|10-06-2012, 01:42 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: Sony PRS 650
Do I need Kobo Desktop?
Have a Kobo Glo & (as long as it is reliable) it seems great. However, what is the point of Kobo Desktop which always seems to spend hours sync'ing (do I need this as I only use one device?), recommending books I don't want to buy/read & furthermore only shows books sourced via Kobo i.e. about 1/4 of my device library?
Yesterday I logged out of Kobo on my Glo, thinking it was unnecessary, and my Glo suddenly auto-reset thereby losing me the DRM ability to read my loaded books (had to use ADE to reinstate these which was tiresome) & it also lost my Kobo free books.
If I uninstalled Kobo Desktop and relied on my own book backups & Calibre (which has within a week produced a Kobo Touch driver - for which many thanks to them), what would I lose?
|10-06-2012, 02:48 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kobo Wifi, Kobo Glo, Sony PRS-950
Completely not needed unless you are purchasing your books as kepubs and reading them on multiple devices. Even firmware updates are now pushed to the device over wifi.
I keep my wifi off most of the time to save battery. I prefer to plug into my PC and sideload from my library using Calibre.
|10-06-2012, 04:00 PM||#5|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo (Sony PRS-950, Nook STR, Kobo Touch, K-DX, K-3)
Does that keep it from shoving books onto the Home page?
Or is there a way to delete the sales push from the Home page entirely?
|10-06-2012, 06:23 PM||#6|
Trying for calm & polite
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mostly in Canada
Device: kobo original, WiFI, Touch, Glo, and Aura
Don't click on the buttons that take you there and the things you don't like will never intrude on your reading experience. I really don't understand why having all these things a click away bother people so much.
I have found one excellent reason to have the store accessible from the device. I use it to reload books that are I have bought from Kobo that are not on my device. I am one of those read it and delete it kind of people.
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