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Old 11-05-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
borisb
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Lightbulb enTourage eDGe and Pocket eDGe Welcome Basket - Part 3

(Continued from enTourage eDGe and Pocket eDGe Welcome Basket - Part 2)

Great Apps
Updated Apr 2, 2011 8:50 PM ET

While the eDGe, like every other non-phone Android device, doesn’t have Google Android Market access (yet…), there are lots of ways to get apps for your eDGe:
- the enTourage App store (in the Library, select “Store in the top left dropdown, then “Apps)
- from download links on websites (e.g. http://www.slideme.org/application/opera-mini) which you can often find by doing a Google search for “APK plus the name of the app you’re looking for. Another good source is http://www.4shared.com/ where people will upload free APKs for others without Market access (again, search for “APK plus the name of the app)
- from your Android phone (i.e., install the app on your phone, then find and copy the APK to your eDGe)

Some favourites from the enTourage App Store (all of which run on the LCD side) include:
- MaplePaint – essentially a colour version of the Journal
- Dropbox – for syncing files among your devices
- Pandora – for US users, provides streaming music
- Facebook
- PrinterShare – allows you to print from your eDGe to the printer on a PC
- Podkast - great search feature, can mark a site or a specific episode as "Fav", can download and play later
- Thinking Space – a great mindmapping tool
- BI Notes – an excellent note-taking app (along the lines of index cards rather than the Journal)
- Fring

Some favourites from websites include:
- RadioTime – stream live radio from around the corner and around the world, also an excellent podcast source
- museek - a "deluxe" music player that downloads album art and has a shutdown timer
- Sirius/XM
- Dolphin (particularly popular, features multi-tabs), Opera browsers
- also check out http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/...d.php?522-APKs

A note about website downloads. Internet Explorer will sometimes "Save As" with the "ZIP" extension instead of "APK". Simply rename the file after you've downloaded it.

Note there are a number of great third party marketplaces for Android apps, some of which include their own market app you can download to your eDGe for easier browsing and installation. For example:
- www.slideme.org (app: http://www.slideme.org/sam)
- http://andappstore.com/AndroidApplications/ (app: http://andappstore.com/AndroidApplic...ppStore_Client)

Here’s an interesting thread: http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/...s-for-Students.

Another favourite app among forum users is Calibre which does many wonderful things like convert ebook formats and compile newspaper/RSS digests into EPUBs you can read on the eInk side. Forum member mrspaceman has written custom software to better sync Calibre content with the eDGe, and as an alternative for accessing ebook content on the eDGe. This app is undergoing steady improvement, so be sure to watch the end of the thread for the latest updates.

Getting Books
Updated Dec 31, 2010 5:20 PM ET

For the eInk reader, the enTourage eDGe and Pocket eDGe use the non-proprietary Adobe Digital Editions format for eBooks (in PDF and EPUB formats). Because of this, you can get books for your eDGe from many sources, including borrowing books from public libraries. See http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/...p?1115-E-Books for a comprehensive post I made on this topic. Because of this flexibility, it pays to check a handful of sites before you purchase so as to find the best price (and you'll be surprised to find enTourage is sometimes the cheapest ), and in some cases to find an EPUB version that might work better than a PDF version. I imagine EPUBs will work better on the Pocket eDGe than PDFs as the latter are limited in their ability to resize to smaller screens.

For the LCD side, there are a number of proprietary book reader apps now available (and no doubt more in the future):
- Kindle (note the latest download link is in post #41)
- Barnes & Noble, although you can also read B&N books on the eInk side using this tip
- Borders

Forum member OncTech has provided copies of the 4 main reader apps in a zip file here.

There are also numerous other reader apps that run on the LCD, such as:
- Aldiko
- FBReader

Note that a huge number of newspapers are available on the eDGe via Libary – Store – e-Periodicals (see https://www.entourageedge.com/suppor...barticleid=163). The Sony Reader store also offers a limited selection of newspapers in Adobe Digital Editions format.

You can also view the eBooks workshop webinar.

Last edited by borisb; 04-02-2011 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Updated Kindle link
 
Old 11-05-2010, 08:31 PM   #2
Dr. T
Edge User
 
Boris, this is AMAZING! I don't know how you find the information, the time to compile the information, or the energy to do it all, but THANK YOU!
 
Old 11-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
borisb
Edge User
 
You're welcome All of the information comes from the posts I've read over the months in these forums; I've merely summarized it in this 3-part post Only took me a day (don't tell my boss!)
 
Old 11-05-2010, 08:41 PM   #4
Dr. T
Edge User
 
This summary is so helpful (even to we pseudo-veteran EE users)... the least we can do is repay the favor by keeping our mouths shut to your boss!!
 
Old 11-05-2010, 09:01 PM   #5
jsfiller
Edge User
 
Yeah, these are great. thanks tons.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 11:50 AM   #6
borisb
Edge User
 
Updated the original post with:
Quote:
A note about website downloads. Internet Explorer will sometimes "Save As" with the "ZIP" extension instead of "APK". Simply rename the file after you've downloaded it.
 
Old 11-08-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
sladwig
Edge User
 
Thanks Boris!

And if anyone wants to see a cool video, check this out: Joyce the Interior Designer and her life on the Pocket eDGe:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC91zZ7cQpI
 
Old 11-12-2010, 01:20 PM   #8
Jus4LB
Edge User
 
Thank U So Much...
Can U tell me a good Address Book and Password Protection to used??
 
Old 11-29-2010, 10:45 AM   #9
borisb
Edge User
 
I've added the museek music player to the Great Apps list.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 09:42 PM   #10
borisb
Edge User
 
Updated Books section with a 4-in-1 reader apps (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Borders) ZIP provided by OncTech (here).

Last edited by borisb; 12-12-2010 at 09:45 PM.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 02:54 PM   #11
amartyn57
Edge User
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by borisb View Post
(Continued from enTourage eDGe and Pocket eDGe Welcome Basket - Part 2)

Great Apps
Updated Nov 29, 2010 10:44 AM ET

While the eDGe, like every other non-phone Android device, doesn’t have Google Android Market access (yet…), there are lots of ways to get apps for your eDGe:
- the enTourage App store (in the Library, select “Store in the top left dropdown, then “Apps)
- from download links on websites (e.g. http://www.slideme.org/application/opera-mini) which you can often find by doing a Google search for “APK plus the name of the app you’re looking for. Another good source is http://www.4shared.com/ where people will upload free APKs for others without Market access (again, search for “APK plus the name of the app)
- from your Android phone (i.e., install the app on your phone, then find and copy the APK to your eDGe)

Some favourites from the enTourage App Store (all of which run on the LCD side) include:
- MaplePaint – essentially a colour version of the Journal
- Dropbox – for syncing files among your devices
- Pandora – for US users, provides streaming music
- Facebook
- PrinterShare – allows you to print from your eDGe to the printer on a PC
- Podkast - great search feature, can mark a site or a specific episode as "Fav", can download and play later
- Thinking Space – a great mindmapping tool
- BI Notes – an excellent note-taking app (along the lines of index cards rather than the Journal)
- Fring

Some favourites from websites include:
- RadioTime – stream live radio from around the corner and around the world, also an excellent podcast source
- museek - a "deluxe" music player that downloads album art and has a shutdown timer
- Sirius/XM
- Dolphin (particularly popular, features multi-tabs), Opera browsers
- also check out http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/...d.php?522-APKs

A note about website downloads. Internet Explorer will sometimes "Save As" with the "ZIP" extension instead of "APK". Simply rename the file after you've downloaded it.

Note there are a number of great third party marketplaces for Android apps, some of which include their own market app you can download to your eDGe for easier browsing and installation. For example:
- www.slideme.org (app: http://www.slideme.org/sam)
- http://andappstore.com/AndroidApplications/ (app: http://andappstore.com/AndroidApplic...ppStore_Client)

Here’s an interesting thread: http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/...s-for-Students.

Another favourite app among forum users is Calibre which does many wonderful things like convert ebook formats and compile newspaper/RSS digests into EPUBs you can read on the eInk side. Forum member mrspaceman has written custom software to better sync Calibre content with the eDGe, and as an alternative for accessing ebook content on the eDGe. This app is undergoing steady improvement, so be sure to watch the end of the thread for the latest updates.

Getting Books
Updated Dec 12, 2010 9:40 PM ET

For the eInk reader, the enTourage eDGe and Pocket eDGe use the non-proprietary Adobe Digital Editions format for eBooks (in PDF and EPUB formats). Because of this, you can get books for your eDGe from many sources, including borrowing books from public libraries. See http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/...p?1115-E-Books for a comprehensive post I made on this topic. Because of this flexibility, it pays to check a handful of sites before you purchase so as to find the best price (and you'll be surprised to find enTourage is sometimes the cheapest ), and in some cases to find an EPUB version that might work better than a PDF version. I imagine EPUBs will work better on the Pocket eDGe than PDFs as the latter are limited in their ability to resize to smaller screens.

For the LCD side, there are a number of proprietary book reader apps now available (and no doubt more in the future):
- Kindle (note the latest download link is in post #25)
- Barnes & Noble, although you can also read B&N books on the eInk side using this tip
- Borders

Forum member OncTech has provided copies of the 4 main reader apps in a zip file here.

There are also numerous other reader apps that run on the LCD, such as:
- Aldiko
- FBReader

Note that a huge number of newspapers are available on the eDGe via Libary – Store – e-Periodicals (see https://www.entourageedge.com/suppor...barticleid=163). The Sony Reader store also offers a limited selection of newspapers in Adobe Digital Editions format.


which version of calibre am i able to download? and through windows or linux?
 
Old 12-15-2010, 03:40 PM   #12
borisb
Edge User
 
Any version, although the latest is recommended The Linux version (is there a linux version?) should work since the mini-usb cable makes the eDGe internal storage look like any USB drive.
 
Old 12-15-2010, 04:21 PM   #13
amartyn57
Edge User
 
Unhappy

Hmm I hit download but I'm not getting anything out of it the download never starts think you can help?
 
Old 12-15-2010, 06:16 PM   #14
borisb
Edge User
 
What are you downloading? Calibre? That will only download and install on a PC/Mac/Linux box (i.e, not on the eDGe). If you can't download or install Calibre, contact the tech support at Calibre for assistance.
 
Old 12-31-2010, 05:20 PM   #15
borisb
Edge User
 
Added a link to the ebooks workshop webinar.
 
 

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