantly having to go back and ammend posts I've just typed out. Sooooooooo infuriating. But, less infuriating than turning it off. The horrid lesser of 2 evils.

    3) Can't think of anything else that really needs a change right now, as I'm generally that satisfied with thngs.

    What top 3 thongs can you see needs changing to make your life the better?
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    The ability to close all background apps with one stroke

    5 row keyboard with numbers

    dictionary definitions in other languages
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    Yup.

    3) having numbers and letters on same keyboard. Thanks for reminding me !
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    Swype.
    Seperate notification tones for all events for all contacts.
    Proper zoom reflowing of web pages.
    Proper suspension of apps that don't have background events registered.
    The ability to track app usage across all assests to help weed out bad programming.
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    1) The possibility to change the default browser without having to hack the iPad.

    2) Multi-user capability.

    3) A keyboard with five rows and numbers.
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    1. multi use definately - tried a jailbreak app from cydia once that forced me to reinstall everything

    2. drag and drop copying of videos and music - which are not app specific

    3. cards type navigation from the palmos system
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    One button to Close all open apps rather than having to close each one individually.
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    Arrow buttons so you don't have to use the annoying magnifying glass thing!!!
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    Only 3? ;)
    1. Change the default browser
    2. Use different email signatures for different email accounts. Even Outlook Express circa 1997 let you do this. It's impossible for me to use the mail client since I have a several email accounts for various businesses/projects I work with, all requiring different signatures.
    3. Allow Different keyboards (Swype on my Android phone is awesome).
    Also (since I can't limit myself to 3)
    1. The auto-correct needs a LOT of work. It only gives you one (if you're lucky) suggestion for a replacement, and as far as I can tell you can't add words to the dictionary (someone correct me if I'm wrong).
    2. Flash (of course I know this won't happen, but the tech will be around for a few years yet, so feel the need to include it anyways)
    3. More sharing options from the gallery. It's ridiculous it only has Email and Twitter built in (I get about 30 sharing options on my Android phone FWIW, and if I have an app that supports a photo in any way, it shows up as a sharing option automatically)
    4. Would like a few more customization options. It doesn't have to be as in depth as Android, but a couple simple widgets would be nice...or just be able to put some icons on the left side of the screen and some on the right would be nice. I don't think that's too much to ask.
    5. Different user accounts or profiles. This is not a huge deal for me personally, but would be nice.
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    Different keyboards are already available. I have English, French and German set up on my iPad. Couldn't care less about Flash, I like Safari, but I agree with your other 4. Email client is particularly restricting.
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    Not keyboard languages. Keyboards. Look up things like Swype, FlexT9 or Swiftkey on YouTube. That's what I mean (maybe not those particular ones, but some different options would be nice).
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    Ah, I see.
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    1) iOS and Android use the same browser engine ;) Little known secret.

    2) They may do this in iOS 6 now that RIM is about to die and corporate email servers are now supporting iOS finally.

    3) Apple tried to buy Swype. When they refused to sell, I fear that doomed them from ever coming to iOS. And it is my top want.

    Also....

    1) I could not agree more.

    2) Adobe killed Flash on mobile phones last year. They won't even bother to compile a native iOS version now.

    3) I am not a big fan of all the overhead Android allows on the gallery. iOS does it correctly by having you in the correct app for the job.

    4) Widgets are background tasks. Until Jobs' legacy is truly dead, iOS will never have them.

    5) I have never understood user accounts on a phone. iPad, yes. Considering the unification that started in iOS 5 that was then KILLED by Siri for the 4S and now dictation for the iPad (3rd Gen), I fear Apple is still going backward on one iOS for all devices.
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    Well, "killed" is not the right word. My phone still runs it fine and I still get periodic updates. They just aren't developing new versions. I only included it because I do miss it everytime there's a gaping hole in a news feed or something, and I know it will never come to iOS. I've just learned which sites and which RSS feeds I can't use on my iPad. It's not a huge deal for me, but it is something that's missing: lack of support wouldn't be tolerated on any major browser like Chrome, Firefox or IE, but is tolerated on the iPad. Well, maybe not "tolerated" but it's just "accepted" since that's how it is.

    I don't want to dwell on it since it's been discussed...just included it in my list.

    We'll have to agree to disagree here. I love being in my Android gallery and sending a set of photos to Facebook and a set to Flikr all from one place, rather than have to switch to those apps to do it. Adds consistency to the sharing as well (IMO). Not sure what overhead you are referring to, I guess. Not like it's slow.

    Agreed...I was strictly speaking towards tablets. I too see no reason to have profiles on my phone, although maybe someone else would want this.
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    1 - Profiles

    2 - stop the notification of new emails and voice mails during phone calls!

    3 - drag and drop video and music
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    Just some keyboard arrows and a way to kill all apps at once. Or, better yet, a setting that allows you to enable terminating apps when they are closed by the user gestures. This way, anytime you close an app it will be truly gone. A slightly better email program would be nice too.

    Otherwise, not too much!
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    One more. It could use a notification light to blink when I have a new email. I hate leaving it and having to come back and unlock just to check.
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    You can setup the notification system under iOS 5.x to show email alerts on the lock screen so you only have to hit the standby or home button. It's what I have done since iOS 5.0 came out.
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    Calendar icon with badge support.
    I want a number on the icon to show how many appointments etc. I have today so I get a visible alert I have something on today. The Notification Tray is helpful but you still need to manually enter this to see the entries - there is nothing visual to remind you.

    Close all
    Yup, when I have been through a lot of apps, I like to clear them out of the task tray but I shouldn't need to tap each one individually to close them all out. Once I hold an icon down for a couple of seconds to bring up the crosses, I should be able to hold down on one of them for 2 seconds to close them all out.

    Add spaces to numbers without going back to the text keyboard.
    I hate that when you select the numeric keyboard and type in some digits, as soon as you hit the space bar it reverts back to the qwerty keyboard. I then need to enter the numeric keyboard to continue entering digits - think a credit card for example with 4 blocks of 4 numbers separated with a space. Just leave the numeric keyboard in place until I dismiss it or select the qwerty keyboard again.
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    1. An easy way to manage files, meaning pictures, documents, etc in separate apps.
    2. IOS to be so I don't have to use a computer

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