Reader is a free download that makes eBooks readable on the
3.x, 4.x : Palm (Palm III, IIIx, IIIe, IIIc, V, Vx, Ve,
M100/105/125/500/505/515), Handspring (Visor), TRGPro,
Sony Clie, IBM Workpad
CE 2.x, 3.x : Palm-size PC, Handheld PC, HPC Pro (HP,
PC 2000/2002 (HP, Compaq, Casio)
: Psion Serie 5, Serie 5mx, Serie 7, Revo, OSARIS, Diamond
Franklin : eBookMan Series 900, 901, 911
: 9210, 9290
Adobe /Glassbook eBook Reader is a downloadable software program that
enables you to read high-fidelity electronic books on your laptop,
notebook, or desktop PC. It provides a complete eBook experience:
--Extremely easy buying and downloading of eBooks.
--Your own personal library of eBooks and other e-documents.
--High-fidelity, full-color display of eBook pages, including Adobe
--Searching, bookmarks, and annotations.
--Amazing rotating display and controls for use on notebook
Microsoft released its eBook
reading software, Microsoft Reader™, in July, 2000.
It's available as a free download from the Microsoft web site.
Two versions of Microsoft
Reader are available. One is for desktop and laptop computers
and reads encrypted eBooks and unencrypted eBooks.
The second version is available
on Pocket PC devices manufactured by Hewlett-Packard, Casio
and Compaq. It reads only unencrypted eBooks.
Publishing software is
available at Readerworks.com (http://www.readerworks.com),
and supports Word, HTML, ASCII and OeB files. Free and
professional versions are available.
Downloadable eBook reading
software is available for your Palm OS or Windows CE computer.
You can also find Palm-formatted eBooks and software to
import files and convert them to compatible file formats.
PalmPilot Software Award for Best General Utility. Also known
as DOC format. Family
AportisDoc Mobile Edition
AportisDoc Reader (freeware)
AportisDoc PDF Converter
(soon to be released)
MakeDoc, freeware to convert
HTML and Text (.txt) files to AportisDoc format.
format is the same thing you're using at the moment to read this
page. HTML is also both Mac and Windows compatible, because it takes
advantage of your browser to read the book. Newer versions of Word
and Word Perfect also open HTML format. You do not have to be online
to read an HTML eBook. You can also print a copy from HTML. Also,
for you Rocket eBook Owners, HTML also imports directly into the
Rocket eBook Librarian through the RocketWriter Program.
Open eBook Publication Structure ensures that content can be viewed
on any reading system which is OEB-compliant -- as long as the owner
of the reading system has the right to read the content on that
reading system. An OEB Publication can contain other kinds of files
also (e.g., a QuickTime movie, JPEGs).
format is in the process of becoming an industry standard. Soon
even your word processing programs will have a saving option of
using OEB format. This means you can save your own documents in
OEB format to take with you
Rocket eBook also supports the Rocket variance of HTML and the Open
Rocket eBook™ is a portable device that allows you to download books
and magazines, called RocketEditions, from the Internet. Among the
Rocket eBook's advanced features is a storage capacity of up to
4000 pages or 10 full-length books. You can annotate texts, search
for words or phrases, look up words in the built-in dictionary,
and bookmark pages. The Rocket eBook supports audio content as well.
With a long battery life, touch screen, and graphics capability,
the Rocket eBook is the reading tool of the future.
SoftBook also supports the Softbook variance of HTML and the Open
2.9-pound SoftBook is an extremely elegant package about the size
of this magazine with a generous 6-by-8-inch screen and a padded
leather cover. Text displays in high-contrast black on white (with
graphics) and divides into screen-size pages. You never scroll;
you "turn" preformatted pages forward or backward using a toggle
bar under your right thumb. While reading, you can annotate or search
the text and set bookmarks. It may be the most pleasant way to read
electronic text yet invented.
[[Acrobat|Adobe Acrobat Reader]]
[[PDF|Adobe PDF]] is Portable Document Format.
is a special format for reading eBooks on your computer and PDA's
(personal digital assistants). This format makes many eBooks available
to people who do not own an eBook reader.
The PDF format is becoming widely used throughout the Internet.
The reader software is free to download and offers many unique features.
PDF files have the ability to maintain type style and can easily
cope with color photographs and charts. It is possible to bookmark
pages, search for text and add hyperlinks to different parts of
a book. PDF is a "complete" page description language for documents
with rich content. It offers high quality reproduction with all
special characters, all fonts, mathematical and chemical formulas,
color graphics and color photographs.
Rich Text Format is common to the majority of word processors available
for the PC and Macintosh as well as a number of the latest PDA devices.
The advantage of this format lies in its' ability to maintain layouts
and style. Rich Text Format does not include graphic files.
[[ASCII|ASCII]] stands for 100% compatible with all computers and PDA devices. This is also known
as plain (Unformatted)
text format. ASCII does not include graphic files.