Flexcil for iPad

Reading and Note-taking together.

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Why doesn’t the Digital
Generation like Digital Books?

Our lives are quickly becoming digital, but the way we study has been stuck in limbo for the

past 700 years. Students find both analog and digital studying environments awkward, but they

appear to prefer traditional media like paper books, paper notes, and pens.

CRITICAL REASONS THAT STUDENTS AVOID DIGITAL BOOKS

There may not be a single reason, but it boils down to the fact that the digital environment
is more complicated and difficult to use than the analog environment they are used to.

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Books that require high concentration need a pen

We prefer using pen and paper especially studying materials or textbooks that need high concentration like medical, biology, law, etc. The digital environment is more complicated and difficult to use than the analog environment they are used to.

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Finger Touch Stress from Touch Screen

When we touch the surface of the touch screen with our fingers, the screen begins moving, scaling and scrolling unintentionally. It gives us so much stress that we become cautious about touching the screen with our hands while reading digital books on digital devices.

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Additional Notebooks for Note Taking Are Needed

Studying textbooks with the a tablet like iPad requires another notebook for summarizing contents. When users use e-book apps such as Kindle or iBooks, paper notebooks or other note apps were required for shortening the contents.

Removing Finger Touch

Malfunction of Digital Books

FREE FROM TOUCH SCREEN STRESS

When you touch the surface of the touch screen with your fingers, the screen begins moving, scaling and scrolling unintentionally. It gives us so much stress that you become cautious about touching the screen with your hands while reading digital books on digital devices.

SUPERIOR PALM-REJECTION ALGORITHM

We have included flawless software palm rejection algorithm and touch error correction that distinguishes between pens, fingertips, and palms. You can use simple touch pen to write naturally without using expensive stylus.

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FINGER-TOUCH REJECTION ALGORITHM

One of the major problems of almost all handwriting apps is the finger-touch problem, which is when the user mistakenly touches the screen with a finger, causing unintended lines or spots on the screen. Therefore, the user can easily become stressed while gripping or touching the screen with the finger when using the stylus.

But, Flexcil’s gesture-pen function prevents the tension for the touch screen. The remaining trace lines disappear naturally from the screen after few seconds. However, some meaningful gestures that are recognized, like underlining or circling, can remain on the screen according to the user’s choice. This mechanism can relieve users from this burden when touching the screen with a finger or palm. Therefore, it can make the user more comfortable like writing on a paper.

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Innovative Gesture Navigation

PEN GESTURES RECOGNITION

Existing UI and complicated navigation systems were completely reengineered for simplicity and clarity.

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Additional function by underline gesture

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Additional function by circle gesture

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Additional function by bracket gesture

MAXIMIZING THE UTILITY OF PEN GESTURES
WHILE MINIMIZING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE

Flexcil maximized the usability of pen gestures while minimizing GUI (graphic user interface) such as buttons, menu bars, and sliders. We did this because sophisticated UI design exhausts users mentally when concentrating on critical reading materials. Moreover, when taking notes on the content of reader apps like iBook or Kindle, we found that many steps burdened people when using digital books. Furthermore, it is the primary reason for students avoiding digital books in schoolwork.

In Flexcil, when users want specific pen gestures to remain, they can simply check this pen button near the pen trace. The circle gestures can also be used for finding the meaning of a word in the dictionary. Also, the bracket gesture can be used for highlighting multiple sentences.

Separated Contents and Notes Architecture

POWERFUL WAY OF NOTE TAKING WITH PEN GESTURES

When users use e-book apps such as Kindle or iBooks, paper notebooks or other note apps are required for summarizing the materials.

However, Flexcil’s popup notes enable users to summarize contents easily by using certain pen gestures. You can select sentences using the bracket gesture and move the selected sentences to the popup note using the drag and drop gesture. This gesture enables the user to select a rectangular area that can also be moved to the popup note as an clip image data.

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INDEPENDENT NOTE SYSTEM

The e-book reader and the digital note are two independent parts, but appear unified and work in harmony. And, the notes are managed independently from the original material and can be synchronized with a cloud server through respective user accounts.

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Flexcil’s independent note system from specific contents

ABOUT FLEXCIL

Carrying books around is a hassle. Textbooks are big and heavy, and you have to switch them for each class. Losing a book or a notebook entails losing all the data that you’ve organized on them. When referencing multiple books, organizing, managing and studying your notes quickly becomes cumbersome as information becomes fragmented and scattered across multiple sources.

The purpose and dream of Flexcil is to lighten the bags of students around the world by replacing thick and heavy paper texts with light, digital text-books.

MEMBERS

ISAAC LEE

CEO / Software Engineer

ELON PARK

Project manager / Marketer

HONGSIK KIM

Software Engineer

PILJOON KANG

Software Engineer

CHANGROK LIM

Back-end Developer

Contact Us

2F, Hancom Tower, 49, Daewangpangyo-ro 644 Buon-gil,
Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea, 13493