Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bluefire Reader App for iPad

If you are like me, a Sony EReader fan who moved over to iPad, you may have had a problem reading your old books on your new device.  Enter Bluefire Reader.  It reads Adobe DRM, so you can read books bought at Sony, Kobo, Borders, and a lot of other ebook sources (but not Amazon or B&N).  You can also use it to read ebooks from the library and it has built in support from Feedbooks (where you can download my free books) and other online ebookstores.  Best of all-- it's free.  Ket it and ad one more blade to the techie Swiss army knife that is the iPad.

5 comments:

Micah said...

Actually, Bluefire Reader can read ebooks bought from BN (as they use a type of Adobe DRM). In fact on an iOS device, you can download ebooks from a BN account page in mobile Safari directly into Bluefire Reader.

Mr. Wesley Allison said...

Thanks for that correction and additional information Micah. All in all, Bluefire Reader looks like a great app.

Erisian (FNORDinc.com) said...

thanks for the suggestion!
i dont have an ipad, but i have friends who do.

something else that is good is http://calibre-ebook.com/

also free, is good for managing and converting ebooks. has a lot of plugins and solutions for getting books in the format you need/want.. doesnt handle drm well, but there is an internet full of work arounds.

Mr. Wesley Allison said...

I am right there with you. I've been using Calibre for over a year now and couldn't manage my 6,000 ebooks without it.

Erisian (FNORDinc.com) said...

six THOUSAND!

i though my TBR pile was high :)
you have me beat by folds