Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Applications
Android Applications All the information you could ever want about Android Applications. Learn about apps and get help with them... all here! New apps can be found and announced in the Applications Announcements forum linked below.

Get excited for the Samsung Galaxy S5! Find everything you need and discuss it in our Galaxy S5 Forum!

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By Pookeysgirl
  • 1 Post By Pookeysgirl

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old October 7th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 74
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Any Kindle alternative apps that can access Kindle Books

I have a bunch of Kindle Books I've gotten from Amazon.com but I can't stand the Kindle App as there's no way to organize books at all.

Is there any alternate apps that can read in the Kindle Books but would let me organize them into folders or something?

Thanks.

Kelemvor is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 7th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
Psychotic Female
 
Petrah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,080
 
Device(s): GE Galaxy S4 CM 11 | GSM Galaxy Nexus CM 11 | G-Note 10.1 2014
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 1,152
Thanked 1,437 Times in 925 Posts
Default

Not sure if FBReader lets you sync from your Kindle device, but it looks to let you put the books on your SD card, and also looks like it handles some type of lists. Read the full description and see if FBReader is something you'd like.
__________________
Forum Rules & Guidelines & Zero Tolerance Policy
Agree with a post? Hit Like! Someone help you? Hit Thanks!
See a naughty post or a thread in the wrong area? Hit Report!
Petrah is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harry2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Black Forest
Posts: 5,185
 
Device(s): One X, Sensation, Desire HD, Xperia Tablet S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 622
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,114 Posts
Default

If you've free Kindle books, then a reader for .mobi books, like 'iReader', would read these books.

For to organize the books in folders you might use a file manager like EStrongs File Explorer.

Harry
__________________
Google Translate is to blame for my grammar
Harry2 is online now  
Last edited by Harry2; October 8th, 2012 at 01:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zuben el genub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,759
 
Device(s): Nexus 4, Galaxy S 4G, Nexus S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 51
Thanked 868 Times in 698 Posts
Default

Can Calibre convert?
__________________
Sent by UFO
zuben el genub is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 8th, 2012, 11:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bren S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: USA
Gender: Female
Posts: 736
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 2,Nexus 7 32gb,Galaxy Note 10.1, and Motorola Xoom
Carrier: Straight Talk

Thanks: 101
Thanked 141 Times in 110 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zuben el genub View Post
Can Calibre convert?
Yes it can.
__________________
~Luv to learn new things. ~

~Yes I have a phone addiction...and no I'm not looking for a cure!~
Bren S. is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harry2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Black Forest
Posts: 5,185
 
Device(s): One X, Sensation, Desire HD, Xperia Tablet S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 622
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,114 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zuben el genub View Post
Can Calibre convert?
A free Kindle book, yes.
But not a paid (projected) Kindle book, so far as I know.

Harry
Harry2 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 02:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bren S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: USA
Gender: Female
Posts: 736
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 2,Nexus 7 32gb,Galaxy Note 10.1, and Motorola Xoom
Carrier: Straight Talk

Thanks: 101
Thanked 141 Times in 110 Posts
Default

I've never had a problem converting a .mobi (kindle) paid or free with calibre.
Bren S. is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 74
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

OK so that brings up two questions.
1) Where does the Kindle App store its books on my phone/tablet?
2) How do I use Calibre to organize them? Do I have to download them from the tablet to the PC, convert them in Calibre from the Amazon format to some other format, then reupload them to the tablet. Then do I have to use a certain progam to read them? I just want something where I can open it up and go to Collections/Folders/Whatever and choose things like Cookbooks, kids books, Sci Fi, etc.

Thanks.
Kelemvor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 08:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Colchicine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Virginia
Gender: Male
Posts: 752
 
Device(s): S4 now, HTC Rezound & Incredible then
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 279
Thanked 243 Times in 106 Posts
Default

This problem illustrates the problem with getting anything Kindle. As much as I like Amazon, their ecosystem is closed similar to Apple products. I'll never buy a Kindle book.
BTW- I think their app is one of the best.
Colchicine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #10 (permalink)
Psychotic Female
 
Petrah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,080
 
Device(s): GE Galaxy S4 CM 11 | GSM Galaxy Nexus CM 11 | G-Note 10.1 2014
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 1,152
Thanked 1,437 Times in 925 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
OK so that brings up two questions.
1) Where does the Kindle App store its books on my phone/tablet?
2) How do I use Calibre to organize them? Do I have to download them from the tablet to the PC, convert them in Calibre from the Amazon format to some other format, then reupload them to the tablet. Then do I have to use a certain progam to read them? I just want something where I can open it up and go to Collections/Folders/Whatever and choose things like Cookbooks, kids books, Sci Fi, etc.

Thanks.
Calibre is fairly easy to use once you get use to where all of the options are and how to initially set it up. Once it's set up you can send books from your computer to your Kindle device, and then sync it with the Kindle app. I haven't tried it yet, but I think you can also have Calibre send books to your phone once it's set up... but don't quote me on that.

If you do a Google search for Calibre Tutorial you should find plenty to help you if you get stuck.
Petrah is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 9th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harry2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Black Forest
Posts: 5,185
 
Device(s): One X, Sensation, Desire HD, Xperia Tablet S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 622
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,114 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
... Where does the Kindle App store its books on my phone/tablet? ...
SD card or storage /Android/data/com.amazon.kindle/files/...

Harry
Harry2 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 12:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
Psychotic Female
 
Petrah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Gender: Female
Posts: 4,080
 
Device(s): GE Galaxy S4 CM 11 | GSM Galaxy Nexus CM 11 | G-Note 10.1 2014
Carrier: T-Mobile USA

Thanks: 1,152
Thanked 1,437 Times in 925 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry2 View Post
SD card or storage /Android/data/com.amazon.kindle/files/...

Harry

I have books listed in the Kindle app, but not in that sub folder. The only thing I see in there are book cover image files.
Petrah is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
A.Nonymous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 7,061
 
Device(s): Motorola Razr M, Galaxy Tab 10.1 I/O edition
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 66
Thanked 970 Times in 704 Posts
Default

I was 99% sure Amazon DRM'd their books.
A.Nonymous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #14 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Harry2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Black Forest
Posts: 5,185
 
Device(s): One X, Sensation, Desire HD, Xperia Tablet S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 622
Thanked 1,339 Times in 1,114 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petrah View Post
I have books listed in the Kindle app, but not in that sub folder. The only thing I see in there are book cover image files.
My phone stores there the .prc files of my Kindle eBooks ...

Harry
Harry2 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 02:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 177
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII, Kindle
Carrier: Telus

Thanks: 105
Thanked 58 Times in 49 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by A.Nonymous View Post
I was 99% sure Amazon DRM'd their books.
Most of them are. There are some by indie authors that are not DRM infested, but everything from the big publishers are. If you use Calibre with 3rd party plug-ins to strip the DRM then you're fine. Without the 3rd party plugins you will NOT be able to convert DRM'd ebooks.

Check Mobileread for more info on ereader apps. There are plenty of threads giving a lot of useful information. Android Devices - MobileRead Forums
Bren S. likes this.
Pookeysgirl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 74
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

99% of the books I've gotten from Amazon were ones that were on sale for Free for a specific day or two. I'll have to give Calibre a try at some point when I find some free time. heh.
Kelemvor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 177
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII, Kindle
Carrier: Telus

Thanks: 105
Thanked 58 Times in 49 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kelemvor View Post
99% of the books I've gotten from Amazon were ones that were on sale for Free for a specific day or two. I'll have to give Calibre a try at some point when I find some free time. heh.
Kovid Goyal (creator of Calibre) is on Mobileread all the time if you have any issues or questions. A great bunch of people, very helpful.
Pookeysgirl is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #18 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 74
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I just wished he'd pronouce it properly. kuh-Lee-bray is how it looks like it should be pronounced. not Kal-i-bur as in caliber. heh heh
Kelemvor is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
A.Nonymous's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 7,061
 
Device(s): Motorola Razr M, Galaxy Tab 10.1 I/O edition
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 66
Thanked 970 Times in 704 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pookeysgirl View Post
Most of them are. There are some by indie authors that are not DRM infested, but everything from the big publishers are. If you use Calibre with 3rd party plug-ins to strip the DRM then you're fine. Without the 3rd party plugins you will NOT be able to convert DRM'd ebooks.

Check Mobileread for more info on ereader apps. There are plenty of threads giving a lot of useful information. Android Devices - MobileRead Forums
I'm reluctant to strip DRM out of stuff. I always wonder about the legality of doing so.
A.Nonymous is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #20 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 177
 
Device(s): Galaxy SIII, Kindle
Carrier: Telus

Thanks: 105
Thanked 58 Times in 49 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by A.Nonymous View Post
I'm reluctant to strip DRM out of stuff. I always wonder about the legality of doing so.
It all depends on where you live. I'm in Canada, so far it's legal here. Even if I wasn't living here I would still do it. I bought it, it's mine (yes I know I only bought a licence). As long as people aren't stripping it to share the book around I don't think anyone is going to care if you strip it.
Bren S. likes this.
Pookeysgirl is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 9th, 2012, 07:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
zuben el genub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 4,759
 
Device(s): Nexus 4, Galaxy S 4G, Nexus S
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 51
Thanked 868 Times in 698 Posts
Default

Here's another option:
Humble eBook Bundle Lets You Pay What You Want For eBooks - Slashdot
zuben el genub is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 9th, 2012, 08:00 PM   #22 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Bren S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: USA
Gender: Female
Posts: 736
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note 2,Nexus 7 32gb,Galaxy Note 10.1, and Motorola Xoom
Carrier: Straight Talk

Thanks: 101
Thanked 141 Times in 110 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pookeysgirl View Post
It all depends on where you live. I'm in Canada, so far it's legal here. Even if I wasn't living here I would still do it. I bought it, it's mine (yes I know I only bought a licence). As long as people aren't stripping it to share the book around I don't think anyone is going to care if you strip it.
Exactly.
Bren S. is online now  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Discussion > Android Applications
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:12 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.