May 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm #22726
Anyone got a particular recomendation for Android ebook reading apps.
I have used Aldiko on my table, but I’m not especially keen on it – it seems to strip out formatting, doesn’t respond to in text links/footnotes especially well.
Would happily pay a few quid for something that ticked all the boxes.
Should read ePubs. Should connect to my Calibre library. Ability to connect onto other on line stores a bonus.May 17, 2012 at 8:36 pm #22727
FBReader is the ebook reader I use. It’s a nice app and, so far, has been able to handle everything I’ve thrown at it. And it’s free
May 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm #22728
I use Moon Reader+ on my phone – not sure how well it scales up to tablet size, but there’s a free version and a pro version, so it’s easy to try out.
May 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm #22749May 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm #22754
I should jump in on this, considering it’s my “beat” so to say. I’ll be touching on this more in the Cheapskates I’m slating for July, but currently the two reader apps I have on my Android phone are Kindle (for Amazon format) and Nook (for ePub). I gave up on Calibre as producing too much content for me to reasonably get through on a daily basis (though it’s a great program).
I’m reviewing 8 novellas that are all connected for this one in July, so my thought had been to use a different ereader for each one of them. I’ll try out some of these others and give my take on them in that show as well as Kindle and Nook apps.May 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm #22755
I should add that I also have tried Aldiko and Kobo reader and found them both practically unusable. I think they rely too much on a data connection for regular use.May 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm #22756May 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm #22760
Gonzalo, do you know of a way to read DRM protected files on Moon + Reader? In a way that’s legal, I should add…May 23, 2012 at 11:34 pm #22762
As far as I know, Moon+ reader does not support DRM – hopefully the recent move by Tor to strip DRM from all their ebooks will be followed by the rest of the publishing industry.
May 24, 2012 at 11:03 am #22765
I’ve not noticed Aldiko wanting a data connection just to read things, but perhaps tablet use is different from phone. My problem with it is that italicised and bold text isn’t destinguished from plain, and with some writers using such as a means of identifying an inner voice it can make following the stories more difficult.
I would guess that DRM protected ePubs will be a no-no for the vast bulk of Android readers, if you’re not going to use Calibre or equivilent to strip it off.July 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm #23214
So, Adam, did you get enough for your upcoming Cheapskates? I’m really interested in your findings…
July 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm #23217
I did, but it was a close thing.
I put off the relevant episode a month in lieu of a Bradbury-tribute episode (coming next week), so the episode containing mobile ereaders will be about mid-August.
You may be interested to know which two still are maintained on my phone, however: Kindle and (a surprise to me, too) Aldiko.
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