|11-08-2012, 12:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2007
Help for iPad Mini with pdf & html ebooks
Could anyone point me in the direction of a really good app to read ebooks in PDF format on a new iPad Mini. I also would appreciate any advice on reading ebooks in HTML format - I have tried HTML Books and Goodreader but in each case the print is way too tiny to read and I cannot figure out how to increase text size without it disappearing off the edge. What I really want is an app or apps which will work as well as iBooks does for epub format - am I reaching for the stars??? I have only had the iPad mini for a week but it is a match made in heaven to read epub and mobi books because of its light weight which does not make my arthritic fingers cramp and I love it. I suppose I can go to a huge amount of trouble and take all my books through Calibre for conversion to epub or mobi but I am talking about many hundreds of books in pdf and html format. Can anyone help please?? thanks Berni
|11-08-2012, 05:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Manila, Philippines
Device: iPad 2 & Nexus 7
AFAIK, iBooks can view PDF files. You can sync them to the Mini via iTunes but will show up in iBooks under the PDF collection of the Library button.
|11-08-2012, 09:20 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreuil sous bois, France
Device: iPad Pro 9.7, iPhone 6 Plus
Yes, iBooks is pretty good at displaying pdf. For html I'm not sure what the best solution would be, maybe simply a web browser? iCab for iPad can open external files using the open in function, but I haven't tried it with a html file.
|11-08-2012, 11:12 AM||#4|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Everman, Texas
Device: Apple things, Kindle Voyage, Fire HD 6, Fire TV, Amazon Echo
Calibre (freeware) can easily convert HTML docs into an ePub or mobi/KF8 so you can read them on any app that reads ePubs or Kindle books. If you convert them to ePub or mobi/KF8 you can highlight and bookmark them in many of the apps.
EDIT: PDF Reader Pro is really good, but it is a paid app. Adobe Reader is available for free, but I rarely used it so I cannot remember whether it is good or not.
Last edited by jswinden; 11-08-2012 at 11:16 AM.
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