|07-13-2011, 01:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Device: Kobo Touch
I've purchased a Kobo touch online from Chapters, it has been shipped and should arrive in a week. I've also purchased a book so I can start reading on my iphone. Since it's a non-fiction book, I'm need to do word search, and realized there is no search feature in my iphone. I was a bit confused, but hope that it's just the iphone app. Then I was astonished to realize that even the Kobo doesn't have the search feature!!!
I simply can't believe it, it's beyond my imagination that search isn't available.
Anyway, this is a deal breaker for me. Does anybody know, or is there any solid rumor, that "search" will become available in firmware updates shortly?
Also, does anybody know if I can refund an ebook bought form Kobo store? I just bought it last night, so it's still less than 12 hours.
If not, can I read the ebook in a Kindle device?
|07-13-2011, 01:26 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Everman, Texas
Device: iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Mini 2, iPhone 6+, Voyage, Fire TV, Echo and Dot
I believe the Kobo development folks have said they will add a search function. I'm not sure when, but they are really good at listening to us customers and giving us the features we request and fixing the issues we encounter. But I agree, this is a major issue as a search function within books is a necessity for me as I mostly read non-fiction and am constantly looking things up.
|07-13-2011, 02:12 PM||#3|
Never spit into the wind.
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Westminster, BC
Device: Kobo Original, Kobo Touch, Kobo Android(smartphone & tablet)
You could also check out the Stanza for iPhone app to see whether it meets your search requirements.
In order to read your Kobo book on a Kindle, you would have to remove the DRM (Digital Rights Management) and then convert it to the Kindle format using a program such as Calibre.
Last edited by Joe563; 07-13-2011 at 03:10 PM. Reason: Stanza suggestion
|07-13-2011, 08:53 PM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Aura H2O (i86, M96C, Mini&Glo, PRS-950, STR, K-Touch, K-DX, K-3)
Search would be nice, but what seems mandatory is the ability to actually use the dictionary, since it does not currently work at all with non-Kobo books, which is Really Dull, IMHO.
|07-13-2011, 10:25 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: KO, KW, and KT
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