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    Great Book Apps for iPads

    iBouquiniste

    I found this app as a result of my disappointment with iBooks. I confess to being a book hoarder but I also like to be an organized one. After iBooks last update, they would only allow 130 collections. I like to keep my authors in different collections and in order of when the books were written. This is important when the authors write a series of books. Also, I am a speed reader but like to relax and re-read some of my favourites.

    IBouquiniste allows one to input both mobi and ePub files as well as other types into their app. This is a real bonus as I didn't have to use mobi apps like the kindle or eBookMobi for mobi files and iBooks for the ePub files. My books and authors now are together.

    I love the look of the bookshelves with the authors names. Once there are more than six books on a bookshelf, it will even count the books for you. There is a bit of a downside in that you have to have the authors names in order and spelled correctly...ie. First and Last names or you will end up with multiple bookshelves. This can be corrected by changing the names. If the book disappears when going from all books to bookshelf mode, correcting this is simple by adding say a period to the name of the book. This part is slightly tricky but easily fixed and well worth the effort. Changing the order of the books works by pressing the book till it wiggles and then moving it as you do for the apps. When the book is in the right place, just touch the bookshelf to stop the wiggle.

    This app also allows book sharing right from the app.

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    Marvin

    Marvin

    Marvin is free or you can get the paid version. I don't remember the price and I can't see it now that I paid. Perhaps Nina you can find it for me. With the free version, you can only open one book at a time. There are in -app purchases if you want to change the colour scheme/ backgrounds.

    You can use this app to organize your books, add metadata, change book covers, book sharing and many other features. It counts the total number of books you own. Sorts books, you can highlight and rate books etc. again books have to be DRM free. The only drawbacks for me is that it takes ePub files and not mobi files, and that I miss the charming look of a bookshelf. When you file share, it adds the metadata to the email message so that the receiver gets an idea what this book is about. I use this app frequently so that I can quickly add my books from the iPad to my iPod touch.

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    Showing library view with metadata



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