iPad 2 as an E-reader – 12 Useful Articles: Reviews, Tips and How-tos

iPad 2 now arrives to 25 more countries. For many people it’ll be a first tablet and they would like to check how does it handle e-book reading.

Those who already owned 1st generation iPad and decided to replace it with a new model, may also be interested in discovering e-reading possibilities they didn’t know about.

Here is a list of useful links, not only iPad’s e-reading app reviews, but also tips and how-tos you may have missed.

Apple iPad Showdown: Battle of the eReader Apps
Originally published in June 2010 and recently updated, this comprehensive ZDNet article by Jason Perlow describes 9 most important e-reading apps for iPad, including Kindle, iBooks, Kobo, Bluefire Reader, Stanza and Kobo.

iPad 2 as E-reader: Glare Still an Issue
David Carnoy from CNET reviews the new iPad and checks whether Apple had done anything to the screen to make the reading experience better.

Finding the Best Way to Read Books on an iPad
In this great article by Walt Mossberg you have all major applications described and reviewed: Kindle, Nook and iBooks. You can also watch his video review below:

How to Read Adobe DRM-ed Books on Your iPad
Many e-bookstores like Barnes&Noble or Kobo or Sony use Adobe DRM. If you have such files on your computer, you can read them on the iPad – the only thing to do is to download Bluefire Reader app and authorize it with Adobe.

iPad eBook App Review
A detailed, very helpful review of four e-reading apps for iPad: Kindle, iBooks, Goodreader and Readme. Pros and cons of every app are listed.

What Are Enhanced Ebooks And How to Find Them?
iPad is great for reading e-books enhanced with video and audio. You can find such books in the AppStore, but they are also available in Kindle Store and iBookstore.

5 Amazing iPad E-books for Kids
CNET’s Rick Broida lists 5 best enhanced applications your kids will love to read, watch and play with.

iBooks: How to Add Books Without Connecting to iTunes
If you are wondering what to do to avoid connecting your iPad to a computer every time you want to add a new book to iBooks, here are some useful tips. Tips apply not only to iBooks, but to any e-reading application.

Instapaper – Easy Way to Create a Book With a Collection of Your Favourite Online Reading
Do you know that you can make an ePub or mobi file from your articles stored at Instapaper? If you save for later f.e. stories from Fictionaut, you can transfer them to your favourite e-reading app.

Kindle for iOS: Use it as a Free Dictionary Application
Are you thinking of buying a dictionary app for your iPad. Maybe you don’t have to. Kindle app has The New Oxford American Dictionary included – and it’s done in a very smart way.

Useful E-reading Software for the iPad
Another list of 9 applications which help e-reading on the iPad a real pleasure.

Use Dropbox as a Cloud Bookshelf for Stanza
Are you a fan of Stanza? If you own both an iPhone and an iPad you may want to have your books synced. Here is a solution: use Dropbox.

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