Best general ebook reader?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Sparky9292, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2004
    I've seen people say Stanza is the best generic ebook reader.

    Is there an ebook reader that I can simply download pdfs/txt and view them?

    What do you use to read books like Dan Brown's novels, etc? I don't have the money for an iPad yet.
  2. aixia macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2005
    I have Kindle, Stanza and Barnes and Noble E-Reader. Kindle is my favorite, and the books are cheap. Stanza is my next favorite, it has a great interface and pulls from Project Gutenberg, which gives you tons of free books. The Barnes and Noble reader is passable, but I don't like the interface as well as the others. But, it works with B&N gift cards, so it's great to use those up. Try them all out, all three are free, and see what works best for you. I decided to go with Kindle if I'm buying, Stanza for PG books, and B&N for gift card purchases only.
  3. stockscalper macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2003
    Area 51
    The Stanza reader is really nice and works well and it's my favorite. Barnes and Noble's reader is nice, but buggy and crash prone. Not a big fan of the way the Kindle reader looks, but it does give you access to the largest library of ebooks.
  4. Readdlemate Suspended


    Jan 26, 2009
    You can look at BookReader.
    Feel free to ask question.
  5. rwilliams macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    I prefer the Kindle app, mainly because it allows you to sync your Kindle books between your iPhone/iPod, PC, Mac (soon to come), and actual Kindle device. So wherever you leave off on one device, you can pick up at that same location on another. And the books are cheap (for now).

    In terms of quality of reading, you're still using a non-e-Ink screen, so it's only going to be so good for the eyes no matter which app you choose.
  6. pagansoul macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2006
    I have a Kindle so Amazon Kindle is the one I use most but I also use Dropbox a lot for my non-DRM pdfs, go figure. I do have all of the Googlebooks, GoodReader, eReader, Wattpad, and use Book Player for free audio and Local Books to see who is signing what, where also to keep track for Fairs.
  7. scott99 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2007
    I love the Kindle app. I have 15 books on it. I just love the ease of use, wireless downloading of books, and the interface. I have Stanza, but hardly ever use it.
  8. mrpin macrumors newbie

    Nov 23, 2009
  9. MadGoat macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2007
    I'm using Stanza, it allows me to download a crapload of free books and also allows me to upload my own books that I get online.

    Also stanza has more options to configure, mainly brightness of the screen by simply swiping my finger up or down.

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