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Dimitris Glezos

20 Sep, 2013 11:45 PM

SyncSpace looks pretty good, congrats. We want to use it at Transifex as a shared whiteboard with our remote coworkers.

Two issues:

 1. Mimicking "point on the whiteboard" during a discussion, are there plans to add a "Pointer" mode where you have an arrow which is moved to wherever you click? We could emulate it with an actual arrow and the move command, but it's not that slick.

 2. Sometimes you zoom in to fix a part of the drawing. Very frequent. But with SyncSpace the width of the line changes. Actually, it remains the same (very thin). There should be a mode where the line width is adjusted to the zoom level, so when you zoom in, it becomes slightly wider to match the one before. Now I understand that this comes a bit with the (awesome) infinite zoom out-in feature, but a separate mode which, when you turn it off, it "resets" to the current zoom level would work amazingly well.

Have you considered these?

-d

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Sean Reilly on 21 Sep, 2013 10:45 AM

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    Hi Dimitris,

    Thanks for your message and your interest in SyncSpace! To address your issues in order:

    1) We do have plans to implement a pointer as you describe. We plan to do that at the same time as we add the ability to "follow" another person's viewpoint/location as they move throughout the drawing. We hope to implement that feature this year, but to be realistic it probably won't be released until early 2014.

    2) We actually already do have line width matching within certain zoom level thresholds. We tightened up the threshold a bit in recent releases but it sounds like it may have been a bit too tight. If the lines having the width you'd like to match are on-screen and you're within about 50%-150% of the zoom level at which those lines were drawn then the line widths should automatically match up. Although that would also require that the lines to be matched were drawn with the same width setting.

    I'll widen the threshold a bit for the next update, which won't be as long in coming as this most recent one!

    Thanks!
    Sean

  2. Sean Reilly closed this discussion on 21 Sep, 2013 10:45 AM.

  3. Sean Reilly re-opened this discussion on 21 Sep, 2013 11:09 AM

  4. Support Staff 2 Posted by Sean Reilly on 21 Sep, 2013 11:09 AM

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    one more thing to add: Please do consider writing a review on the app store. It really helps!

    Thanks,
    Sean

  5. Sean Reilly closed this discussion on 21 Sep, 2013 11:09 AM.

  6. Dimitris Glezos re-opened this discussion on 21 Sep, 2013 06:07 PM

  7. 3 Posted by Dimitris Glezos on 21 Sep, 2013 06:07 PM

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    Hi Sean,

    Nice reply, thank you for your time.

    The "follow presenter" is also a great idea as an option.

    Unclear about the width matching -- it seemed quite off in my tests. I
    believe I was deeper than 150%, so you're probably right, the threshold
    might be the issue. The use-case is simple: Eg. I want to draw an arrow. I
    draw a line and then zoom in to its tip and draw the 2 extra lines. They
    need to match perfectly. It sounds it'll be very easy to test.

    Having said this, I do see the very big value of being able to draw
    extremely thin lines when I'm zoomed in, so a 'reset' of the line widths is
    very useful, especially when drawing sketches etc. So I'd vote for an
    option to reset. But the default needs to be to have width matching.

    Once again, great software, thank you.

    -d

  8. Scott Meehan closed this discussion on 05 Oct, 2013 05:21 PM.

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