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Old 08-09-2011, 06:58 PM   #31
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Doh! I had assumed that it was a different site altogether. Much appreciated!
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There never is perfection that will please everyone. After buying both Aldiko and Moon+ I had settled with Aldiko but I was still annoyed with it because I ended up with TWO copies of every book. One by Calibre, the second by Aldiko when it "imported." Now my issue with Mantano is somewhat annoying too but in the end I don't think that it's going to be a deal breaker. I have a better reading experience with it so I will likely buy it too.
Have you tried using Calibre's content server with Aldiko? That solved the problem of having two copies of each book in my nook. Even though my primary reader is cool reader, that's how I now get books into my nook color. If you haven't done it, I strongly suggest you try it.
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For aldiko/calibre novices:

To import your Calibre library books directly from Aldiko:

1) Go to "My Catalogs" on Aldiko, create a new catalog and give it a name.
2) Insert this http://youripaddress:8080/opds in the URL dialog (your ip address should be something like 192.168.1.XX - you'll find it in your computer's network properties).
3) Turn on Calibre's content server, turn on nook's wifi, open Aldiko, tap on your newly created catalog and and...
4) ...Viola! Your entire calibre library arranged by author/title/tags etc.
5) Never transfer ebooks via usb ever again.

I posted these instructions because even though I've been lurking at MR since purchasing my nookcolor, (February of this year) and had read many MR members casually refer to it, it still took me a while to figure out how to set it up and I didn't fully appreciate how awesome it was until I did it.

Here's a couple of threads that helped:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97974
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87589

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Old 08-09-2011, 09:26 PM   #34
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Have you tried using Calibre's content server with Aldiko? That solved the problem of having two copies of each book in my nook. Even though my primary reader is cool reader, that's how I now get books into my nook color. If you haven't done it, I strongly suggest you try it.
No, I haven't! I will try it just to learn something new, but I'm afraid Mantano has already won me over. We'll see how things go. Thank you for the tip!
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You're welcome. I really hope it works for you. As for Mantano, I tried it a couple of months ago and really, really liked it but alas, no Calibre content server. Another strike against Mantano was that I couldn't use a background texture other than solid colors. I'd love to find a reader app with the nice publisher's default layout settings of Aldiko/Mantano and the awesome paperback background texture of Cool Reader.

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I took a quick look at Mantano and found that it doesn't recognize many of my epub covers from Calibre content server that Moon has no problems with. I also didn't see my favourite font: DroidSansFallback. So I'll be sticking with moon.
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I took a quick look at Mantano and found that it doesn't recognize many of my epub covers from Calibre content server that Moon has no problems with. I also didn't see my favourite font: DroidSansFallback. So I'll be sticking with moon.
You can add your own fonts.
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I'm genuinely interested in knowing why someone prefers Moon+ over the most recent release of Mantano. Maybe I've rushed in making the switch, having overlooked something of importance.
I evaluated Mantano a while back, but I forget the exact version. I tried their most recent version, but their license server is not reset so all I can use it for is everything but book reading .

At the time Moon+ inched out ahead with some key features. I'd be interested to see if Mantano has caught up.

Here are the features I find important and features Moon was better at.

* Social post (evernote)
* ODPS support (Calibre online catalog) . Using calibre's tags ans search engine is just too useful.
* No margins support, I can't understand why apps require a min margin.
* TTS control and feature was better on Moon.
* Dictionary integration with colorDict, Fadora, wiki
* Annotations worked better in moon.
* Hyphenation
* Moon had complete control of the layout, the big drawback was that the original layout was comprised.
* Neither have a good image viewer, like the kindle has, where you can zoom into the uncompressed image. However the preview mode of Moon does let one pinch to zoom. Note this is still a horrible workaround, but at lest it's better than nothing.

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Here are the features I find important and features Moon was better at.

* Social post (evernote) Included (same functionality as Moon+)
* ODPS support (Calibre online catalog) . Using calibre's tags ans search engine is just too useful. Metadata recognition (unsure about ODPS (don't use it))
* No margins support, I can't understand why apps require a min margin.Added
* TTS control and feature was better on Moon. Unsure (dont' use it, but based on the Mantano thread it's been improved)
* Dictionary integration with colorDict, Fadora, wiki Added
* Annotations worked better in moon. Improved (comparable)
* Hyphenation Improved
* Moon had complete control of the layout, the big drawback was that the original layout was comprised Improved (original layout not compromised).
* Neither have a good image viewer, like the kindle has, where you can zoom into the uncompressed image. However the preview mode of Moon does let one pinch to zoom. Note this is still a horrible workaround, but at lest it's better than nothing.
Many of your concerns were addressed in subsequent updates. Some of those were issues for me as well when I first tried it in May. It's unfortunate you can't try it again. Folks are requesting that trials be reset because there have been numerous improvements since initial release. I was able to install the trial app again because I upgraded my ROM (from 7.0.3 Stable to 7.1.0 RC) and wiped cache/data.

I'll add that Moon+ loses major points for not loading the entire book. It also does not accurately display the number of pages in a book. I also started to encounter the bug where the last page of a chapter is repeated when you turn the page.

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Coming from Aldiko, I'm really liking it. Great pdf and great epub, too. One thing I haven't found. When the pages turn, one page slides into another. Pretty, but seems to slow it down. Is there a way around that - I haven't been able to find a setting for it.
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Coming from Aldiko, I'm really liking it. Great pdf and great epub, too. One thing I haven't found. When the pages turn, one page slides into another. Pretty, but seems to slow it down. Is there a way around that - I haven't been able to find a setting for it.
Yes, I've noticed the same. No setting that I'm aware of. It may be on the list of future improvements. Voice any suggestions in the Mantano thread.
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If you installed Mantano Reader trial over 60 days ago, you can try the app again:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&postcount=199
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Many of your concerns were addressed in subsequent updates. Some of those were issues for me as well when I first tried it in May. It's unfortunate you can't try it again. Folks are requesting that trials be reset because there have been numerous improvements since initial release. I was able to install the trial app again because I upgraded my ROM (from 7.0.3 Stable to 7.1.0 RC) and wiped cache/data.

I'll add that Moon+ loses major points for not loading the entire book. It also does not accurately display the number of pages in a book. I also started to encounter the bug where the last page of a chapter is repeated when you turn the page.
It looks like Mantago has gotten a lot better, they've seemed to have resolved most of the issues except for two. $5 isn't much but I didn't want to drop down any money if I knew I would not use the product. It seems it might be worth a shot.

I use calibre because it's a central location where I can keep my books instead of having to to use the file management system on whatever device I'm using, kindle 2, nook, phone. I usually access calibre through a web browser but Moon+'s integration is internal to Moon+'s app. So it feels like the Files are local to my device. Downloading books are instantly imported to Moon+. It's a very nice feature.

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...What I don't like, is that a casual slide on the screen may change the size of the font. Annoying. It would be good to have that as an option rather as a "feature." I usually set the font size once and then forget it.

They've responded to your request. Look for it in a future update.

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