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It’s no secret how much I love reading ebooks, in fact I don’t even buy books that are not in electronic form anymore.  It is so satisfying to have a lot of ebooks on my device so I can grab precious moments when they present themselves […]

It’s no secret how much I love reading ebooks, in fact I don’t even buy books that are not in electronic form anymore.  It is so satisfying to have a lot of ebooks on my device so I can grab precious moments when they present themselves and spend them with a good book.  I do this on both my Tablet PC and my Windows Mobile Treo, whichever is handy.  While my preferred reader is eReader Pro, there is a new ebook reader nearing release that has me excited due to all the features.  Imagine a reader that runs on Windows (for my Tablet PC), Macs, Linux, and most PDAs, including Windows Mobile.  Throw in the ability to handle multiple document formats and the deal is sweetened nicely.  Then to seal the deal make the reader extensible so additional document formats can be added through the use of plug-ins.  Now you see why I am excited about dotReader by OSoft Inc.  dotReader should be available in September and just look at this screenshot (Windows Mobile version):

Dotreader_pda_view1_1

The program has nice search functionality that lets you search not only within the current document but across the entire library!  Talk about a great research platform.  There is no word on which document formats dotReader will handle at launch nor pricing, but I am going to watch for the launch for sure.

-jk

By James Kendrick

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  2. Think to the freeware YBook (free with a Ybook Compiler inside to produce ebook with – or not – access code to sell them). Yes, it’s free !

    http://www.spacejock.com/yBook.html

    Free too, Foxit reader 2.0 Beta with many Ink possibilities on PDF. Some watermarks on the side of pages can appear with some tools of the futur pro 2.0 version, but for a private use, it’s not a real problem. Light – 3.4 Mo for a simple exe file – more light than the elephant Adobe Acrobat Pro. Nice with my Samsung Q1 !

    Best regards

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  3. Foxit PDF reader 2.0 Beta download page :

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=858

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  4. And think to Project Gutenberg for a wide choice in free e-books (some audio-books toot) in multiple languages and formats…

    http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

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  5. I think my next handheld device has to support ereader cause my reading has dropped significantly since my Zodiac died and I replaced it with my nokia 770. The darn thing doesn’t support any type of modern books.

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  6. All good programs, Lorie. I think what excites me so much about dotReader is the user extensibility, if you can roll your own formats. That would be so cool.

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