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iPhone Why all the excitement over MapleRead?
#1  Cootey 06-23-2020, 07:17 AM
I downloaded MapleRead CX to see what everyone was so excited about, and I have to admit I was a bit whelmed.

The UI reminds me of “Classics” from 2008, the first ebook reader on the iPhone. I couldn’t test how well MR interfaces with Calibre because the demo disables that, but I liked the built-in support for project Gutenberg. However, this is a very PC-centric app. Even the help files list “PC” instead of Mac. It lacks Mac style and polish. The Apple Books, Kobo, and Kindle apps are gorgeous comparatively. And when I run Calibre server, I have no trouble importing books, so I don’t see how I’ll need the pro version.

So, what is the appeal of MapleRead? I’m hoping you’ll share with me the strengths of the app that my cursory investigation didn’t reveal.


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#2  volwrath 07-09-2020, 09:14 PM
Quote Cootey
I downloaded MapleRead CX to see what everyone was so excited about, and I have to admit I was a bit whelmed.

The UI reminds me of “Classics” from 2008, the first ebook reader on the iPhone. I couldn’t test how well MR interfaces with Calibre because the demo disables that, but I liked the built-in support for project Gutenberg. However, this is a very PC-centric app. Even the help files list “PC” instead of Mac. It lacks Mac style and polish. The Apple Books, Kobo, and Kindle apps are gorgeous comparatively. And when I run Calibre server, I have no trouble importing books, so I don’t see how I’ll need the pro version.

So, what is the appeal of MapleRead? I’m hoping you’ll share with me the strengths of the app that my cursory investigation didn’t reveal.


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I think it’s a very clean ebook reader that gives you many options, and syncing ability. I personally moved from Hyphe hyphen to it because it handled footnotes better.

iBooks is clean but gives you no flexibility
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