BookShelf review, and also a request (PDF to HTML convert)

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  1. AnalogMan

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    [REVIEW] BookShelf by AnalogMan

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    BookShelf

    Cost USA: $9.99

    It's a lot like Books. An ebook reader that currently supports:
    * Plain Text [.txt]
    * HTML with images [.html]
    * FictionBook2 with images [.fb2]
    * PalmDoc / AportisDoc [.pdb]
    * MobiPocket (unencrypted) [.pdb, .prc, .mobi]
    * Plucker with images [.pdb]
    with PDF support coming in the future.

    Can read either Portrait or Landscape, can change font, and color. To load the books onto the iPod you use a JAVA program downloadable from his site: http://iphonebookshelf.com
    It basically turns your PC into a server so that the iPod can browse and download books from. You can also connect over the net to other people's book repositories. Included is an address with a bunch of open licensed books.

    Works very very good, loads in seconds. Keeps multiple bookmarks and you can have individual font settings per book. Uses it's own word wrapping so be wary of ebooks that come pre-word wrapped.

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    Hi!

    Save the PDF as text by going to File -> Save as Text
    And then use a Text to HTML converter!
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    While I may have to do it this way if I run out of time before work, the PDF in question has a lot of italics to show inner thought and stuff. I was hoping for something that would preserve formatting. All well, I may just HAVE to deal with it. Thanks however, it gave me something to resort to.
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    Soooo.... If we want to read ebooks with 2.0, we don't really have any free alternatives anymore?
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    There's e-Reader which is free, but the e-Reader format is proprietary and not free.
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    e-Reader is garbage. First app I downloaded, as the description strongly implied you could use your own files. Was also the first app I deleted.

    For text I'm using the Mail program. Email myself the text, and open it in the mail program. With wifi off, it still stores the mail so you can read it. Just gotta see what, if any, cut off there is on the text.

    The stupid restriction on uploading files easily is going to nerf over a lot of potential 2.0 has IMO.
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    nuckfumbertheory New Member

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    So with this new app can we use ebooks from our 1.1.x? etc or do we need to buy from the store.
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    BookShelf works with any existing file you have in the above formats. I can't wait for PDF support.
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    There was another free ebook program released today, but the program you need to get stuff on it is bloody Mac only

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    I am NOT paying $10 for a bloody text viewer.
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    What is the free one called? I have a mac and I want to try it out.
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