an ongoing list for prons & cons
people usually start with prons - but a con maybe a deal breaker.
- You HAVE to sign/create an account on Kobo site or login with your facebook account.
- There is no file browsing - library of books is just a find on supported format files
Havent found a bookmark work around
- good UX but needs work
Why the above are cons:
I dont have a FB account !
I dont want to “give” my email to kobo site.
If i dont to that - i cant use my hardware (this is wrong in so many ways).
I use my computer to create folders and organize my ebooks. I wanted shelves to be related to folders.
I have 100 books (at this moment) and i need to manually create kobo shelves or search to find an ebook that i have already organized it my folder.
bookmarks - i want to borrow my kobo to a friend to read a book (like i do in real life) when i am at work or on dentist.
He/she can read the book but will mess with my reading stats. I worked around this - using an annotation.
But it could be great to have bookmarks support.
- Fast rendering
- github account: kobolabs
- touch screen - only two buttons: backlit and sleep/power off/on
- you can configure margins and line spacing
- you can add your own fonts
- pdf are readable !
- Can follow url links on epub format (useful)
- wifi - web browser
- has a good concept of gamification with awards and facebook (not related with me - but i appreciate the effort)
- chess/sudoko and sketch pad (extras)
- you can add notes (annotations - work around for bookmarking)
- dictionaries & translation dictionaries
- you can add bookmarks by touching the right upper corner
Annotations are powerful with this kobo.