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Old 08-12-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
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Apps for e-readers

i don't have an e-reader, yet, because i'm frustrated with their current limitations. i would like to make notes on pdf's and books, be able to use ebooks of any format, be able to organize my books the way i want, etc.

i don't know much about how electronic gizmos work. are there any e-readers that have the ability to download applications to increase the abilities of your e-reader? for example, an application for the kindle dx that allows you to convert pdf's to kindles format or to take notes in pdf's?

i want an e-reader that i can upgrade with application instead of having to buy a new e-reader and contribute to the demand for creating more electronics putting more pressure on the planet's environment.
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:58 PM   #2
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The Apple iPad comes closest to meeting your requirements. You can install lots of different apps on it for different purposes - reading, PDF annotation, etc.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:32 PM   #3
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I can do all of the things you said you wanted to do with my Nook. I have to use Calibre to use ebooks that aren't pdf or epub, but most books are now days. I can take notes, highlights, and bookmarks. And I can organize everything the way I want, but I had to soft root it to do that. Also by soft rooting I'm told you can use any android apps. I haven't really tested this out, but I have seen others talk about it.

I live in Canada as well, and I rarely buy B&N ebooks (but have a few), I like to get my books from all over. I like that I can borrow library books with my Nook. That is a plus. No more going in to the library, and no more late fees since the book will automatically go back when it is due. I am told there are ways around this, but I haven't tried yet.
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