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Old 08-15-2017, 12:32 AM   #16
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There's no need to install Kobo Desktop. I don't have it installed. I setup my H2O via WiFi. I use Calibre to manage my eBooks.
Been there, done that. Unfortunately, using WiFi doesn't let me install fonts, Adobe activation, ease of entering my passwords using a real keyboard, etc. Nor does WiFi let me install patches after the firmware update. Yes, I know you may not want patches, fonts, configuration file settings, etc. but some of us like to install them which needs a computer.
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Been there, done that. Unfortunately, using WiFi doesn't let me install fonts, Adobe activation, ease of entering my passwords using a real keyboard, etc. Nor does WiFi let me install patches after the firmware update. Yes, I know you may not want patches, fonts, configuration file settings, etc. but some of us like to install them which needs a computer.
Which is those require Kobo Desktop?
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:05 PM   #18
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Don't want to make 'space' for the mac address on my router so gonna set up using kobo desktop as not sure I want to use wifi on the new ereader maybe damaging to my purse
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:09 PM   #19
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Been there, done that. Unfortunately, using WiFi doesn't let me install fonts, Adobe activation, ease of entering my passwords using a real keyboard, etc. Nor does WiFi let me install patches after the firmware update. Yes, I know you may not want patches, fonts, configuration file settings, etc. but some of us like to install them which needs a computer.
I didn't say you don't need a computer. I said you don't Kobo Desktop. I do everything without the need for KD.
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I didn't say you don't need a computer. I said you don't Kobo Desktop. I do everything without the need for KD.
True. Kobo Desktop makes it easier to download Kobo books to your PC for backup or reading purposes though. That makes it worthwhile IMO, it's much easier than going to the website and downloading through ADE one by one.
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True. Kobo Desktop makes it easier to download Kobo books to your PC for backup or reading purposes though. That makes it worthwhile IMO, it's much easier than going to the website and downloading through ADE one by one.
But you end up with kepub. For backup, you want ePub which you can use on Readers other than Kobo or apps or whatever that handles ePub. You want to do the ePub download via ADE to get ePub for backup.
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Been there, done that. Unfortunately, using WiFi doesn't let me install fonts, Adobe activation, ease of entering my passwords using a real keyboard, etc. Nor does WiFi let me install patches after the firmware update. Yes, I know you may not want patches, fonts, configuration file settings, etc. but some of us like to install them which needs a computer.
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Which is those require Kobo Desktop?
Other than entering the password for my Kobo account, none. On the other hand, if I am going to be doing the rest of the tasks, I might was well use the desktop app to setup and sync -- as mentioned earlier, copying the books that are already synced to my laptop is faster than downloading them over WiFi.

And yes, entering a 28 character passphrase involving a goodly number of special characters is a pain using the on-screen keyboard. Doable but a PITA.
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Old 08-15-2017, 01:01 PM   #23
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But you end up with kepub. For backup, you want ePub which you can use on Readers other than Kobo or apps or whatever that handles ePub. You want to do the ePub download via ADE to get ePub for backup.
Most of the books I sync with Kobo are cookbooks. Fiction I download though the majority of books I've recently downloaded don't require ADE being non-DRMed.

As for backup needing epub? I see little difference in backing up a kepub or an epub. Files is files.

I've read kepubs without using a Kobo ereader or app. I see little visible difference other than a couple of issues linked to epub3 features that are not supported by the majority of epub reading software. The extra spans and the cover image property are pretty much a non-issue.
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