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Moon+ Reader Pro sporting new Material Design
January 6, 2015 | 4:25 pm

Screenshot_2015-01-06-09-35-43Your Android device might not yet be running Lollipop (and you might be glad of that with recent reports of Lollipop woes), but you've probably noticed that many of your apps are sporting the new Material Design look. (Anyone else amused when an Apple app gets updated to a Material Design look, to match the Android version?) Update: Removed because a reader pointed out my throw-away comment was incorrect. Moon+ Reader Pro is one of the first eReader apps to sport the new design. (Thanks to reader Jon Jermey for pointing it out to me.) Play Books obviously has the new...

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...

Setting up Moon+ Reader for Text-to-Speech Using Ivona
April 30, 2013 | 1:15 pm

Moon+ ReaderI was presenting at a seminar last week, and someone came up to me afterwards and said he'd bought my book and was enjoying it. His only complaint was that the Kindle for Android app didn't support text to speech, and he wished he could listen to my book while he was driving. "No problem," I told him. "Ivona and Moon+ Reader." My books are all DRM-free, so it was easy for him to download the file and open it in Moon+ Reader. If you want to try this trick at home with different books, you may need to first remove DRM. I've...

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...

Moon+ Reader (app review)
February 13, 2013 | 7:54 pm

Remember how I wrote that Whispersync was so important that I'd put up with a less feature-full app to have syncing between my Touch and Nexus 7? Oh, how things change. After Moon+ Reader was reinstated in the app store, I bought a copy to play around with. I figured it would be like other e-reading apps I've tried: I'll use it for a couple of books, but find it's just not compelling enough to make me switch from the Kindle app. Not so with Moon+ Reader. It's a great app, and worth taking the extra step of manually syncing between my...

Moon+ Reader Back on Google Play! And On Sale!
February 8, 2013 | 10:00 am

Some of you may have read that Moon+ Reader was pulled from Google Play about a week ago, for a bogus copyright infringement claim. Nate over at The Digital Reader had a good story about it. A few days later, the developer had an apology from Litres, the company who made the bogus claim. I tried to read the apology, but my Russian is non-existent. If any readers want to give us an overview of the apology, it's here. The good news is that the developer received lots of support and coverage of the story. Scroll down to see the list of...

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