Kindle PC Reader vs the Best Software Ever Written

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DMB | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, May 21 2012 7:13 AM

Of course you know I'm joking (though I do like Libronix).

Yesterday I wanted a William Dever title; for some odd reason Logos is Dever-free (as a resource author).

So I went to Amazon, downloaded the Kindle reader, the book, and started reading. That's when I decided to limit my PC-Kindle purchases. Maybe I've read too many PDF's or used Logos one too many times.

First, I couldn't scroll back up a bit to catch the previous sentences; it was all or nothing paging. The expansive table of contents in Logos and my PDF reader was gone (just a simple all/nothing one). Every time I used my mouse to highlight, and accidentally got it off-text, suddenly I was on a new page. And even odder, with the touch screen tablet view, the scroll paging can't be used, absent a complete disaster. Hit the 'back' button quick. Then there's the 'busy' mouse icon when you're over the menuing area. Huh?

Now I KNOW the Amazon developers are really smart. I'm also well aware the Kindle is just that (a stand-alone reader). The PC version is simply a convenience. But the question all goes back to 'selling  books'? or 'creating a clean look'? I see that same behavior in Logos4, though not even remotely as bad.

Which of course underlines my oft-stated claim about Libronix ... just a nice piece of software development (and Logos4 too).

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Randy Lane | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 21 2012 9:30 AM

DMB:

First, I couldn't scroll back up a bit to catch the previous sentences; it was all or nothing paging. The expansive table of contents in Logos and my PDF reader was gone (just a simple all/nothing one). Every time I used my mouse to highlight, and accidentally got it off-text, suddenly I was on a new page. And even odder, with the touch screen tablet view, the scroll paging can't be used, absent a complete disaster. Hit the 'back' button quick. Then there's the 'busy' mouse icon when you're over the menuing area. Huh?

Haven't used Kindle on PC.

Have/do use it on iPad, and it allows some of the functionality you mention. For example, it is quite easy to use the navigation button to GoTo a previous Location to capture, for eample, and entire paragraph instead of scrolling; this allows a single highlight/note.

 

 

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JimTowler | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 25 2012 5:57 AM
I like clean and simple interfaces ... But even more, I love the power features and functions, for those that want to find them, or enable them. I have an Icom radio transceiver: it has a menu function that enabled the advanced menus. This then gives access to deep and powerful stuff that many users may hardly ever want to change or maybe don't understand or need. I wish Logos had some more of that. Let us have the deep stuff, but first set great defaults, and then tuck the advanced stuff ouf of the way. Hardly a day of using Logos software goes by when I don't wish it had some feature or function thats missing (yet often Logos 3 has it).
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J Hale | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 29 2012 3:22 PM

One thing to remember about Kindle, is that, there is no page #’s, so if your reading a book that is referenced, or even referencing itself, there is no way of knowing where the reference is, since there is no hyperlinks.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 30 2012 7:27 AM

J Hale:
One thing to remember about Kindle, is that, there is no page #’s,
Not entirely. There are some kindle titles which I have read which have page numbers in the copy/paste reference.  It is more miss than hit, but they are there on the occasion.

 

Hmm Sarcasm is my love language. Obviously I love you. 

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Philana Crouch | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 30 2012 8:40 AM

The newer titles on Kindle do have pg# but even with that I prefer Vyrso. I like the sharing feature for Fscebook + Twitter in the Kindle iPad app but more often than not if I want to share a longer quote it gets cut off, I don't have that problem with either the Logos or Faithlife app when I share (Vyrso doesn't either I just don't use it now that the definition for English words showed up in Logos iOS app).

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