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Old 07-05-2012, 07:12 AM   #16
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Hi !

I'm very desapointed by the iBooks software delivered with the iPad: I was used to the way I could sort out and find my latest read books in my Sony PRS-650, and I can't do that on the iPad !

I have more than 1000 books stored, and I prefer to carry only my iPad with me instead of having to drag along ALSO the Sony !

Is there an Ebook reader made for iPad, in which I can sort my books in different ways, like reading date, storing date, title, author, etc... ?

Thanks in advance for any tips or advices !


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One option you might want to explore is Dropbox or another cloud storage service. You could store all your books there and temporarily transfer them to whatever reading app you prefer. You could organize your Dropbox book folder into sub-folders, however you probably wouldn't have much flexibility to sort the books according to different criteria I suppose.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:04 PM   #17
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Seriously, why would you need more then 500 books at one time to be able to read? That's just silly and this limit is not really much of an issue given how long it would actually take you to read 500 books.

How well does ShuBook actually render? I've tried Apabi and it was awful. Bluefire renders well. Does ShuBook respect the CSS?
I am a fast reader, i like to read a lot of diverent books and I like to read books a second time and Therfore one of the really +++ of Ereader is the posibility to take my Library with me (about 5.000 Books now) and tzherfore the software has to support it And before anyone says Seriously ....
Yes I NEED MY BOOKS WITH ME OTHERWISE I AM NOT HAPPY
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #18
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But to be honest, the best app for reading is currently the worst app for organizing.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #19
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I am a fast reader, i like to read a lot of diverent books and I like to read books a second time and Therfore one of the really +++ of Ereader is the posibility to take my Library with me (about 5.000 Books now) and tzherfore the software has to support it And before anyone says Seriously ....
Yes I NEED MY BOOKS WITH ME OTHERWISE I AM NOT HAPPY
I have to agree with FlorenceArt about cloud storage. It is a bit of a mind shift but cloud storage is so much better. I use to want my entire library physically with me when I was using my Sony Reader, but that didn't have wifi. Now that I keep my library in Dropbox, along with a catalog, I can access any book at any time I have internet access. The best part is that using a catalog I can sort by genre, rating, etc. With all my books in Dropbox I feel that I also have all my books with me.
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #20
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i also agree with FlorenceArt...

if you want a well organized... use cloud storage... but as for the topic, i'd go for Stanza... it's more user friendly (IMHO) as compare to other Epub reader..
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #21
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What I don't understand is why no one has developed a great ePub reader for iOS, Android, MAC OS, Windows, Linux, etc. Even if we had to pay $9.99 to purchase it, it would be worth the money. Instead we have dozens of half-a$$ed apps out their and none of them are really close to being great. Way back when I used PDAs on a daily basis, way before the smartphone/tablet era, we had several good readers for PalmOS and Windows Mobile devices. Some were free and some were for pay, but many of those were far superior to anything available today on any platform, IMO. It has been too long to remember the app names now.

The big bookstore companies turn out lackluster reader apps. I'm talking about Apple, Amazon, Sony, B&N, so there is a huge market there for developers to produce better apps for ePub and mobi, but none have yet to produce an app that is really that much better than the BIG EBOOKSTORE companies.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #22
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Theres a bunch of aussies from another forum i hang out in who are app developers. I've asked them as a group to consider looking at creating a Stanza replacement. I have no idea whether it will come to fruition, but I suggested that it could be a good option, because I too would be prepared to pay for a GOOD Stanza replacement. One of the devs asked me what was better about Stanza than iBooks or Kindle, so I told him. I'm sure I missed a lot of detail, but I'm hoping that one or more will take my request seriously. (and yes, JSW, correct rendering was on the list of must-do)
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:15 PM   #23
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The best ePub reader for the iPad 2 is the same one for the iPad and the New iPad. That being Bluefire Reader. I'm hoping that once they get the organization for it does, it will be much nicer.
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Theres a bunch of aussies from another forum i hang out in who are app developers. I've asked them as a group to consider looking at creating a Stanza replacement. I have no idea whether it will come to fruition, but I suggested that it could be a good option, because I too would be prepared to pay for a GOOD Stanza replacement. One of the devs asked me what was better about Stanza than iBooks or Kindle, so I told him. I'm sure I missed a lot of detail, but I'm hoping that one or more will take my request seriously. (and yes, JSW, correct rendering was on the list of must-do)
On the Facebook Stanza wall some users have recently posted that they have updated to IOS 6 beta 3 and the latest version of Stanza still works well. Good news! Stanza is still the best reader IMO....
Hopefully someone comes up with a GOOD replacement with all the features before it finally doesn't work any more. I've paid good money to try most of the ones already out there and don't like them half as much, there's always something missing to make them as good as Stanza.

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On the Facebook Stanza wall some users have recently posted that they have updated to IOS 6 beta 3 and the latest version of Stanza still works well. Good news! Stanza is still the best reader IMO....
Hopefully someone comes up with a GOOD replacement with all the features before it finally doesn't work any more. I've paid good money to try most of the ones already out there and don't like them half as much, there's always something missing to make them as good as Stanza.
Good to know! I'm due for a phone upgrade and it's great if Stanza still works on iOS6. Also considering getting the new iPod Touch as the 256MB RAM on the current model is just way too limiting. Frequent out of memory app crashes and the combination of A4+256MB makes it crawl compared to the snappy iPhone 4S.

Right now, Stanza is still my favorite reader app on iOS. I've actually found a pretty decent alternative on Android (Mantano Reader) but the problem with that is finding a good Android device. I positively hate AMOLED and greatly dislike the massive 4.5" form factor that new Android phones are sporting.
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On the Facebook Stanza wall some users have recently posted that they have updated to IOS 6 beta 3 and the latest version of Stanza still works well. Good news! Stanza is still the best reader IMO....
Hopefully someone comes up with a GOOD replacement with all the features before it finally doesn't work any more. I've paid good money to try most of the ones already out there and don't like them half as much, there's always something missing to make them as good as Stanza.
Stanza may have a lot of feature you like, but it also has a lot of rendering flaws that make it fairly worthless (IMHO).
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Have you ever wondered like I do? Why should consumers be bothered with the task of finding and then installing different e-readers in order to read books on their mobile devices? Isn't it the job of mobile device makers to make sure their users have a good reading experience on their devices?
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Have you ever wondered like I do? Why should consumers be bothered with the task of finding and then installing different e-readers in order to read books on their mobile devices? Isn't it the job of mobile device makers to make sure their users have a good reading experience on their devices?
For an eReading device certainly but for a tablet, not so much. There is no indication that any particular user is interested in eBook reading on a tablet. Many buy it for other purposes. I do think Apple's supplied iBook reader meets the needs of most of their customers and others can augment it with the app of their choice. I think that is the design goal of a tablet.
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I do think Apple's supplied iBook reader meets the needs of most of their customers and others can augment it with the app of their choice. I think that is the design goal of a tablet.
I agree. I didn't buy my iPad to read books on it but that's what I ended up doing, plus many other things that Apple never even dreamed about but that are supplied by app developers.

And for my needs, iBooks is the best reader for ePub, it's not perfect but it works, and I tried a few others that I didn't like, including Bluefire.
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So you'd prefer that the device maker had one "favoured" reading app, and didn't allow the installation of any others, would you? Competition law might have something to say about that!
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