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i2Reader app for iPhone and iPad

4.4 ( 7664 ratings )
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Developer: Yuriy Melyushin
5.99 USD
Current version: 4.6.8, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 14 Aug 2009
App size: 23.67 Mb

i2Reader is an innovative and award-winning eBook reader!

Among the features:

- Support of EPUB (DRM-free), PDF, RTF, HTML, FB2, MOBI, DOC and plain text formats;
- Customizable styles;
- Dictionary support (starDict format) for quick word lookup;
- Extremely user-friendly interface;
- One-way built-in FTP server to upload books and dictionaries to i2Reader;
- One-way built-in Web server to upload books and dictionaries from your computer;
- Support for cross-platform Calibre tool to upload books to i2Reader;
- Custom-made PDF rendering engine that reformats the text from PDFs for easier reading on the iPhone screen;
- Autoscroll;
- Auto-hyphenation;
- Display and save of inline images in the books;
- Integrated Web browser to quickly download books from the Internet;
- Bookmarks;
- Table of Contents;
- Landscape and fullscreen modes;
- Book groups.

Pros and cons of i2Reader app for iPhone and iPad

i2Reader app good for

Stanza is dead under IOS 5 and I searched a new one. I found this reader and I like it. Has more options then stanza.The search option, great because I missed that in stanza. ;-) What I still miss is the option to see what I already read. Maybe you can put it on the next update. Thank you and good work.
Exactly what I was looking for. I installed a whole heap of dictionaries, including the database which is relatively easy to compile from the text file available in their website.
This is an excellent app! I will admit, I was cursing it when I first got it. I mean it is 10 bucks, and there are countless other book reading apps for free, not to mention that at first it was very difficult to use. Frankly, I just didnt understand it. However, upon downloading i2librarian, and setting up my i2speaker, its worth every penny! This program allows you not only to purchase books from its linked store, but it allows you to upload your own via your WiFi server. This is something other apps simply cannot offer. It allows you to download and purchase ebooks from a variety of sources (not just the stores that are in affiliation with the app) and you are able to keep a hardcopy on your computer, which to me is a huge bonus! It supports a variety of file formats, which is also nice, the only thing I find lacking is a "highlight" and "add notes" feature, like comparable apps have. This would be a nice touch. Another great thing, is the ability to change the background colour of the books, so that if you have trouble reading from a stark white screen, or from a murky yellow, you can customize it. As well, the text size is nice and big, no squinting to use this app!
This is the only reader Ive found that: -extracts PDF text reliably with correct line breaks -presents the reflowed text as pages *or* a continuous stream -allows configuration of every aspect of the text presentation including line spacing, indent style, margins, inline italics or code -has a double-column mode for a very book-like presentation in landscape -can keep up with my reading speed during page flips, presenting a new page as fast as my eyes can travel to the top of the screen Essentially, i2Reader will turn a PDF into an e-book. Most readers act as if any PDF is probably a magazine, comic or a business report. The price is justified. Emphatically better than GoodReader. Deals with PDFs better than Stanza.
This is a very polarizing app: people either love it or hate it. My experience with it has been good; Im now using it more than Stanza. Its extremely fully featured and does, unlike how some reports here would have it, work with Calibre as well as several other methods of uploading books. Its Styles feature is very powerful although its italic and boldface are buggy. The memory limitation is dumb, but for me the worst feature is the total unresponsiveness of the vendor. You send messages: they completely ignore them.
Thank you for the retina update! This is an amazing app. Please add the ability to share file/open in from other apps!

Some bad moments

I was looking for an ebook reader handling txt and htm files. Almost all of my txt files cannot be read by this app and I cannot download htm files directly from the web. So only one star so far.
just paid 5 Euro for nothing! The pdf i imported into the application is not readable. there are many letters in a wild order, thats all. thanks. völlig umsonst 5 euro bezahlt. das pdf das ich importiert habe wird nicht korrekt dargestellt. ein einziger buchstabensalat. name of the free pdf file: Fight Clubs by Jonathan Dodson
This application parses the PDF and generates the text. So, the pdf file is not reflowed as they say. The character encoding is not working as expected. I cannot read Arabic text. For PDF I recommend GoodReader. It is also slowing down my ipodtouch. Please I want my money back.
Ridiculous. This app limits the amount you can download. Four ebooks and bye bye! Very odd, very useless, very expensive for this much useless.
I am extremely pissed. After 3 hrs of fiddling and searching for help online i have discovered a few important things. This program has NO support. This program fails to do ANYTHING it advertises. The publisher wont even list it clearly on their website. It does not work with Calibre. It will not group by author. It crashes like a drunks bumper car. Save the $5 and look elsewhere for your stanza replacer.
Pro: star dict integration. Con: it lacks morphology support. The work around is to use suggestion which brings in some irrelevant words. #1 issue is some books cause the app crash and some books are stuck in starting reading and frozen. once crash happened, open library becomes impossible, the app exits by itself. The only way to recover is delete app and re-install. The app should gracefully handle exception, if any book is ill formatted, the app should warn and the book should be allowed to be deleted. #2 issue is the style editor is confusing and complicated. Suggest a quick editor to allow background color, text font size color, margin and line size space, leave the rest to the fiddlers. #3 issue: when selecting a hyphened word, only the letters up to hyphen is selected.