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Old 01-10-2011, 06:48 PM   #1
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Kindle for IOS updated.

• Continue downloading books while the app is in the background on iOS 4 devices.
• Access millions of free and out-of-copyright books from Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, and other online sources. Open supported files from Safari and Mail or use File Sharing in iTunes to transfer files to your Kindle app.
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I was able to upload my mobi books into my iPad by going into iTunes, selecting Apps, Then selecting Kindle under File Sharing and then add the books I wanted. Not sure if I would use it over the iBooks app but it is nice to be able to find the same page in a book using the location.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:25 PM   #2
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Works great for downloading books from this site. Just click on the book and select Open in Kindle.
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Works great for downloading books from this site. Just click on the book and select Open in Kindle.
That is WAY cool!
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:26 PM   #4
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Wow, great update for the Kindle! Sideloading via iTunes plus opening supported files finally. Can't wait to use this with Dropbox.
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:13 AM   #5
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Yes, just received this update as well - finally an app that will support all those non-DRM Mobi books collected over the past 8 years! I avoid Amazon/Kindle as much as possible, but this app update is a real bonus for iPad users. Well done Amazon (did I just say that?)!
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:10 AM   #6
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Gosh - what a nice spot. I downloaded it as part of a number of updates and entirely missed the bit of being able to sideload your own books. Excellent update.
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I use the Kindle app for most of my purchased reading and while I love Stanza it was a pain having to split my collection between two apps. (Especially for stuff I buy from Webscriptions). I keep my Calibre library in Dropbox so it was nice to see that open in Kindle option appear for mobi books

I am surprised there's still no update for magazines and newspapers though. It would have been nice to get an automatic delivery of Asimov's
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Awesome update. Love the 'Open in Kindle' feature.
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having just moved into the "darkside", as in actually owning and admitting to owning an aPpLe device [completely seduced by this danged Touch 4th gen]. I am loving this Kindle app for sure and it's ability to just drag in any of my existing Kindle books.

I am also LOVING that my Kiindle books formatted for my DXG read fantastically, well that mmight be just a tad overstating it, but they read nicely on the Touch. I use it for my books which absolutely need color to be useful. And as I am not ready to shell out over $700 for a vastly overpriced iPad, this is a nice way to live with a combo of the DXG and the ability to also read those books which need color quite nicely thanks to the very impressive "Retina" display.

So yup, another YEA for the K4iOS from this ID.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #10
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Does it support bookmark syncing for sideloaded books?
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you can either drag and drop pooks into iTunes or add them to the iTunes library via a sort of "import" function. Works really nicely as I used it yesterday for the, obviously, first time.

My thing is I don't care for the full-justification on the K4iOS reading software. Otherwise it's not bad, not perfect (O am not thrilled with K4PC version either.)

I wish there was a port of FBReader for iOS. That's my fav reading software.

I wish too that there was an auto-scroll feature which Mobireader had on my old PD running PalmOS 5.x or was it for versions of PalmOS after 3.2 or something like that. Auton scroll is a super feature.
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My thing is I don't care for the full-justification on the K4iOS reading software. Otherwise it's not bad, not perfect (O am not thrilled with K4PC version either.)
I don't see any problems with the justification - are you having issues with the way words are spaced/displayed, etc.?

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I wish there was a port of FBReader for iOS. That's my fav reading software.
You, me, and probably thousands of others!

I am really hoping FBReader does eventually get an iOS app - but it may be only a jailbreak variant, as there may be issues getting it into the official app store - depends on how it is implemented. But even getting a port would be great - how can we try to request this, any ideas?
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I have not heard of FBReader. What makes it special? Why would there be problems getting it into Appstore?

This latest update doesn't break anything for sideloaded books right? Like Whispersync.
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I have not heard of FBReader. What makes it special? Why would there be problems getting it into Appstore?

This latest update doesn't break anything for sideloaded books right? Like Whispersync.
Poor wording on my part. Nothing inherent in FBReader would cause a problem with the Appstore, as there are many reader apps available (Kindle, Bluefire, readMe, Stanza, etc), just depends on what the developers want the app to do and whether that meets the Apple policies. My point is, until someone makes the app and submits it we won't know. And a well-known versatile and free video app for computers (VLC) was removed from the app store over licencing issues.

Unless the FBReader developers (or some ultra-keen software guru) take the time to make an iOS version, we won't have a decent FB2 reader on the iPad. I like readMe for functionality, but having compared it to Bluefire and even the Kindle app I am of the opinion that the text display is quite poor in readMe. Hence there are currently no decent FB2 apps for the iPad (unless someone has another they have found?).

What makes FBReader so special is that on eInk devices it provided an excellent reader for many formats (like FB2, Mobi, Doc, RTF, TXT, etc.) and an alternative to ADE for ePub (although the handling of ePub formatiing is still not that great). FBReader users tend to have at least a passing familiarity with FB2 as a format, and for reading straight eBooks/novels it is a great format (IMHO).
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