Using Higher Ideas on a tablet

Using Higher Ideas on a tabletHigher Ideas can be used successfully on a tablet computer without installing anything. Most features in Higher Ideas work on a tablet, however there are a few features which are currently not available from these devices.

Feature compatibility overview

Key:

  • Fully compatible Full compatibility
  • Some compatibility Some compatibility
  • Currently not compatible Currently not compatible
Feature Windows PC
Windows PC
Windows tablet
Windows tablet
iPad
iPad
Android
Android tablet
Search for study areas by interest, subject, or career Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible
Show and exclude courses by area of the country Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible
Create a letter to request further information (requires suitable printer) Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Some compatibility(requires additional app - see below)
Save your letter to print later Fully compatible Fully compatible Some compatibility(requires additional app - see below) Fully compatible
Print out information Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Some compatibility(requires additional app - see below)
Link to institution websites Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible
Change tutor settings Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible
Add an icon to the desktop/start/home screen Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible
Use from the internet Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible
Use as a client to a local server Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible Fully compatible
Install to the PC/tablet Fully compatible Fully compatible not compatible not compatible

Known issues

On older iPad devices (iOS 5 and earlier) you need to use two fingers to scroll information in some boxes.

Higher Ideas letters are created as .rtf files. It is possible to save or share these on an iPad if you have a suitable app installed, such as Google Drive.

There are apps available for Android devices which will allow you to print to a wireless printer from your device.

We have tested Higher Ideas on a range of tablets including iPad (iOS 5 and later), Nexus (Android 4.2 and later), and Linx tablet (Windows 8.1 and later). We suggest that you confirm that Higher Ideas works to your satisfaction on your particular device before committing to a licence - we offer a free evaluation of our products which will enable you to do this. If you have any issues, or require any help with using Higher Ideas on your tablet, please contact us.

Some Windows tablets come with a tablet edition of Windows, others come with a full version of Windows. If your tablet comes with a full version of Windows you will be able to install Higher Ideas to your tablet. Higher Ideas can be used from the internet on all Windows tablets.

Support

For further support about using Higher Ideas on a tablet, please see our support pages.

Last updated 30 October, 2017