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Old 11-06-2012, 06:07 AM   #1
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Which ereader should I use on my iPod Touch?

I liked Stanza on my old Touch, but it is now letterboxed on the 4" screen and freezes when I go into settings.

I like iBooks - it's a nice app but I would prefer something with a bit more customisation, preferably one where I can alter text/background colours, margins, etc.

Have you any recommendations?

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Old 11-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #2
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The closest to Stanza is ShuBookSE. The interface seems to have been liberally copied from Stanza, so should be familiar
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
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I'm against paying for an app if I don't have to I just spent £250 on the device.

I tried out Bluefire which is quite good but I want an inbuilt dictionary.
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I'm against paying for an app if I don't have to I just spent £250 on the device.

I tried out Bluefire which is quite good but I want an inbuilt dictionary.
It's $1.99. Please.

You may as well be against buying furniture because you just spent thousands on a house.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #5
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I'm against paying for an app if I don't have to I just spent £250 on the device.
I've never paid for any apps for my touch. If it ain't free, I don't need it.
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What annoys me is that Stanza worked fine on the 4th Gen. but I can't stand it letterboxed now, so I need a new app.

Yeah, I won't pay for an app unless it's really good like SonicMaxPro.
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I've never paid for any apps for my touch. If it ain't free, I don't need it.
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Yeah, I won't pay for an app unless it's really good like SonicMaxPro.
This is why we can't have nice things.
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Oh come on. Priorities. Everyone has priorities. Maybe s/he cannot buy just now. Money doesn't grow on trees.
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My apps don't come cheap; they have ads.
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Oh come on. Priorities. Everyone has priorities. Maybe s/he cannot buy just now. Money doesn't grow on trees.
Fair enough, and in any case I would recommend he use the free Kindle app.

What they said doesn't have much to do with ability to pay, though. It's about willingness. I am exasperated by the attitude that everything should be free, or that any app over $0.99 is a rip-off. When people refuse to support software, one of two things happens:

1) Developers stop making software
2) Developers resort to less savoury ways of making money, like freemium business models and advertising

Either way, customers lose.
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It doesn't bother me.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #12
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Kindle is a fail because it won't read any of my epubs and I'm not about to convert any of them.

I want something that will read epubs and has good customisation, kinda like Aldiko on Android. I don't really mind paying for a good app, but Stanza was free and I've found nothing matching that so far.

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It doesn't bother me.
I'm not surprised. Most people of indifferent taste aren't bothered by billboards at every intersection or twenty minutes of commercials before a movie either.

There is an unfortunate spillover that results from that sort of niggardly attitude, though. I have spoken to developers who decline to release paid versions of their apps because embedding ads is more profitable. Not to mention the now-routine practice of collecting and selling user data to marketing companies. As the saying goes, if you aren't paying for it, you're the product.
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I'm not surprised. Most people of indifferent taste aren't bothered by billboards at every intersection or twenty minutes of commercials before a movie either.

There is an unfortunate spillover that results from that sort of niggardly attitude, though. I have spoken to developers who decline to release paid versions of their apps because embedding ads is more profitable. Not to mention the now-routine practice of collecting and selling user data to marketing companies. As the saying goes, if you aren't paying for it, you're the product.
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What annoys me is that Stanza worked fine on the 4th Gen. but I can't stand it letterboxed now, so I need a new app.

Yeah, I won't pay for an app unless it's really good like SonicMaxPro.
Boy, are you lending credence to the myth of Scottish behaviour!

Try Apabi. Otherwise its Bluefire or iBooks for you. You want dictionaries, you have to pay.
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