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    I'm a bit new at this. I've had my Visor for two weeks. Please help.

    There are a few threads around here where people talk of reading books and magazines on their Visors.

    What reader software is needed?
    Where can it be found?
    Where is content found for the reader?

    I have a Visor Platinum.

    Thanks

    Dave
    There is nothing yet made by man that cannot be improved upon.
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    Originally posted by DBrown
    I'm a bit new at this. I've had my Visor for two weeks. Please help.

    There are a few threads around here where people talk of reading books and magazines on their Visors.

    What reader software is needed?
    Where can it be found?
    Where is content found for the reader?

    I have a Visor Platinum.

    Thanks

    Dave
    Hello,
    MemoWare ( http://www.memoware.com ) have all the answers to you're questions plus a huge collection of free e-book waiting for you to download. I have an e-list for PDA e-book users at eGroups web site ( http://www.egroups.com ), If you are interesting in joining.

    Byron
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    For non-free content, your single best souce is PeanutPress. However, their offerings are uneven. You've got reasonable selection in the Fantasy and Sci-fi genres, but it gets thin elsewhere. As a rule, PP offerings cost about what you would pay in a book store for paperbacks. Their copy protection scheme is reasonable: you have to enter your name and credit card number to unlock a title. Once unlocked, only your name is displayed in the title. This means that you can load or unload a title as often as you wish. Their files are 100% backwards compatible so far (not that they've been in business all that long!).

    So. What's not to like? You have to use their reader. There are many mitigating factors to this limitation:
    • it is free (and it now reads DOC files as well)
    • it is one of the best at autoscrolling
    • it allows you to read from data files placed in the 8MB SBM
    • it also allows you to place bookmarks, rotate the page, etc.

    However, it does not allow you to select text and copy it. This is why I still use other apps (iSilo and TealDOC) as a DOC readers. Copying text is not critical with books, but it is with magazines, technical documents and converted web content. If they could fix this (and release a desktop web-to-PeanutReader conduit), PeanutReader would be the only DOC reader that I would need.
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    I use the Qvadis reader, (www.qvadis.com) and I love it. It has a good autoscroll, and it has a full screen mode. Its DOC conversion is pretty decent as well. I download books in text or HTML format from The Internet Public Library, convert to DOC and install.

    If you are a Sci-Fi fan, Fictionwise.com has some good stuff at very good prices. Who can beat 60 cents for a short story? The most expensive thing I've gotten from them was about 5 bucks.

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