Good with minor flaws I love this ebook reader and I like that I am able to sync my books and reading progress through dropbox. My problem is that the auto sync frequency is pretty ridiculous. There is no need for this app to constantly sync ever minute or so even when I haven't been reading books. There should be an option to manually set the sync frequency or simply sync after aldiko has been in use.
Aldiko Sync Pro This app has to be in my top 5 favourite android apps. Calibre syncs books to my sgs by not by tab. Now I can sync books from my phone to my tablet and to top that I can sync bookmarks. Developer is an amazing guy that responds to emails very quickly. This is one app I could not be without. If you use calibre and aldiko, and have a phone and tablet then this is a must have. Those complaining about the sync notification icon. Try looking in Settings and tick Hide Status Icon.
Good but... There really needs to be an option to set the sync frequency. I can't think of any reason to sync every minute, and as others have mentioned it's extremely annoying on tablets. Auto sync is almost useless because of this. I understand that the sync frequency issue can be "fixed" by using Tasker, but any developer who suggests that the biggest complaint about their app should be corrected by using another, more expensive app is just being lazy. Seriously, all we're asking is that you don't burn up our battery or data plan by giving us an option to only sync ever few hours. Is that too much?
Must-have for multi-device users Great product, great implementation, great support. Anyone that uses multiple Android devices (phone+tablet for example), this is practically a necessity. Absolutely worth paying for the Pro unlocker as well. A few days ago, I got an error when trying to sync, so emailed developer from within the app (which auto-populated the error info), he replied within an hour - Dropbox was having some maintenance or something that day. Problem wasn't even with his app, but developer did the research and replied very quickly. 5 stars and totally worth the 99-cent upgrade to the unlocker for automatic syncing.
Great Have been using this and the paid version for over 2 years now. Love this app. For those who complain about permissions and Root, understand that is due to Aldiko, not this app. Aldiko has been claiming they will add sync for 3 years and it has never developed, yet they actively try to block this apps access. Go figure. I use this on 3 different devices and it works flawlessly!!!!
What a great developer I was having issues getting the pro version to sync properly. I e-mailed the developer and had a response in about an hour and we had several e-mails back and forth to timely solve my issues. It seems that there are 2 events that trigger the sync - properly closing Aldiko and when your screen is unlocked. I was leaving Aldiko running in the background, so the sync was not properly initiated. Problem solved. Thanks! Update for everyone complaining about the new root requirements... it's aldiko causing the problem... just don't update aldiko or uninstall it and find an older version on the internet.
* (2.3.6) Updated to use latest market licensing library.
* (2.2.6) Improve info reported by license app for better tracking of cases where license verification fails
* (2.1.1) Improve license check code to reduce verification failure reported by some users