It only took ten minutes of messing around with the app to see that no, the reviews were not inaccurate, as much as I'd been wishing they'd be. The app all and all feels like something that was quickly slapped together with the bare minimum required to fulfill it's function as a scanner. The scanning itself often fails to capture the entire screen of the Boogie Board, even when it is perfectly flat and in a well lit room. The quality of the partial scans it does manage to take are abysmal at best. Even if one were to overcome these issues and get it to scan a decent image of the board, there are no functions that I could find that would allow the user anything beyond the most basic organization of saved "pages". At best you can presumably rearrange their order or delete them, but there were no buttons I could find to create folders or any equivalent feature to keep notes organized. so, to sum it up: It fulfills it's primary function poorly, and has none of the quality of life features one would expect from a modern image scanning app. I am disappointed in this outcome, given I have always been a big fan of the idea behind this app and other products like it. That said however, even if the official app is pitiful, I intend to keep using my boogie board and just save the notes with a more competent image scanner.
12 people found this review helpful
I wanted to like this app. I wanted the low ratings to be inaccurate or not entirely truthful. But... no... this app is terrible. I tried it on both my phone and on my android tablet. On the tablet, the picture would be auto-cropped and cut out portions of the note. It did the same thing on my phone but it also couldn't focus the image. Definition of FAIL: not being able to to do the thing you are designed to do. Example: Boogie Board Jot app.
10 people found this review helpful
First impression is that it's difficult to get it lined up just right for auto mode, maybe because of glare and reflections. I got one good scan in manual mode. Subsequent scans contain background clutter and need to be cropped, for which it includes a crop button right on the post-scan window. Seems ok otherwise. It may require some practice to get it to scan quickly and correctly.
11 people found this review helpful