I was planning on thoroughly testing the various apps on my Touch on vacation in a few weeks. I have books on my Touch in the Kindle app (bought Outliers: The Story of Success), Stanza (bought Essential SharePoint 2007: A Practical Guide for Users, Administrators and Developers), BeamItDown (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and eReader Pro (The Last of the Mohicans). I’m also using Calibri to manage the books and convert to appropriate formats. However, I haven’t really given any a full test drive. That’s what a vacation to the beach is for.
For now, check out MacWorld’s iPhone Central e-book reader’s guide. Here’s the skinny but read the entire article to all the details.
- Stanza (free, Lexcycle) (App store link)
- Instapaper (free [pro version $10]; Marco Ament) (App store free and pro versions)
- Classics ($3, Andrew Kaz and Phill Ryu) (App store link)
- eReader (free, Fictionwise) (App store link)
- iFlow-based books (various prices, BeamItDown) (App store link)
- Kindle for iPhone (Free, Amazon.com) (App store link)
- BookShelf ($6, Zachary Bedell (App Store link)
Note the book links in the first paragraph are to hardcopy books on Amazon. Not sure yet how to link to e-books. If you are interested in the Sharepoint Book for Stanza, search for it through Stanza and you’ll get 40% off and receive a full PDF version to boot.