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Old 03-13-2020, 08:50 AM   #1
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Standalone bookshelf widget

I use Moon+ Reader and I'm perfectly happy with it, but its widget plain sucks. Is there standalone widget app (even wihout book progress), that would let me use my preferred reader? I searched the internet up and down, but no luck. My idea pictured below.


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Old 03-13-2020, 09:14 AM   #2
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Look into Calibre Companion.
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According to my understanding Calibre Companion needs to fetch the books and metadata from PC/cloud in order to work. All my books are already stored in device's memory (loaded from SD card) and the reader never connects to WiFi, so no luck there..

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CC widget no longer works, for recent android . [ 9+ maybe ? ]

surely a file explorer app with thumbnails/icons option , is all you need
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surely a file explorer app with thumbnails/icons option , is all you need
None of the ones I tried can extract EPUB/MOBI cover, let alone present it in bookshelf-like fashion. The widget is intended for 7.8" ereader home screen.

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None of the ones I tried can extract EPUB/MOBI cover, let alone present it in bookshelf-like fashion. The widget is intended for 7.8" ereader home screen.
moon reader does do that... sort of
if I go to the my files tab, initilalyI only see generic icons, but once a book has been opened, they get replaced with proper miniature cover pics

so maybe you can trick it into a bulk refresh with some sort of open all, then use the fiels tab instead of a widget

or more simply, what happens if you tell moon to add all your local books' folders to its " my Shelf", i would expect cover pics to appear on the shelves, even for unopened books, and there's definitely a bulk auto-add process that you can trigger from preferences
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