15 August 2010

Gooreader trial

I’ve been trying out Gooreader, a desktop appliction for searching and reading books from Google Books. I only tried the free option, so I couldn’t save to pdf. It looks it might be quite helpful for some folks, however, on a small screen 9inch netbook I couldn’t read the books comfortably. gooreader1

On zooming in, the text become legible but extends beyond the edges of the screen and I could not find a way to grab and move the page across. I just wanted one of the hand icons to grab and drag it.

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So, I’ll probably be uninstalling it from this device. Maybe I’ll give it a try on a larger laptop, or maybe a desktop, but I was hoping that it would be useful on a very portable device.