iBook App for Ipad

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    I'm wondering whether anyone knows whether the iBook app for the iPad will have anything like "text to speak" like the Amazon Kindle has?
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    I can't say for sure, but my guess would be yes from looking at the SDK thus far.

    The 3GS iPhone ver. 3.1.2(7D11) has it with use of the Accessibility settings set to "voice over".

    If I run across it during my next Xcode session with the iPad, I will report back here on possibility or definite solutions. :ipad-case:
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    pdf docs

    I have about 300 pdf docs I'd like to read on the iPad. Understand it will allow it, BUT what about that neat "touch the page" to turn the page?
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    I'm looking fer iBooks to do that too but I'm afraid that we'll have to contend with whatever software will allow us to view PDFs. It was said that ebooks in iBooks would have to be in the EPUB format. Calibre will transform unlocked PDFs to EPUB.
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    pdf docs

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    Locked PDFs will only be possible through Adobe software such Reader or Digital Editions. I have absolutely no idea if they'll port something to the iPad.
    Does anyone think the Flash/Html5 clash between Apple and Adobe may have any incidence on Adobe making software for the iPad?
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    Yes, the iPad can use Voiceover (built in text to speech accessibility feature) to read an ebook. Apple announced this a few weeks ago. Not sure if I could stand listening to a computer generated voice for the duration of a book though ;). If you want to listen to a book, audiobooks are the only way to go. I good reader makes a book a lot more enjoyable.

    Source

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    There are other apps that allow pdf viewing.
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    Thanks a lot for your reply. I definitely agree that audiobooks are a much better option.
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    Not sure if it works since I don't have my iPad yet but I have several PDFs that I want to be able to use with the iBooks app as well so I found this free, open source converter that is pretty easy to use. It's called Calibre and can be downloaded here:

    http://calibre-ebook.com/

    But like I said, it is thus far untested. It will convert several different formats (including PDF) into the epub format that iBooks uses. I think all you have to do is place the epub file in the correct directory and sync it to your iPad via iTunes. At least that is what I am hoping for. I read that as long as the file was not protected and in the correct format then you could sync it over. But don't quote me.... ;)

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    Hi rcalhoun31,

    Thanks for the link.
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    Anyone else use the search bar in iBooks to type "free" to see all the pages of free Gutenberg (sp?) books? I downloaded to bookshelves of free books yesterday (they don't use much memory). Never thought I'd consider using any kind of e-reader but ...
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    Best PDF Reader so far...

    The GoodReader app at .99

    Easy to use, works like a charm.
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    If i get it, i might read the books on this app if they are there. Just to make it a bit funner, but ill just look for a movie first.:)

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