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Old 10-09-2014, 11:49 AM   #1
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Hi. I just picked up an iPad4 from the Wally World sale. Have not read on an iPad for several years as my 1 has been used just for videos and stuff for the kiddo.

From what I've sorta gathered thru osmosis around here the last few years it looks like Marvin is the hands-down choice now that Stanza is gone.

I do see though that Marvin costs 4 dollars and still requires in app purchases for "themes." Also the reviews on the latest version are pretty rough, but I assume they'll fix those issues shortly.

Does Marvin let you control colors without the theme pack? I really just need one good set up for day and also a "night" setting?

I don't really object to throwing down 8 or 9 bucks if it's all that it's cracked up to be. Are there any other good and cheaper readers out there?

I don't really need Calibre integration and a lot of fancy stuff (not that I object). I'll probably just load 4 or 5 books at a time (drm free epubs).

Thanks for any help.

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One more question. Is Goodreader still king of the PDF apps?
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:20 PM   #2
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The themes are just for the main library area. You can customize the reading experience itself however you want with just the basic purchase.

And yeah, GoodReader is still king for PDFs.
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cool. Thanks for the info. I bought it.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:58 PM   #4
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Marvin is a good one for reading DRM free ePub.
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If you also play on Android, and need to sync between, or want ePub3 support, there are some choices:
Google Play Books (no DRM support, but also includes read-in-browser)
Txtr (supports Adobe DRM)
Bluefire (supports Adobe DRM, Dropbox)
Mantano Reader may join this group but so far the iOS version does not work with their cloud service. It supports Adobe DRM and OPDS.

If you convert your epub to Kindle format, you can use the Kindle app.
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