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  1. JimmyTheSaint

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    I go to purchase RepliGo and my phone doesn't find it. So I get the QR from AppBrain and, using Google Goggles, my phone then sees the app for sale in Market. When I click to purchase, it times out saying "not found." Sure enough, when I browse to the Market on my desktop and search for RepliGo, it's not found. But at AppBrain, there are lots of recent Market comments for RepliGo. wtf?
     

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    Most likely its a county market limitation, the app is not available for your country. Try Mantano reader. I've used both Repligo and Mantano and I find the latter better.
     
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    Try going to the Android Market page for RepliGo, log in to the Android Market, and then see if it is compatible with your phone. If it is, try buying and downloading from that screen.
     
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    Well, that's weird. Before I posted, I did a search on "repligo" at Android Market and got nothing. But your page shows up for me. Thanks. But I now see that Android Market won't let me purchase for my Samsung Galaxy Note. It will allow me to purchase for my Samsung Galaxy S2. In the past, I've purchased things for one device, then subsequently loaded them onto the other device, no problem. So I switched over to my S2, and it does in fact find the app and allow me to purchase. Switching back to my Note, it doesn't show RepliGo as a purchased app, so I can't use it on my Note, where I mainly wanted to use it. So there's another $5 down the drain. Is there some known incompatibility with RepliGo on the Note?

    Same situation with Mantano Reader: the paid app won't show on my Note. I don't want to purchase it for my S2 and waste another $8 unless someone can verify that it will work on the Note.

    I actually like ezpdf just fine, except it has one killer bug: it frequently spikes my Note's and S2's CPU at 50% usage. The battery drains fast, and I only notice this cpu leak when the phone heats up. I've verified that ezpdf is always the culprit, and it happens on all different kinds of files. I've emailed the developer queries about this twice in the last three months, but have never received the courtesy of a reply, so I'm ready to bail. But it looks like my Note is doomed to ezpdf, and my now constant paranoia of feeling for the phone's temperature and checking on cpu usage. It's very annoying.


    EDIT: Ok, I just noticed that RepliGo shows up as purchased but not installed on my Note. So I installed it no problem I guess I can do the same with Mantano: purchase it on my S2, then find it in the "not installed" list on my Note and install it from there. Why is purchasing so convoluted on my Note?

    EDIT2: So now I discovered that I can't purchase Mantano from my S2 either. The free app shows up, and the paid app only shows when you scroll to the bottom of the free app's info page. When I click to purchase, it times out with "not found." Android Market's web site says that the paid app is incompatible with all my devices. something really wack is going on here, no?

    EDIT3: (5 minutes later) oh, for god's sake. Suddenly Mantano shows up in Android Market web site as compatible for all my devices. I purchase it for my Note, and boom it's on my Note instantly. what is up with this supposed app incompatibility? I've seen it before on my devices. In any case, I pray it's good riddance to that p.o.s. ezpdf. Spiking the cpu is a brutal error, and the dev won't even communicate about it?
     
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    Probably just a device detection lag?
     
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    No clue, I wouldn't know how things like that work. It's just weird that this sometimes happens to me, and only for selected apps. I mean, even when this weirdness arises, I can still see and purchase tons of other apps from my phone. I don't normally use the web site to purchase.
     
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    Same b.s. again: I go to purchase "Keyboard Swap for Tasker," and Android app on my phone can't find it, and Android Market's web site shows it's not compatible for any of my devices. In fact, the app that I finally managed to purchase, RepliGo, is not found via my phone's Market app. wtf. why does Android Market suddenly declare apps incompatible with my phone even though they're compatible? And then it decides they're compatible, then later changes its mind again.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, since I have a need to highlight/write on pdf and ppt files, do both mantano and repligo do that? And only in the paid version? If so what would you suggest between the two? Any other app out there worth mentioning for the task?
    Thanks
     
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    I like Mantano Reader for reading PDF.
    But for PDF annotations are RepliGo Reader and ezPDF Reader the best IMO.

    And ezPDF Reader even can cropping PDF's :)

    For .ppt you have to use an office app like DocumentsToGo.

    Harry
     
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    Mantano is cumbersome for annotations: you simply cannot quickly see what notes go where. RepliGo is ok, but as far as I can tell it always modifies the original file, as opposed to ezpdf which makes separate copies for annotation if you want. ezpdf is the best, though I find Mantano's reader a little better. HOWEVER: ezpdf has a cpu leak. It's my preferred app, and I used to use it all the time, but quite frequently it spikes my cpu at about 50%. No reason, no pattern, no idea why. Suddenly, you notice your phone is hot, or you've lost 10% of battery in the last few minutes. With ezpdf, I'm constantly opening a task monitor to check on it. The developer has never responded to me with an idea of what might be going on, so I've had to bail from an app with such a killer bug.
     
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    Jimmy, you could try installing CPUWatchdog. It'll notify you whenever an app hits a threshold that you set (say, %20). It'll also give you the option of killing the app in question, or whitelisting it so you aren't bothered by it.
     
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    I guess you mean Watchdog Task Manager. Looks good, but that's yet another app that my market app fails to find. As always, I can get to it by using the QR code from AppBrain, but when I click on the price button to purchase, it times out with "Error: The item you were attempting to purchase could not be found." Actually, this sudden inability to purchase was the initial subject of this thread. As each day goes by, I'm able to purchase fewer and fewer apps, for no apparent reason. I've also posted about this problem at xda:

    [Q] suddenly can't buy apps - xda-developers
     
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    Yeah, that's the one.
     

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