Love it!!! Been waiting a while to have iBooks on the mac. Works great. too bad for the folks that think its cool to run snow leopard and then wonder why syncing doesn't work.
iBooks v 1.01 (281)I have two Apple IDs with books bought from both. When signed into one account in iBooks, clicking on any book results in an error message "An unknown error has occurred". When signed into the other account I only see books from that account and clicking on them or trying to download more books results in an authorisation loop with a dialogue asking for my ID and password repeatedly
I first worked synchronization. Not now
Even though iBooks received an update, we're still unable to edit title, author, and category.
Why couldn't Apple do an iBooks (reading) app for OSX 10.7 or 10.8?
What for? There are WAY better readers available for ePubs and PDF's for free, iBooks when it first messed with my iTunes book library failed to import pretty well any book except that which had been purchased through Apple (and even those only remained available through the Cloud) and then trashed ALL the books on my iPad reducing that library to books purchased through Apple (which, again, were only available in the Cloud). As a library manager iBooks for the Mac sucks, giving users little or no feedback on what's in their library. It's not secure, scalable or in any way responsive as your library grows ... and looks like becoming as sluggish and unwieldy as its IOS counterpart. It introduces more possible points of failure in the literary content management process, for no ostensible advantages. The one thing it has done for me is to ensure that I investigate third party alternatives to read and otherwise manage my literature (at the moment I'm leaning toward Bluefire Reader on the iPad) to escape Apple's now (much more dangerous) and buggy 'walled garden'. I've had two weeks of Hell thanks to this turkey, and wouldn't wish it on anyone.Count your lucky stars that Apple didn't release iBooks for earlier versions of the Mac OS ... you are blessed, I say ... blessed. :)
Name a few then and please don't include Calibre which excels at conversion and organization but is average at reading. Appreciate your feedback and look forward to your reply.
In no particular order (and I am going to include Calibre as it is an option for many, and unlike the current version of iBooks for the Mac does do library management quite well and very scalably) Adobe Digital Editions, iText, Kitabu, Sigil, Calibre, Bookreader and Ebon. Kindle and Kobo are also good for the file types they serve. There are a couple of major apps like Pages that will read (and create) ePubs and PDF's... but I discount them as they are mainly word processors rather than readers.
Thanks...I'll check a few out. I like iBooks on my iPad but want to read on my Mac from time to time. Appreciate pointing me in the right direction.
E-book Preview is another pretty good reader for the Mac as well. I just checked it out. Doesn't have any library management functionality, but its quick to open ePubs and other formats, maintains all the formatting, and provides a surprisingly nice front end for reading e-books.
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