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Old 10-20-2012, 04:18 PM   #331
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Just have to wonder what the PC software is for since it does not manage the books you already have on your computer. So I guess it's just to manage books you buy ....
Pretty much. Also to download any firmware updates.

If you have multiple Kobo devices or Kobo software on other devices it will synch your last page read on Kobo ePub files to the other devices. So say you're reading on your Touch just before you go to sleep. You synch your device with the cloud and now at lunch the next day you can start where you left off on your iPad or your cell phone which is also running the Kobo software.

Note this feature does not work with non Kobo purchased epub files.

Personally this is not a feature I care about but to each their own.
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:35 PM   #332
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Ok bear with me here, why would I want to synch my Glo ? I mean I drag and drop books from my computer when connected to it with the USB cable. Synchronizing with what and why ?
Syncing is only necessary if you:
- read kepubs / kobobooks (books bought from kobo) AND
- you want to sync your bookmarks between devices (for reading the same book on several devices)

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- for updating the firmware.
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Can you also use wireless for updating firmware?
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #334
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I am still using a PRS 350, and I'm thinking about upgrading to the Kobo Glo. One question though. For page turning on my PRS 350, if I swipe in one direction, the page turns forward, and if I swipe in the other direction it goes backwards. Is this doable on the Glo? I don't like the idea of having to tap one side to go forward and the other side to go back. I'd like to be able to swipe wherever I feel most comfortable and have the direction of my swipe dictate the direction of the page turn.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:15 PM   #335
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Can you also use wireless for updating firmware?
Yes, you can!

However, the most resent firmware (2.1.5), seemed to prefer to download via the desktop software than directly with the device's wifi. I'm not sure why.

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I am still using a PRS 350, and I'm thinking about upgrading to the Kobo Glo. One question though. For page turning on my PRS 350, if I swipe in one direction, the page turns forward, and if I swipe in the other direction it goes backwards. Is this doable on the Glo? I don't like the idea of having to tap one side to go forward and the other side to go back. I'd like to be able to swipe wherever I feel most comfortable and have the direction of my swipe dictate the direction of the page turn.
Yes, swiping for page turns works perfectly! I use it all the time
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #336
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Thanks, one more quick question, is it possible to hold the swipe and then it will rapidly switch through pages? This isn't a game-breaking feature for me, but it is pretty convenient on the PRS 350.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:24 PM   #337
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Thanks, one more quick question, is it possible to hold the swipe and then it will rapidly switch through pages? This isn't a game-breaking feature for me, but it is pretty convenient on the PRS 350.
I just tested this to be sure: no, this doesn't work.

To quickly page forward or backward you can slide a slider that you can find within the book menu though (the slider is two taps away: one to open the menu, one to select the slider).
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:30 PM   #338
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Ok, good to know, thanks. I think I might pick one of these up later this week.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:22 PM   #339
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Yes, you can!

However, the most resent firmware (2.1.5), seemed to prefer to download via the desktop software than directly with the device's wifi. I'm not sure why.

Mine arrived fine by WiFi
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:16 AM   #340
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I don't know how I got mine. At first my Glo was connected with the USB cable and did some updates, (at first you must plug it cause it demands it the first time) then I guess it did more upgrades through wifi after I set it up for wifi

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Mine arrived via wifi whilst I was doing the initial set up.
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I am VERY disappointed in the poor options to categorize your books. I have over 2500 books, neatly arranged on my sd card, and when copied, it's just 1 long list. 575 pages with 5 books per page. sort by author, or by name. what is this, the flinstones???
If I spend a whole week, i can divide them into those shelves. which would still leave me with 500 SHELVES. that means 100 pages of shelves. = bullshit
whats wrong with an explorer-like treestructure?? If you cant come up with a program that can handle this, dont be bragging about expanding your device with a 30.000 book-capacity SD card.

I cant even imagine handling 500 books in an overseeable way on this device, leave alone 30.000
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I can't imagine having more than 20 books on an ereader. I have never understood the desire to carry your entire collection around with you. Ideally, I have about 10-15 of different types.
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I can't imagine having more than 20 books on an ereader. I have never understood the desire to carry your entire collection around with you. Ideally, I have about 10-15 of different types.
I have about 600 on my kindle keyboard all arranged into collections. At the moment I've got around 100 books on my kobo glo. I want to transfer the remaining 500 onto the glo and then arrange them all into shelves.
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It's not perfect for sure and is definitely easier on a tablet with a large collection...
I use Calibre to create my shelves and keep the organization simple by limiting the number of shelves I create in the custom column (on Calibre).
BTW, I also have a Sony and the "collections" organization is not as developed on the one as on the Kobo (without rooting). I believe there are some other brands out there that organize the way you want out of the box, such as ecoreader, but you'd have to do some research on the forums to get more details.
A rooted Sony T1 using prs+ will also allow you to organize into folders on your device.
But then you wouldn't have the pretty light...

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