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    Question Ebook Readers?

    So, what is the best ebook reader for a tablet, one that will be able to display all ebook formats?
    Michael
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    Don't know that there is a "universal" ebook reader. For .epub and .pdf I use Aldiko (there's a free version and premium version available). Here is a wiki page which has a nice chart laid out covering the various ebook reader apps for Android and which formats they support:

    Comparison of Android e-book reader software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowboydrvr View Post
    Don't know that there is a "universal" ebook reader. For .epub and .pdf I use Aldiko (there's a free version and premium version available). Here is a wiki page which has a nice chart laid out covering the various ebook reader apps for Android and which formats they support:

    Comparison of Android e-book reader software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    +1 on Aldiko. Been using it for over 2 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowboydrvr View Post
    Don't know that there is a "universal" ebook reader. For .epub and .pdf I use Aldiko (there's a free version and premium version available). Here is a wiki page which has a nice chart laid out covering the various ebook reader apps for Android and which formats they support:

    Comparison of Android e-book reader software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I came across that eReader & Wikipedia article before making my OP last night. Aldiko doesn't sound like what I want, however, I found Cool Reader:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...org.coolreader

    Because CR is Open Souce, it's only a matter of time till it supports .djvu/.oeb/.pdf/.docx formats.
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    +2 on Aldiko...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlauzon View Post
    I came across that eReader & Wikipedia article before making my OP last night. Aldiko doesn't sound like what I want, however, I found Cool Reader:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...org.coolreader

    Because CR is Open Souce, it's only a matter of time till it supports .djvu/.oeb/.pdf/.docx formats.
    Nice find. I had never heard of Cool Reader before. I've also heard FB Reader mentioned a few times in another forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tube517 View Post
    Nice find. I had never heard of Cool Reader before. I've also heard FB Reader mentioned a few times in another forum.
    I found it initially in an article -- not the Wikipedia article -- about eReaders, so I tracked it down, was able to download the APK from the SourceForge page, because I don't have WiFi so I couldn't download it from the Play store.

    I am liking it so far, but it has a learning curve, although I am just using the basics of it, don't see the point going into all the things it can do.
    Michael
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    So, I've installed Aldiko, because I started having issues with Cool Reader, as it started taking longer to render pages after opening the app, plus I couldn't figure out how to import the eBooks and had to go through the file explorer everytime; something I didn't have to do with Aldiko.
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    I also had tried Cool Reader early on but then ended up switching to Aldiko and have been using it for the last several years.
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    Cool Reader needs more work, and they need to create a tutorial on how to use it effectively. So, I'll use Aldiko for now until something better comes along.
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    Another suggestion is Moon+ Reader (?). Saw this on another forum. Never tried it but may have to check it out.
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    Trying Moon+ Reader right now, haven't read anything in it yet, just opened it and got it to the same page of the book that I am reading with Aldiko, there are differences that I saw already.
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    I briefly looked at Aldiko awhile back and it looked good. Let us know what reader works best for you.

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    hello ,i bought samsung tablet 3 from china mainland.it hasnt got google play market instead it has got hi market which doesn’t work by the way.i tried to download google play market and i was able to.now it doesn’t open.i tried all means of downloading it in useful way but i couldn’t.so anybody can please help me out here!!!
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