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From: mobileorg-android <mobileorg-android-/JYPxA39Uh5TLH3MbocFFw@public.gmane.org>
To: emacs-orgmode-mXXj517/zsQ@public.gmane.org,
Subject: Re: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android
Date: Sun, 12 May 2013 03:55:33 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20130512035533.08656abc@aga-netbook> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20130408112847.769a44d3@aga-netbook>

Dnia 2013-04-08, o godz. 11:28:47
Marcin Borkowski <mbork-12VZH/wba7B4rM3dGMyr8Q@public.gmane.org> napisał(a):

> Dnia 2013-04-08, o godz. 06:52:02
> James Harkins <jamshark70-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> napisał(a):
> > As it happens, one of the lead developers of mobileorg started a
> > thread on the MobileOrg-Android mailing list asking for issues that
> > need to be addressed, and features that are needed, before it's
> > ready for 1.0.
> Well, I didn't know about the existence of that list;).

OK, so I'm reviving this old thread.

I tried to set up MobileOrg again and failed completely - again.  Sorry
for my post being a bit harsh, but I'm really frustrated with this
situation, especially that I hear people claiming it works for them...

1. I am still not convinced about the pros of all the "sync" stuff (as
opposed to relying on e.g. Dropbox to sync the files), since it just
Doesn't Work For Me, period. I try to edit something on my phone
("capture"), I can see my edits there, I click the "sync" icon on the
phone, wait for Dropbox on my computer to catch up, see the relevant
entry in my mobileorg.org file, then do an org-mobile-pull, and it just
doesn't work: my captured item doesn't appear *anywhere* (I grepped all
my org directory as well as the Dropbox sync directory), though it
claimed "0 new, 1 edits, 0 flags, 0 errors" (once it was "1 error",
don't know why). Pushing seems to work (most of the time - sometimes I
had to "reset the database" on the phone).

For the record: I have Org-mode 7.8.02 and these MobileOrg-related
settings in my .emacs:

(setq org-mobile-directory "~/Dropbox/MobileOrg")
(setq org-mobile-inbox-for-pull "~/org/mobileorg-inbox.org")

I also have some tags-related settings, but I guess they don't matter
in the situation where capturing (even without tags) doesn't work at

2. Maybe I'm strange, but the UI seems to be really, really terrible
to me; but I can see no point describing the exact meaning of
"terrible" here (I have a clear understanding of what I dislike and
what I would like) since at my side, MobileOrg is just a poor UI without
a working app beneath anyway.  When it starts working for me, I'll be
happy to write an email about what I perceive are UI problems.

> > I find that creating new nodes and minor editing of existing ones is
> > not at all inconvenient. I don't see a big issue for the workflows
> > that Marcin subsequently identified as being critical for this kind
> > of app. They're already there.

As I've written above - for me, basically there's almost *nothing*
there (without capture, MobileOrg doesn't make much sense to me).
Still, I don't want to leave a one-star review, but... it just doesn't
work and I have no idea why.  (Also, subscribing to the mailing list
was nontrivial using a non-google account - it might be a good idea
to explain how to do that somewhere in the docs.)

> > hjh

I'm still hoping that I *will* be able to use MobileOrg some
day...  For now, it looks like a complete crap from my side, though I
can't believe it is the case - it must be something wrong with my setup
(or maybe my phone - I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini 2), since obviously it
seems to work for other people.


Marcin Borkowski
Adam Mickiewicz University

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  parent reply	other threads:[~2013-05-12  1:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 35+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2013-03-24  1:52 Agenda in MobileOrg for Android Marcin Borkowski
2013-03-24  2:04 ` John Hendy
2013-04-07 13:13   ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-07 21:16     ` David Rogers
2013-04-07 21:41       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-08  4:33         ` David Rogers
2013-04-08  6:24           ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-08  1:20     ` James Harkins
2013-04-08  9:26       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 10:19         ` Gareth Smith
2013-04-08  6:52     ` James Harkins
2013-04-08  9:28       ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 18:24         ` Matthew Jones
2013-04-09 20:27           ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 20:51             ` Matthew Jones
2013-04-09 21:36               ` Marcin Borkowski
2013-04-09 22:06           ` John Hendy
2013-04-23 10:50           ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE (was: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android) Karl Voit
2013-04-24  4:41             ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE Rémi Vanicat
2013-04-24  7:38               ` Eric S Fraga
2013-04-24 14:46                 ` Rémi Vanicat
2013-04-24 17:21               ` Henning Weiss
2013-04-24 17:33               ` MobileOrg and repeating events (was: Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE) Karl Voit
2013-04-24 17:15             ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE (was: Agenda in MobileOrg for Android) Henning Weiss
2013-04-24 17:30               ` Karl Voit
2013-04-25  8:55               ` Android MobileOrg: appointments without SCHEDULED/DEADLINE Eric S Fraga
2013-04-15 12:45         ` Agenda in MobileOrg for Android Andreas Leha
2013-04-15 15:24           ` Bastien
2013-04-15 18:36             ` Andreas Leha
2013-05-12  1:55         ` mobileorg-android [this message]
2013-05-13  3:00           ` [mobileorg-android] " James Harkins
2013-05-13 13:28             ` Marcin Borkowski
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2013-04-07 17:54 Itai kloog
2013-04-09 18:09 Jorge A. Alfaro Murillo
2013-04-09 18:18 ` David Rogers

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