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Old 10-30-2011, 06:52 AM   #1
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Question Mendeley Apps in rooted Nook Touch?

Hi there,
I'm very interested in buying a Nook Touch and then using it as an academic PDF reader, rooting it and then connecting it to Mendeley using Android apps (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.droideley, https://market.android.com/details?i...rop.scholarley). Has anyone tried if these apps work on the rooted Nook Touch?
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Hi there,
I'm very interested in buying a Nook Touch and then using it as an academic PDF reader, rooting it and then connecting it to Mendeley using Android apps (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.droideley, https://market.android.com/details?i...rop.scholarley). Has anyone tried if these apps work on the rooted Nook Touch?
Thanks a lot.
hi

Rooting is possible
I do not knw anything about Mendeley
PDF reading is difficult. A 10" eink device is required for that but annotating is difficult for anything else that Android apps and there is nothing like a 10" Android
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:15 PM   #3
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Rooting is possible
I do not knw anything about Mendeley
PDF reading is difficult. A 10" eink device is required for that but annotating is difficult for anything else that Android apps and there is nothing like a 10" Android
I know...but after a bit of trimming and zooming I'm getting satisfactory results with academic PDFs on my Kindle 3. The biggest problem with Kindle, I believe, is PDF organizing on the reader itself...I would like to try the Nook with some custom android apps (Mendeley or other cloud services for academic papers) to see if it works better.
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I know...but after a bit of trimming and zooming I'm getting satisfactory results with academic PDFs on my Kindle 3. The biggest problem with Kindle, I believe, is PDF organizing on the reader itself...I would like to try the Nook with some custom android apps (Mendeley or other cloud services for academic papers) to see if it works better.
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Please let us know the results of your testing
I had a short look at Mendeley. Though I don't know if I really want to upload all my learning materials to their site (and in general to any site).
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Old 11-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #5
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I am a devoted fan of Mendeley, and was initially unhappy that I couldn't get Scholarley or Droideley to work on my rooted Nook Touch. After a little while (it turned out there were some server problems with Mendeley), I was able to get Droideley to work, and it does everything exactly as it does on my other Android devices.

Unfortunately, Scholarley doesn't seem to work -- half the time it claims it cannot communicate with Mendeley servers, and when it does let you try to sign in, it invariably tries to use the stock browser (which can't handle the page), rather than Opera, which is my default, and which Droideley uses.

Also -- the stock pdf reader is better than people give it credit for, but I would still recommend buying ezPDF. In my opinion, it is the best option as a reader for the Nook Touch (perhaps I will post why separately).
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I like ezpdf too but it doesn't seem to be very practical to use it on eink as it uses screen refresh a lot and that slows down the tablet.
The other think that I have problems with is scrolling vs zooming. For some reasons when I try to scroll the reader takes the first contact with the tip of my finger as a touch and zooms in/out or sometimes it shows the menu/bottom bar with page thumbnails although I do not want that!
I have the same problema on the 7" Edge Android ereader...
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I like ezpdf too but it doesn't seem to be very practical to use it on eink as it uses screen refresh a lot and that slows down the tablet.
The other think that I have problems with is scrolling vs zooming. For some reasons when I try to scroll the reader takes the first contact with the tip of my finger as a touch and zooms in/out or sometimes it shows the menu/bottom bar with page thumbnails although I do not want that!
I have the same problema on the 7" Edge Android ereader...
It's possible to disable animations and such with the newest versions of ezPDF, so you can limit screen refreshes to once per page (if you keep a constant zoom)
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Can you please tell me how to disable the animations?
I looked under "Settings" and there was nothing referring to that.

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Can you please tell me how to disable the animations?
I looked under "Settings" and there was nothing referring to that.

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You need the newest version from the Android market. You might have the Amazon Market version ($1 cheaper but outdated). Otherwise,

Settings-->Page Flipping-->Enable Page Flipping (checkbox)

I've also turned off scrolling for the same reason.
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Thanks, but I already did that. There seem to be some visual effects when you zoom in/out and when you turn the page. I wanted to disable those.
Any idea about the top and bottom ribbons? How can I disable those? I do not want them to appear other than when I press "Menu" Currently they appear every time you touch the screen. Let's not divert this thread, would you be so kind to reply in the dedicated thread I created for my ezPDF frustrations? :-)

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=156168

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I am a devoted fan of Mendeley, and was initially unhappy that I couldn't get Scholarley or Droideley to work on my rooted Nook Touch. After a little while (it turned out there were some server problems with Mendeley), I was able to get Droideley to work, and it does everything exactly as it does on my other Android devices.

Unfortunately, Scholarley doesn't seem to work -- half the time it claims it cannot communicate with Mendeley servers, and when it does let you try to sign in, it invariably tries to use the stock browser (which can't handle the page), rather than Opera, which is my default, and which Droideley uses.

Also -- the stock pdf reader is better than people give it credit for, but I would still recommend buying ezPDF. In my opinion, it is the best option as a reader for the Nook Touch (perhaps I will post why separately).
Thank you very much for sharing your experience, I will root my Nook and try Droideley as soon as it gets home
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