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Textbooks on ipad

Discussion in 'iPad at School' started by Njzillest, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Njzillest
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    Just did a google search that didn't yield many results...

    Is there any way I can get my class text books on my iPad? I tried kindle and iBooks, but they both dint offer too many options.


    I also have several ebooks that I can access on my MacBook but not on my iPad. Here is a screenshot.


    Is there a specific app I need to download in order to view the ebooks? Or is there an app or a place where textbooks are available to iPad users?


    I have noticed that the lack of flash support has prevented e from using the iPad for many online class assignments.

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    The Webb School in Knoxville Tennessee has all text books on iPad.
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    Tell us the text books you're interested in and we'll see what we can do.

    Tim
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    even text books in my college? i'm in the American University of Beirut in Lebanon..
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    There are many text book apps available on the app store.

    Kno Text books is one such application that boasts having over 100,000 text books available. It is a free app, just do a search for "Kno" in the app store and you'll find it.

    You could also try the nook app form Barnes N Nobles. It gives you access to any available text books that they may carry.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    But are these apps available outside the U.S.? I can't find either, I'm in the UK.
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    Guys go to [Moderator edit: Removed link to piracy site...] will solve ur problem thousand of books in PDF or ePub format .
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    Its pointless thought because they over charge on all of the books they have for sale. No one has created a textbook app for college students and affordable for college students. Yeah the apps are free but your better off looking on google for the pdf or just buying the book from your college book store.
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    If you can get your textbooks in a PDF there are some good PDF reader Apps that could work for you.
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    I find the iBooks app the best for reading and storing .pdf files I use in lectures.
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    Try CourseSmart if is used by several major publishers of college textbooks.
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    i think this would be your best solution. When i was in college i was able to find many of my books in PDF file form. Sometimes its nice to have a PDF sometimes its nice to have a physical copy just depends what you're doing
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    i need to get me free text books!
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    Hi,

    I scan my text books into the computer, OCR it and the save as PDF. I then use iannotate to edit, highlight and make notes in my book.

    Regards,
    Chays
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    Wouldnt this take absolutely ages?? What OCR program do you use? Most are very expensive.
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    It did take me a while to scan them, but I used my schools top feeder, photocopy mega powerful machine.
    As for the OCR I use acrobat by adobe.

    Regards,
    ~Chays~

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