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I have a Forma. Why should I use KOReader? :)
#1  droopy 09-10-2019, 09:35 PM
Dear KOReader users,

I am a one-month-old, first-time user of an ereader device (Forma). It seems that it does much of what I want.
(But wish long-tapping and selecting words would have no delay.)

Please tell me how KOReader improves my Forma.
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#2  jlynton 09-11-2019, 06:08 AM
If you have a lot of books you will find KoReader faster and more reliable than stock FW. try it, nothing to lose... https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=314220
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#3  Frenzie 09-11-2019, 09:54 AM
If you use https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=314220 it should only take a few minutes to give KOReader (and Plato) a go.

You could also take a look at coolreader.
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#4  JSWolf 09-11-2019, 02:04 PM
But seriously, what makes KoReader and/or Plato better then RMSDK (ePub) and Access (kepub)? Just saying it's faster and more reliable is not quite accurate. Both reading software in the Kobo firmware are reliable.
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#5  droopy 09-11-2019, 02:39 PM
Quote jlynton
If you have a lot of books you will find KoReader faster and more reliable than stock FW. try it, nothing to lose... https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=314220
I have 500 books right now.

If I do this one-click install, what happens to the original reading software(s)? What if I wanna use them?
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#6  droopy 09-11-2019, 02:40 PM
With the original firmware, I cannot export my highlights and annotations.

Does Koreader or Plato or coolreader overcome this limitation? I want to view my annotations and highlights when I'm not on my forma, for example when I am on my computer or online.
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#7  droopy 09-11-2019, 02:41 PM
Quote JSWolf
But seriously, what makes KoReader and/or Plato better then RMSDK (ePub) and Access (kepub)? Just saying it's faster and more reliable is not quite accurate. Both reading software in the Kobo firmware are reliable.
Does a regular Kobo come with 2 reading softwares, one for epub and another for kepub?
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#8  JSWolf 09-11-2019, 02:54 PM
Quote droopy
Does a regular Kobo find with 2 reading softwares, one for epub and another for kepub?
Kobo's have two different reading programs.One is RMDSK (ADE) for ePub and Access for kepub. That are both reliable. So anyone saying that KOReader is more reliable is wrong.

I cannot say to the speed of KOReader as I've never used it.
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#9  pazos 09-11-2019, 02:57 PM
Quote droopy
Please tell me how KOReader improves my Forma
It doesn't improves your Forma. It could improve your specific workflow with a Forma or other ereaders. That depends on your workflow.

My workflow involves:

- copy a bunch of files on different formats in a row (via usb mount or via Dropbox/FTP) and don't want to wait for database processing.
- disable the things I don't use and configure the things I do again and again.
- when reading for pleasure I choose epub and apply some custom css style tweaks over publisher defaults, so I have exactly the same things that annoyed me fixed in 0 seconds (I mean hyphenation, line space, empty pages at the end of a chapter...)

I been using KOReader since 2014 exclusively and using some Kobos on misc educative projects I participated on. On these projects the fact that I can modify the source code for (our) private uses is a big plus no other program can provide that easily (even if my modifications were just a couple of hacks to allow different instances of the program to use the same reader in a multiuser environment)

I don't use most of things that most people seems to need, namely: annotations, heavy use of dicts or a large number of the plugins/extensions that KOReader has. I only use the wallabag plugin.

Quote JSWolf
But seriously, what makes KoReader and/or Plato better then RMSDK (ePub) and Access (kepub)?.
That's not a valid question. You want to compare a program with two renders. The comparation needs to be done between programs (Plato vs KO vs Nickel) or between renders (plato's epub render vs Coolreader vs MuPdf vs DjVuLibre vs RMSDK vs Access)

I might say that for my own needs I do like Coolreader and don't need what the kobo renders offer me. Things are different for CJK users or RTL users (or users that want the text displayed in vertical)

Comparing MuPDF vs how kobos do PDF is simple: kobos do pdf just slightly better than they do Djvu.

If we're comparing the UI on my experience most users do like the way Nickel (or plato) looks more than KOReader. This is a valid point. If you want to preview how KOReader looks give it a look at this (spanish) thread: https://www.lectoreselectronicos.com/foro/showthread.php?18203-Capturas-Koreader&p=251034&viewfull=1#post251034

Note: some screenshots are slightly outdated as things evolved A LOT during the last year. That's another plus for me
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#10  pazos 09-11-2019, 03:03 PM
Quote droopy
With the original firmware, I cannot export my highlights and annotations.

Does Koreader or Plato or compressed overcome this limitation? I want to view my annotations and highlights when I'm not on my forma, for example when I am on my computer or online.
@droopy: for KOReader you have KOHighlights by @embryo: https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=265433
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