- 01-05-2013, 09:44 PM #26
I didn't like this one as much but after the update, there has been a huge improvement!I really like the developer to because on the site for the app it shows what the next version he is working on and what's coming. It loads quick and just works well. I also asked him for some features and bug fixes and he responded to my email very quickly and said he could implement most of them. I like seeing this in a developer because it means he is dedicated to the app and it will get better soon. I think right now for my needs it is the best in the store.
Book Bazaar Reader
- 01-06-2013, 02:01 AM #28
The epub reader options on Windows Store are maturing quickly. Freda had a nice update to allow text sharpness to be controlled which was one of my main complaints with it. Fiction seems really good so far. Now it looks like I need to try Bazaar.
- 01-06-2013, 11:47 AM #29
- 01-06-2013, 12:38 PM #30
01-07-2013, 01:48 PM #31
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But I agree that the appearance is unsatisfactory - for some fonts and colour schemes, there is no setting that gives really attractive text. I am still working on a resolution for this issue. One possible answer is to rely on image scaling, but that seems to create problems on some ARM devices. If I don't find any other solution, I will just fall back on using XAML controls for rendering (which I think is how the other ebook readers do it).
- 01-15-2013, 08:59 AM #32
I use Bookviser on my phone and love it; would be nice to see what a Win8 port would look like. I downloaded the Overdrive MC app after using Freda and have had much better success with it. For instance, one of the technical books I'm reading the code snippets do not show in Freda but works fine with OMC. Now if only they would allow you to sync books with other mobile devices I'd be in heaven.
- 01-15-2013, 11:10 PM #33
01-15-2013, 11:41 PM #34
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01-16-2013, 07:18 AM #35
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BTW I have some partly working code for the 'sharing across multiple devices' use-case too. That (when finished) will be complicated, and I will be asking for help with beta testing. So I'd be glad to hear from any volunteer beta testers who are willing to use Freda on two or more Windows 8 devices and/or Windows Phones. Please email me at email@example.com.
- 01-16-2013, 09:54 PM #37
- 01-23-2013, 09:29 PM #43
I'd also like to see someone integrate with Calibre. I can easily pull up files to import locally, but after using Moon+ on the Nook and Kindle I think the Calibre integration is fantastic. But I'm certainly enjoying the options we have now.
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