Thinkbook-Any plans for desktop version?

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13 Jun, 2011 03:44 PM

I enjoy using Thinkbook on my iPad. It would be much more valuable if it could be used on my Mac Pro also, especially if there was a sync between them. Any plans to create such a desktop version?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by emolina on 14 Jun, 2011 12:49 AM

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    I'd like to, it's just a question of time.

  2. 2 Posted by Pat Mullen on 21 Jun, 2011 04:05 PM

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    ThinkBook is great. I've spent significant time (and a bit of money too) trying to find a task manager for the iPad and have settled on ThinkBook. The downside is there is no desktop mate for it. So For certain kinds of tasks I started using Wunderlist. It syncs well between iPad and Mac but is limited.

    Count me as another request for a Desktop version. Thanks for a great product!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by emolina on 22 Jun, 2011 01:39 AM

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    Thanks Pat! will do, +1 for desktop.

  4. 4 Posted by julien.desalabe... on 22 Jun, 2011 02:51 PM

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    Desktop would definitely be helpful

  5. 5 Posted by Kiere on 12 Jul, 2011 05:29 PM

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    I think the APIs in Lion would make it much easier to port. I would love to see a desktop version, even if it's Lion-only.

  6. 6 Posted by Lui on 05 Aug, 2011 08:44 AM

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    Indeed. A Desktop version is urgently necessary to enable the users to work with all the ideas, snippets, texts and tasks they created in Thinkbook further on their Mac and integrate them into other documents.
    As soon as the desktop version is available the tools together are a very great help for putting your thoughts and ideas into action!
    Really looking forward to it.
    But thanks for a great app already....

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by emolina on 09 Aug, 2011 12:06 AM

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    Kiere, colour me desktop-ignorant but what API's are you referring to?

  8. 8 Posted by Kiere El-Shafie on 09 Aug, 2011 01:53 AM

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    Oh, I'm not into AppKit either yet but several of the Mac developers I follow on Twitter have mentioned that the AppKit framework in Lion has been updated to be more inline with the more modern UIKit. I was just suggesting that it wouldn't be as big a learning curve as you might think. Sorry for the confusion.

    I WISH I could be more help because I love taking my meeting minutes with ThinkBook. It works just like my brain. ;) It would be so cool to have them on all my devices.

  9. 9 Posted by gdezon on 09 Aug, 2011 03:17 PM

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    When talking about the desktop I assume you are talking about the Windows desktop version, is that correct? :-)

  10. 10 Posted by lewis on 09 Aug, 2011 03:47 PM

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    OMG NO! why should I?
    Mac of course!

  11. 11 Posted by Turgeon on 10 Aug, 2011 08:53 PM

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    A Desktop Version would be great

  12. 12 Posted by Craig Street on 10 Aug, 2011 09:51 PM

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    We do need a Mac desktop version, also an iPhone version and full sync between the devices. That would be great!

  13. Support Staff 13 Posted by emolina on 15 Aug, 2011 04:50 AM

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    Hi Kiere, ah! yes, there are also some frameworks that make it easy to port iOS apps wholesale but what has me wary is that the interaction model would have to be brand new.

    Otherwise, yes, I'd love to have a Mac version.

  14. 14 Posted by Skip on 24 Aug, 2011 01:36 PM

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    I know it is hard to believe, but we don't all have Macs. What about a Windows desktop version?

  15. 15 Posted by Kiere El-Shafie on 24 Aug, 2011 02:27 PM

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    Windows apps use different programming languages than the iPhone and Mac platform. Since the programming language for Mac and iPhone is the same (Objective-C) with only minor changes between iPhone and the Desktop (Framework differences), most developers start expanding into the desktop arena by creating the Mac desktop version first. That's not to say they might not EVER come out with a Windows version, its just harder (unless the developer already happens to program in the necessary Windows languages). :)

  16. 16 Posted by Skip on 24 Aug, 2011 04:45 PM

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    Thanks for the reply. Maybe someday we'll see it on Windows. Meanwhile, I am enjoying using it on my iPad...or I should say "learning how to use it." I still haven't figured out how I "lost" the same notebook twice without intentionally deleting it. Guess that's part of the learning process.

  17. 17 Posted by Stephanie on 05 Sep, 2011 12:21 PM

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    I would also love to see a Mac desktop version.

  18. 18 Posted by David Wang on 07 Sep, 2011 03:13 PM

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    Greetings - I agree with many of the comments that we need a desktop version that syncs with other devices. I have your product but also several others and finding that you have a great idea but other products are leading the way in preference because of sync, multi-platform and multi-product support. I would love to see ThinkBook step offer the same things. Thanks and best wishes. David Wang

  19. 19 Posted by Stephanie and J... on 07 Sep, 2011 05:42 PM

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    On Sep 7, 2011, at 8:10 AM, "DavidWang" <[email blocked]> wrote:


  20. 20 Posted by Pete - Sheffiel... on 06 Nov, 2011 11:41 AM

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    I'm using ThinkBook a lot - it's great.
    Add me to the list of enthusiasts for a desktop companion (fortunately I do use Mac)

  21. 21 Posted by hassab on 13 Feb, 2012 09:04 AM

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    just to add to the many demands for a desktop version.
    It will make us more productive.

  22. 22 Posted by enthusiastic us... on 23 Feb, 2012 05:41 AM

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    how about just exporting/importing files that can be edited on desktop ... e.g. use MS Word with "styles" for each of the note types in thinkbook This would make it pretty quick and easy to edit notes and get them in/out of think book

  23. Support Staff 23 Posted by emolina on 23 Feb, 2012 10:49 PM

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    You can export and import as text if you like, it even supports note styles, but please don't edit in MS Word. It adds strange characters that can cause the imports to fail.

  24. 24 Posted by Hamilcat4mac on 05 Mar, 2012 05:24 PM

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    I'm brand new to Thinkbook and already really love using it. I would appreciate a desktop version as well since I use my Mac for work. Please add another vote for a desktop version!

  25. 25 Posted by Steve on 04 May, 2012 09:38 AM

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    Although I currently use Windows, my machines are due for upgrade, and I would even buy a Mac just to be able to use Thinkbook on my desktop too!

  26. 26 Posted by Carolyn Lingenf... on 04 May, 2012 01:23 PM

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  27. 27 Posted by Jose M. Sanchez on 04 Jun, 2012 10:02 AM

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    +1 vote for Mac desktop version.

  28. 28 Posted by Yann on 16 Jun, 2012 08:45 PM

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    Oh ! I second this ! I'd love to see a desktop version (mac of course) for ThinkBook !
    I was searching for a long time a good systeme tomanage my ideas, todos and others things and i finally found it in ThingBook ! So keep up the good work !
    I support your projects !

  29. 29 Posted by Matthew Munzell on 14 Jul, 2012 02:27 AM

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    I would also like to see a desktop version!

  30. 30 Posted by ricardo on 14 Jul, 2012 06:51 PM

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    I want a desktop version too

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