You can choose to display All Skills, Known Skills, Partially-Trained Skills, Skills Matching Search (see below) or Do Not Display Skills. Known skills are displayed in green, partially-trained skills in yellow, and unknown skills in grey.Search For Skills
Show Descriptions toggles the display of skill descriptions and training time requirements (EViE does exact calculations based on your character's attributes, skills and implants). Even if you have descriptions turned off, tapping on a skill will display its description, training time, priority, and also its prerequisite skills, if any. Prerequisites are color-coded: green means you know the skill, yellow means you know it, but need to train it to a higher level, and red means you don't know the skill at all.
Tapping Search for Skills will reveal a text field into which you can enter any string; skills whose name or description contains that string will be hilighted in red. On desktop browsers, the skills display will be updated about 1 second after you stop typing; on the iPhone / iPod Touch, there is a 5 second delay (because skill display refresh is significantly slower on those machines, and anyway, you can't see much until you dismiss the keyboard).Email Alerts
This preference lets you manage EViE built-in completion alerts; simply enter an email address and choose up to 5 alert times (T-minus 60, 30, 15, 10 and/or 5 minutes). Selected times are blue, unselected ones are grey. At the appropriate times before skill training completes, emails will be sent to the desired address to remind you to log in and change skill training.Priority Options
What makes this particular cute is that most cellphone providers have an email to SMS gateway service. This means that there's probably an email address out there that will forward an email to your cellphone as a SMS text message. EViE emails are designed (I hope!) to fit within the limitations of SMS messages -- if this feature doesn't work for you, email me (no texting, grin!) to let me know what went wrong. Don't know what your cellphone's SMS email address is, you say? Here is a list that contains a lot of providers. If your provider isn't on this list, and you find out what it is, email the page owner (not me!) to let him know. On the other hand, if you find a better list, then certainly let me know so I can update this page!
- Important Reminder: if you don't enter an email address, EViE won't know where to send the alerts!
EViE allows you to prioritize skills into 4 special "priority categories" that appear ahead of the normal skill categories; these are called Priority Alpha (α), Beta (β), Gamma (γ) and Delta (δ). There is also a 5th category, Epsilon (ε), which is the default priority.Refresh Options
To set the priority of a skill, tap the skill. The background will dim and the full skill description will appear, along with 5 buttons, one for each priority category. The current priority is the one with the blue button. Tap a priority button to set the priority; the skill will be added to the bottom of the list in that priority category. Tap the same priority again, and it'll go to the top of the list.
The skills list will not actually update until you tap Update Priorities in the Priority Options section of the preferences panel (this is because the update can take several seconds if you're displaying a lot of skills).
Also found under Priority Options is Promote Priorities. This is useful when you've completed training your most important skills and want to move on to the next group. When you Promote Priorities, everything moves up one priority level; β skills become α, γ become β, and δ become γ.
- Note: Updating Priorities just changes the display on the screen; to save the changes permanently, use Save & Refresh Now, found under Refresh Options. If you want, you can just Save & Refresh Now without first updating the priorities; it will save your new priorities and then display them.
This preference has two options; the first, Automatically Refresh, tells EViE to automatically get an update on your training situation whenever the API Server has new information. There is no point in enabling this when running on the iPhone, because you can't leave EViE running in the background (just reload the entire page), but it's nice for when you're running EViE is an a browser.Other Options
Save & Refresh Now reloads the entire page and saves your current preference settings in cookies both in your device and on the proxy server.
Note: if you have updated preference settings on one device, and want them to be propagated to another device, simply reload the page -- without saving -- on the other device. This will grab the preference information from the proxy server without updating it!
The final preference group lets you toggle the Beautiful Background between my wonderful image of a planetary nebulae, and basic black. And if you're a programming geek, you can play with Show Debug Log and see some of what EViE is doing in the background (I do not recommend doing this on the iPhone, the debug log likes a wider window). One of the things it'll show you is the calculation of your actual attributes.Skill Training Queue options
If you have skills in your training queue (other than the skill currently training), they will be displayed under the current skill information. Skills that finish just before or after the daily downtime are displayed in yellow, and skills that end during the daily downtime are displayed in red (best not to have one of those as your last skill).Miscellaneous Character Information
The header for this information is displayed in white if you can't add any skills to the queue, green if you can, yellow if there is less than 12 hours before the queue is empty, and red if there is less than two hours. This information is displayed even if you don't have any skills in the queue.
Tap on the character name, corporation name or bank balance to display miscellaneous character information, like race / bloodline / gender, as well as complete Attribute information. You get a table of initial attributes, basic skill bonuses, advanced skill bonuses, implant bonuses, and final attribute scores, as well as a list of the attribute implants that are currently installed.Quick Navigation Features
Tap on any skill group header (the red captions) to collapse the skills list so that only the headers are visible. Tap on another one to expand the list again, and scroll to the desired skill group!
Tapping on the topmost area of the screen (where the time, battery status, etc is shown) will scroll you to the start of the page.