eBook reader that syncs place automatically like iBooks?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by yegon, May 7, 2011.

  1. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Posted this in iPhone forum, but figured it'd be worth a try here too.

    iBooks is fine on the iPad but, due to the amount of screen real estate wasted, is utterly woeful on the iPhone. A fine example of Apple at their worst, style absolutely over content - do we REALLY need all that margin space either side, page number and the name of the book you're reading permanently displayed on such a small screen? Of course not.

    Stanza is great on the iPhone but doesn't sync furthest read/current place automatically between iPad/iPhone so I've grudgingly used iBooks on my iPhone for ages now. Are there any third party ebook reader that do this? I'm willingly to pay for the privilege dagnabbit!
  2. cbronfman macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2008
    Washington DC

    Kindle syncs like iBooks between iPad and iPhone (as well as with your Mac computers).
  3. yegon thread starter macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Oh yeah, forgot about the Kindle app, thanks. Unfortunately, I seem to remember the place syncing only works with books bought in the Kindle store, and nearly all my books have been purchased elsewhere.
  4. yegon thread starter macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Thread resurrection!!!

    Err, what I said in my original post really. Don't expect anyone to answer in the positive but it's worth a punt, not paid much attention to the app scene in the last few months.
  5. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    This is an iPad forum.
  6. yegon thread starter macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    If you care to read the thread, it relates to iPad & iPhone.

    Thanks for taking part!
  7. yegon thread starter macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    It's me again, and I'm still looking!

    I notice Tomes (formerly Bookshelf) can sync positions between idevices using a @me.com account. Unfortunately it's an awful, buggy piece of ****, but Im hoping, with iCloud now up and running, some other ebook app may follow suit. Anyone know of any already?

    To reiterate, the Kindle app does not do what I'm looking for, nor does Stanza (seemingly now dead).
  8. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    An email from Amazon:

    As a past user of the Kindle Personal Documents Service, we are pleased to let you know about some improvements....Whispersync automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations for your documents (with the exception of PDFs) across devices.

    We expect to extend these features to Kindle Fire and Kindle apps (such as Kindle Cloud Reader, Kindle for Android, Kindle for iPhone, Kindle for PC, and Kindle for Mac) in the coming months.
  9. yegon thread starter macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Interesting, but does it sync books that haven't been bought via the Kindle book store? It didn't last time I tried.
  10. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    That's what personal documents are, so yes. It won't do much good until the ipad app is updated though.

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