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Oct. 16th, 2010 | 06:40 pm

I have an IPhone 4! Need help and recs. What ebook reader should I get? I have much books and fics to read. Also, what other apps should I get? Advice to make my life easier with an iPhone would be awesome. I really need it.

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Leareth

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from: _leareth
date: Oct. 16th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
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Documents to Go is good, like a mini Microsoft Office in your phone. Reads PDFs and HTML and other docs.

Stanza is better than the Apple eBooks.

Other stuff ... depends on what you do with your iPhone. I read a lot of news, so I have a lot of news apps? Oh, and the first two Final Fantasy games transfer rather well to iPhone format.

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witty, somehow

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from: naanima
date: Oct. 17th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
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I'm definitely going to get Stanza, and Documents to Go sounds awesome (I take it I can write and save items with it?). Ibooks kind of suck when it comes to reading pdfs.

Ohh - news apps would be awesome.

I'm mostly using it as a listening/reading/notetaking tool. Not so much for the watching media part of it.

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Elizabeth McCoy

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from: archangelbeth
date: Oct. 16th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
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What ebook reader? All of them! All the free ones, anyway. Stanza is the best all purpose reader, but you can have iBooks, kindle, nook, the borders reader (least good of the 'a store chain made me' lot), ereader that became nook but may still be around, kobo, and any other free ereader. You can take advantage of special offers and freebies with the store-chain readers, have more than one book going per reader, and figure out your favorite. (Stanza...) goodreads is the one I use for bundles of jpegs. iBooks is what I use for PDFs.

You also want to pick up the desktop app, calibre, which converts formats from just about anything into epub, which stanza and iBooks and nook can definitely read.

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Elizabeth McCoy

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from: archangelbeth
date: Oct. 16th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
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As for other apps -- what kind of apps do you like? Pocket Frogs is cool and free, and Phoenix Wright is available on the iPhone...

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witty, somehow

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from: naanima
date: Oct. 17th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
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Awesome. I can start getting ebook reader software. I got the free ibook, but it is kind of fail when reading pdfs.

I suppose more functional items - notepad-like apps and any other apps that can my iphone act like tiny computer. To be honest I'm using it most as a listening/reading tool, though being able to blog at any time is awesome.

Do you have any other apps that you found that makes your life easier?

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Elizabeth McCoy

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from: archangelbeth
date: Oct. 17th, 2010 10:22 am (UTC)
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The main app for "Making Life Easier" is the built-in calendar. It is my external brain. If it's not on my calendar, I tend to forget it. Being able to access the web via the phone is also rocking. (And there's a LJ app for posting to LJ, too, of course.) Email is also pretty useful -- and cheaper than text messaging... >_>

I'm a little surprised that iBooks isn't doing well for reading PDFs, but I suppose I've been using it on the iPad instead, and that's bigger. Try Goodreader for PDFs, then, and see if that's any better?

For notes, if the generic Notes app isn't enough... Hm. I'd say, experiment with all the free stuff you can find. Also, Pages may show up for the iPhone soon if it hasn't already... Bento is another non-free app that may suit you better.

I have a million-zillion games on mine... >_> Also various comics and webcomics (Reality Check! Yay!), which my kid loves.

In general, I get most of my work done on my MacBook Air, though I can get some stuff done on the iPad if I have to, or mail myself things from the iPhone.

I'd probably say... Figure out what you want to do, then figure out a keyword, then plug that keyword into the app store and see the descriptions, and download anything Free that looks cool. You can always remove it from the phone, and your computer, if it sucks.

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Eiri

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from: eirivan
date: Oct. 16th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
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witty, somehow

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from: naanima
date: Oct. 17th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
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Thanks!

I'll definitely have a serious think about this.

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