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Old 01-22-2011, 02:32 PM   #1
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what app do you read with your iPod Touch

Hello Applites,

Some guy with a red suit dropped off a couple of iPod Touchs off at our house last month. My kids are finding tons and tons of games for them. But, I'd like them to try to read some with them. I have looked around briefly and it looks like there are several ways to do it. I suspect most of the books will come from MR, Gutenburg or Smashwords.com.
So, what app do you recommend for reading with?

Thanks Guys.
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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I've been using Bluefire with great success.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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I'm personally a fan of Stanza, but I set up my calibre server so I can access it from anywhere (from a private address of course!), and the ability to browse and download directly to Stanza is awesome.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:10 PM   #4
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I use the Kindle app most, because I buy most of my books from Amazon. I also use Barnes & Noble, Borders, Stanza and Bluefire, though.

One great thing about iDevices is being able to switch among apps for freebies from various bookstores. Even with public domain classics, I tend to check another app/bookstore if I want a better formatted version or such.
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:45 PM   #5
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I tried several apps and finally settled on Stanza for most of my reading. Like Caltsar mentioned above, I use the Calibre server with Stanza. This really simplifies the transfer of books onto the device. I use Bluefire to read library books and have been very happy with it also. This is the setup I use for my iPad and my daughters use the same setup on their iTouch.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:43 PM   #6
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Personally, I use Stanza with my iPhone. It's easy to sync up with Calibre for transferring books from the Calibre server on my laptop.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:12 PM   #7
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I guess I'm the oddball here. I use to use Stanza but switched to iBooks and using Calibre to trasnfer books wirelessly to my device.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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I recently moved to iFlow and love it. I use Bluefire for library books, but sure do miss autoscroll when I use it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:29 PM   #9
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Mostly Bluefire, because of library book support and other features, but I have a number of apps that I look at from time to time.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:08 PM   #10
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:16 PM   #11
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I use Stanza the most, since I hate converting formats, and the Stanza can read virtually all the other formats out there (using the Desktop Stanza to transfer via WiFi).

I have a Kindle, so I use the Kindle app too (especially since we've figured out how to sync sideloaded mobi books).

BlueFire app for library books, plus all my Sony eBooks (since Sony doesn't have an app yet for the iOS). I hate iBooks and never use it

GoodReader for PDFs (I just use reflow to read on the tiny screen)

and CHMate for all my .CHM files (works like a dream!)

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Old 01-26-2011, 12:06 PM   #12
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I guess I'm the oddball here. I use to use Stanza but switched to iBooks and using Calibre to trasnfer books wirelessly to my device.
Not so odd. I use Calibre to put epubs on my iPhone as well. I still like Stanza, and have books only on Stanza that will have me reading in Stanza for some time to come. But iBooks has become my preferred reader mostly due to the iPad.

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Old 01-26-2011, 05:50 PM   #13
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I use Stanza on my iPod Touch, but if I had a newer iPod, I might use iBooks to take advantage of it's place-syncing feature. Right now I prefer Stanza on my iPod or my iPad, but being able to sync between them would possibly be enough of a feature to make me switch.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:29 PM   #14
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I usually use the kindle app. I just downloaded iflow and I love autoscroll on Instapaper, but iflow seems low res to me (? Feels like I'm back reading on my iPod 3) and no night mode is a dealbreaker.
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