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Old 04-21-2012, 08:31 AM   #1
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solution for reading .pdfs, .djvus and .tiffs?

Probably this has been asked before, but a quick search did not seem to help, so...

My kindle is great for novels and such, but I have lots of .pdfs, .djvus and .tiffs, mostly all just scans (i.e. images of pages). Also I am kinda poor . What is the best CHEAP solution for reading such formats? I don't mean "what devices can handle these formats" (e.g. my kindle does .pdf very badly), but rather "what do people find useful for dealing with these formats", so solutions involving file-format conversion are OK if that is the only option.

If anyone could let me know what they are using, and what their experiences are (pros/cons) that would be super-cool . Extra points for solutions that don't break the bank!
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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Standard recommendation for PDFs are that you need a tablet. You can get pretty reasonable tablets these days at moderate prices, but avoid the very cheap ones; they're a waste of money.
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Standard recommendation for PDFs are that you need a tablet. You can get pretty reasonable tablets these days at moderate prices, but avoid the very cheap ones; they're a waste of money.
OK, cool, that makes sense, thanks! Any suggestions for a good cheapie with a decent sized screen then (bearing in mind I don't need to run resource intensive stuff like games etc.)? Is there any good software for .tiff, djvu, etc. e.g. something like evince but on android?
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There are a number of nice tablets available in the $200-$250 price range, if that's within your budget. The new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 looks like an excellent device.
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try kpdfviewer from the kindle developer's section first
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There are a number of nice tablets available in the $200-$250 price range, if that's within your budget. The new Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 looks like an excellent device.
For large PDFs, it's really better to get a 10" tablet. You can find refurbs for $200~250. I've got pretty good near vision and I still had to constantly pan and zoom on the 7" Nook Color when reading PDFs.
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