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  1. stymiee

    stymiee New Member This Topic's Starter

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    1. Reads PDFs
    2. Lets me import my own PDFs/eBooks
    3. Remembers what page you left off

    #2 is probably the most important as I have a few PDFs I'd like to be able to read over time on my android phone. If I have to convert them to a different file type that's fine, too, as long as it can remember where I left off.
     

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  2. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member

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    Aldiko on your Android, Calibre on your PC will do what you ask and more.
     
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  3. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

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    There are a few apps, but none of them are highly rated. Since I've not used a single one of these I can't really say what they will and won't do, but I believe they are all free so you could give them a shot.

    MOBI-BOOK PDF Reader

    BeamReader PDF Viewer

    txtr eBook Reader & Store

    Compra eBook - Not in English


    As others will tell you, the most common way of dealing with PDF ebooks is install Calibre or Mobi Pocket Creator on your computer and convert the PDFs to either Epub or Prc and use Aldiko, Kindle or Nook to view them.
     
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  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

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    RepliGo Reader (Premium) is a PDF reader but it's like eBook reader.
    It meets your 3 requirements perfectly :)
    RepliGo Reader Trial - Android

    Harry
     
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  5. lukeyboymac

    lukeyboymac Well-Known Member

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    Another thumbs up from me for Aldiko and Kindle
    Kindle is great to buy from, sinks so easily between desktop and real kindle and also phone.

    Aldiko just looks nice and is fast. Both a bit fiddly when importing stuff but they do work well once it's in there
     
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  6. Benjie

    Benjie Well-Known Member

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    I did the Calibre thing a couple of days ago and imported a PDF file to ePub. The conversion went really good; however, Calibre has this thing about "ll" - the 1st "l" as in "L" is omitted.
     
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    Melodyem 5443 New Member

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    Nook for Droids@barnes & nobel
     
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  8. stymiee

    stymiee New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you everyone for your quick and helpful replies.

    This looks like exactly what I need. Thank you, again.
     
  9. Crodley

    Crodley Well-Known Member

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    Kindle Imports epub? I thought it was just mobi format?
     
  10. Heinz

    Heinz New Member

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    Does anyone have a copy of the txtr app. txtr eBook Reader & Store . It is free, but I cannot download it to my generic tablet (no market).
     
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    spiritedcharm Active Member

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    Sorry, but I've had a Kindle and a Nook and I much prefer Nook. They are both good, but Nook is better.
     
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    braj Well-Known Member

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    ezPDF is a great PDF reader, remembers your place, has good display options, and lets you add your own bookmarks.
     
  14. Wiskid

    Wiskid Well-Known Member

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    Boom! Aldiko is the king of eReaders.
     
  15. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member

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    I suspect that's a problem in the file encoding and not in Calibre. You could try a file from a different source to make sure.

    Regarding the OP's question, converting the .pdf file with Calibre will only work if it's a "searchable PDF". If it's a raw page scan, it would either need to be viewed with a PDF viewer, or OCR'd and converted to text.
     
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    I have spent a whole day trying different input and output formats and I can't get an ePub out of Calibre that works on my Archos 70 IT. Does anybody know what settings to use?
     
  17. SlowRain

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    You can try asking the same question over on MobileRead.com. They have an official Calibre forum. I think the developers even participate sometimes. Either way, that site is really useful for people who read e-books.
     
  18. xSithxSaviorx

    xSithxSaviorx Well-Known Member

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    Um, i use moon+ reader, i think it supports pdf's, maybe jus txt n other formats, i like it a good bit, its not like kindle where it only lets u read amazon book's or anything tho. Id at least check it out, just incase.
     

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