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Old 09-11-2019, 02:57 PM   #9
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Join Date: Apr 2014
Device: BQ Cervantes 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by droopy
Please tell me how KOReader improves my Forma
It doesn't improves your Forma. It could improve your specific workflow with a Forma or other ereaders. That depends on your workflow.

My workflow involves:

- copy a bunch of files on different formats in a row (via usb mount or via Dropbox/FTP) and don't want to wait for database processing.
- disable the things I don't use and configure the things I do again and again.
- when reading for pleasure I choose epub and apply some custom css style tweaks over publisher defaults, so I have exactly the same things that annoyed me fixed in 0 seconds (I mean hyphenation, line space, empty pages at the end of a chapter...)

I been using KOReader since 2014 exclusively and using some Kobos on misc educative projects I participated on. On these projects the fact that I can modify the source code for (our) private uses is a big plus no other program can provide that easily (even if my modifications were just a couple of hacks to allow different instances of the program to use the same reader in a multiuser environment)

I don't use most of things that most people seems to need, namely: annotations, heavy use of dicts or a large number of the plugins/extensions that KOReader has. I only use the wallabag plugin.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSWolf
But seriously, what makes KoReader and/or Plato better then RMSDK (ePub) and Access (kepub)?.
That's not a valid question. You want to compare a program with two renders. The comparation needs to be done between programs (Plato vs KO vs Nickel) or between renders (plato's epub render vs Coolreader vs MuPdf vs DjVuLibre vs RMSDK vs Access)

I might say that for my own needs I do like Coolreader and don't need what the kobo renders offer me. Things are different for CJK users or RTL users (or users that want the text displayed in vertical)

Comparing MuPDF vs how kobos do PDF is simple: kobos do pdf just slightly better than they do Djvu.

If we're comparing the UI on my experience most users do like the way Nickel (or plato) looks more than KOReader. This is a valid point. If you want to preview how KOReader looks give it a look at this (spanish) thread: https://www.lectoreselectronicos.com...l=1#post251034

Note: some screenshots are slightly outdated as things evolved A LOT during the last year. That's another plus for me
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