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Feedbooks acquires Aldiko ereading app
May 28, 2014 | 11:25 am

logo_feedbooksFeedbooks announced the acquisition of Aldiko, an Android ereading app that has more than 20 million downloads. Feedbooks began in June 2007 and has added a number of initiatives over the years such as a web e-book creation tool, and offers a distribution channel. Now it will have its own ereading app. Considering Feedbooks offers more than 800,000 titles in its own store and Aldiko works with a number of publishing formats, the match seems like a good one. Feedbooks allows customers to stay within its system from start to finish with its new purchase. “We are thrilled to join Feedbooks with whom...

Morning Roundup: Aldiko hits 20 million downloads, Benefits of an English degree and more
April 23, 2014 | 9:00 am

aldikoeBook, Used Book or New? (Digital Book World) But it occurred to me that choosing a book is more than selecting its content. A range of values is embedded inside the choice: ebook, used book, or new? *** Android eBook App Aldiko Hits 20 Million Downloads (The Digital Reader) Aldiko is coming up on its 5th anniversary in June, and the developers will have something to celebrate. They just announced that the app had reached a new milestone. *** Changing the DNA of the Reader (Future Book) Are readers fixed in how they read? One of the frustrations around the digital transition is that despite all of...

Aldiko Updates to 3.0. Sporting a New Look
October 9, 2013 | 2:03 pm

aldiko Aldiko was the first third-party ereading app I used on Android, and I was quite happy with the reading experience. However, I wasn't as thrilled with the library interface. I recently tried the 3.0 update, and I like it much better. You can tag and sort into collections. The look is improved, being more modern and, in my opinion, visually appealing. They've also added a Progress feature, to see where you are in books you've read recently. That's a feature I particularly like in Mantano, and I was glad to see it implemented here. Reading the reviews, however, I notice a feature has...

Adding Custom Fonts to E-reading apps
September 10, 2013 | 4:19 pm

Ever found an e-reading app you like, but the font choices drive you crazy? Not all apps support loading your own fonts, but several Android apps do, notably Aldiko, Moon+ Reader and Mantano. Note that iOS users are out of luck, although jailbreaking your device might give you the ability. So how do you find and load your own fonts? This gave me trouble at first because when I checked Google Play, all I could find were apps that allowed me to change my system fonts, and they required rooting, which I wanted to avoid. Finally, I found a site where you...

Why are the better e-reading apps only on one platform?
March 6, 2013 | 12:45 pm

e-reading apps E-book stores tend to have their apps on multiple platforms: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc. But the discerning e-book reader wants more features than those apps usually provide, so we start looking for third-party apps. And then we run into an issue. Think about some of the better-regarded e-reading apps. Many of them are only on one platform. Marvin is only on iOS. Moon+ Reader, Mantano and Aldiko are only on Android. (Also, what's with the letter "M" and e-reading apps?) It's almost enough to make you want to buy multiple tablets. Oh wait, I do own multiple tablets... I was curious, so...

Kindle for Android vs. Kindle for iOS
January 14, 2013 | 11:00 am

A common complaint about Android apps in comparison to iOS apps is that Android apps are often missing features or seem “unfinished” and not as polished. While I’ve found that to be true in some cases, the Kindle app is a particularly grievous example. While books in the Android version are easy to read, sync with the Cloud and are very pretty on my Nexus 7 screen, some basic features in the iPad app are mysteriously missing. Here are my biggest gripes: 1. You can’t open a book from an email or from Dropbox With “Send to Kindle,” this isn’t as big a...

How to Open Nook Books in Aldiko
January 13, 2013 | 1:30 pm

By Juli Monroe Like to buy books from Barnes & Noble, but you’d rather read your books in an app with more options, like Aldiko, a popular Android e-reading app? No worries. I’m going to walk you through opening Nook books in Aldiko, without removing DRM. The process does start with downloading the book to the Nook app. Once that’s done, however, you can leave the Nook app and open Aldiko.                                               From the main screen, select “File,” and navigate to the Nook folder.                                               See it there near the bottom of the screen? Select that, and navigate to the “Content” folder. Open it and you’ll see...

How to install the Aldiko Book Reader on Kindle Fire?
May 21, 2012 | 9:20 am

Images  1 From the Aldiko blog: Many Kindle Fire users have asked us how to install the Aldiko Book Reader on their Kindle Fire, below we are going to share two easy methods to you. Downloading and installing directly to your Kindle Fire: (1) At the top of the Kindle Fire menu, select the Gear (settings) icon and then tap on the ‘More’ icon; (2) Tap on ‘Device’, then choose ‘ON’ for ‘Allow Installation of Applications’; (3) Open the Kindle Fire’s browser and open the below link: https://aldiko.zendesk.com/entries/402881-download-the-latest-version-of-the-aldiko-book-reader-application#overview to download the Aldiko app; (4) When download completes, open the notification bar on your Kindle Fire....

Aldiko Update Version 2.1.0 to All: New Tablet-Optimized User Interface and More
March 22, 2012 | 8:50 am

From the Aldiko blog: We have finally released the Aldiko Book Reader version 2.1.0 update to free users last weekend. The latest version added: New Honeycomb tablet-optimized user interface For more details, you can also read the blog post here: http://www.aldiko.com/blog/aldiko-book-reader-for-tablet-is-here Opening and importing files into the Aldiko Book Reader directly from browser, email attachment, third-party apps like Dropbox For instructions, please visit this blog post here: http://www.aldiko.com/blog/tips-tricks-read-or-import-your-ebooks-from-other-apps Opening PDF file attachment in Gmail client on Android 3.0+ tablets   Finnish and Hungarian User Interface And More Besides these new features, we’ve also added new OPDS callbacks feature support, improved the quality of book covers in the store,...

How to separate read and unread books in library in Aldiko
February 27, 2012 | 8:35 am

From the Aldiko Blog (blockquotes omitted): One question that we often received from you guys is “ Can I separate the books in my library into “read” and “unread”?” The answer is “Yes”. You can actually use Tags or Collections feature in the Aldiko Book Reader app to do so. Below are the instructions: Go to the list view of your library and then tap on “Tags” or “Collections” (here we use Collections as example). Tap on the “+” button at the right corner of your device display to add a collection. You will then see a pop-up window, just give the collection a...

Aldiko free ereader app exceeds 5 million downloads
January 9, 2012 | 9:16 am

5000000 aldiko blog From the Aldiko blog.  Congratulations! 5-million download is a pretty big number for a single app on a single mobile platform. Last December, thanks to all Aldikoans around the world, the Aldiko Book Reader app free version exceeded 5 million downloads. This is a big milestone for us. The Aldiko Book Reader app continues to be users’ eBook app of choice when it comes to reading on Android devices. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all aldikoans for their support. We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012. ...

Aldiko Book Reader for Tablet is Here
December 7, 2011 | 9:09 am

Aldiko Book Reader Tablet VersionFrom the Aldiko blog: After months of effort, the long-awaited tablet version of Aldiko Book Reader app is finally here, with a brand new user interface and many more optimized functions. Brand New User Interface We have optimized the user interface of the app to honeycomb tablets, providing you an intuitive and friendly eBook browsing, reading and organizing experience on tablets. In addition, we have also made some visual improvements to the user interface of the phone version with new navigation icons, app icon and shelf view interface, which will give you a more enjoyable experience. New “Open As…” With the updated Aldiko Book Reader app, you...

Using Dropbox with Aldiko
October 10, 2011 | 10:04 am

From the Aldiko blog: At Aldiko, we always want to give you more freedom to choose what you read. You can buy books from different bookstores and you can add your own favorite bookstores in the app; you can also transfer your own books and documents to the Aldiko app through the Import feature. Today, we’re introducing a quick tip for you to transfer files from your computer to Aldiko app on your Android Smartphone or tablet by using a great tool called Dropbox. Dropbox is a cloud storage service which can sync all your files between...

Aldiko wins Laptop Magazines Best eReader app contest
February 7, 2011 | 9:44 am

AldikoThe contestants were Kindle, Nook, Aldiko 2.0, Stanza dn iBooks. Aldiko was the winner. No a giant response, but here are the numbers: Kindle 58 votes Nook 151 votes Aldiko 2.0 169 votes Stanza 20 votes iBooks 20 votes Total 418 votes. ...

Aldiko 2.0 now available for Andoid
January 18, 2011 | 9:49 am

The long-awaited Aldiko 2.0 is now here! You can download it from the Android market or on our website. The Aldiko 2.0 brings you a brand-new user interface, new features and additional eBook format support. Highlights of Aldiko 2.0 are: * Supporting ePub and PDF eBook formats, as well as Adobe DRM * A new eBook marketplace for you to access eBooks from different booksellers at one place * Fully customizable reading experience: font type, font size, font and background colors, margin, alignment, line spacing, brightness, display orientation and navigation control are...

Aldiko book reader 2.0 coming soon
December 10, 2010 | 10:24 am

promo.pngFrom the Aldiko blog: We have been working on Aldiko 2.0 behind the scene for awhile already, a lot of you have been asking us what Aldiko 2.0 will bring. So, what’s new? Let us share some of the highlights: in Aldiko 2.0, you will be able to Read Adobe-DRMed ePub and PDF files as well as non-encrypted ePub and PDF files, that means you can use Aldiko 2.0 to read ebooks from most of the bookstores worldwide; Discover, browse and download ebooks from thousands of contemporary titles (including best-sellers, new releases etc. ) as well as a large selection of high-quality free...

Ars Technica reviews Aldiko for Android
September 23, 2010 | 9:56 am

aldiko_home_content.jpgThe article first gives a mention to FBReader: Sadly, FBReader for Android (sometimes called FBReaderJ) doesn't quite match the maturity of its native Linux counterpart yet. It is missing some of features and lacks compatibility with the broad assortment of e-book formats that are supported by the regular Linux version. Right now, it only supports ePub, OEB, and FB2. The developers plan to enable additional formats in future versions. Although it's not the best choice for Android right now, I felt that FBReaderJ was worth mentioning in this article because it has a lot of potential and could be an ideal choice...

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