1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Looking for ebook reader with these specs...

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by stymiee, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. stymiee

    stymiee Member
    Thread Starter
    5

    Dec 8, 2010
    6
    1
    5
    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.
     

    Advertisement

  2. jcthorne

    jcthorne Well-Known Member
    38

    Jun 4, 2010
    137
    18
    38
    Houston
    Aldiko on your Android, Calibre on your PC will do what you ask and more.
     
    stymiee likes this.
  3. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    813

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    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.
     
    stymiee likes this.
  4. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member
    323

    Jun 3, 2010
    5,186
    1,347
    323
    Black Forest
    RepliGo Reader (Premium) is a PDF reader but it's like eBook reader.
    It meets your 3 requirements perfectly :)
    RepliGo Reader Trial - Android

    Harry
     
    stymiee likes this.
  5. lukeyboymac

    lukeyboymac Well-Known Member
    16

    Feb 8, 2010
    64
    7
    16
    Basingstoke, UK
    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
     
    stymiee likes this.
  6. Benjie

    Benjie Well-Known Member
    78

    Jul 9, 2010
    585
    52
    78
    Working and having fun
    Paradise
    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.
     
    stymiee likes this.
  7. Melodyem 5443

    Melodyem 5443 New Member
    26

    Dec 9, 2010
    3
    1
    26
    Nook for Droids@barnes & nobel
     
    stymiee likes this.
  8. stymiee

    stymiee Member
    Thread Starter
    5

    Dec 8, 2010
    6
    1
    5
    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
    53

    Jun 10, 2010
    343
    67
    53
    Kindle Imports epub? I thought it was just mobi format?
     
  10. Heinz

    Heinz New Member
    5

    Dec 16, 2010
    3
    0
    5
    Canada
    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).
     
  11. spiritedcharm

    spiritedcharm Active Member
    16

    Dec 9, 2009
    32
    2
    16

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

    braj Well-Known Member
    38

    Aug 7, 2010
    267
    18
    38
    ezPDF is a great PDF reader, remembers your place, has good display options, and lets you add your own bookmarks.
     
  13. Wiskid

    Wiskid Well-Known Member
    36

    Dec 31, 2009
    189
    5
    36
    Network Engineer
    Madison, Wi
    Boom! Aldiko is the king of eReaders.
     
  14. wayrad

    wayrad Well-Known Member
    163

    May 12, 2010
    1,177
    148
    163
    Female
    Long Island
    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.
     
  15. niederb

    niederb New Member
    5

    Jan 7, 2011
    1
    0
    5
    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?
     
  16. SlowRain

    SlowRain Well-Known Member
    56

    Oct 11, 2010
    152
    5
    56
    Male
    a Canadian expat in Taiwan
    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.
     
  17. xSithxSaviorx

    xSithxSaviorx Well-Known Member
    36

    Dec 28, 2010
    102
    2
    36
    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.
     

Share This Page

Loading...