These are chat archives for codexa/firetext

26th
Jun 2015
Joshua Smith
@joshua-s
Jun 26 2015 00:12
What about a wikipedia and wolfram|alpha integration?
Different topic: ~35% of fxos users are on 1.1
~50% on 1.3
Daniel Huigens
@twiss
Jun 26 2015 00:21
Sure, or synonyms, or quotes, or all of those. But would being able to search wikipedia inside Firetext actually make a difference versus opening a new tab or window? I guess the place where that would be most true is on mobile where the cost of opening a new window is slightly higher
Joshua Smith
@joshua-s
Jun 26 2015 00:22
Yeah, and it might not be a super-useful feature for regular users
Differentiation will be hard...word processors are pretty feature-complete these days
Daniel Huigens
@twiss
Jun 26 2015 00:24
I was thinking about a stupid and small feature where you have a setting whether you want to make your document as small as possible (in terms of pages) or as big as possible. It could convert between single and double spacing, change the page margins, and maybe some other things.
But yeah big differentiation is hard
Joshua Smith
@joshua-s
Jun 26 2015 00:25
That's a unique idea...I like it!
Another (Google probably has it): voice typing
Or, should we wait for the platform on that?
Daniel Huigens
@twiss
Jun 26 2015 00:26
Google Chrome has that, we could try to make it work there as a start
Joshua Smith
@joshua-s
Jun 26 2015 00:26
It'd be super useful on mobile. Web Speech will be shipping soon.
Yeah, that's a good idea
Daniel Huigens
@twiss
Jun 26 2015 00:27
Cool, apparently Firefox has it behind a flag as well
Joshua Smith
@joshua-s
Jun 26 2015 00:28
Yup
Daniel Huigens
@twiss
Jun 26 2015 00:38
We could try to think some about how to make some specific types of documents and then try to make that easier. E.g. how do you write an essay, how do you write a thesis, and then make either tips or a template or I don't know.
Joshua Smith
@joshua-s
Jun 26 2015 00:39
That's good. Also, format filters (MLA, etc...)
Daniel Huigens
@twiss
Jun 26 2015 00:40
Right. "Insert reference", maybe.