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Old 09-07-2018, 01:58 PM   #31
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Switched once but moved back to Kindle.
If Kobo opened their cloud to books I got from other sources I might reconsider...That‘s really the greatest downside in my opinion: it is infinitely more complicated to backup annotations on the Kobo.
My experience exactly, would switch back to kobo today if they fixed this issue.
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:11 PM   #32
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:28 PM   #33
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I put some on my kobo with no issues
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Old 09-07-2018, 02:38 PM   #34
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My experience exactly, would switch back to kobo today if they fixed this issue.
It's not an issue, it's a deliberate choice, and one I greatly appreciate. If I don't buy a book from Kobo, they have no business knowing about it.
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:47 AM   #35
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I switched from the basic Kindle to Kobo Touch. Wanted to like the Kobo but ridiculously slow response times (8 seconds to turn a page?) coupled with constant Wi-Fi disconnections and forgetting the password make the Kobo virtually unusable. Unfortunately the Touch is still stuck on 4.8.xx, hoping a firmware update might help resolve things but not confident. Back to Kindle for me...
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:08 PM   #36
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It's not an issue, it's a deliberate choice, and one I greatly appreciate. If I don't buy a book from Kobo, they have no business knowing about it.
Amazon gives you the choice to send books to the Amazon Cloud, there's nothing that forces you to do it. I've got lots of side-loaded books on the Kindle, none of them have ever been "sent to Kindle" or reside on Amazon's servers.
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Old 09-08-2018, 12:09 PM   #37
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I switched from the basic Kindle to Kobo Touch. Wanted to like the Kobo but ridiculously slow response times (8 seconds to turn a page?) coupled with constant Wi-Fi disconnections and forgetting the password make the Kobo virtually unusable. Unfortunately the Touch is still stuck on 4.8.xx, hoping a firmware update might help resolve things but not confident. Back to Kindle for me...
I don't know what kind of books you're reading (maybe PDFs or Manga?) but if you mean that it literally takes 8 seconds to turn a page (if you're using an ePub) there's definitely something very wrong with your specific Kobo Touch.
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Old 09-09-2018, 11:43 AM   #38
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I don't know what kind of books you're reading (maybe PDFs or Manga?) but if you mean that it literally takes 8 seconds to turn a page (if you're using an ePub) there's definitely something very wrong with your specific Kobo Touch.
Paultoon--either a problem with your specific Kobo Touch as rcentros says, or if you are trying to read an ePub, there could be corruption related to the specific book. Have you tried with more than one books see how it performs?

If your Touch is doing this for all ePub/kePub books, I'd suggest a factory restore. That will erase everything on your Kobo Touch and set it up like a new one.
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:44 AM   #39
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rcentros and dordale: Yes literally 8 seconds to turn a page. It begins fairly normally, 1 second to turn, then seems to get slower by the page, by the time I'm 10 pages in it's up to 8 seconds. I'm mainly reading Pocket articles, and it seems to happen on all of them, so not a particular file. I've tried a factory reset twice. Have to accept that the device is faulty I think.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:47 AM   #40
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rcentros and dordale: Yes literally 8 seconds to turn a page. It begins fairly normally, 1 second to turn, then seems to get slower by the page, by the time I'm 10 pages in it's up to 8 seconds. I'm mainly reading Pocket articles, and it seems to happen on all of them, so not a particular file. I've tried a factory reset twice. Have to accept that the device is faulty I think.
Just tried some Pocket articles on my Touch and Glo. I paged through some that were more than 20 pages long with no problems. They were less than a second for most page turns. One did have some slower pages when there were some pictures, but still less than two seconds.

Maybe some examples would be a good idea. The slower one above is https://www.vox.com/science-and-heal...-heart-disease. And another is https://mobunited.wordpress.com/2016...ign=pockethits.

And just to check, exactly which device is it? I assumed from the first post it is on of the original Touch's, but which? There are three models. Mine is the first, the N905.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:25 AM   #41
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I have 900+ in Kindle from Amazon Store over the years and I'm getting very close to stopping my shopping there.

Currently I use Epubor to crack them and convert to EPUB
Upload that into Calibre for management and use #myshelves to setup collections on a Kobo Aura One, Kobo H2O and setup Collections using Calibre Companion on my Boox Note 10.3 that I just got.

Keep and deploy everything in epub to the devices and it works wonderfully.

That Kobo Store is REALLY tempting me after see Amazon banning multiple books today.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:39 AM   #42
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Currently I use Epubor to crack them and convert to EPUB
Upload that into Calibre for management and use #myshelves to setup collections on a Kobo Aura One,
Why use Epubor? If you install Apprentice Alf's free tools into Calibre, you can make this a simple single-step process. DRM will break as you import the file into Calibre.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:10 AM   #43
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rcentros and dordale: Yes literally 8 seconds to turn a page. It begins fairly normally, 1 second to turn, then seems to get slower by the page, by the time I'm 10 pages in it's up to 8 seconds. I'm mainly reading Pocket articles, and it seems to happen on all of them, so not a particular file. I've tried a factory reset twice. Have to accept that the device is faulty I think.


I've noticed this as well, though nothing as bad as 8 seconds. However, I only see it happen (with all articles) when I have 33 or more pages/screens of (unread) articles in my Pocket. So on my Clara that means >32*5 articles per page/screen, so >160 unread articles. How many do you have?

Obviously I'm trying to get through my reading backlog. I'm now down to 30 pages of articles [*someone* keeps adding more] and I see no page turn lags anymore.
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I've noticed this as well, though nothing as bad as 8 seconds. However, I only see it happen (with all articles) ...
So this is an issue with Pocket articles? (I've never tried Pocket, I guess I should test it.)
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So this is an issue with Pocket articles? (I've never tried Pocket, I guess I should test it.)


As far as I can see, yes. I've not come across any slow page turns in books (kepubs).

(Pocket is great! No more reading long articles on glare-y LCD screens!)
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