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Old 09-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #976
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:49 PM   #977
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Ok - I admit it - I was checking out the new kindles right after checking out the new kobos...overall - all I saw was that I am still perfectly happy with my kobo touch. BUT there was one little feature on the kindle that both hubby and I wished was on the kobo...that "minutes left in this chapter" indicator at the bottom. What I wouldn't give for something like that!!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:50 PM   #978
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Kobo, please please please implement the possibility to switch page number per chapter to page number per book total of pages.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:28 AM   #979
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What I would really like... is to be able to add non-kobo books to my kobo account, and have them sync between devices. To get and e-mail address where I can e-mail books to and they magically appear on my KT when I sync...

That's the only Kindle thing I'm jealous of. Really jealous.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:55 AM   #980
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What I would really like... is to be able to add non-kobo books to my kobo account, and have them sync between devices. To get and e-mail address where I can e-mail books to and they magically appear on my KT when I sync...

That's the only Kindle thing I'm jealous of. Really jealous.
I know this is mainly about the Touch, but if Kobo did this I would probably move everything to Kobo and just use their apps, would be great for everything to be in Kobo
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:22 AM   #981
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I know this is mainly about the Touch, but if Kobo did this I would probably move everything to Kobo and just use their apps, would be great for everything to be in Kobo
Yep, me too.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #982
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I would like to be able to see my stats of the book I just finished reading.

Now, whenever I finish a book, the reading stats immediately shows the next book I'm supposedly reading with 0% read and 0 pages turned and 0 minutes read etc... I'd like to know how long it took me to read the 'previous' book. There's no way of looking back at the stats of a book. Please implement! I hardly ever look at the stats while reading a book, as I'm into the story...

In short, stats are great, but I'd like to see them when I finished a book (too).
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:52 AM   #983
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Yep, me too.
I'm intrigued by this. You seem to have a different way of getting books than I do. I get them from my favourite repositories (usually Baen and Manybooks, with Project Gutenberg thrown in), which I download to my computer, then copy them to my Dropbox folder, and then use Calibre to organise them to a library in my Google Drive folder (redundancy).

How does the Kobo idea work? Emailing books that then show up on devices seems ... difficult.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:59 AM   #984
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I'm intrigued by this. You seem to have a different way of getting books than I do. I get them from my favourite repositories (usually Baen and Manybooks, with Project Gutenberg thrown in), which I download to my computer, then copy them to my Dropbox folder, and then use Calibre to organise them to a library in my Google Drive folder (redundancy).

How does the Kobo idea work? Emailing books that then show up on devices seems ... difficult.

Mmm it is difficult if that's all it would do. What I'm suggesting is a way to have sideloaded books (what you do; I do it too) automatically entered into the Kobo account. If I buy a book from Kobo, it's added to my Kobo account and synced automatically to my Kobo Touch, but also to my Kobo application on my iPhone and my Kobo Desktop. Bookmarks are synced etc. But, this lovely syncing does not happen for sideloaded books. What I'm suggesting is to have the syncing implemented for sideloaded books as well.

One way to have the books added to the Kobo account would be with a special kobo e-mail address. This is how Amazon/Kindle does it. The advantage of that is that your friends can e-mail you books as well, and you don't have to separately add them to your device, they just turns up.

It would be even better, of course, if all the books that are on your Kobo device just automatically sync to your account, so you wouldn't have to always email yourself all the books you want to read. That way you could keep using Calibre (yay), and still have everything all over you Kobo apps everywhere. But I'd still like the e-mail option as well for the book sharing with friends idea.

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There are privacy issues related to having information about books that are not associated with purchases from the Kobo account travel to their servers. Canada is like that yanno. I imagine that at some point, Kobo will find a workaround for that--some sort of opt in. It does create a need for more server shtuff, and I am not sure how that plays out for them.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #986
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Mmm it is difficult if that's all it would do. What I'm suggesting is a way to have sideloaded books (what you do; I do it too) automatically entered into the Kobo account. If I buy a book from Kobo, it's added to my Kobo account and synced automatically to my Kobo Touch, but also to my Kobo application on my iPhone and my Kobo Desktop. Bookmarks are synced etc. But, this lovely syncing does not happen for sideloaded books. What I'm suggesting is to have the syncing implemented for sideloaded books as well.

One way to have the books added to the Kobo account would be with a special kobo e-mail address. This is how Amazon/Kindle does it. The advantage of that is that your friends can e-mail you books as well, and you don't have to separately add them to your device, they just turns up.

It would be even better, of course, if all the books that are on your Kobo device just automatically sync to your account, so you wouldn't have to always email yourself all the books you want to read. That way you could keep using Calibre (yay), and still have everything all over you Kobo apps everywhere. But I'd still like the e-mail option as well for the book sharing with friends idea.
Ah - all becomes clear! Yes, that would be good. I haven't yet got any books through Kobo (because I've got enough to be going at for a while), so I haven't bothered with the whole Kobo account thing because I knew from the forums here that it is pointless with side-loaded books. What you describe would be a lovely thing, wouldn't it?
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There are privacy issues related to having information about books that are not associated with purchases from the Kobo account travel to their servers. Canada is like that yanno. I imagine that at some point, Kobo will find a workaround for that--some sort of opt in. It does create a need for more server shtuff, and I am not sure how that plays out for them.
Good points, but since I use Google Drive to store my library, I assume I have no privacy anyway!
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There are privacy issues related to having information about books that are not associated with purchases from the Kobo account travel to their servers. Canada is like that yanno. I imagine that at some point, Kobo will find a workaround for that--some sort of opt in. It does create a need for more server shtuff, and I am not sure how that plays out for them.
Mmm understandable.

Might it be possible to customise which server to sync to from the Touch? That way, everyone could set up a server or e-mail box or whatnot for themselves and maintain it privately, but still have all of the sideloaded books sync from it. Of course that would eliminate the actual kobo books from being synced... But the option would be nice.
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How about a real, supported, web browser instead of this bogus "experimental" ducking of responsibility, as on the kindle and kobo for the past few years?

I don't need to go comparison shopping with it, just enough to do email, which doesn't need much more than text -not even javascript.
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