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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...

Meet dot dot dot, an organizational app for all your digital reading
February 8, 2013 | 3:00 pm

"There are so many great digital texts out there," says the vocieover in the video embedded below. "Web articles, blog posts, e-books—texts you feel inspired by, and you want to dig into; you want to remember. But you always find yourself stuck between different applications and switching between different devices. The process of reading and working with digital texts feels broken. That's why we invented •••dotdotdot." * * * Just two days ago, as some of you may recall, we ran a brief item by Juli Monroe about this very same topic—the inherent frustration, that is, of having so many different types of content...

App Review: Marvin e-reader app for iPad
February 4, 2013 | 12:59 pm

Move over iBooks, there's a new e-reader for iPad in town: Marvin. I heard about it from a KindleKorner reader, and it's almost enough to make me wish I'd bought an iPad Mini instead of a Nexus 7. First, the basic information. Marvin is free, for now, but their website indicates that will end at some time. It opens DRM-free EPUBs, but they say they're working on more formats. I'm hoping for MOBI to come soon. It's an iPad-only app, but an iPhone version is coming. So, why another e-book app? Because this one is just amazing. Want complete control of how your...