Monday, July 21, 2008

Bad News For The Kindle: iPhone 3G + Apps (Silicon Alley Insider)

Who needs a separate e-book reader when your cellphone does the trick? For the last few days, we've been putzing around with our new iPhone 3G and a handful of apps from the App Store. Some of the best, so far: E-reader apps for reading books, blogs, offline Web pages, etc. These include:
  • Instapaper, which brings Tumblr dude Marco Arment's simple "read later" service to the iPhone. Actually, it's much better on the iPhone than any other platform, since it doesn't just bookmark your stories, but downloads them so you can read them when you're offline.
  • Stanza, a free e-reader app with built-in access to a huge library of free books/short stories, from "Anna Karenina" to "Paradise Lost," and some newer titles, too, like Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow's "I, Robot."
  • NetNewsWire, a decent port -- not great -- of the popular Web-based RSS reader.
  • Byline, a $9.99 app to access your Google Reader RSS feeds.
  • NYTimes, which lets you synch up NYT stories to read later.

1 comment:

Developer4lease said...

Thanks for those links. Especially with the costs provided. Even recently i read that it's easier to sync up our contact lists. The Address Book application in Mac OS X 10.5.3 now lets iPhone users sync their Address Book with Google Contacts. To try it, go to the Address Book menu, choose Preferences, and then check Synchronize with Google. It’ll ask for your Google account and password, then automatically update your contacts every time you sync your iPhone.

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