But, being me, I see ways to make it even better.
First, I really wish that Quadro could work on a private link between Quadro device (iPhone, iPad, hopefully soon Android) and the device that is being controlled (Mac, Windows). For security if nothing else.
But I also want Quadro when "roaming", e.g. at a restaurant, using my iPhone's "personal hotspot" to allow my MacBook laptop to access the Internet. (At the moment, after 8 hours of trying, I have not been able to make Quadro work on a "personal hotspot" connection, no matter whether USB cable, BlueTooth, or wifi between iPhone and MacBook. I have only ever been able to get Quadro to work on a "frontside" network. Since my main use for Quadro is email, making email reading tolerable, and since I mainly read email while roaming, away from my desk, not being able to use Quadro while roaming is a pain. Almost a deal-breaker.)
You really do need to explain whether and how Quadro is secure. I cannot recommend that other people use Quadro until I can assure them that it is secure.
The new Quadro release still suffers the problem with "bouncing": Problem: Often "bounce" when hitting a group, also hitting button at same position in group entered. This is a bad problem. I have learned that I have to have an empty space in the group, I am connecting to, at the same position as the button that gets there. This is a pain, making it hard to create a set of pads that connects to manty different groups. I am almost ready to start "wasting" the top row of every palette.
(Pardon the colors. Google's blogger edit is broken.)
I wish that I could copy/cut/paste and drag buttons/pads between groups/screens/palettes. I find that I often want to have the same button on multiple pads - like Undo, and also Enter (typically to select or conform some choice).
I would like to have ↵ , the standard symbol for "Enter" or "Carriage Return"(U+21B5, HTML entity
↵) in the Quadro icons list - since I have found that I need to place it on many groups/screens/palettes.
The ability to design my own icons and artwork would be nice. The icon set that Quadro provides, even to people like me who have paid 50$ to be "Heros" and support Quadro development, is quite limited. Although I suppose that Quadro may want to sell aadd-on packages. (Hmm, perhaps I should look for these resources inside the Quadro app.)
My original request for palette "overlays" still stands - even more so, now that I can get more buttons/pads per palette/group/screen.
Now that I am editing palette systems I set up a few months ago - I really do need to be able to version control and diff them, etc.
Now that I have more room, I am starting to create "button groups", such as
- Generic Forward (fill in the To address)
- Forward to my wife
- Forward to my boss
Creating many similar but slightly different, slightly non-trivial, buttons raises the importance of being able to cut and paste buttons and actions. between screens/groups/palettes. Again, for people like me, text files would be best.
Now that I can put labels beneath icons even on really small 1x1 buttons, it reveals the need to have short labels for display, and longer text strings for flyover / press to get help.
This should not be a surprise. It is a pattern described in most good UI / UX guidelines.
The way Quadro handles hot-keys, one at a time, may work fort Mac, but is clumsy for apps that use key sequences rather than chorded keys, ;ike Framemaker (or Emacs).