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by JSR
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: SoftMaker Office 2018 for Windows (General)
Topic: Back to Softmaker Office 2018 after long break
Replies: 1
Views: 1521

Back to Softmaker Office 2018 after long break

It's been many years since the days when I was a huge advocate of Softmaker Office (beginning when I ran it on my H/PC Jornada 720 - and that still works today). My last post here was about 4 years ago. I moved back to Microsoft Office for a number of reasons, but the main one was price. I'm not say...
by JSR
Wed May 20, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Windows XP still in use?
Replies: 18
Views: 41858

Re: Windows XP still in use?

Although not frequently, I still run Windows XP here. I run it in a Virtual Machine due to Windows 8 not playing nice with some old software I need to use, and also on an old netbook because it doesn't have the space & hardware to accommodate Windows 8. The old netbook is a perfectly fine machine fo...
by JSR
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: SoftMaker Office HD for Android (General)
Topic: Paypal
Replies: 1
Views: 20999

Paypal

I had a minor issue when buying with PayPal. After going through the checkout process, through the PayPal site, back to Softmaker, and finishing up, I got an error: An error occurred while processing your order: Your Paypal payment did not go through. Click this button to check your credit card data...
by JSR
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Support for Google Android mobile device operating system
Replies: 77
Views: 122410

Re: Support for Google Android mobile device operating syste

Frankly, the attractive prices that you are seeing for Playbook indicate that RIM is trying to clear stock. This is not a good omen for software developers evaluating the platform. I'm not sure how that changes the fact that there are now over two million PlayBook owners - far more people in the po...
by JSR
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Support for Google Android mobile device operating system
Replies: 77
Views: 122410

Re: Support for Google Android mobile device operating syste

I wouldn't have asked if I'd not found that site that had converted many Android .apk apps to Blackberry .bar files. If it could be done with all those apps without having to rework them from scratch, I just thought it might be a way for Softmaker to tap another market. Softmaker always used to be t...
by JSR
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Support for Google Android mobile device operating system
Replies: 77
Views: 122410

Re: Support for Google Android mobile device operating syste

Now that I have my Playbook, I can see that it would be an excellent device on which to run Softmaker (just Textmaker and Planmaker would be great additions). The hardware itself is much better than my budget Android tablet (that I don't use much due to the poor picture quality and lousy battery lif...
by JSR
Wed May 29, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Support for Google Android mobile device operating system
Replies: 77
Views: 122410

Re: Support for Google Android mobile device operating syste

Do other Android app writers use something other than C++ then? Excuse my ignorance, but I just read on that site about how 1,000+ Android (.apk) apps had been adapted to be Blackberry (.bar) files. They do say that some aren't able to be converted, but there's no mention of C++ that I've found. It'...
by JSR
Tue May 28, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Support for Google Android mobile device operating system
Replies: 77
Views: 122410

Re: Support for Google Android mobile device operating syste

I've just run across this thread again because Googling for Softmaker on Blackberry brought up this result. On a related note, have you considered using the Android compatibility runtime to deliver SoftMaker office to the BlackBerry PlayBook and future BlackBerry phones? Given the price of Blackberr...
by JSR
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: One more reason to appreciate Softmaker!
Replies: 1
Views: 21577

Re: One more reason to appreciate Softmaker!

I suspect it's because Microsoft don't seem to want to offer a traditional model Office Suite anymore. They appear to be pushing "Office 365" - a subscription based model that you pay for every month/year (failure to pay stops the software from working, apparently). It's their way of guaranteeing in...
by JSR
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: About an article on Linux Format magazine...
Replies: 4
Views: 23665

Re: About an article on Linux Format magazine...

But if LibreOffice doesn't attempt to provide collaboration features, why should we mark it down in the final reckoning for not including them? What a bizarre criteria. Using that criteria, I'm surprised they don't give the highest rating for an Office Suite to the card game "Solitaire". I mean, it...
by JSR
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Reveals Office Mobile in Spring
Replies: 1
Views: 6221

Re: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Reveals Office Mobile in Sp

While there is mention for iOS in the article, there's no mention of Android. Logically, this would primarily be a Windows 8/RT app, given that iOS already has Pages/Numbers/Keynote, and Android has the likes of Softmaker Office and others. What does Windows Phone 8 have right now? The user would ha...
by JSR
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Why is SoftMaker not jumping into iSheep bandwagon yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 22953

Re: Why is SoftMaker not jumping into iSheep bandwagon yet?

What children wish for and what they're going to get might be two entirely different things (particularly here in the UK). The full report, here: http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/u-s-kids-continue-to-look-forward-to-iholiday/ indicates that it's just the 6-12 year age group that has a 48...
by JSR
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: iPhone sales are estimated to reach 10 millions soon
Replies: 54
Views: 95857

Re: iPhone sales are estimated to reach 10 millions soon

I've used Softmaker Office since my old H/PC Jornada 720 (which still works). Today, I have an iPad (first gen), iPod Touch (2nd gen), 7" tablet (Android 4), and I've just replaced my ageing Android phone with a 4.3" model (Android 4). While it would be nice to have Softmaker for my Apple devices, I...
by JSR
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Support for Google Android mobile device operating system
Replies: 77
Views: 122410

Re: Support for Google Android mobile device operating syste

In case anyone's interested in trying Softmaker on an older/unsupported Android, I've just downloaded the beta of Textmaker to my Samsung Galaxy Portal running Android 2.1. It downloaded and installed okay. It's a bit slow on opening. I was able to open a txt document from my Dropbox, but all I get...
by JSR
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Water Cooler
Topic: Support for Google Android mobile device operating system
Replies: 77
Views: 122410

Re: Support for Google Android mobile device operating syste

In case anyone's interested in trying Softmaker on an older/unsupported Android, I've just downloaded the beta of Textmaker to my Samsung Galaxy Portal running Android 2.1. It downloaded and installed okay. It's a bit slow on opening. I was able to open a txt document from my Dropbox, but all I get ...

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