At the top of the touchpad forum, there is a sticky called getting started with touchpad which will walk you thru installing homebrew and setting up your touchpad. http://forums.webosnation.com/hp-tou...ted-guide.html
Check out this article for how to get a siri like voice app to control the touchpad in chinese:
After you download the app, would love to hear your review
There is a home-brew patch to change the keyboard to different characters, i bet you can get one with chinese characters, check that getting started thread link above to find it
KalemSoft Media Player in app catalog for various video formats
TapNote in app catalog for taking notes and you can email the note (notes HD ap integrates with google docs)
For drawing: there was an app called nuttypad but it may still be in beta, google these forums and write to the developer ; There is some free app called sparkle doodle in the app catalog, not sure how good it is
To view pdfs, I would get picsel smartoffice app in app catalog as it has a good pdf viewer, better than quick office.
Or once you install webosquickinstall and get familiar with homebrew (see that getting started thread), you can read this thread below and try the homebrew pdf viewer:
pReader Native Alpha Release
On webos I mostly use these apps:
glimpse--awesome app which combines multiple apps into one card including twitter, browser, weather, stocks, i don't know if it is still available in the app catalog. email the dev for glimpse devs cut version
wifi file sharing --homebrew app for which you can wirelessly drag and drop touchpad files to laptop and vice versa
More app recommendations:
advanced browser--has tabs
zinio--for reading magazines
songid--to identify songs (its like a shazaam app)
USB flash mount otg--this is a homebrew app: you can mount usb devices to touchpad (ie flash drives) if you get this app and otg cord and also the right self powered hub (i use a solar powered hub)
rockus sound machine--nice music to sleep by
podcatcher deluxe--can get podcasts
audobon trees or wildflowers--nice nature guides
flightpredictor hd-- for airplane flights
bhome--dlna file sharing
internalz pro (homebrew) or gemini file manager (app catalog) for file management
box.com for hooking into box.com for server storage of files
sparrow or project mccaw for twitter unless you use the built-in app in glimpse
splashtop--will let you log into your computer remotely
i installed webos quick install (google it), which let me install preware which is file installer for homebrew files.
I then installed webos ports LunaCE 4.9.X which is a new interface for webOs (read about it in preware)
webOS was ahead of its time in many ways but the OS is unfinished in many ways. I'm not sure why you cannot connect to your university.
There does not exist an app in webOS for actually writing on a pre-existing pdf file. If you want to do that, you can dual-boot ubuntu (there is a thread which will walk you thru the install with automated scripts and preware will help you with the programs needed as well Easy Autoconfiguration for Ubuntu) and there is a ubuntu program which will automatically install called Xournal which will let you annotate pdfs. Also firefox and chromium will be installed and it is possible that you will be able to log onto your university from those browsers in the ubuntu install.
If you want to watch netflix, instead of installing ubuntu, you can dual-boot android (google the forums). There should also be a pdf annotating app in android.