I always like it when authors reach out to their audience, and I likewise appreciate it when app developers reach out to their users.
For me, the reading-software benchmark is still Mobipocket. It was absolutely perfect...until Amazon bought them and razed them in order to develop their Kindle.
Some of the features they had in addition to the current Cool Reader features were:
- offline dictionary support
- note taking and highlighting
- export notes
- a desktop version, and the ability to sync the two
- option to hide all progress indicators