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  1. notaguru

    notaguru Android Enthusiast
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    Company and reference materials for my work are available in various ebook formats. I currently convert to .pdb and read on a Palm. Also, I enjoy reading ebooks on my handheld, and of course the available library is nearly infinite.

    Market and Google Search show a huge spectrum of android ebook readers, with varying levels of user praise and condemnation. I have tried many of them with frustrating results, and still must carry a Palm for ebook-reading. Nothing (that I have evaluated) does my whole job on the Eris.

    I need something that will do the following:

    .pdb, .txt, or .doc ebooks. Any ONE of these will suffice because I can convert as required. .txt would be best, I supposed, as that's the common denominator.

    Auto-scroll. Must be reasonably smooth, easy to start, and variable speed. It's important to be able to control speed without too many button-pushes, perhaps with the volume rocker.

    Font control. My aged eyesight requires selection of font type, size, and weight.

    Images would be great but are not required.


    I'll gladly pay any reasonable price for a stable and effective solution.

    Is there one?

    Already tried:
    Aldiko
    iReader
    jj
    Laputa
    FB
    91Panda
     

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    OTD turned me on to Aldiko and Calibre. I've been using Aldiko for about a month; it's great - very customizable and user-friendly.
     
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    beamreader is the best. It can view really large documents with ease imo. It Costs tho.

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    that's for pdf's, that is.

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    OTD... Congrats on Moderator status! It's about time!
     

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