PocketBook Reader is a free app for reading all formats (books, magazines,
textbooks, comic books, etc.) and listening to audiobooks! The application
supports 26 book and audio formats, including mobi, epub, fb2, cbz, cbr. Read
without ads and with total comfort! Choose any content - an...
Recent update broke sharesheet functions
The problem is not with sharing from other apps to Pocketbook. The problem occurs when I try to share a book from inside of Pocketbook to other apps like Files or iBooks or Send to Kindle. If you swipe left on a downloaded book inside Pocketbook app and try to use the sharesheet for sending the book to Files or Kindle or iBooks it doesn’t work. Update Answer: No it doesn’t work. After clicking more, try tapping one of these- Files, Send to Kindle or iBooks. Nothing happens. It used to work fine before the recent update. I like this app. The most recent update broke the sharesheet functionality. To reproduce, swipe left on the list of downloaded books, tap share button, tap open in, try to use files, kindle or iBooks. Nothing works. Please fix this. I am on iPhone 6.
Was great, but now isn’t working
I used to love reading my books off of this app, which was a lot because I’m an absolute book nerd. However, I noticed that after a recent update that it doesn’t open up my ebooks properly anymore. I was in the middle of an ebook, but after the update it fails to load. Instead it just shows a white screen with a little green book that just keeps turning pages over and over again. I’ve waited for long periods of time while on that screen to see if there was just difficulty loading the ebook, but that isn’t the case. Please please please tell me how to fix this if it’s a problem on my end!!! I’ve used this app for ages on all sorts of devices and I’ve never had a problem with it before now.
It had promise...
I was initially impressed by the application - mainly due to the UI - my initial review is attached. Unfortunately it is getting worse - some books take ages to display if at all. OPDS is not working - and I gave their support access to my calibre server to test but never heard them (but other readers work with it and so does a browser). It slowly gets unusable. ———————- original review But I The name is nostalgic reminder of popular reader more than 15 years ago. The UI is innovative and good. The layout of the books is very good. I would recomment adding a sellection of fonts. So far I did play only with epub books but I plan to check some more. The Library support appears to be multilingual but I could not find a language selector. Also I could not access my home OPDS server (that I can access in Kybook).
A clumsier version of iBooks
I use this for reading books from eLibraries. The functions present are mostly the same as iBooks, which I like, but the control is clumsier – it has a maddening lag whenever you tap to flip the page. Technically the lag is inevitable: it has no way to tell whether you are double-tapping except waiting for the second tap to come. It still prevents this app being otherwise snappy. Oh and it has a noticeable lag when you try to bring up something, be it the UI or text-to-speech bar.
Fails to offer what I want: a premium eBooks store that supports Text to Speech (TTS). However, it seems workable for imported visual reading. The embedded dictionary also works. Also, offering The Lost World by A.C. Doyle (1995) free with the app is generous. Starting TTS is a little obtuse, requiring a longpress on the text to start, but it works quite well. The bookstore is still down after trying multiple times this week. To the developer: I would suggest not including broken features in the app including 'ReadRate' in the upper right corner in read view, and an unreliable bookstore. These additions can make the entire app appear broken to a newcomer.
Could be 5 star
This could be a 5 star review if highlighting worked better, less clunky, and more exact. Kindle highlights just by dragging your finger. Trying to manipulate the dots, not so easy. In all other ways, a fine reader.
Love the interface, but...
I’ve been using pocketbook to read epubs for a while now, and I like everything about it. However, recently, it seems that leaving ePub open while not using my iPad causes my iPad NOT to charge, and in face, stops my iPad from automatically shutting down after periods of nonuse. However, if I kill the pocketbook process, the power drain goes away, charging ability and speed is restored.
Love it! One suggestion...
Love this app. Only thing that could make it better is a pages left in chapter feature. Hope to see it soon. Thanks for the hard work on this! It would be nice if it had how many pages left in the chapter being read is all I meant.
Great All Around eBook Reader
This app has recently been updated and is now a very good all around ebook reader with many useful options and features. This and Marvin 3 are my favorite ebook readers for my iPad Pro 10.5 and I have tried nearly every app available for my large collection of EPUB and PDF ebooks.
Only 5 STARS CHM reader
I was struggling finding a free CHM reader. When almost lost hope, PocketBook shows up! This app works like a precious paid one, without ads, no bugs, 5 STARS! Updated 28 Oct 2018: I feel regretted for rating this app 5 STARS. It deserved 10 ONES! I’m writing these lines just to tell everyone how much I love this app! Especially, the ‘PDF Reflow Mode’ is golden. My phone has a screen so small that it doesn’t fit a readable pdf page. Magic happened when I turned on the mode. Everyone should have this app as the 1st one installed!
Favourite pdf reader
This app has the convenient feature of auto-cropping the margins of pdfs to maximize reading space. It loads quickly and the interface is clean, without ads.
Just what I was looking for in a reading app!
From the actual design of the app to the various features, it is a breeze to not only build a library, but also annotate your readings...Just try it to see for yourself!
This is a very good app, though it needs some improvements. - Each file should have its own viewing mode. - The scrolling of books need improvement so it does not scroll too much on a small swipe. - Please add a share function for the books. - The touch area mode should be removed on iPhone as the screens are small. - The resizing should be done automatically the book fully fits the screen. Hopefully you improve the app and have a look at my suggestions aswell.
I can not disable tapzones? Why, it’s so simple to implement.
BAD last update
Ever since this weeks update I’m struggling with pdf files. I can only scroll down and not turn the pages like an animation anymore The app suddenly takes much longer to load. Please change this.
Yes. PocketBook Reader is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 1,601 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for PocketBook Reader Is 25.8/100.
Yes. PocketBook Reader is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 1,601 PocketBook Reader User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for PocketBook Reader Is 25.8/100.
PocketBook Reader works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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