Introduction

Glimpse is a Touchpad App designed to maximize your productivity by allowing you to perform multiple tasks simultaenously, using a unique (customizable) split-screen interface.

The App comes pre-loaded with some core mini-apps (also called widgets) which you can run on any of the split screens. Simply click the 'Widget Selector' at the bottom of each screen, to switch widgets

Widgets

Widgets are light-weight (mini) Apps that are designed to take advantage of each split screen. They are designed to be fast and easy.
The App comes pre-loaded with some stardard widgets, but more widgets can be added through App updates or by clicking 'Get More Widgets' in the App Menu (tapping upper left corner of your screen).
Below are some of the widgets avaiable

Calculator

Built-in Calculator. If the calculator is loaded in the smaller windows, it's a basic calculator. But if loaded in the larger right-hand window, it's a more advanced calculator

Calendar

A simple calendar for easily creating appointments

Clock

Display Local and International time in Digital or Analog formats.

Converter

Easily convert between units (length, volume, mass, area)

Google Reader (Coming soon)

View your subscribed feeds from your Google Reader Account. Share, Mark as Read, Mark as Unread and Star/Unstar. You can also toggle the left button to show only unread feeds

Doodle

Instead of waiting idle for the 5-10 secs it takes to load a webpage, you could kill time by 'doodling'..

Notepad

The Notepad widget is handy for taking quick notes. So for example, you could be taking notes while watching a Lecture series video on Youtube, without switching back-and-forth.


Notes are stored within the App, and are easily shareable via email or twitter, using the easy access buttons.
The Notepad widget is designed to store your note in the specific window you took it. For example, if you type some text in the right-hand window, your note only persists in that window

Read It Later

View articles from your Read It Later Account. You can also add new articles by tapping the '+' button or selecting 'Read It Later' from the popup options in the Web Widget, Twitter Widget and RSS widget



Shortcuts

You can create shortcuts for quickly launching your favorite Apps with one tap.


To Create an App shortcut, you need to know the "App ID" of the App. The easiest way to find this out is by searching for the App in the App catalog, tapping the share button, and selecting "Via MMS". An MMS message will be generated with the App's id. It's usually in the form: "com.companyName.appName"

Stocks

A simple viewer for Stock Prices. Just Add the Symbol (e.g. HPQ). You can also swipe a row to delete. Click row to expand to view more details. You can also setup the refresh frequency from the Prefs



Rss

View, read and share your favorite RSS/News feed. The RSS widget also has a built in media player for playing podcasts. You can edit/delete the default feeds, and add your own custom feeds (you have to know the url). To Add a new feed, tap the selector arrow, and go to 'Edit Feed'


You can also set the frequency at which your news feeds get refreshed from the 'Preferences' in the App Menu

Shortcuts

You can create shortcuts for quickly launching your favorite Apps with one tap.


To Create an App shortcut, you need to know the "App ID" of the App. The easiest way to find this out is by searching for the App in the App catalog, tapping the share button, and selecting "Via MMS". An MMS message will be generated with the App's id. It's usually in the form: "com.companyName.appName"

Stopwatch

A Stopwatch/timer widget.


Tasks

Stay organized with the built-in Tasks widgets. Create tasks, set due dates and priorities. You can also swipe a row to delete

Twitter

The twitter widget comes with the basic features like viewing your tweets, mentions, direct messages, replying to messages, retweeting, sending direct messages, uploading pictures, searching, viewing profiles, Multiple Accounts, and Notifications (which can be customized in the Preferences in the App Menu)



You can also easily tweet using 'Just Type' by adding a "tweet/" prefix. For example, to tweet "Hello world", in the 'Just Type' area, type: "tweet/Hello world", and tap the Glimpse icon to tweet

Weather

A basic 5-day weather forecast widget at your finger-tips. Just enter your city or zip-code, and hit 'enter'. You can also choose between Celsius or Fahrenheit

Web

A built-in web browser for viewing your favorite websites. You can also add bookmarks, share links via twitter or email and view flash webpages.
You can also easily launch a webpage using 'Just Type' by adding a "web/" prefix. For example, to go to google.com, in the 'Just Type' area, type: "web/google.com", and tap the Glimpse icon to launch you straight into the specified site

Youtube

View Youtube videos by searching or choosing from Recent, Popular or Most-Viewed Videos.


You can also easily search for a video using 'Just Type' by adding a "youtube/" prefix. For example, to search for "Keyboard Cat" in the 'Just Type' area, type: "youtube/Keyboard Cat", and tap the Glimpse icon to launch you straight to the search Results

Just Type

Peform quick actions using "Just Type".

  1. Teeting: Add a "tweet/" prefix before your message. For example, to tweet "Hello world", in the 'Just Type' area, type: "tweet/Hello world", and tap the Glimpse icon to tweet
  2. Youtube: Add a "youtube/" prefix before your search. For example, to search for "Keyboard Cat" in the 'Just Type' area, type: "youtube/Keyboard Cat", and tap the Glimpse icon to launch you straight to the search Results
  3. Web: Add a "web/" prefix before your url. For example, to go to google.com, in the 'Just Type' area, type: "web/google.com", and tap the Glimpse icon to launch you straight into the specified site

Customizing Your Views

By default, you have 3 window views fro your widgets. But you can Toggle off any of the views by going to the App Menu (tapping upper left corner of your screen), selecting 'Views'


You can also go to the Preferences in the App Menu, can toggle on/off certain widgets

Bonus Features

This App contains some 'bonus/hidden features' (with more to be added periodically). One of such is a special widget 'Pix'

Pix

Easily search for pictures from popular web services like Google, Bing, Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket. Save, Share or set as Wallpapers
Note: For this widget to appear on your widget list, you need to have the separate Pix App installed

Advanced Browser (Coming Soon)

If you have Advanced Browser by MakleSoft installed, you will be able to run Advanced Browser as a widget in Glimpse. Advanced Browser extends the native browsing experience by giving cool features like Tabbed Browsing, Autofill and Searching Webpages. Note, if it doesn't show up on your widget list, it's probably toggled off in the Preferences.

Video/Picture Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I get help?
    Send an email to IngloriousApps@gmail.com
  • How do get an App's id?
    See Shortcuts
  • I have an idea for a widget, how do I request?
    See Here
  • How do I view international Markets in the Stocks widget?
    Just add the market sign and a ":", before the symbol. For example, add "LON:HRN" to add the HRN symbol for the London SE Market.

What's New?

Version 1.2.3

  • Fixed the stocks widget bug
  • Updated Advanced Browser
  • Fixed issue with occasional lag when sending a tweet
Version 1.2.1
  • New Redesigned Exhibition Mode called 'Dark Slider'
  • New Dark Theme for Rss, Google Reader & Twitter Widgets (turn on/off from Prefs). App restart required.
  • New 'Clock' widget for viewing local and world times (turn on from Prefs)
  • Added Currency conversion to Converter widget
  • Added option in Prefs for handling Url Taps. For example, if you set the option to "Web Widget", anytime you tap a url in a tweet, the link is instantly opened in the Web widget (instead of showing a dropdown to choose from).
  • Added option for viewing image previews in Twitter timeline (turn off from Prefs)
  • Added the ability to view international markets in the stocks widget. Just add the market sign and a ":", before the symbol. For example, add "LON:HRN" to add the HRN symbol for the London SE Market.
  • New redesigned Preferences and additional options
  • Brought back the 'accordion' view as an option for viewing Rss/Google Reader Articles (turn on from Prefs).
  • Fixed other minor bugs
Version 1.1.5
  • Added new feature: 'Ticker'. This displays a scrolling list of information at the bottom of your screen (like those News Channels). Toggle on/off from the App Menu and customize the source
  • Added Ability to open New Cards
  • Added New Widget: Advanced Browser. Note: this needs to be turned on from Prefs. Also, the Advanced Browser App is needed for this to work
  • Redesigned the RSS & Google Reader widgets and fixed a few bugs
  • Added ability to Hide/show toolbars for widgets, from the Preferences
Version 1.1.0
  • Fixed several bugs affecting the Google Reader/RSS widgets
  • Added the ability to turn on/off twitter auto correct from the preferences
  • Fixed a bug in the twitter widget that caused refresh whenever the screen rotatated
Version 1.0.8
  • Added New Widget: Google Reader
  • Added the ability to now view up to 5 widgets (Advanced Views)
  • Added Exhibition Mode
  • Replying tweets now adds a 'space' after username
  • Removed auto-correct from Tweet composing
  • Web widget now loads the last viewed webpage
  • Minor Bug fixes/enhancements
Version 1.0.5
  • Added New Widget: Read It Later
  • Added New Widget: Stocks
  • Added the ability to Neato urls to PC from the Web, Twitter and RSS widgets
  • Added ability to view links (in tweets and rss feeds) using the Web widget
  • Added ability to add links (in tweets, rss feeds, web widget) to Read It Later
  • Minor Bug fixes
Version 1.0.3
    Twitter
  • Added ability to Add/Remove/View favorites
  • Fixed issue with Duplicate Tweets
  • Fixed issue with setting manual refresh rate
  • Fixed issue with sending tweets
  • Fixed issue with tweets containing HTML characters
  • Tapping twitter notification clears all notifications
    Rss
  • Added Popup option for 'View Article
    Converter
  • Added Temperature
Version 1.0.1
  • Initial Release

Know Issues

  • If you can't access your Google Reader Articles, your login session is most likely expired. Try Logging in Again
  • Due to a current webOS constraint, you cannot view more than one web widget at a time. You may experience a case when one becomes 'blurry' or 'dark'. This will be addressed in a future webOS update
  • Some rendering issues sometimes occur randomly when viewing a webpage, and the keyboard is focused. Restart App, if that occurs

App Icon design courtesy of Rhyne Media