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Tuesday, 14 July 2009

New version of AnyView eBook reader

AnyView Java mobile phone eBook reader
eBook reader AnyView reads .txt, .html, .pdb, and .umd texts and .gif, .jpg, and .png images. The latest update kills some bugs, but there are plenty of issues left.

AnyView crashed often on my phones, rendering of .html files took ages and was full of errors, and it couldn't open any of the .pdb files I fed to it. The latter problem is because of the multitude of formats hidden under the .pdb extension: AnyView can only open TEXt/REAd .pdb files.


If AnyView won't suit your needs, here are some alternatives:

MobiReader opened all my eBooks in .mobi format (which AnyView can't read).

Book Reader by TequilaCat can turn many eBook formats into .jar files which open on just about every mobile phone that can handle Java.

QReader reads .txt, .tcr, .prc, and .fb2 files. It's supposed to read .pdb texts too, but there are many different types of .pdb files and QReader only works with some of them. The QReader website just has a download link and the text "will be updated soon," but there's a review with screenshots on The list of supported phones dates from the early Feature Pack 1 days, but QReader also works on my FP2 Nokia.

Some sites with free eBooks:
Project Gutenberg

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