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TRUE driving mode
malaki86
My #1 wish for Microsoft Streets and Trips would be to add a true driving mode, with large buttons, ability to easily add a POI on-the-fly - similar to iGuidance or MobilePC. It can keep the planning mode, which *SHOULD* remain the way it is now, but add a good drivers interface that is small-display, touch-friendly.
Marvin Hlavac
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It can keep the planning mode, which *SHOULD* remain the way it is now, but add a good drivers interface that is small-display, touch-friendly.


Many people love Microsoft Streets and Trips because of its user interface which is easy-to-use on a desktop computer for trip-planning, etc. But at the same time many people turn to other software for the actual on-the-road use, because the user interface of Microsoft Streets & Trips is awkward to use for in-car navigation.

In the past few S&T versions we have seen some improvements, but I think what would stop customers looking for different software, and actually what could attract new customers is really just a very simple GUI that would resemble any of the many inexpensive PNDs (personal navigation devices) on the market today.

If the current S&T could by a click on a button be switched to an optional PND-like interface, no-one would be able to resist such software .

From the user perspective, such solution seems so simple, because S&T is so close to being perfect in most other aspects, and adding an optional very simple GUI seems like a very easy task.

I'm sure this is not the #1 wish of just malaki86, but also many others here at Laptop GPS World.
SpadesFlush
Malaki, I am not sure what capabilities the products you cite have with respect to adding POIs on the fly, as I am not familiar with them.

I note that I can easily add waypoints (stops) to an existing route on the fly when operating in Full Screen Map View (F11) with one touch on my Viliv S5 screen to recalculate the route from the then-current location. That is about all I want to do while driving. I can always go back afterwards and create a pushpin if it is a POI I want to save.
malaki86
Spades - take a look at Garmin Mobile PC or iGuidance - those are perfect examples. While going down the road, say you need to know where the next rest area or gas station is. Those 2 programs make it ultra-easy to add something as a stop mid-flight, it's unreal. You can't do that even remotely with Streets & Trips.
SpadesFlush
Ah, Malaki, I take your point. What you are saying is displaying POIs in the vicinity or along the way that are already stored in the database. While these things are already in the S&T database, too, they are not easily accessible "on the fly." I agree.

I misunderstood your suggestion to be about adding POIs.
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