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Old 04-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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So how does this front-lite compare to others

So how does this front-lite compare to kindle PW and kobo glo
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:21 AM   #2
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The light is better than in Kobo, and it has one very important thing for me which are hardware buttons for page switching.
I don't know why they haven't included them in Kindle PW. Using only the touchscreen for switching pages isn't the best solution in the long run. And it was the main reason why I chose Frontlight HD over PaperWhite.
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The lighting is good but since the diodes are more visable there is slightly more shadowing at the bottom edge.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #4
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The Hardware is quite nice. Buttons are nice to have. And the light is pleasant. But unfortunately the SW has major usability issues.
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But unfortunately the SW has major usability issues.
I don't agree.
It is missing a search function, but that's all...
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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I don't agree.
It is missing a search function, but that's all...
Seconded.

Folder view makes the odyssey way more usable than any other reader to me
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #7
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Well I have read 12 books since January on this device. So yes it does work for me and I cannot put it down. But I would be a lot happier if my bug reports were responded to. Here are some of the things I have posted to Bookeen:

*) in ebook reader ( epub )
+) dictionary on a touch screen is very cool!
-) links to endmarks or footnotes work very seldom. it usually does a dictionary lookup instead
-) footer shows incorrect page numbers ( 2 times 37/117, then 37-38/117 ). This is quite confusing when I jump to endmarks I need to return to the page by selecting jump to page ... but how should I do this if I don't have a correct page number?
-) bookmarks are not user friendly
-) search function is missing
*) library view
+) folder view was a criteria -- I can define a useful folder layout in calibre and in the library view will where to find which books
-) It needs to be possible to configure library view to individual expectations/templates as for instance in calibre: display of lang tags etc. Also the truncation of the visible content is not helpful.
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:24 AM   #8
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-) footer shows incorrect page numbers ( 2 times 37/117, then 37-38/117 ). This is quite confusing when I jump to endmarks I need to return to the page by selecting jump to page ... but how should I do this if I don't have a correct page number?
to return to a previous position is sufficient to press with a finger the screen and move upwards. this returns you to the page where you started.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #9
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to return to a previous position is sufficient to press with a finger the screen and move upwards. this returns you to the page where you started.

Thank you.

That is helpful. Sliding up in the epup reader takes you to the last page you jumped from. I tried sliding down too. This jumps down it seems to the next bookmark. Are these features listed anywhere?
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Thank you.

That is helpful. Sliding up in the epup reader takes you to the last page you jumped from. I tried sliding down too. This jumps down it seems to the next bookmark. Are these features listed anywhere?
I don't think so.
I started a thread about these hidden features here but did not continue since there seemed to be hardly any interest in those.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:54 AM   #11
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-) footer shows incorrect page numbers ( 2 times 37/117, then 37-38/117 ). This is quite confusing when I jump to endmarks I need to return to the page by selecting jump to page ... but how should I do this if I don't have a correct page number?
This feature is exactly the same on every device I have tried (cybook odyssey, FBreader and Aldiko on android device). It seams the page numbers are defined on the number of words or something like that. That way, the page number doesn’t change when you change the size of the font.
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I don't think so.
I started a thread about these hidden features here but did not continue since there seemed to be hardly any interest in those.
It’s a shame, because I think people read it even if they are not registered to this forum

Also, it definitely should be in the reader’s manuel!
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:47 AM   #13
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This feature is exactly the same on every device I have tried (cybook odyssey, FBreader and Aldiko on android device). It seams the page numbers are defined on the number of words or something like that. That way, the page number doesn’t change when you change the size of the font.
I didn't experience this on my HanLin V3 when reading fb2 books. If you increased font size the page numbers would also increase.
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