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Old 01-03-2016, 07:59 AM   #1
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Hi does anyone know a reading app for windows that will let me read my own books as kindle only lets you read books you have purchased from Amazon i cant send my own books to it

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Freda is good, though I've been happy with Book Bazaar Reader on my 8" Win8.1 tablet
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Yes, Book Bazaar Reader is a very nice reader.
The biggest problem I have with most of those book apps is that they'll make a copy of your book in their own library. I already have my books in a library, I really don't need a second copy. Which is why I simply use the reader that comes shipped with Calibre.
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The biggest problem I have with most of those book apps is that they'll make a copy of your book in their own library. I already have my books in a library, I really don't need a second copy. Which is why I simply use the reader that comes shipped with Calibre.
Hi Sweetpea - that is an interesting observation. When I started out developing Freda, I definitely intended that it should just do 'reading books', not 'managing a library'. But user requests and features of the Windows Phone platform pushed me into implementing library management anyway. It would be an easy fix to provide Freda with a 'lite' mode in which it did not display a list of book sources, did not provide library management and did not let you edit book embedded data. In 'lite' mode Freda would just display a list of (say 6) most recently opened books on its main screen, and the normal way to launch it would be to click on an EPUB or FB2 file. Would that be valuable to you?
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Hi Sweetpea - that is an interesting observation. When I started out developing Freda, I definitely intended that it should just do 'reading books', not 'managing a library'. But user requests and features of the Windows Phone platform pushed me into implementing library management anyway. It would be an easy fix to provide Freda with a 'lite' mode in which it did not display a list of book sources, did not provide library management and did not let you edit book embedded data. In 'lite' mode Freda would just display a list of (say 6) most recently opened books on its main screen, and the normal way to launch it would be to click on an EPUB or FB2 file. Would that be valuable to you?
The only thing I use on my tablet is simple reading (changing background colour, depending on location and time, and margin/font sizes being the only other thing). It's almost sad that there is not a simple reader application out there, that simply provides some basic layout settings (font colour, background colour, font size, margins) without most of the advanced settings. At least on a full windows machine.

I already use Freda on my phone and I find it's a very nice reader in general, so there's nothing wrong with it! I've no idea how Freda looks on a Windows 10 PC though, as I don't think I'll ever upgrade my tablet to Windows 10...
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It would be an easy fix to provide Freda with a 'lite' mode in which it did not display a list of book sources, did not provide library management and did not let you edit book embedded data. In 'lite' mode Freda would just display a list of (say 6) most recently opened books on its main screen, and the normal way to launch it would be to click on an EPUB or FB2 file. Would that be valuable to you?
I would certainly appreciate a 'lite' mode as you describe it here.
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Hi does anyone know a reading app for windows that will let me read my own books as kindle only lets you read books you have purchased from Amazon i cant send my own books to it

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Try 'Icecream eBook reader'

This is a reasonable app for reading eBooks on the computer, it’s fairly simple to use and it’s free
I like the sepia background as it’s more relaxing than stark white
The controls on the right allow to have one page or two pages on the screen
and by continually clicking on the large A the print size can be enlarge to your liking

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...9vCNx5LP9LI-Sw

Click on the blue ‘Download Now’ box, ignore the other stuff that is advertised
Then click on the blue ‘External Mirror 1’ box
Never click on the ‘Upgrade’ box, it’s not worth the money and the free version is more than adequate

I read mobi and epub using Icecream eBook reader
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Try 'Icecream eBook reader'

This is a reasonable app for reading eBooks on the computer, it’s fairly simple to use and it’s free
I like the sepia background as it’s more relaxing than stark white
The controls on the right allow to have one page or two pages on the screen
and by continually clicking on the large A the print size can be enlarge to your liking

https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&r...9vCNx5LP9LI-Sw

Click on the blue ‘Download Now’ box, ignore the other stuff that is advertised
Then click on the blue ‘External Mirror 1’ box
Never click on the ‘Upgrade’ box, it’s not worth the money and the free version is more than adequate

I read mobi and epub using Icecream eBook reader
If you have Windows 8 or 10 you can use FictionBookReader from Windows Store. It is able to read a lot of formats and for a fee is able to maintain all your books in the cloud and synced across computers/phones.
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It would be an easy fix to provide Freda with a 'lite' mode in which it did not display a list of book sources, did not provide library management and did not let you edit book embedded data. In 'lite' mode Freda would just display a list of (say 6) most recently opened books on its main screen, and the normal way to launch it would be to click on an EPUB or FB2 file. Would that be valuable to you?
I have been using default calibre reader for the same reason. Would really appreciate if you can create the 'lite' mode for Freda for windows 10.
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I have been using default calibre reader for the same reason. Would really appreciate if you can create the 'lite' mode for Freda for windows 10.
I've been looking at doing this, and it will come in the next few weeks/months. Actually, the choice I am wrestling with is whether to implement 'lite' mode or 'reading MOBI and PDF' first. Decisions, decisions :-)

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If you have Windows 8 or 10 you can use FictionBookReader from Windows Store. It is able to read a lot of formats and for a fee is able to maintain all your books in the cloud and synced across computers/phones.
Or if you don't want to pay a fee (or to put your ebooks onto FBReader's cloud setup), then you can just put your ebooks onto OneDrive and use Freda.
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[QUOTE=Jim Chapman;3322789]I've been looking at doing this, and it will come in the next few weeks/months. Actually, the choice I am wrestling with is whether to implement 'lite' mode or 'reading MOBI and PDF' first. Decisions, decisions :-)


Well, now you mention it I guess pdf will be great and the other format can be mobi or epub..
We could create a poll to see if people would prefer one over the other.
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