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View Poll Results: Which eBook reader on Your iOS Device
Stanza (any version) 14 15.22%
iBooks 29 31.52%
Kindle 29 31.52%
Kobo 8 8.70%
Apabi Reader 1 1.09%
Megareader 1 1.09%
Bluefire or any of its variants 3 3.26%
Shubooks 3 3.26%
eBookMobi 0 0%
Blio 0 0%
Tomes 1 1.09%
Other (post name and link please) 3 3.26%
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:31 AM   #16
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I primarily use the Kindle app because I also have a Kindle Touch and buy most of my ebooks for that. Just wondering why the Nook app was left out of the poll? I use that as well because I still have a bunch of Nook Books and a magazine subscription through Barnes & Noble.
I'm Australian. Nook is not freely available across the planet
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:00 AM   #17
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Although I have several other reader apps on my iThingies (Nook, Kindle, BlueFire, Stanza), I stick with iBooks for my books and ComicZeal for comics. I apparently have very pedestrian needs with regards to my reader app as compared to most of the folks around here - I don't really notice fonts or margins, have never had a desire to make a note or look up a word. I just want it to show me the book, and I think the bookshelves and page turn are kind of neat, so iBooks it is.

I make virtually all my purchases from Barnes and Noble, because my original device was a Nook, and my mother and both sisters have since purchased Nooks and registered all of them under my account so we can all access all our purchases. I don't actually do much reading on my Nook anymore, and have never done any reading on the Nook app; I download all our purchases, strip the DRM and drop them into iBooks so everything shows up in the same place. My sisters and mother are nowhere near technologically savvy enough to do any of this, so I just stick with B&N for their benefit.

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Old 09-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #18
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #19
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I'm taking another look at Shubook. Any reader which can talk to Calibre deserves multiple looks. So thats Stanza, Shubook and Megareader so far... what others do? I cant remember.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:21 PM   #20
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I still do majority of my reading via Stanza on the iPod Touch and iPhone but now I'm using iBooks, too. I prefer iBooks' 2-page layout on the iPad so that got me started using it. The organization is crap so what I do is just browse/search for books on the Calibre server using Safari and use the "Open in iBooks" link. Unlike some of the other readers I've tried (e.g. Kobo, Bluefire), it appears iBooks is smart enough to realize if I've previously downloaded a book (maybe using the epub identifier?) and resumes from where I left off which is good enough for me.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #21
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it appears iBooks is smart enough to realize if I've previously downloaded a book (maybe using the epub identifier?) and resumes from where I left off which is good enough for me.

agree! ibook is still up and best!
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:07 PM   #22
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I currently use Apabi as my preferred reader as it has the most features that want and use.

In the future, if the smaller version of the iPad does show up and I get it, I would have to start looking for an ereader that syncs easily.

I don't buy books from Amazon though I downloaded a free book once and found it great for syncing between the desktop computer and the Kindle reader on the iPhone but, apparently that only works for books you have downloaded from Amazon and/or have used with your Kindle's email address for getting it onto your reading device. Since I don't have a Kindle, that doesn't work for me. I think the Nook reader works the same as the Kindle reader.

iBooks apparently will sync ebooks but it doesn't have all of the features that I prefer.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:47 AM   #23
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:58 AM   #24
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I would easily choose ibooks. I really like the design and its performance too, very smooth. However, I found iBooks handle PDFs not good as others, so I also recommend PDF Max as a free tool to work with your PDFs (forget about Adobe Reader, it's really bad).
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I use Kindle and Kobo. I don't have a particular preference, it just depends on where I bought the book from.
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iBooks irritates me for two reasons. Its absolutely ridiculous waste of screen real estate on the iPhone (WHY do we need huge margins and book name and page numbers always displayed on a small screen?!) and lack of in app rotation lock. The latter is only a mild irritation but the former is a deal breaker. Pity, 'cos its fine on the iPad and page syncing is nice.

So, since we're likely never to see Stanza updated for the 5's taller screen, I'm giving Megareader a go. It's not bad, only thing notably lacking is a dictionary, ability to change how paragraphs are displayed and the rotation lock doesn't currently work on the 5.

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I am hooked on auto-scroll so I use Tomes. It also talks to Calibre server, which is great. It's not perfect, but I gotta have auto-scroll. If anyone knows of other auto-scroll readers for iOS, please let me know. I know about uBooks and i2reader... are there any others?
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