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MapleRead - eBook Reader and Server for iOS
#601  institute 02-03-2021, 04:15 PM
I have MapleRead SE 3.6 on my iPad 6th generation with iOS 14.3. One cosmetic issue I would like fixed is that I have a custom scene selected for the main page but when I first open up the app after a period of not using it, it shows the default library scene for a second before the custom scene appears. This is somewhat jarring and frankly doesn't look good. Any one ever have this issue?

Thanks

Darryl
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#602  sglinert 02-08-2021, 02:55 PM
I just got a new iPhone 12 Pro, and installed a few flavors of Marvin. Both of them had problems, so I hopped around and tried a few other readers. MapleRead is great! I tried it a few years ago and preferred Marvin, but the many added features have made Maple Read a terrific app.

I have only two quibbles. First, when I change the page color, there's an ugly white strip along the top and bottom of the page. This is a minor annoyance, but a bit distracting.

The second problem is bad. When I switch from portrait (reading in the car) to landscape (reading with the iPhone on a table stand), the actual location gets lost. In other words, the page in portrait mode is different from that in landscape mode, so I have to flip around to find the place I was reading.

Can you guys fix these bugs?

In the meantime, I have had to revert to KyBook 2, which always keeps my place, regardless of orientation, sigh. Too bad the developer disappeared.
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#603  writerranger 02-09-2021, 03:01 AM
First. Post. EVER. on Mobileread.

iPad 7th Gen -- iOS 14 -- MR CE 3.6
(Didn't realize CE didn't read pdf files, so going to upgrade to SE)

I have used the stock Books app on my iPad and finally got disgusted with their holding my books in jail and making it near impossible to export books out of their app. It also now just crashes (just disappears after being open a few seconds). So long, iBooks or whatever they call it now.

I have tried several ePub readers and they're either no longer supported, too basic without easy import/export, etc. UNTIL that moment when I tried MapleRead. I truly love the app but a few things that I am confused by...

Big Question: Where are my books? According to the FAQ I am supposed to have a MR folder in Files on my iPad. Well, I do - but even though I've added 315 books so far to MR - the Mapleread iOS 'Files' folder is empty. I'm wanting to upgrade to SE, but can't backup the way the FAQ describes. So, I can't find any way to have all my books and data backed up so I can restore to my new SE install.

I love MapleRead and hope it's a long relationship.
Thanks for any and all help!

- Mike
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#604  sglinert 02-09-2021, 06:16 AM
I don't see an MR folder in the Files app. When I launch iMazing (an iTunes-ish program on my Mac), and click on Files, I do see an MR folder. However, it's empty, even though I have books in MR. I dragged a book into the MR Files folder in iMazing, then had to import it by clicking the iTunes icon in MR.

I hunted all around iMazing and couldn't find a Files folder that showed the actual MR books.

So, like you, I am confused as to where MR is keeping the actual books.
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#605  sglinert 02-11-2021, 07:10 AM
I heard back from the developers. The light strips along the top and bottom will be fixed in the next iteration. But they won't fix the pagination problem, so I am deleting the app and reverting to KyBook 2, which understands how important it is for readers to keep their places. Oh well.
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#606  writerranger 02-13-2021, 09:16 PM
On the problem with missing ‘Files’ folder for MR_Backup, and possibly any other troubles, update to iOS 14.4. The developer said on some iPads that 14.2 broke some functionality - which was back to normal with iOS 14.4.
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#607  sglinert 02-17-2021, 06:17 AM
Quote writerranger
On the problem with missing ‘Files’ folder for MR_Backup, and possibly any other troubles, update to iOS 14.4. The developer said on some iPads that 14.2 broke some functionality - which was back to normal with iOS 14.4.
I am on iOS 14.4. Still no folder.
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#608  cedhax 03-17-2021, 12:29 AM
Just downloaded the latest version of MapleRead (v3.7) earlier today and played with it. It looks great.

Thank the developer for keep updating the app for almost 7 years.

In contrast, none of my active iOS devices still in use for book reading is more than 5 years old.
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#609  sglinert 03-19-2021, 03:17 PM
Quote sglinert
I heard back from the developers. The light strips along the top and bottom will be fixed in the next iteration. But they won't fix the pagination problem, so I am deleting the app and reverting to KyBook 2, which understands how important it is for readers to keep their places. Oh well.
And the newest version fixes the light strips. It looks terrific on an iPhone now.
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