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Best .pdf reader for NST

OP kazakore

30th May 2014, 08:53 AM   |  #1  
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I'm using FBReader for eBooks (generally .epub from when I had a PRST1) but it doesn't support pdf files as far as I can tell. The stock Nook reader is even worse for pdfs then it is for epubs! What would people recommend?

My required features:
Orientation switching (landscape/portrait)
Cropping (not display/cut out dead space around poorly presented pdfs)
Aardict dictionary integration. (I use Aardict with offline Wikipedia and Wikitionary for lookup and read quite a few technical books and journals, which are generally in pdf format, so this one is pretty important to me.)

I've seen a user created one in the Nook NST Developer forum which meets the first two, but sure most do... Anybody able to give me a recommendation that matches all three?

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30th May 2014, 09:21 AM   |  #2  
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I don't know about Aardict, and all pdf readers have their issues. But Ebookdroid is an interesting option.
I*have tested Mantano which is nice, too.
30th May 2014, 12:06 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by tulapi

I don't know about Aardict, and all pdf readers have their issues. But Ebookdroid is an interesting option.

Which version did you install? I've tried both the latest 2.1.9 and earlier (last open source) 1.6.6 and neither want to install on my device!

https://drive.google.com/folderview?...FU&usp=sharing
31st May 2014, 08:42 PM   |  #4  
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How about Orion Viewer? It meets your first two requirements (multi-touch pinch zoom works also) and it's supposed to support external dictionaries.

I like its behavior on my NST.
31st May 2014, 09:24 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kazakore

Which version did you install? I've tried both the latest 2.1.9 and earlier (last open source) 1.6.6 and neither want to install on my device!

https://drive.google.com/folderview?...FU&usp=sharing

The last version of ebookdroid that work on the NST is 1.5.7, it's available on the play store.
ebookdroid can auto-crop pdfs and djvus to fit the screen, which is a killer feature IMO.
2nd June 2014, 08:01 AM   |  #6  
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Got 1.5.7 installed thanks. Instantly text is more readable and sharper than with the stock reader!! Fiddly to get it to actually go to full with portrait but at least it can when I need to

I don't seem to be able to see how you would set a dictionary though. (Or even select anything.) Did it maybe come at a later release? Or am I missing something obvious?
24th June 2014, 06:11 PM   |  #7  
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EBookDroid and Orion would be my two recommendations as well.
13th July 2014, 05:26 PM   |  #8  
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i use mostly Repligo Reader 3.4.5 or Mantano Ebook Reader Premium 2.2.3, bc both work in Fullscreen and for Epubs Alreader
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