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By wozhere, Senior Member on 4th January 2014, 09:29 PM
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Best Android non-PDF Reader Apps for NST:

1) AIReader:

Best only if optimized which takes a bit of time, do the following:

* set background colour white
* set font colour to black (if you like for night reading setup a 2nd profile: white font on black background)
* disable initial letter in each paragraph being highlighted
* remove any background texture pictures


use in landscape mode
choose font type and size you like
you can zoom in/out with finger pinch


Note: optimization can take half an hour or more but it's worth it as it can be the best reader for txt, epub & mobi files. I convert non illustrated pdf files to txt files, many apps/online sites convert them. AIReader is useless to me with it's default profile & theme & settings.

I set my bottom-left key to BACK action in nookTouch_ModManager. In AIReader settings you can set BACK key to whatever, eg: Next Page. If you want to un-assign it, it's difficult to see but scroll up to the top, you'll see option: None, if you want to use it as BACK again which is good to exit app/open another book etc. 9 areas on page can be assigned with tap/long tap anyway to whatever action.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rland.alreader

change rotation from notifications, enable in settings:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....fameit.rotate
I use Pro version https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rotate_license

also:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rotationlocker

2nd best) FBReader:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ary.ui.android

3rd) Cool Reader:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...org.coolreader

Shared 3rd) certain old version of Mantano Reader Premium:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...reader.android

4th) Moon+ Reader Pro:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oft.moonreader
I use the Pro version https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ft.moonreaderp

P.S. Added Mantano as joined 3rd
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5th January 2014, 12:22 PM |#2  
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Hi, just a question, how did you install the pro version? What kernel version and google apps do you have?
Thanks!
5th January 2014, 12:40 PM |#3  
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List & versions of my apps:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...02&postcount=2

AIReader I installed from store. Now to your question. Some latest apps do not work on this device as we all know

Moon+ Reader Pro,1.3.14,com.flyersoft.moonreaderp

So what I do is find the highest previous version which works, that took a lot of time to test for each app.
6th January 2014, 08:37 PM |#4  
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Also the highest working Pro versions of:

Mantano Reader Premium Version 2.2.8
It's OK(ish).

Aldiko Premium Version 1.2.9
Not good really.
A couple of 2.x low versions installed & one ran only once.
12th January 2014, 08:12 PM |#5  
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FBReader for NST
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Originally Posted by wozhere

2nd best) FBReader:

We released FBReader "special edition" for NST today. It supports NST keys and NST screen fast update. I cannot post url's here (I have < 10 messages on the forum), just look for the latest (12th of Jan 2014) news on the fbreader.org site.
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Originally Posted by geometer

We released FBReader "special edition" for NST today. It supports NST keys and NST screen fast update. I cannot post url's here (I have < 10 messages on the forum), just look for the latest (12th of Jan 2014) news on the fbreader.org site.

Thanks for your good work. I convert my non-illustrated pdfs (most of my ebooks) to txt and read them on fbreader.

http://fbreader.org/content/fbreader-nook-simple-touch
13th January 2014, 09:47 PM |#7  
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Info

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My Current AIReader Preferences (Work in Progress):


As usual tapping 4 screen corners turns pages. Tapping screen's centre toggles showing full-screen vs. statusbar + bottom goodies.

I've enabled the 9 customizable bottom buttons to show. I've set them to the following functions:

Reduce & increase font size (pinching fingers also works superbly)
Next & previous page
Android home
Next & previous chapter
Recent files
Goto page/percent
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This is an epub file:


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Easily switch 2 profiles from menu, I set one for day and another for night reading in bed:


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Tap screen's centre to toggle showing full-screen view as in the 1st photo in this post. The arrow on right is Button_Savior app.

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As said in OP, I change rotation ( portrait / landscape) with notifications (using mentioned app). Justification works better for some epub/mobi/txt files. BTW converting PDF files to RTF works better than simple txt.

You might easily spend an hour on customization of AIReader and not get it right. You can simply use the above settings I currently have, which is still changing. In system root files:
\data\data\com.neverland.alreader\shared_prefs

Replace your com.neverland.alreader_preferences.xml with the uploaded attachment. 10 seconds job with Total Commander.
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23rd March 2014, 03:19 PM |#8  
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AIreader settings for native Android devices, Replace your com.neverland.alreader_preferences.xml Attachment in:
\data\data\com.neverland.alreader\shared_prefs

As before switch between Night & Day reading modes in Menu: Next Profile

Current free apk available from play store also included.

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31st March 2014, 03:02 PM |#9  
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Thanks for this thread. I installed the latest version of AIReader on my Nook STG. The latest version has a check box for "E-Ink Adaptation" under the "Main" Settings area. This means it took me way less than 30 minutes to configure to my liking. This is the first non-stock reader that I thought was really better than the stock B&N reader. I wish it would be able to read B&N content.
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Alreader is indeed very good, so good that I have now installed it on my Nookhd+ as well. There is a sync option but I haven't been able to get it to work. Any idea how to do it?

Sent from my BN NookHD+ using Tapatalk 4
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Originally Posted by David0226

This is the first non-stock reader that I thought was really better than the stock B&N reader.

I'm not really a big fan of the stock reader, but what are your main complaints?
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