OK. So your original statement was in error. You don't actually "know: what the iPad was designed to do or not. You are simply making an assumption. One which I disagree with and you seemingly have no evidence to support.
Regardless, the topic here is the instability of the iPad, not my use of it. Someday someone will write an app that is not unstable and the market will be better off because of it.
Do i need to remind you, itís you have the problem, all we told you our comment but seemís until we donít stand on your side we are wrong Ö so itís ok just told us what you want to listen we will repeat it word by word if that can make you satisfied Ö. (but that will not solve your problem)
The reason you are having problems with your iPad and posting here asking for help is that you are using it in a way it was not designed to be used. The iPad is a portable device that is designed to be tied to a computer (via iTunes). It is not designed to be a mass storage device.
I could drag my desktop around the house with a long cord and come on a forum and complain about how clumsy it is to use. But the problem would not be with the desktop, the problem would be how I was trying to use it. You can continue to try to use the iPad your way, but you will continue to have problems. We are giving you the only answer there is to your question. You can argue all you want but it does not change the facts.....
If you cannot live without 4000 books on your portable device, I would suggest a laptop. But, even there you might run into some database issues, especially over time.........
The only other option to try that I can think of is to install Stanza. It is an iPhone app, and will not display all that great on the iPad.... but maybe they have a different database system... I honestly doubt it, but Stanza is free and worth at least a little time to test....
Edit: I suggested Stanza because it is the only other epub reader that will run on the iPad other than iBooks. And since your "problem" is with the iBooks program perhaps Stanza will be different. Also I would not be surprised if another third party epub reader came out as the iPad software matures....
Good luck to you!
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Do you have any link or documentation that the iPad was not designed as an "archive" device. Where do you make the split between an archive device and an eReader? 100 books? 200 books? 2000 books? This is what I am disputing on your posts. You post your comment as if you have some insider knowledge on how the unit was designed and what it was intended for. If you don';t then you are either making assumptions or acting as an Apple fan. Neither is acceptable. This is a software issue, not a hardware design issue, to me.
Stanza appears to be an iPhone app, not an iPad app. I am not interested in using most iPhone apps on the iPad, as they don't use the full screen real estate.
OK , seemís YOU HAVE A PROBLEM , but untill we didnít reply you what you want to listen nobody is right, everybody with a little knowledge will told you iPad is not storage device Ö you want to upload a giant quantity of ebook in a software be made for manage a reasonable quantity of book Ö the database management canít be the same no need to be a genius for understand that Ö same stupid idea why not charge 60Gb of song in your iPad you will see if iTunes will work fine
We have to apologize in the name of Apple because you canít upload and manage your 3700 e-book , witch i believe most of them be pirated in torrent not only because you are from Beijing also because that made at 10$ each a global amount of 37.000 US$ witch is difficult to believe you spend this amount only in e-book you will only read 10% in all your life
Wow, quite the angry bunch we have here. The only ones getting upset are people like yourself. This is not a personal issue, this is a device issue. That is very clear and simple.
Is it a bit racist to make claims about a persons behavior based solely on where they are located? I guess you will have to look inside yourself and answer that one.
There are easily over 30,000 ebooks available for free. Project Gutenberg is one well known source. There are many others as well.
I have never said "nobody is right". What I have ASKED for his something to back up claims made here. It was CLAIMED, several times, that the iPad is not DESIGNED to support thousands of books. If you are making statements about the DESIGN of a device I would expect that you either have some inside knowledge or you have a link to a webpage that backs up your claim. DOES ANYONE HERE HAVE THAT? As it is the device is sold as an ebook reader. NOWHERE is there any mention of a limitation on how many books you can have on the device. I am using less than 7% of my device memory, yet the app acts buggy. THIS IS A SIMPLE FACT and not really something to debate, definitely not something to get angry about. Many angry people here, all I am looking for is additional information and some help. What I am getting back is unsubstantiated claims about the design of the device and ANGER. Not sure why this is, but if thats what this place is about then I probably won't be able to change it.
Regardless of how some here want to make this about me, it is in fact all about the limitations of either the iPad or the App. Why advertise an ebook reader that supports less than 7% of the available memory. BTW, I have 8000 or so songs on my iPod, NONE OF THEM ARE BOOTLEG. I have been collecting digital music for the past 20 years, since the time when CD players cost well over $1,000. My iPod does not act unstable or buggy, but my iPad does.
lucky me i have clearly notice is not only from where you come, nothing is personal here we reply to you what we can but if you need and official reply with link and certificate you are welcome to go to : AppleOriginally Posted by iPadOne
Anyway enjoy your game
You are also correct that the iPad and other reading devices are limited. Though I don't know of any documentation that the device(s) were not designed to contain vast ebook libraries-- it is a reasonable assumption, based on the use of thousands (now millions of users). Is this a limitation? Absolutely. Is it a limitation that most users understand? Maybe. Is it a limitation that most users can overlook? Absolutely. If you can't, I can understand that too. Then the iPad and other reading devices currently on the market may not be for you.
I imagine that it won't be long until we have tablets and ereaders (maybe only with a software upgrade) that can index tens of thousands of titles. Obviously computers can handle large numbers of files like that. But then there will probably be someone who says the device is limited because it won't handle their 5 million books.
All of our electronic tools are limited in some way or another-- either because of current technology, because of the vision of the designers, and sometimes because of simple expedience. It was probably the latter in the case of the iPad. The designers of the iPad could have created a device to easily handle tens of thousands of media files. It might have cost slightly more, and may have taken more time to get to market. But they, apparently correctly judging by sales, decided that most people wouldn't use their iPads in that way. They may have been swayed by the fact that users of Sony Readers and Kindles took those same limitations in stride. Do I know that's what happened? Of course not. It's a guess. It seems reasonable though.