on 27 Apr, 2020 10:50 AM
Update to this.
Tried it on a samsung tablet. This does let me share online - which is perfect - exactly what I want. But it's much too slow. Doesn't see a lot of the stuff that I write. Not acceptable. The iPad is muuuuch better. But the software I downloaded there doesn't allow me to share online.
Sean Reilly on 11 May, 2020 02:10 PM
Ah yes, you've discovered that the Android version is far behind the iOS version. We have a new iOS version just about ready for release, and even a significant Android update that's nearly ready. I would still strongly recommend using the iOS/iPad version though.
The subscription fees for the iOS version of SyncSpace do provide a free trial but I'll also send you a promo code that should give you an extra month.
Sean Reilly on 11 May, 2020 03:10 PM
Here's the promo code I mentioned. I believe you can redeem this by using the "Redeem" button or link in the App Store app. It might need you to tap on your account's icon which is usually at the top right corner of the app store app.
Williams BD, Br...
on 11 May, 2020 03:32 PM
Thanks for the promo code - but I've already purchased the Ios version for a month. Bought myself a nice active capacative pen - together it seems to work very nicely. (Even though it's a very old ios version)
I have my first lesson with it tomorrow. Curios how it will go. If it's OK then I'll continue for a while.
The latest predictions from our uni are that we'll continue online for at least another semester after the holidays. So if things go smoothly with the software, then I'll show it to colleagues. We're all struggling with how to digitise the whiteboard from home. - and I think this is a very good alternative.
Sean Reilly on 12 May, 2020 09:16 AM
Thank you for purchasing a license and especially for your feedback about how you might use it. Currently SyncSpace requires a paid subscription in order to modify shared documents, so students currently won't be able to make changes of their own to files unless they also purchase a subscription. I plan on changing that soon to allow a teacher to share drawings that don't require their collaborators to also purchase anything.
Williams BD, Br...
on 08 Jun, 2020 04:22 PM
I've been trying SyncSpace out for a while now.
I'm quite happy with it. And so are the students.
I do realise that I need a better capacitive pen, but that's a different matter. (my handwriting looks a bit scribbly with the one I'm using).
Next week I'll be sharing my positive experiences about the software with my colleagues. Maybe more people will be interested.
You mentioned that you may be able to allow students to interact without the license. Any progress there, so that I can pass that on next week?
One point for improvement that I'd like to mention.
On the bottom right hand corner you have the 'Home' button. This is not a good place for it. I keep hitting it with my palm when I'm writing, which takes me all the way back to the beginning, and I have to scroll back to where I was (I'm producing pages of handwritten notes).
It would be much better just with the rest of the buttons in the menu bar at the top.