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Dropbox and iBooks

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by 0sync0, Aug 12, 2010.

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    Any ideas on why pdfs in Dropbox will open in iBooks but epubs won't?
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    Probably the same reason why epubs will not open on a PC unless you have a reader such as Stanza or Kindle Reader installed. You have to remember that ebooks are still marginal with a big part of the computing public. Were getting there!
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    I don't understand your response. I have two readers installed, iBooks and Stanza, but it will only open in Stanza.
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    Have you looked at GoodReader yet? you can even email photos with it, as well as email attachments and so on and so on...
    It does play nice with PDF's and even lets you export to iBooks.
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    Ah, I see. When you get an pub into Dropbox, you can't open it there but if you get a PDF into Dropbox it will open. I thought that's what you meant.
    Confusion in words, my error...:D

    Somehow, Dropbox seems to ignore iBooks. I've had to read a few books in Stanza for that reason.
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    I got GoodReader today to see if I could use it to open epubs in iBooks. It did not and I emailed them about it. Here is their response.

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