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Old 12-10-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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Works great on the IQ.

I can set to my public library. Give it my library bar code and PIN. And download ePubs DIRECTLY - no Adobe Digital Editions download followed by side loading from my PC.

And it has one *super* usability feature I had not seen before: tap on the right side of the screen for the next page, tap on the left for the previous page. The page turning swipes work also, but that is a lot more "work". The volume control does NOT page forward or backward.

It says that it only supports ePub. And I see no dictionary support. But, if your public library uses Overdrive.com - it saves a few steps and time.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:24 PM   #2
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It works well. I have library accounts in two different systems and they both are easily added and books. The console isn't completely intuitive but I manage.

Internal links in the first books do not work, you must pull up the navigation menu.

There is a choice of 3 fonts, serif, sans serif, and monospace. Seven font sizes. Easy navigation and painless library interface. No need to hook up your IQ to the PC.

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Old 12-10-2010, 04:28 PM   #3
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PocketBook: I think you should implement the same tap right part of the screen for forward, tap left for backward in the native Reader APP on the IQ. It is really *easy* to like. It is probably easy to implement. Intuitive.
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Old 12-10-2010, 06:42 PM   #4
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I heartily dislike the swipe to turn the page and would like to see an option for a page tap.
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Old 12-10-2010, 07:36 PM   #5
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First time I ever used page tap was today with Cool Reader and I agree; much better than the delayed page swipe.
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:05 PM   #6
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Of note: with the new File Manager in the 2.0.3 update, selecting an ebook file allows you to open the book with the Overdrive reader. And, like Coolreader, you have the option to force/decline use of the ePub's embedded CSS.
Looks like a must-have for using the IQ as a reader.
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Old 12-10-2010, 10:37 PM   #7
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Of note: with the new File Manager in the 2.0.3 update, selecting an ebook file allows you to open the book with the Overdrive reader. And, like Coolreader, you have the option to force/decline use of the ePub's embedded CSS.
Looks like a must-have for using the IQ as a reader.
Thanks for that tip!!! I am beginning to like overdrive reader.
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