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Marvin 3 incompatible with iPhone X?
#1  actnuz 05-06-2019, 11:37 AM
Just got my iPhone X and I am considering getting Marvin 3. However, it seems like it’s not compatible with the iPhone X series. See the attached photo. The header is mostly blocked by the notch. Does the paid full version have the same problem? I don’t want to waste my money. Thanks!
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#2  ilovejedd 05-06-2019, 12:30 PM
Yep. It has a notch. It was last updated to add support for the 2017 iPad Pro 10.5. No updates since.
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#3  Turtle91 05-06-2019, 07:03 PM
I have the iPhone X and Marvin 3. Yes there is a notch...but I have turned off the header/footer - I don't like having distractions while I read and all that info is available with a single tap if I want it.

If you read in portrait mode you can set Marvin to vertical scroll instead of paginate - no issues.

If you read in landscape mode, as I do, then just set the margins so the letters don't go into the notched area.

Badda-bing-badda-boom!
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#4  ShellShock 05-10-2019, 06:22 PM
I don’t expect Marvin to ever be updated again. Support seems to have completely stopped, which is a shame.
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#5  actnuz 05-13-2019, 06:33 AM
Thanks for the confirmation. I won't spend my money on this abandonware then.
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#6  legueil 05-13-2019, 08:03 AM
It IS a shame. It is/was the best reader out there.
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#7  Mtnguy321 05-13-2019, 09:40 AM
Quote actnuz
Just got my iPhone X and I am considering getting Marvin 3. However, it seems like it’s not compatible with the iPhone X series. See the attached photo. The header is mostly blocked by the notch. Does the paid full version have the same problem? I don’t want to waste my money. Thanks!
I have an iPhone XS and read with Marvin everyday on it. I find no problems.
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#8  Turtle91 05-13-2019, 06:24 PM
Quote Mtnguy321
I have an iPhone XS and read with Marvin everyday on it. I find no problems.
That's what I said earlier... It works great. Just because it hasn't been updated in a while doesn't mean it doesn't work really well. And I still haven't seen anything that can match it - let alone beat it. Sooooo, think twice before spending your money on other software that is being updated that still doesn't do as well as Marvin.
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#9  pwalker8 05-14-2019, 12:53 PM
Quote Turtle91
That's what I said earlier... It works great. Just because it hasn't been updated in a while doesn't mean it doesn't work really well. And I still haven't seen anything that can match it - let alone beat it. Sooooo, think twice before spending your money on other software that is being updated that still doesn't do as well as Marvin.
I think it's rational to not start using an app because it appears to be abandoned ware. I like marvin and have been using it for years, but one of the things that I look at when trying to decide on buying an app is when was the last time it was updated.

Now, the flip side is that the developer has taken lengthy breaks and come back with updates in the past, so I wouldn't totally write off Marvin. He did update it a year ago.
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#10  Turtle91 05-15-2019, 09:07 AM
Quote pwalker8
I think it's rational to not start using an app because it appears to be abandoned ware. I like marvin and have been using it for years, but one of the things that I look at when trying to decide on buying an app is when was the last time it was updated.

Now, the flip side is that the developer has taken lengthy breaks and come back with updates in the past, so I wouldn't totally write off Marvin. He did update it a year ago.
I would totally agree with not starting to use Marvin - IF there was something even comparable out there to replace it. Obviously 'comparable' is in the eye of the beholder. But I haven't found any other app that is nearly as good, with the functionality of Marvin.

If there was some critical 'break' that made Marvin non-functional, that would be a different story. I don't rate the notch in iPhone X in that category - especially with such an easy workaround.

To each, their own.


...and, you are right...Kris does come back and surprise every once in a while!
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