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    Default Which is the best .EPUB reader application

    Can anyone tell me which is the best .EPUB reader application for the PlayBook?

    Thank you for taking the time!
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    For DRM free epubs, I'd recommend BookReader in AppWorld.
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    I second that an excellent app
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    For Adobe Digital Editions e-books you will need to download the book using Adobe Digital Editions and use another utility written in Python to remove the DRM. Whty Adobe chooses not to make a version of Adobe Digital Editions for the BlackBerry PlayBook only Lucifer and his minions-in-training (Mike and Jim) will ever truly know.
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    For all other reading, why Kobo, of course.
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    Overdrive media works well. Worked flawlessly for me. Downloaded books from public library without a glitch.
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    i originally got Book Reader on mine. it has a nice amount of fonts to choose from and there are plenty of lil tweaks to get the screen just to your liking...

    Kobo.. its nice and all.. but i dont know how to add my books to the library.. (anyone can assist me on that one?)

    Recently got the PlayEpub Book Reader Trial Version so i'm playing around with that one...
    Honestly... i'm really liking the UI on the playEpub... it looks nicer to me. However, it seems it can only play epub and FB2 files.. whereas the book Reader reads more formats (Epub, mobi, FB2, Txt and CHM it says)

    playepub is $1.99 whereas book reader is $.99

    based on those facts, i'll say Book Reader is better... but i'm really liking the interface on playepub... [wondering if i should get it, most of the books i have are in epub formats anyway... hmm, ]
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    +1 for Book Reader. I love it!
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    I really like Moon + Reader 1.6.0.11. It works very similar to the Kobo reader. The only thing is it has to be sideloaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffyj View Post
    I really like Moon + Reader 1.6.0.11. It works very similar to the Kobo reader. The only thing is it has to be sideloaded.
    +1. This is my pick for EPUB files as well. Great interface, smooth page turning effects, many features. Definitely a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffyj View Post
    I really like Moon + Reader 1.6.0.11. It works very similar to the Kobo reader. The only thing is it has to be sideloaded.
    Where would one find THAT version of Moon Reader? Thanks
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    +1 for Book Reader, it's the best IMO.
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    Thank you all for replying. I tried some of the suggested ones and will try others and report back which I like the most. So far they all seem laggy so I will look into that Moon Reader one to see how that does.

    Thanks all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamaicangirl81 View Post
    Kobo.. its nice and all.. but i dont know how to add my books to the library.. (anyone can assist me on that one?)
    You can't, which is the main reason it's garbage.


    As to the question, Book Reader. Period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PostMortem View Post
    Thank you all for replying. I tried some of the suggested ones and will try others and report back which I like the most. So far they all seem laggy so I will look into that Moon Reader one to see how that does.

    Thanks all!
    The only time I found Book Reader to lag was when I didn't have the page turning option set to instant. Once I did that, no problems at all. Don't know if that helps you, but thot I'd throw it out there.
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    I thought that was an older version but I might have missed the version number. Thanks.
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    I thought that was an older version but I might have missed the version number. Thanks.

    Here is a link to the file.

    http://goodereader.com/apps/wp-conte...oad.php?id=182
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    Ok, so after enduring with Book Reader for a while (yes I tried others paid and not), I decided it was time to side load Moon Reader. I've been using it for a while now and really do like it. I find it much better especially because I can make notes, highlight text and it has a boat load of visual as well as control options. I wish the developer would officially support BlackBerry though. The fact that we don't have an official epub reader that is on par with the competition is a real disservice to us.

    I only wish that the dictionary service and voice notes functions of Moon Reader were usable. Those seem like useful functions.

    Thank you all for your help!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by F2 View Post
    Where would one find THAT version of Moon Reader? Thanks
    Go here... Blackberry Playbook Android Apps | Good e-Reader Android APP Store - Playbook App Market

    Assuming you're familiar with Side Loading, this is a very userful site to get side-loadable apps!
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    I haven't tried to sideload one of the alternatives, but have been very happy reading epub and mobi files on "Book Reader" that's only $1
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    Originally Posted by Jamaicangirl81
    Kobo.. its nice and all.. but i dont know how to add my books to the library.. (anyone can assist me on that one?)

    Quote Originally Posted by Khameleon05 View Post
    You can't, which is the main reason it's garbage.
    Well, you can, but only after a bit of mucking about - you need Calibre installed on a PC, together with a plugin which needs to be installed

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