Classics

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  1. don_k

    don_k Well-Known Member

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  2. NotYou

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    I love the style of that app. It looks like the page turns are animated.

    I still like Stanza, though. Usually I just read actual physical books, but I use Stanza once in a while, mainly if I find something good that I don't already have.
    The interface is nice and you can change the font and colors to make things easier on your eyes. I really like the quality of it. They keep making improvements too.
     
  3. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    needs more books
    or the ability to add your own books
    or converted .txt's

    i like the concept, but dont really feel the need to spend it on the choice of books offered as of yet, i know more will come

    but to add my own books, that would be a selling point for me

    it seems that they take the public domain books, and painstakingly convert them to the classics format...maybe that is why they are only offering a couple a week

    it would be better if they built the framework, and a desktop convertor so the public could do the work as an open source project, whilst they profit from the sale of the reader, but pull it off as the cost is only to maintain the project

    i do like it, but will not buy it yet, one for fear of a price drop, and two, for book selection, and three for the lack of ability for me to convert my own books
     
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    Looks really sharp. I haven't been reading on my iPhone but I'm considering it. Just afraid it'll strain my eyes.
     
  6. Coral

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    This looks worth it based off it's 4.5 star rating and placement as #12 paid app. I would be more afraid of the price increasing as more books are added than the common price drop.
     
  7. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    alright i broke down and bought this

    mostly because of the threat made by Coral "I would be more afraid of the price increasing as more books are added than the common price drop."

    Blast you Coral, Blast you

    worth the money

    do want some more books though :)
     
  8. break5

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    this looks really polished but i don't care because i can't add my own books and that would be the only thing that would make me buy it... as soon as they add that one thing i'll buy it
     
  9. NotYou

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    If I could download or add books like in Stanza, I'd buy this in a heartbeat.

    I'm going to wait and see what books they add next.
     
  10. Chiller ONE

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    It looks really great and polished but you can get all those books with stanza for free, so whats the point?
     
  11. don_k

    don_k Well-Known Member

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    Where can I download all those books? Is it free?
     
  12. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member

    Love the app. It is very polished, the interface is great and it just makes fun. It gives a strange "haptic" feel, which the other ebook readers are missing.

    But I'm a bit afraid that there won't be any updates. Since the dev of Delicious Library is involed and this gets an update every 1.5 years, I expect the app to be finished, with no more books coming, even when they say it.
     
  13. Chiller ONE

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    Yes it is free. Download Stanza, open it, then open the online catalog, you should find almost all of the books that come with Classics there, for free.
     
  14. Gregz0r

    Gregz0r Well-Known Member

    This is cool. You can't go wrong for a dollar, lol.
    People appreciate presentation, and will pay for it, much like the iPhone's OS.
    Sure, [app]Stanza[/app] is free, but where's the pleasure in reading books on that? It's like your reading long emails or something. :D
     
  15. mek

    mek Well-Known Member

    if this turns out to be the case --- this irks me in so many ways
    and every app that does this, makes me loose faith in the app store...eventually i will stop buying from it

    guess we will wait and see
     
  16. don_k

    don_k Well-Known Member

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    A Dollar? Isn't it $3?
     
  17. rootbeersoup

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    I would never replace real books with reading on my iPod... Maybe an e-reader like the Kindle... But just think of the potential eye damage. eesh
     
  18. powersurge

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    Classics is back down to 99 cents again just a heads up.
     
  19. cathy

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    Classics is now freeee!
     
  20. eggzbacon

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    What? Wow, I bought it, and its really awesome
    It really stinks that Apple COMPLETELY copied it though
     

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