Which Homebrew app is the best for reading books?

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Jun 12, 2010
  1. Madguy
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    Newcomer Madguy Newbie

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    Hey I was just wondering which app should I download to view books in? I already use moonshell to read books but I would like a better app if there is one. I already browsed and saw these three

    -DSReader
    -ReadMore
    -DSLibris

    Which out of these three should I get? Oh yeah, if there are better apps for reading books, please tell me so I can get it.

    Thank you.
     
  2. distorted.freque

    Member distorted.freque I'm getting mixed signals here!

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    I only ever tried DSReader out of the three, besides Moonshell, and I personally prefer Moonshell, though it doesn't have dual-screens for reading. >:

    Why not just try all three of them and see which one you prefer? *shrugs*
     
  3. Madguy
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    Yeah I'm doing that right now, I just hoped that there was someone out there that would have saved me some time and tell me what's crap and what's good or if there is another unlisted app that is better than the ones I posted.
     
  4. VatoLoco

    Member VatoLoco Don't crush that dwarf, hand me the pliers.

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    i use moonshell myself, it does the job just fine.

    you can change the settings (select button) to display text on the top screen
     
  5. _Chaz_

    Member _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    I've tried both DSReader and DSLibris. DSReader was better as converting for DSLibris was a pain.

    But DSReader sometimes repeats lines and even whole paragraphs on the lower screen.



    I now use MoonShell 2 for my .txt reading. Now I can even listen to the book on tape with it if I so choose and the text looks better imo.
     
  6. Stormwave

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    You might aswell try my TextDS2 also [​IMG]. In novel mode it works pretty well for reading books (I've read two novels on it myself so far). It remembers what page you were on, touchscreen page turning, truetype font rendering, word wrapping etc.
     
  7. badnat

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    DSLibris is great. Nice features and such. Just use calibre to convert all your books to epub. And make sure none of your books have "&" or other irregular characters in the filename or the program won't start a second time.
     
  8. Fluffbutt

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    Does DSLibris and Calibre support cbr cbz?

    And if Calibre converts, does DSLibris read then as comics, like a windows comic book reader?

    I'm after something that will read cbr cbz comics, but not ComicBookDS (not saying it's bad, I just can;t use PictoDS, no java, no intention of installing java).
     

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