On Sat, 4 Mar 2023, Ralph Corderoy wrote:
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2023 04:15:33
From: Ralph Corderoy <ralph(a)inputplus.co.uk>
Subject: [COFF] Reading PDFs on a mobile. (Was: Requesting thoughts on
extended regular expressions in grep.)
Even inventorying and keeping track of the books
can be time
consuming. -- Thankfully I took some time to do exactly that and have
access to that information on the super computer in my pocket.
I seek recommendations for an Android app to comfortably read PDFs on
a mobile phone's screen. They were intended to be printed as a book.
In particular, once I've zoomed and panned to get the interesting part
of a page as large as possible, swiping between pages should persist
that view. An extra point for allowing odd and even pages to use
Sorry for responding to an old thread got behind on my list-mail
reading, but I wanted to share my $.02.
Someone else mentioned an e-book reader app, and I second that,
mostly...Moon+ Reader on Android is the e-book reader I've been using
for a while and it does a good job with standard e-book formats
as well as PDF files, IF the PDF is a PDF of formatted text. It
even has a mode where it will do a pretty decent job of on-the-fly
converting/reformatting the text of the PDF to something that can
actually be read on a small (phone) screen. However, if the PDF is just
a bunch of 1 image per page wrapped in a PDF container, you're out of
luck and back to zoom/pan around the page.
For most of my digtal book reading these days, I use a Boox e-ink
reader. It runs Android, so, I can use the same e-book reader I used
on my phone. It can even sync where you're at in the book/document via
dropbox and you can move between multiple devices if needed.
If I want to mark-up the PDF, the built-in stuff on the Boox handles
that nicely. If I'm on my phone, I use an app called Xodo.