Bye-Bye Stanza

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    If beta testers are correct Stanza, The best ereader for IPad is dead thanks to Amazon.
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    Yip, it won't work in IOS 5 unfortunately. I'm gutted as this was my reader of choice. Currently testing out Bluefire as a replacement. Sad thing is, I think it would be a relatively easy fix to add IOS 5 support as the app launches - it just throws an exception and hangs on the library page. It seems development has ceased for the app though. :(
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    Can't they update the stanza app for os5 I also use stanza a lot for reading on my iPad

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    Amazon bought Stanza a while back, so some people have been guessing that Amazon might let Stanza die and just keep up its Kindle app.
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    I use Bluefire and there are no problems with it.
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    Yip, I like Bluefire, it works very well, Its just not quite as good as Stanza but a decent replacement. it would be nice if it showed how far through a book you are on the library page and if it would also save custom colours to make it easier when swapping between day and night themes.

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    Il look at bluefire as a replacement then when stanza goes :(

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    GoodReader is an excellent replacement, more so if you use DropBox. It's not free but worth the current $4.99.

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    Except that right now, unfortunately, Goodreader can't read epubs.

    I'm still holding out hopes for Stanza - though those hopes are fading fast. I, too, will probably switch to Blufire. It is a good app...

    Marilyn
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    Kobo app isn't bad someone recommended it to me u can use dropbox with it still hopin stanza will work though

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    Kobo looks decent but I'm sure this is one of the ebook readers that do not feature iTunes USB sharing which turned me off. Bluefire seems the best compromise for me although I noticed two other apps by a different name that are identical to Bluefire so I'm not sure who the actual developer of this one is.
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    Horrible news, there are so many nice little features with Stanza. Does Blufire support Calibre libraries? This is so wrong, it's nothing like Kindle!

    Edit: wow, no offense to Blufire, but it's not half the app that Stanza is. Stanza is the GoodReader of epubs! I hope someone takes that space back.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
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    I find Bluefire the closest app to Stanza and I have emailed the Devs requesting some features like saving custom colour themes, finger scroll for brightness, book progress at a glance in the library page and also the current chapter highlighted in the TOC.
    I would encourage others to do the same if these want to see this app develop.

    info at bluefirereader.com
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    I understand your point of view. All of my purchased books are from Amazon so the Kindle app works great. PerfectReader is another good app.

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    I just want an app that I can view heaps of PDF files in. I don't want all this cloud shizzle or some hawker looking over my shoulder and trying to control how I buy my reading. Stanza let me just drag a doc int a folder and that was that. However, it seemed to fail repeatedly on my phone and pad. I looked at Bluefire and its manual rattle son about DAM, adobe reader and a heap of stuff I'm not interested in. Shall I go back to paper?

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    I like it :)
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    I was bummed about Stanza until I tried Megareader. Silly name, but it's better and works great on ios5.
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    I used Stanza and I'm missing it.. It was nothing special as far as a reader goes.. I could probably be happy with most of the other readers out there, But Stanza let me search different databases for books.. This includes the Gutenberg Press for some of the old free classics. I've tried other readers and can't seem to do Title and Author searches on the Gutenberg Press database. I have three books that I had downloaded and was getting around to read them when I had time.. Now I can't because stanza is toast :(
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    Megareader has Gutenberg press and a few others. Try it you'll like it.
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    I just took a peek at the screenshots and reviews on the app store.. It can search individual databases and they do include the Gutenberg Press, so it looks like it will fill the bill.. Thanks.

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