ipad books available on mac?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 68topls, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. 68topls macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    Is there a way to make a book or pdf that is available on my ipad / iphone also available to be read on my mac? It seems quite trivial since you are syncing the ipad and iphone with your mac but of course it doesn't appear that you can. Thanks in advance.
  2. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    Not unless/until Apple releases an iBooks for the Mac OS. iTunes stores and transfers books, but has no reader built in.

    pdfs, on the other hand, can e read in preview. They're just pdfs.
  3. 68topls thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2009
    Thanks for the info. Just wanted to verify that. I like the ipad but if some one in the family has the ipad and I want to read a book I bought I'm screwed.....oh well....
  4. wackymacky macrumors 68000


    Sep 20, 2007
    38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
    I really think this sucks.

    1) if I am downloading a buch of stuff I quite like to do it on my Mac.

    2) why can't i read it on my Mac. I can listen to my music.

    I'm sure if apple dosen't allow it. within a couple of months there will be a hack. (if there isn't already.)
  5. Reddkryten macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    I'm not near my Mac at the moment so I can't test this out, but a program called calibre might be able to do it.

    I've been using it to convert PDFs to the epub format iBooks uses (yes I know iBooks can read PDFs, but pubs just look nicer with the page turning animation etc) and it makes sense that if it should be able to read them as they are in a format it supports. The only thing I can thing would be a problem is DRM.

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