E-reader problem

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by norbiheim, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. norbiheim macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Is there any e-reader app out there (currently using Kindle & iBooks) that can highlight any type of format?

    The books I buy, it's no problem to highlight and use the dictionary in Kindle. But as soon as I have a PDF from school and I need to highlight or use the dictionary, it's impossible.

    Please, help me and either recommend me another e-reader that is better than Kindle and iBooks or help me figure out how I can enable to use the highlight/dictionary functions.

    Many thanks!
     
  2. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    I'd recommend GoodReader for making notes on PDF files. It allows you to access multiple cloud storage options and upload marked PDFs back into the cloud.
     
  3. norbiheim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for he tip.

    Although, isn't there an application that does all of this (so that you will not need to use 10 different apps)? For example take iBooks or Kindle, if they could besides reading books (bought) also highlight and incorporate the dictionaries in every format in the app, say PDF, EPub etc.
     
  4. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    iBooks cannot annotate PDF documents, hence why most people will recommend another app to annotate. GoodReader does have access to a dictionary to define words.
     
  5. jojoba macrumors 68000

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    I haven't come across one. I use Kindle and Kobo for reading books, and iAnnotate or GoodReader for PDFs.
     
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It's too much of a hassle to combine all that in one app. Hence you either get one or the other.

    How much formatting is in your PDFs? Is converting to ePub out of the question?
     
  7. norbiheim thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Out of the question because I need the functions of highlighting etc
     

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