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Old 12-30-2013, 10:26 AM   #16
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:43 PM   #19
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My favorite's Marvin by far (the look is fantastic, great customization options, the default page colors don't make my eyes hurt, etc.), but I like the Kindle app as well.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:17 AM   #20
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I still use Stanza, believe it or not, and Marvin with books that give stanza trouble.

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Old 01-20-2014, 04:10 PM   #21
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I use several apps, because I haven't found one app that does all of what I like. I use the Kindle app, which I like because it downloads my books from the cloud, Nook I use because it lets you change the color of the background and letters, and TxtPub because it lets you upload your own font. I would like to try the Marvin app, but my iPad is a 1st Gen. and it won't let me download the new version.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:49 AM   #22
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:58 AM   #23
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Regarding Marvin, what's the difference between the free and paid for versions ?

I notice in the Marvin FAQ's here that it says the iPad version is free, but it shows on iTunes store as 2 versions for iPad, one free and one paid for ?

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Old 01-21-2014, 08:24 AM   #24
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Regarding Marvin, what's the difference between the free and paid for versions ?

I notice in the Marvin FAQ's here that it says the iPad version is free, but it shows on iTunes store as 2 versions for iPad, one free and one paid for ?
The free version of Marvin will display only one book at a time in your library.

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Old 01-21-2014, 09:13 AM   #25
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@mXb - could you let me know the link to the FAQ page you followed where it said that Marvin is free? I must have missed updating it. As @griker mentions, the free version displays one book in your library. Otherwise, they're exactly the same.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:00 PM   #26
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Kindle for iOs

I just gave up in converting ebooks , you guys know what I mean.

When I use Kindle for iOs I just download or open the book from the original source, which is Amazon and that's it.

Kindle for iOs is mature enough to provide good fonts and basic or simple features like black background and brightness control.

One key feature that I can't compromise is landscape mode on a single page form, not divided in two. This is horrible for technical books. I've found most reading apps out there, including iBooks, divide the screen in two when you're in landscape orientation; that's ok for most books but IT related books.
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I just gave up in converting ebooks , you guys know what I mean.

When I use Kindle for iOs I just download or open the book from the original source, which is Amazon and that's it.

Kindle for iOs is mature enough to provide good fonts and basic or simple features like black background and brightness control.

One key feature that I can't compromise is landscape mode on a single page form, not divided in two. This is horrible for technical books. I've found most reading apps out there, including iBooks, divide the screen in two when you're in landscape orientation; that's ok for most books but IT related books.
Splitting the page into two in landscape is usually an option that can be turned off or set to appear only at certain zoom levels.

I would say that Kindle for iOS is so mature it is in the dark ages do to lack of reasonable formatting support. For iOS you need to use the previewer to convert to azk.
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Splitting the page into two in landscape is usually an option that can be turned off or set to appear only at certain zoom levels.

I would say that Kindle for iOS is so mature it is in the dark ages do to lack of reasonable formatting support. For iOS you need to use the previewer to convert to azk.
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hmm... I have not seen such option on a few reading apps I tried.

Also, what do you mean with lack of formatting support? Maybe it's because I mostly read IT related books but they usually display fine, especially on landscape mode.
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hmm... I have not seen such option on a few reading apps I tried.

Also, what do you mean with lack of formatting support? Maybe it's because I mostly read IT related books but they usually display fine, especially on landscape mode.
The Kindle app has that option. Click the Aa button. The Kindle app on iOS only support mobi7 which is the old mobipocket format based on HTML 3.2. It does not support KF8, which would support most ePub features. However it has a special azk format that is approximately the equivalent of KF8 except it is done with JSON instead of HTML.

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The Kindle app has that option. Click the Aa button. The Kindle app on iOS only support mobi7 which is the old mobipocket format based on HTML 3.2. It does not support KF8, which would support most ePub features. However it has a special azk format that is approximately the equivalent of KF8 except it is done with JSON instead of HTML.

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Ohh ... ok, I see your point.

But on my case, I bought from Amazon 99% of the time. It is very rare for me to find my books anywhere. Maybe O'Reilly? But those seem to work fine on my iPad. So the mobi7 format restriction is not really a problem, at least for me.
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