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View Poll Results: What's your favorite PDA Doc/eBook reader?
AcrobatPDA 0 0%
BookWormie 0 0%
CSpotRun 0 0%
DeepReader 4 8.89%
Handstory 2 4.44%
iSilo 20 44.44%
Mobipocket 7 15.56%
Qvadis Express 0 0%
PalmReader/Pro 7 15.56%
RichReader 0 0%
TealDoc 2 4.44%
TomeRaider 0 0%
Weasel 0 0%
Word Proc. (WordSmith/QuickWd/Wd2Go) 0 0%
Other 3 6.67%
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Old 03-30-2003, 01:51 AM   #1
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What PDA software do you use for eBooks?

Forgeting about offline Web site reading for the moment, what is everyone's favorite PRIMARY eBook reader for their PDA? (some of us are nutty, like me, using 3 readers... , but I still have one that's used more than the others )

If voting "other," please let us know what you're using.

As for me, I use iSilo for the bulk of my reading, PalmReaderPro for a few I've paid for (bad habit...), and HandStory for the classics they provide on their Web site. Also have TealDoc, but not installed...three are enough, I think!
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Old 04-07-2003, 06:04 PM   #2
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Wowww... I didn't know that so many readers exist. I know that iSilo is good for reading web pages, whereas many people swear on PalmReaderPro for reading books. But what are the pro and cons of all the other readers? I remember TealDoc... tried it looooooooong time ago before switching to iSilo (was still v2.5 at that time).
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Old 06-14-2003, 06:27 PM   #3
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AcrobatPDA Have

CSpotRun Have

Handstory Tried

iSilo Tried May buy.

Mobipocket Have

PalmReader/Pro Have

I really don't have a favorite. I just use whatever for whatever format I happen to have. If I had to pick it would be Mobipocket or the free CSpotRun.......
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Bookwormie was the very first ebook reader I had, and I still have it on my Vx. The name's so very cute, which is why I think I kept it. <------- sucker!

On my Clie, I'm also one of those 3+ app peoples, and I also read alot of books. I currently use Acrobat, PalmReaderPro, iSilo, Tomeraider *and* Repligo (which you left off the list)

Each of these has a different use. For ex: I have the IMDB on Tomeraider, really only use iSilo for reading my webclips, and get an occassional ebook in Acrobat format. PRP has been my reader of choice because it's kind of easy. Once I finish reading one book I'm on with Acrobat I'll give Repligo a go. Mostly I think I'll use that one for doc handling/editing on the go.
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Old 06-16-2003, 01:04 AM   #5
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I'm a DeepReader kinda guy. I dig it muchly. iSilo is very do-able for the conversion of website-y type stuff, but DR feels like a page-turning experience.

Saving trees, one e-book at a time.
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My favourite (and most used) reader is iSilo, followed by Repligo, and Plucker (also left off the list.... )

I used Plucker before I discovered iSilo, but I love the speed and versatility of iSilo, and it's ability to convert html and text into very viewable format (especially on hires machines like Clies).

Repligo is excellent for everything else, especially PDF and Word documents where the page format is important. I miss some features, though - a find/search option, being able to remember what page you're on in ALL documents you've opened, etc).

Plucker is still installed, but only on my memory stick, and only for docs that I can't find or create in iSilo format
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iSilo, of course. Why else would I be here?
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Oh, I and I keep Mobipocket reader installed on my memory stick, "just in case"
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Old 12-20-2003, 02:35 AM   #9
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Mobipocket for ebooks
Isilo for webpages and offline reading

I have a dictionary integrated with Mobipocket and I like the Mobitype font/full justification and other features on Mobipocket.

I tried nearly all others and ended up with these 2

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Old 03-17-2004, 08:25 AM   #10
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My favourite (and most used) reader is iSilo, followed by Repligo, and Plucker (also left off the list.... )
It's funny, but I'm almost the exact opposite -- I used to use iSilo, but have switched to Plucker for most of my eBook reading... The cost of updates for iSilo, the switching of formats, etc, meant that I couldn't just install and forget it with iSilo.

Plucker, on the other hand, has had a much better history of keeping the format open, and of course it's free, too, and the conversion tools are free and open-source as well If the reader were as polished as iSilo life would be perfect...
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Actually, things have changed since that post. I'm now the proud owner of an ipaq 1930 Pocket PC, and still use isilo for all my news and web-plucking, but use a reader called ubook for my book reading. It reads doc pdb and prc's, html, rtf, txt, and many image formats, and can read them from zipped archives. It's very configuarble, and can be skinned for any sort of look you want. It's great!

Now I'm just waiting for the v2.0 reader of Repligo for PPC to arrive <sigh>

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It reads doc pdb and prc's, html, rtf, txt, and many image formats, and can read them from zipped archives.
Now that's a great variety of formats! TiBR Pro reads text, I think, and the PDB and PRC formats are no big deal, but HTML and RTF would be nice to read on my Palm....
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