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View Poll Results: What are your favorite features in your respective iOS eReading apps?
Highlighting 4 14.29%
Ease of access to new books 12 42.86%
Avant-garde features (elaborate) 1 3.57%
Integration with book sites 5 17.86%
Text Annotation 3 10.71%
Other (elaborate/comment) 5 17.86%
Text/font/layout customization 24 85.71%
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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What are your favorite features in your respective iOS eReading apps?

Hey guys,

Just looking for opinions. What are your favorite features in your respective iOS eReading apps? If you have other features that aren't in the poll or care to elaborate on your choice, please comment!

Thanks,
Matt

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Old 06-03-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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You left off the most important feature for me--syncing of current page, bookmarks, notes, highlighting across multiple devices.
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You left off the most important feature for me--syncing of current page, bookmarks, notes, highlighting across multiple devices.
Ah! I knew I was missing a few that were important. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:52 PM   #4
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My new favorite thing is the Kindle feature of telling me how long it will take me to finish the chapter I'm on, and how long it will take me to finish the book.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:37 PM   #5
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My top 5:

Customization of fonts, colors, margins, etc. (Marvin)
Auto-scroll
Centralized vocabulary list for all books (Marvin)
Reading stats
Centralized highlights/quotations list for all books.

Marvin has two of them now. The rest are on my wish list.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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Autoscroll (at least for handheld devices). I still miss iFlowReader. It also had History navigator that let you jump between locations more easily.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
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Autoscroll (at least for handheld devices). I still miss iFlowReader. It also had History navigator that let you jump between locations more easily.
History navigator? Sounds interesting. How did it work?
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #8
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Text/font/layout customization
Ease of access to new books (well, not necessarily new; as long as it has OPDS support, that's good enough for me)

Other (elaborate/comment):
Customization of controls (e.g. tap areas, gestures)
Extended metadata (e.g. synopsis/description, series, genre)
Library organization/automatic collections (based on tags, authors, series, etc)
Search (both library and ebook)
Syncing across devices

Marvin already has most of the features important to me. All that's missing is device syncing and an iPhone/iPod Touch app.
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Old 06-08-2013, 01:25 AM   #9
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History navigator? Sounds interesting. How did it work?
Much like a browser it maintained a list of locations that you could scroll through and jump to, instead of just Back as most reading apps do.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:00 AM   #10
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My new favorite thing is the Kindle feature of telling me how long it will take me to finish the chapter I'm on, and how long it will take me to finish the book.
Me too, I love that feature
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:45 PM   #11
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:43 AM   #12
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Marvin has most of things I need.
What it doesn't have yet are:
- multi-device sync for everything (books themselves, highlights,etc) (at least between iPad and iPad Mini, preferable between iPad and Mac(and this mean OS X app))
- native evernote clipping, somehow synchronized with Marvin's own highlighting
- ability to report what I read to server of my choosing (when you switch away from book, Marvin shows popup 'You read X for Y minutes' but it's not possible to export that data)
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #13
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Tilt scrolling (see Instapaper). It's a refinement of autoscrolling, since you can slow down and reverse by tilting the device (other gestures would work of course).

Link to two dictionaries for routine, offline lookup. Realized this was vital when I was reading an English-language book set in Portugal.

Highlighting is just an annotation without any text attached. Most elegant annotation support would be annotation index integrated with the table of contents. At the chapter level, just a number for how many notes in that chapter. Opening up, one would see the
Page# first sentence on page
Note symbol: first characters of note

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