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Old 08-17-2011, 08:28 PM   #46
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Have you tried Bluefire Reader? If so, how does readMe compare? (I'd look myself but I hate to pay $1.99 for something I won't use. It's the principle.)
Unfortunately, I can't compare them because BlueFire Reader just freezes my jailbroken devices.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 AM   #47
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Unfortunately, I can't compare them because BlueFire Reader just freezes my jailbroken devices.
Take a look at post #504 in this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...er#post1477935

It's a workaround and there's more about it in the thread, but essentially, you load the tweak Backgrounder (from Cydia), follow the directions in the post and the freezing problem is fixed.

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Get Real About Stanza!

Why is everyone assuming that Stanza will stay broken - any release of IOS5 is just a beta - and lots of apps are broken in IOS5 - that's why Apple (and other companies) release betas. You might as well worry about the sky falling - why not wait until the formal release and then see is Stanza remains broken (and whether it will be fixed)
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:07 PM   #49
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Why is everyone assuming that Stanza will stay broken
Because the original Stanza developers have already left Amazon.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:43 PM   #50
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I'm looking for a decent ePub reader myself. I've been trying to like iBooks, but it wastes SO MUCH space. It doesn't even have a full screen reading mode like most other reading apps have (that is, remove the status bar and screen controls). Plus, it's a bit slow.
I thought I was the only one who felt this way.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:44 PM   #51
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Finally found a nice alternative to Stanza - on Android that is. Sadly, even with the number of ebook reader apps available for the iOS platform, I've found none that works as well as Stanza for my use.
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Old 08-19-2011, 01:38 AM   #52
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Finally found a nice alternative to Stanza - on Android that is. Sadly, even with the number of ebook reader apps available for the iOS platform, I've found none that works as well as Stanza for my use.
Try Cool Reader..
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Perhaps we should wait for the release of iOS5 and see whether a compatible version of Stanza comes out before holding the funeral?
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:55 AM   #54
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Tried that and it doesn't render a large collection of my ePubs properly.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:59 PM   #55
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Perhaps we should wait for the release of iOS5 and see whether a compatible version of Stanza comes out before holding the funeral?
Agreed, Stanza updated on iOS4's release also.. Even if the Dev's left, Amazon now owns the source code..
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Perhaps we should wait for the release of iOS5 and see whether a compatible version of Stanza comes out before holding the funeral?
Since Stanza is no longer supported it will eventually die on the vine even if it works in iOS5. If users would abandon it and move-on certainly that would spur development with other apps.
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Is Cool Reader available for the Ipad2 - I've used it on my Xoom and I like it a lot?
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Is Cool Reader available for the Ipad2 - I've used it on my Xoom and I like it a lot?
Cool Reader is GPLed software, which is incompatible with Apple's App Store ToS. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-sourc...app-store/8046
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Ugh, I really wish the other VideoLAN developers would have overruled that prick.
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Ugh, I really wish the other VideoLAN developers would have overruled that prick.
What "prick" are you referring to? It seems clear that the GPL licence under which the software was developed is incompatible with the AppStore's terms of service. The FSF have acted entirely properly in notifying Apple of this.
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