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Old 12-29-2021, 12:43 PM   #631
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Why is this thread in the Marvin forum? I am not the only one who has asked this and no response from any admin/moderator is completely inappropriate and frankly rude to the forum users.
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Why is this thread in the Marvin forum? I am not the only one who has asked this and no response from any admin/moderator is completely inappropriate and frankly rude to the forum users.
Perhaps, not being competent enough to update Marvin, the developer bought out MaplePop so MapleRead could be renamed “Marvin”?
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Moved to the Apple Forum, since it seems to be iOS only.

(Reporting threads or posts is the best way to draw our attention.)
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Old 01-10-2022, 12:03 PM   #634
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Good, as that is where it was originally when I moved to MapleRead over 5 years ago.
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Old 04-07-2022, 06:56 AM   #635
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Love the app but when I open the app the last page read is always moved, either forwards or backwards! Any ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 04-07-2022, 06:51 PM   #636
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Love the app but when I open the app the last page read is always moved, either forwards or backwards! Any ideas on how to fix this?
I use this, mostly because I can't find another app with similar features. But there are lots of places where the app loses context. A few examples:
  • Most of the time when opening the app, it opens to the book I was reading. But sometimes to the list of books, requiring me to re-open the book.
  • Most of the time it opens to the page I was reading. Sometimes a few pages earlier, as you mention.
  • The brightness (dimmer) returns to a "default" mode most (but not all) of the times I leave the app. If I want it brighter I need to set it higher - again and again....
  • If I leave the app to search the web for a word or phrase, when I return it sometimes doesn't return to where I left off, or returns to the book list page.
  • I frequently use "notes" by highlighting a line or section. When the notes are listed, the order can be chosen. I prefer the list "by location". When I leave and return, the order is always changed to "date last edit" - I have to reselect the order that's useful to me

A few other problems:
  • Integration with Calibre is clumsy. Works, just not easy.
  • The user interface is a little "weak." For example, if I touch the right side of the page, the animation shows a page turn, but the page doesn't always turn - I sometimes end up on the same page. A "swipe" instead of a "touch" is more reliable. But the touch should work

I don't think the developers pay any attention to this thread. My suggestion is that you go to the mapleread web site, www.maplepop.com, the support page, and send an email (support@maplepop.com). They occasionally respond to mine. Enough people might get them to take notice.


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Old 04-14-2022, 08:19 PM   #637
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I use this, mostly because I can't find another app with similar features. But there are lots of places where the app loses context. A few examples:
  • Most of the time when opening the app, it opens to the book I was reading. But sometimes to the list of books, requiring me to re-open the book.
  • Most of the time it opens to the page I was reading. Sometimes a few pages earlier, as you mention.
  • The brightness (dimmer) returns to a "default" mode most (but not all) of the times I leave the app. If I want it brighter I need to set it higher - again and again....
  • If I leave the app to search the web for a word or phrase, when I return it sometimes doesn't return to where I left off, or returns to the book list page.
  • I frequently use "notes" by highlighting a line or section. When the notes are listed, the order can be chosen. I prefer the list "by location". When I leave and return, the order is always changed to "date last edit" - I have to reselect the order that's useful to me

A few other problems:
  • Integration with Calibre is clumsy. Works, just not easy.
  • The user interface is a little "weak." For example, if I touch the right side of the page, the animation shows a page turn, but the page doesn't always turn - I sometimes end up on the same page. A "swipe" instead of a "touch" is more reliable. But the touch should work

I don't think the developers pay any attention to this thread. My suggestion is that you go to the mapleread web site, www.maplepop.com, the support page, and send an email (support@maplepop.com). They occasionally respond to mine. Enough people might get them to take notice.


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Hmmm, agree with all your critiques, it does seem no epub reader app is perfect. Which epub reader app is your personal favourite, mark?
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Old 04-14-2022, 10:43 PM   #638
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Hmmm, agree with all your critiques, it does seem no epub reader app is perfect. Which epub reader app is your personal favourite, mark?
Alas, this one. I haven't (yet) found one better, which is why I know all of the good, and bad, of Mapleread.

It's important to find a reader that allows a lot of notes, highlighting, interactions with the Apple pencil, etc...

If I'm reading fiction those things aren't as important, though I do sometimes highlight the first appearance of each character.

But for complex works - history, or philosophy - think about reading in a physical book. Underline, highlight, marginal notes, mark pages with slips of paper/post-its, multiple bookmarks to quickly find your away around to sections that relate, insert pages of handwritten notes on paper. These are the ways I work through a complex and difficult book. I want the app to come as close to this as it can.

I want to encourage them to improve.

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Alas, this one. I haven't (yet) found one better, which is why I know all of the good, and bad, of Mapleread.

It's important to find a reader that allows a lot of notes, highlighting, interactions with the Apple pencil, etc...

If I'm reading fiction those things aren't as important, though I do sometimes highlight the first appearance of each character.

But for complex works - history, or philosophy - think about reading in a physical book. Underline, highlight, marginal notes, mark pages with slips of paper/post-its, multiple bookmarks to quickly find your away around to sections that relate, insert pages of handwritten notes on paper. These are the ways I work through a complex and difficult book. I want the app to come as close to this as it can.

I want to encourage them to improve.

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Alas, I think I’m going back to Marvin 3. Just wish I didn’t get these annoying formatting issues every now and then for no reason when I open a book. I read mostly fiction so I think Marvin beats Maple in this regard.
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Alas, I think I’m going back to Marvin 3. Just wish I didn’t get these annoying formatting issues every now and then for no reason when I open a book. I read mostly fiction so I think Marvin beats Maple in this regard.
When I had to dump iBooks, I tried various apps, and it came down to MapleRead & Marvin. For ePubs both apps were neck and neck at the finish line. MapleRead won out because I wanted ONE app that could handle BOTH ePub & PDF e-books.
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When I had to dump iBooks, I tried various apps, and it came down to MapleRead & Marvin. For ePubs both apps were neck and neck at the finish line. MapleRead won out because I wanted ONE app that could handle BOTH ePub & PDF e-books.
I just can’t deal with going backwards and having to find my current page every third or so time I open my book. A fundamental flaw. Marvin 3 it is.
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I just can’t deal with going backwards and having to find my current page every third or so time I open my book. A fundamental flaw. Marvin 3 it is.
I don't have that problem EXCEPT when I fall asleep reading and my hand happens to touch the screen while I'm asleep! When I wake up, I just page forward/back to where I was. Easy Peasy.
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