Mobileread
Android Apps that work well on eInk devices
#11  Purple Lady 07-12-2014, 10:21 PM
I use this on my Onyx Boox T68.

The Overdrive app works well, I downloaded a library book. You can turn off page animation so it looks better than Google Books, Scribd, and Kindle which can't turn animation off.
Reply 

#12  Purple Lady 07-12-2014, 10:22 PM
I use this on my Onyx Boox T68.

Mantano works ok, it seems to have a page animation if you tap on the left of the screen but it's only when you go to the previous page.
Reply 

#13  JSWolf 07-12-2014, 10:27 PM
Has anybody tested Bluefire Reader? That should work well on an eInk screen.
Reply 

#14  bobstro 07-14-2014, 02:11 PM
I kept my NOOK Simple Touch rooted for a couple of years. Android 2.1 was a real limitation but I was able to find apps that worked reasonably well. My favorites were:
Reply 

#15  Purple Lady 07-14-2014, 05:05 PM
I use this on my Onyx Boox T68.

Nova launcher works very well. You don't need to be rooted to use it. Using a launcher gives you access to the standard Android settings menu if you don't have it and I just like to have what I want on my home page. You can still access your device's launcher if you install
Home Switcher for Froyo - see next post for details.

For wallpaper use the Color Wallpaper app in Google Play to get a plain light colored background.
Reply 

#16  Purple Lady 07-14-2014, 05:07 PM
I use this on my Onyx Boox T68.

Home Switcher for Froyo - very helpful if you want to use a launcher app. It will list all launchers you have installed including your device's launcher. You can't see where you need to tap when it brings up the list, but just tap on the end of the line of the launcher you want. This allows you to have an Android launcher be the default when you tap the home button and still access the device's launcher.
Reply 

#17  Purple Lady 07-14-2014, 05:14 PM
I know this is supposed to be what works, but I had trouble with this on my Onyx Boox T68 so I just wanted to let people know the problems I had.

ADW launcher - tried this one, but it seems to have caused "Unfortunately search has stopped" errors to pop up a lot. It also did not return you to where you were in an app if you went back to the home screen and tapped on the icon - it took you to the initial screen in the app which is a pain. Since Nova Launcher works so well, I'd advise not to use this one.
Reply 

#18  Purple Lady 07-14-2014, 07:25 PM
Quote JSWolf
Has anybody tested Bluefire Reader? That should work well on an eInk screen.
Did you miss post #8?
Reply 

#19  Purple Lady 07-23-2014, 07:48 PM
AlReader - used on my Onyx Boox T68.

It has a setting specifically for eink devices, and if you set the Settings complexity to Professional you can increase the characters weight under the text settings for fonts. Version 1.45 has a problem where the settings for titles don't work, but hopefully it will be fixed. I am on 1.43 to avoid that and I did send the dev an email about it.
Reply 

#20  anabolina 07-25-2014, 09:41 AM
My favorites so far are. Moon Reader+ and Smart launcher 2.

I was using Nova at first, but find Smart Launcher is perfect for my needs. You have a small circle of apps on the home screen and swipe over to see the widgets. I keep only 5 app on my home screen, but it's easy to add more. . I think my favorite part of it is the app drawer. I don't know too many with the horizontal configuration. Also the play store is available in each tab of the app drawer. I've installed it on my tablet now too. I like it enough that I bought it, but it's available for free, although I don't think the free one allows widgets. Also if you want to turn the back light on in t68, just double click on the button under. Boox. You don't need to go back to the stock launcher. Just an FYI for anyone having issues with that.

I also attacked an image of the big keyboard I use since I kept hiring the wrong buttons on the t68. I think it's called big button keyboard and it's free and adjustable.

The previously mentioned WiFi switch widget is also really useful, my fav is WiFi widget by Robert burger since it updates with info as you connect and tells you the network. I have 2 at home so I need to know which is being used for calibre companion.

show attachment »show attachment »show attachment »
Reply 

 « First  « Prev Next »  Last »  (2/8)
Today's Posts | Search this Thread | Login | Register