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Old 11-14-2011, 06:48 PM   #16
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Looks like you'll be able to sideload apps, and Blossom said in another thread that Mantano will work (plus you have all those reader apps in the Amazon app store). It's too bad the stock app is an afterthought.

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No, Jack. Seems the iPad app for any bookstore is always better than Android. *sigh*
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Yuck!

This is friendly banter here. Have you used Sepia in other apps? I'm curious as to whether or not you have something to compare it to.
No, just with the Kindle app. But I've set Kindle on my phone, my PC and my TouchPad all up with the sepia background. It just feels more restful to me.

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Old 11-16-2011, 03:05 PM   #19
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At least one of the 3rd party apps for Android/iOS uses black text with the sepia background. I can't remember which app though. I find that is quite readable. However the light brown text with the sepia background used by the Fire is brutal on my eyes!

EDIT: Moon+ Android app uses black text with a sepia background for one of the themes.

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At least one of the 3rd party apps for Android/iOS uses black text with the sepia background. I can't remember which app though. I find that is quite readable. However the light brown text with the sepia background used by the Fire is brutal on my eyes!
Same here Jack. It's the light brown text that's bothersome. I can work with the yellowish background if it had black text. In fact, if you look at the Welcome Letter (on the Fire) with the Sepia background you'll notice the text is black. It looks really nice. Wish we could get that for books.
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EDIT: Moon+ Android app uses black text with a sepia background for one of the themes.
Mantano as well. The NOOK app. It's pretty common, so I was surprised with the Kindle's look.
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My God! Amazon owns Stanza now, why aren't they stealing Stanza's backgrounds and options to make their own reader better.
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Mantano as well. The NOOK app. It's pretty common, so I was surprised with the Kindle's look.
There is no brightness bar on the Fire Reader like the standard app had. It's so bright it's like looking at a headlight.
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There is no brightness bar on the Fire Reader like the standard app had. It's so bright it's like looking at a headlight.
This isn't true, Blossom. Tap the gear in the upper right corner. You get a dropdown that has brightness on it.
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This isn't true, Blossom. Tap the gear in the upper right corner. You get a dropdown that has brightness on it.
She's referring to brightness that's app specific. You may want it very dim when reading, but when you exit the reader app, everything else is dim as well with the current setup. Not a good thing. The Kindle Android app and many others have the brightness setting within the app itself for this reason. The NOOKcolor didn't at first, but they eventually included it. Perhaps we'll see the same.
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She's referring to brightness that's app specific. You may want it very dim when reading, but when you exit the reader app, everything else is dim as well with the current setup. Not a good thing. The Kindle Android app and many others have the brightness setting within the app itself for this reason. The NOOKcolor didn't at first, but they eventually included it. Perhaps we'll see the same.
Yep. I can't use Reader app because they removed this. The black theme I see my face in, the Sepia is too washed out and the White is too bright. Good thing I got Mantano! however I love how Topaz books look on the Fire. They look readable!
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My God! Amazon owns Stanza now, why aren't they stealing Stanza's backgrounds and options to make their own reader better.
Years ago they bought out MobileRead and used their eBook format to create mobi for Kindles. As I recall, the MobileRead books were much better formatted. I used to read them on a Palm PDA. Amazon apparently stripped out a lot formatting.
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Yep. I can't use Reader app because they removed this. The black theme I see my face in, the Sepia is too washed out and the White is too bright. Good thing I got Mantano! however I love how Topaz books look on the Fire. They look readable!
Once you get Screen filter set up the way you like see if that helps. Let us know. It worked for me.

Last night I turned the Fire backlight down as far as it would go without Screen Filter. While reading I turned out all the lights and the Fire lit up the room! Way to bright. Screen Filter took care of that issue though.
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Years ago they bought out MobileRead and used their eBook format to create mobi for Kindles. As I recall, the MobileRead books were much better formatted. I used to read them on a Palm PDA. Amazon apparently stripped out a lot formatting.
I think you mean MobiPocket. MobileRead is this web site.

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Yep. I can't use Reader app because they removed this. The black theme I see my face in, the Sepia is too washed out and the White is too bright. Good thing I got Mantano! however I love how Topaz books look on the Fire. They look readable!
Moon and Mantano have good brightness settings withing the app.

How good do these apps look on the Kindle Fire?

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Yep! I'm sleep deprived because my Kindle Fire kept me up too late last night.
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