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HALE101

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I just recently started doing some reading on my iPad Pro 12.9 using it in landscape mode , I know the 11 inch is better for reading purposes. I use to own a Kobo and my eye strain wasn’t bad at all . My question is do you guys read for long periods of time on your ipad and do you get eye strain after a few chapters.

Also, is their any apps that help with eye straiN?
 

chscag

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You might try computer glasses, no magnification, just coated to cut down the glare. They're usually sold on line or you can try Staples, Office Depot, etc. I guess I'm lucky because I read books from my iMac 27" retina screen and no eye strain.
 
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sparksd

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Read for several hours/day using the Kindle app on my 12.9 Pro and haven't had an issue with eye strain. I keep the brightness in the app turned down but don't use True Tone.
 
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Nikhil72

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I use auto brightness and night shift at nighttime plus auto dark mode in Apple Books and can do a few hours on my 12.9 without fatigue or issue.
 
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HALE101

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I have many books on kindle, kobo and Apple Books , what di you guys and girls think is the best reading app for the 12.9?
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I also bought a pair of eye strain glasses from amazon which helps a bit
 
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WildSky

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I read a lot of PDFs for work, and the Kindle app for e-books. I use low diopter drugstore readers. The settings I use are night shift, true tone, and accessibility > reduce white point shortcut in my control center. But regardless of settings, there's no substitute for taking screen breaks. For pleasure reading I prefer hardback books.
 
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mk313

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I don't read on my iPad much (I prefer my kindle) but I do occasionally, and don't have any issues with eye strain. I do use a neutral colored background (tan) in both iBooks and Kindle apps.
 
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Mac47

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Since 2012, I have bought e-books rather than paper, and read them all on ipads. I have the 2020 12.9 IPP, and read everything with sepia tone, shifting to white-on-black at night. I rip my Kindle books with Calibre and read in Apple’s Books app.

For PDFs, I use Goodreader, but I can’t shake the thought that there must be some other, better PDF reader. Goodreader makes annotation somewhat clunky: bring up a menu, choose a tool, annotate, then tap to save the annotation. Repeat for each annotation. Or maybe Goodreader has another method that I’ve missed, and I’m doing it wrong.
 
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rui no onna

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I just recently started doing some reading on my iPad Pro 12.9 using it in landscape mode , I know the 11 inch is better for reading purposes.
I see this more as a matter of personal preference with 12.9 being akin to hardbacks in size and relative weight and 10-11 being akin to mass market or trade paperbacks.

My favorite EPUB reader is still Marvin but that hasn’t been updated since 2017. Still, it’s the perfect blend of customization, features and simplicity for me.

One thing that really bugs me about iBooks is you can’t disable the page turn animation. Also, it’s a bit of a black box. Unless you have a Mac, you can’t export (non-DRM) EPUB files out of iBooks. Iirc, no easy way to export annotations, too.
 
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Nikhil72

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Since 2012, I have bought e-books rather than paper, and read them all on ipads. I have the 2020 12.9 IPP, and read everything with sepia tone, shifting to white-on-black at night. I rip my Kindle books with Calibre and read in Apple’s Books app.

For PDFs, I use Goodreader, but I can’t shake the thought that there must be some other, better PDF reader. Goodreader makes annotation somewhat clunky: bring up a menu, choose a tool, annotate, then tap to save the annotation. Repeat for each annotation. Or maybe Goodreader has another method that I’ve missed, and I’m doing it wrong.

PDF Viewer or PDF Expert are excellent
 
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