Doesn't show actual page numbers, which makes citations for academic papers difficult. The way it lists page numbers is based on chapter or chapter subsection, followed by what page of the chapter you are on (e.g. Chapter 5 page 10 of 35). The problem is, chapter 5 can have between 6 and 142 pages depending on what font size you use. That's not very useful academically. My workaround for this has been to go to a website that has a searchable preview of the book, search for the text I'm quoting and get the actual page number from that. I used Kobo because my textbooks were a bit cheaper than the app I was using, but will probably need to change back next term.
I really like this possibility to ready a book in a app with a cool page effect and page marks and easy share. I like it so far. There are few points to improve: - to select text in different pages to share ( if the paragraph ends in the next page for example ) - to share the whole selected text in Facebook messenger ( the kobo advertising text is too big, there is no enoght space for my paragraph. ) - to unmark texts in the same way you mark it. ( Right now you need to go to the menu, then to the marked text, then find the text there, then select the option, then press delete. )
[update -- Still an excellent app (and much easier to read with on my new Sony Z2 :-), but still missing the possibility to synchronise side loaded books between devices.] Excellent app, even on this tiny (320x480) screen! Just a pity there is no way to sync "side loaded" books between my Kobo and phone.
The app could do with the synchronisation of the reading progress with the e-reader for non-kobo e-books, as well. UI has had a great changeover. Looks better than the older version.
I really didn't want to buy a separate reader so I was very happy to find this app. It works great and the book selection is awesome.
Two issues. First, it uses full justification. That makes it difficult to read naturally because spacing is always changing from line to line. That is utterly unacceptable. Second, it requires a decent internet or Wifi connection. As a result I often can't read my book when I want to. The only thing worse is a PDF, which is the only other option for this book. So bad I will uninstall the app when I'm done with the book and try to avoid Kobo whenever possible in the future.
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E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization