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Old 06-15-2010, 12:01 PM   #1
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Mini-FAQ: What ebook formats can I read on an iPad/iPhone?

Let's start a list of what ebook formats the iPad/iPhone can read, and what apps you need to get to read them!

Maybe something like:

DRM Formats, Vendor Specific:
iBooks (Fairplay ePub)
iBooks

Kindle (various formats)
Kindle App, by Amazon (iPad and iPhone apps available, no sideloading)

Barnes and Noble (Adobe Ignoble PDF and ePub)
Barnes and Noble eReader Apps, by Barnes and Noble (iPad and iPhone apps available, no sideloading)

DRM Formats, General:
Adobe Inept (PDF and ePub)
Kobo, by Kobo (iPad and iPhone apps available, no sideloading)
Txtr, by Txtr (iPhone app available)


Non-DRM Formats:
ePub
iBooks, by Apple (iPad app available now, iPhone app 6/21)
Stanza App, by Lexcycle (iPad and iPhone apps available)
IBIS Reader, by Threepress (HTML5 based, no app required)

PDF
Stanza, by Lexcycle (iPad and iPhone apps available)
Cloudreaders by Cloudreaders
GoodReader by Good-i-Ware
iBooks, by Apple (for both iPad and iPhone on 6/21)

Mobi
Stanza, by Lexcycle (iPad and iPhone apps available)

PDB
iSilo by iSilo (iPad and iPhone apps available)
Stanza, by Lexcycle (iPad and iPhone apps available)

Other:
Comics (CBR, CBZ)
Stanza, by Lexcycle (iPad and iPhone apps available)
Cloudreaders by Cloudreaders
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/comic...=8] Comic Zeal by bitolithic.

Unsupported:
Sony Reader by Sony.


edit: There is a FAQ here as well , thanks, nikkie!

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Old 06-15-2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:27 PM   #3
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PDB books you can read with iSilo
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:38 PM   #4
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PDB books you can read with iSilo
And Stanza (which now has a good iPad version).... In Stanza you can go to your Fictionwise account and get your Fictionwise and eReader libraries imported directly onto your iPad
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:10 PM   #5
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you ought to include the comic book files.. cbz and cbr (any others?) as well. might also be useful to mention that the stock os can read .doc .txt and .rtf, and so can any apps that support the built-in formats.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:24 PM   #6
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Should I update this thread or just direct people to the FAQ, as nikkie noted? I didn't even know Mobileread had all those pages.
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Old 06-15-2010, 02:34 PM   #7
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what's wrong with both? lol. not like we don't get duplicate threads..
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Should I update this thread or just direct people to the FAQ, as nikkie noted? I didn't even know Mobileread had all those pages.
I think the more this info is put in front of new users, the better. As we all know, on forums (in general) about 80% of the questions are just the same 20 questions over and over....
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I use Good reader to view my pdf files on my iPad. Sounds there are still some problems, it doesn't support automatically text wrap.
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Is there any app that can handle chm format?
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:12 PM   #11
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Is there any app that can handle chm format?
blueoyster, Bookshelf (http://www.iphonebookshelf.com/formats.html ) says they support it-but they convert it to HTML first.

I believe Calibre opens CHM and can convert it to ePub.
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blueoyster, Bookshelf (http://www.iphonebookshelf.com/formats.html ) says they support it-but they convert it to HTML first.

I believe Calibre opens CHM and can convert it to ePub.
I have used Calibre to convert CHM to ePub. It mostly does the job but the deal breaker is that it does not handle "Code" section very well.
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And Stanza (which now has a good iPad version).... In Stanza you can go to your Fictionwise account and get your Fictionwise and eReader libraries imported directly onto your iPad
Thanks for the tip; I downloaded Stanza for iPad but haven't really played much with it and hadn't realised this was possible. Neat.
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