iPhone Feature Requests

Thanks so much for creating the iPhone edition of this software. It has become my favorite document reader. I do have two feature requests for future iterations of the iPhone software.

1: I'd like a preference to allow for returning to the last open document and page upon launch of Stanza. Currently the requirement of tapping through the lists to get to the currently open document is cumbersome, particularly when you have to use the iPhone "Settings" App for every little preference change. I'd like to open Stanza and have my current book open to my last page read as an option.

2: I'd like the the option to change the page reverse and advance screen taps to include top of page and bottom of page taps. If I'm holding the iPhone in one hand, particularly the left hand, it is easier to flip pages forward and back by tapping at the top or bottom of the screen rather than by reaching across the screen to do the right hand tap on the screen.

I would also like to add my voice requesting the option of an autoscroll as well. (I've voted in the Poll.)

Thanks again for the awesome document reader and I appreciate having the forum to search for and request help.\

Cheers

Jon

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Iphone now has a lot more features added more powerful than just the document reader. With the technology continuously growing and improving, no wonder phones are like small computers already having almost exactly the same features and capabilities.

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Of the iPhone Document viewers, I like the fileviewer most. It can read text files, images, PDF, HTML pages and much more. It can surf the web too. Hopefully your feature request will soon be granted for us to be benefited as well.

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Crimson Text font

Add Crimson text font to avalaible fonts on Stanza... thanks!

Crimson Text font

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Add Crimson Text font to avalaible fonts.

Synopsis

Hello!

I have posted this before, and thought it wouldn't hurt to do so again.

I would love the option of having synopsis for the ebooks. I have almost 400 books and fanfictions uploaded to the phone, and it would take a miracle to remember what all of them are about. Adding a synopsis field would be phenomenal!

Header Bar No Longer Dims

First, Let me say, I LOVE Stanza! I use it daily and send you a million "Thank You"s for such a fantastic free eReader!

But, in the recent update, among other changes, which are appreciated, the "header bar" (with the time and battery icon) no longer dims with the rest of the screen. One of Stanza's features that I love is having the ability to use the night view and dim the screen to make reading in the dark easier on the eyes. However, since the recent update, this bar stays at 100% which is hard on the eyes.

Is there any chance of switching that back? :)

Me and my eyes thank you in advance for your consideration.

Cheers!

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iPhone vs iPad

I love the new version which supports the iPad! There are just a couple of things I'd like to see though. The first is the same ability to save files back to your desktop on the iPhone version as exists on the iPad - this would go a long way toward keeping the books on each device in sync. I agree with earlier posters that I'd like to see a way of syncing where you are in the books across devices as well.

Whispersync style reading progress function?

For those of us that read on both an iPhone and an iPad, something to sync up reading progress would be exceedingly useful. I think that instead of building an infrastructure like Amazon's the essentials could be completed by leveraging DropBox where a simple text file with the book name, uuidstr and read_progress data is stored. An MD5 hash of the book would simplify matching up of book files across devices that may have been loaded via Stanza, Calibre or an online catalog and then mailed to the other device. Or perhaps an sqlite dB file would be lighter weight in terms of people with large collections where updates can be atomic instead of writing out the entire file.

Keep up the awesome work!

Bookmark/progress sync

Now that Stanza 3.0 is out and is actually pretty great on both the iPad and iPhone, I'm really feeling the lack of the ability to sync bookmarks or reading progress between the devices. When I'm sitting on the couch, I want to read on the iPad. When I'm standing up holding onto a pole on a bus during my commute, I'd rather read on the smaller iPhone one-handed. I'd like to be able to go back and forth more seamlessly.

I don't care if it requires bluetooth peer-to-peer, or wifi/bonjour, or a configured WebDAV server (like iDisk or box.net or whatever) to hold sync data, or push notifications turned on to receive the updated position data, those are all things I'd have no trouble with. What would be a bit worse is to have to connect both devices to iTunes for this, as I want to seamlessly switch from iPhone to iPad when I step in the front door after coming home from work.

Bonus points for having Stanza register some kind of sync URL scheme (like "stanza://sync" or something) so that other tools (bookmarks, SMS, Prowl) could be used to schedule/initiate the syncs.

Windows 7

I just got a new desktop running Windows Home premium 64 bit. When I install Stanza Desktop (and say yes to the bonjour) I loose my interenet connection. I can still see the router but no internet. I uninstalled the Stanza desktop and rebooted and every thing is fine. I re-installed Stanza with Bonjour and get the same result. I then attempted to install just Bonjour and then stanza. Stanza doesn't find the Bonjour and tells me I have to download Bonjour. I really want to be able to put some new books on my Iphone and Ipod touch.

Please help

Wireless sync

I like to have Wireless sync
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As a iphone user I also

As a iphone user I also request this. Please share it here.
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These are outdated features of iphone. Now we have 3gs version. I need them.
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Table of Contents Collapse

How about making the Table of Contents View like Tree what is possible expand and collapse the item.

If TOC have many item, it is not useful all expanded TOC.

listing books that are not in any collection

It would be good to have a command to list books that are currently not in any collection, so that you could organize them.
Especially when in the "add" mode for adding multiple books to a collection.

Searching or Sorting by Series

Please add the ability to sort books by series. Author, title, series, group....sure I can create a group for the series, but that still doesn't put them in series order. I use Calibre to convert & act as a server because that way my husband can use the same program as a server for his Android, Calibre allows the option to download books by series & shows the place in the series, but Stanza doesn't once its downloaded. This is very frustrating.

DRM Support

I was delighted when I read that Stanza supports epub format and that my public library loans books in epub format. I thought, "Great now I'll be able to read new books without paying exorbitant fees!" Imagine my disappointment to find the Stanza does not support DRM enabled content. I love this app, but it would be so much better if I could borrow books from the library and read them on my iPhone. I would even consider paying the price of one ebook to have that functionality.

There was talk for some time

There was talk for some time about adding ePub DRM based support to Stanza. However it looks as though Stanza development may have stopped so I would not hold out any high hopes off this ever appearing (although I would like to be proved wrong).

Feature request: Display Size of File in Library

Thank you so much for this wonderful app.

My feature request might seem strange but if it were ever possibly in a feature upgrade to include a display of file size in the library listings I would appreciate that.

I would use it in choosing what to read from my library depending on the time I have available... I am sure an approximate page or word count would not be feasible but showing file size might be easier to implement. I could use it to sort out short novel v. long novel groups.

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Guided Reading

A speed reading feature, like in the QuickReader iPhone app.

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Due dates to help with assigned reading

It would be awesome if Stanza added a feature useful for students or book club members. I want to be able to say "read until chapter X" (or "page Y") by a certain date. Then Stanza could tell me how many more pages I have left to go, how many pages I should read each day, etc.

Would like 4-way rotation display on iphone

I really like your product, but I would like to suggest 1 small enhancement. I have a lanyard attached to my iphone using the charger connection. It would be great to be able to hang the iphone upside down and read! But Stanza only rotates 3 ways! Other apps rotate all 4 ways.

TRANSLATION FEATURE

Hi

Congratz to a truely brilliant App! It is exactly, and even more, than i was looking for.

I just have one suggestion:

Would it be possible to include a TRANSLATION feature, similar to the "look up" feature.

Although i can speak quite fluently, on occasion i stumble upon words i dont know, like names of plants, animals, science etc.

It would be AWESOME and it would also improve my english reading skills, if i could just look that word up .

Keep up the good work!

Best
Lorenz

SVG Image support

Now that Calibre uses SVG image wrapping for covers on epub.. any epub complied in calibre will not display a cover in Stanza. When we look at the number of people using Calibre and Stanza together, I believe this warrants Lexcycle to consider supporting this in a future release.

I second that.

I' working with production of epub files and would very much like SVG support i Stanza for iPhone. The only way to get images to work in landscape mode is in the SVG-format. It works perfectly in txtr.
Please Stanza incorporate SVG support in your next version!

IPad version

Can you create an iPad version with fonts for the large display? When the font is zoomed in the 2x mode on iPad, it looks very grainy.

Next and Previous Chapters control

I just started reading the SF Chronicle on Stanza for iPhone. On the first page of each chapter (article), the eBook contains links for Previous Article and Next Article (in the eBook content). However, it would be very useful to have previous and next chapter controls (gestures or nav buttons) in order to skip to next. For example, I might be 3 pages into a story and want to skip rest and advance to next chapter. It is onerous to have to navigate out to the table of contents to do this; from the reading screen, I'd like a single control to advance. This is analogous to previous and next track controls on a CD or MP3 player (iPod).

easy way to transfer book to iphone

able to transfer a file from mac to iphone -- instead of uploading to a frigging web site, then downloading to the iphone.

Web2Stanza

If you want saving web pages to your iPhone Stanza,
"Web2Stanza" may makes you happy.

Web2Stanza is a bookmarklet tool to save web pages to iPhone Stanza from iPhone Safari directly.

I'm happy if you like this tool.

If your Mac had WiFi then you

If your Mac had WiFi then you can do this already.

You can use either Stanza Desktop or Calibre (which I prefer) at the Mac end.

iphone library

Version 2.1.1 is broken the more button under the 3 dots (...) flicks back to the currently open book.
In the previous version it flicked out and when you restarted Stanza you had a library to pick from.
The only way,that I know of, to get to the library (book list that is) is to turn off auto load last book
exit Stanza and re enter Stanza or use Delete Book which is totally stupid !!!
Provide a direct link to the library from an open book (eg instead of Downloads or Share would be nice)

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When in a book, tap center of

When in a book, tap center of the screen, tap left pointing arrow head at top left of screen .... you are now in your library.

Search

I dont have time to troll through every item to find what I want on this forum.
Please provide a way to search the forums.

There is one already,

There is one already, although it is rather difficult to locate.
It's at: http://www.lexcycle.com/search/node (or just lexcycle.com/search will get you there as well). It should be much better marked than it is, though.

Headphone remote button for reading in bed.

What about using the headphone remote button for advancing pages?

It would be very good to be able to advance pages via de headphones remote button. This way, you wont have to move your hands if you are lying down reading in bed. Every page requires a full arm movement if you have secured the iphone on bed for reading comfortably.
Everyone who uses Stanza in the bed will apreciate a lot this feature!!!

Enable reading diferent fonts on Stanza

I'm editor of italian books. Developing from Mac to iphone, I tried to import in Stanza (version 1.0.0-beta18) my html text with Calibre. The text has different font, not only roman but (example a greek text – font Athenian). Html reads the greek text but Stanza doesnt read it. Someone can tell me something about?

Is there anybody who can help

Is there anybody who can help me setup my stanza on Itouch so that I can download my ebooks (epub) from my PC obviuosly I do have the Stanza descktop but I coudl not download any ebook at all. I did everything with no luck...., Could someone explain me step by step what to do??

Thanks a buch!!!

iphone & laptop/desktop

I would like to see the ability to read books on both my iphone/ipod touch and on my computer. I find my self needing to have 2 copies of the book, and then manually flipping through the pages (or checking up on my progress through the book) to get to the point I left off at. This is very cumbersome, and although the rest of the app is fantastic, makes me reluctant to use it as a dedicated ebook reader because i frequently switch depending on location from using my ipod touch to my computer.

Search bar in TOC, Bookmarks and Annotations

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Love Stanza BTW.

It would be nice to have a search bar to search the Table of Contents, Bookmarks and Annotations.

I found a nice copy of the KJV that "sherman" has meticulously created the TOC for, complete with books and chapters.
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31709
That's where I need it most.

Thx.

Stanza behind proxy server

Thank you for providing the best reader app for free. I live in India, and got addicted to your app since I heard about it through my friend. I enjoy reading books and scientific articles (converted to epub) in stanza. However that is not to be because of network related problems, either with iPhone OS or with the app. This is related to proxy 407 errors. Please read the points below. I would be happy to explain them in detail if required.

Phone: iPhone 3Gs, OS 3.1, Stanza v 2.1

1. In my university, we are behind a proxy server (Squid). iPhone supports proxy based user authentication, however not all appilcations seem to handle this.

2. Stanza is one such app that I am unable to use behind a proxy.

3. I have checked with my proxy administrator who confirmed that my iPhone directly access the net without going through the proxy server, though the info is setup on the iPhone.

4. I am able to access the net through Safari, which correctly goes through the proxy server, which means the proxy setup is correct.

5. In Stanza, although I don't see any error messages cropping up (just searching for new books endlessly), I the usual error is the 407 HTTP error, which I see displayed in other apps that have this problem.

6. I did a quick search of apple.com and found these hints that are to be handled by the apps. From iPhone OS API
1. Communicating with HTTP Servers: http://developer.apple.com/iphone/library/documentation/Networking/Conceptual/CFNetwork/CFHTTPTasks/CFHTTPTasks.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP30001132-CH5-SW2
2. Communicating with Authenticating HTTP Servers: http://developer.apple.com/iphone/library/documentation/Networking/Conceptual/CFNetwork/CFHTTPAuthenticationTasks/CFHTTPAuthenticationTasks.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/TP30001132-CH8-SW1

7. I have checked that my iPhone Stanza app correctly downloads books when I am connected to the cell phones 3G services. Only in the WiFi zones behind our proxy does it fail to download.

Thanks again for a great app.
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BACKUP TOOL THAT RESTORES LIBRARY WITHOUT RESTORING YOUR DEVICE

RESTORING YOUR DEVICE TO FIX ANY PROBLEMS WITH STANZA IS USELESS WITH VERY LARGE LIBRARYS SO ONCE AGAIN I HAVE TO SPEND MY PRECIOUS TIME REBUILDING A LIBRARY I ALREADY BUILT. I HAVE TRIED THIS TOOL AND IT DOES NOT COPY ALL OF MY EBOOKS. STANZA NEEDS A SEPERATE BACK UP FUNCTION THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE RESTORING YOUR DEVICE. I DO NOT WHAT TO RESTORE A PERFECTLY WORKING DEVICE JUST BECAUSE THERE IS PROBLEMS WITHIN ONE APPLICATION. IT IS ABSOLUTLEY REDICULOUS. I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT AN APP LIKE STANZA WOULD HAVE PROVIDED THESE IMPORTANT FACILITIES. I HAVE PURCHASED MANY EBOOKS AND HAVE LOST THEM TWICE BECAUSE OF PROBLEMS WITH STANZA AND HAVE HAD TO PURCHASE THEM AGAIN. I AM STUDYING TP BECOME A DOCTOR AND ALL MY MEDICAL EBOOKS ARE ON STANZA. I ALSO WORK FULLTIME AND HAVE CHILDREN, REBUILDING MY LIBRARY THAT I HAVE DONE ONCE ALREADY IS NOT PRACTICAL. I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO REBUILD. A BACKUP FUNCTION IS NEEDED WITHIN STANZA. MYSELF AND MANT OTHERS HAVE BEEN REQUESTING THIS FOR MONTHS NOW. I WANT A BACKUP SIMILAR TO ANOTHER APP CALLED AMBIANCE. IT IS A RELAXING MUSIC APP WHERE YOU DOWNLOAD WHAT SOUNDS YOU WANT. IT ALSO HAS A BACKUP FUNCTION THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BACKUP YOUR DATA TO YOUR COMPUTER INCASE OF ANY PROBLEMS. IF YOU THEN NEED TO RESTORE FROM A BACKUP YOU OPEN UP THE AMBIANCE APP AND GO TO THE WEB PAGE THAT AMBIANCE PROVIDES AND IT ASKS YOU TO LOCATE THE BACKUP FILE YOU SAVED TO YOUR COMPUTER AND IT THEN REINSTALLS ALL THE DATA FOR YOU. THIS FUNCTION WOULD BE IDEAL FOR STANZA AS EBOOKS ARE DATA LIKE ANY OTHER AND CUSTOMERS NEED TO BE ABLE TO BACKUP AND RESTORE THIS DATA EASILY IF NEEDED. IF ANYONE FEELS THE SAME AS I DO PLEASE COMMENT. WE NEED TO MAKE STANZA AWARE OF THIS AND KEEP THIS REQUEST ACTIVE. THANK YOU

Suggestions - Subject usability, book archive, publication date

Stanza is great, no question. So these suggestions are really just frosting on the cake. Because those who love Stanza download lots of books, it's not always easy to find what we're looking for in the library. Here are my suggestions:
1) subject usability.
1a) please provide a default "none" grouping for books with no subjects. I want to give ALL of my books a subject so that they'll display logically when I view by Group. But if my book has no subject, it does not display in any of the groups. It would be wonderful to be able to view which books have no assigned subjects, rather than have to view the details.
1b) Less important but also nice: ability to assign a subject to several books at once, e.g., check a box next to each book and then choose Subject for all checked books.
2) Book archive. (Maybe related to improved syncing from iPhone to Stanza Desktop, which I know from FAQ is in progress...). Another way to control all that content is to archive books to my desktop (and perhaps from there to my external file storage) - I still own the book but it's tucked away in the archive until I pull it back in again.
3) Similar to a prior forum suggestion about "series" books, please allow tagging and sorting by publication date. I often download multiple books from the same author and would like to read them in order. I understand the pub date may need to be entered manually (for example if I want the print publication date rather than online pub date), but I would love to have this grouping variable and be able to sort by it.
Last but not least, 4) Is it possible to search within a particular forum topic? If so I couldn't figure it out - please either add the search function or make it easier to find. (with my apologies if I'm just being dense at the moment!) Anyway, I've looked through the Feature Suggestions but there are so many, it's entirely possible that all of these suggestions have been made before, but so far I haven't found them. So apologies if these are duplicates.
Many thanks to all of the Stanza developers who've made this such a great app.

syncing the stanza library to the desktop

It would be great if you could sync the books in Stanza between desktop and iphone, in the same way you sync songs with iTunes:
have you entire library on the computer, and just by checking/unchecking boxes choose which subset of these you have on the phone.
It would be even better if you could do this syncing over 3G or Edge, in the same way that the Simplify Music app lets you access your
music and photos over 3G or Edge.

recently read authors

A suggestion: in addition to "recently read books", have a group of "recently read authors".
Also, have groups for "recently added books" and "recently added authors".

First off, thank you for this

First off, thank you for this reader! I absolutely adore it.

That being said I have a suggestion. Lately I have been uploading some independent books from friends of mine. What i would like is the ability to add summaries to the books that have been uploaded. Sometimes, when you have 20-30+ books, it would be nice to know what it is about if you haven't read it without running online to look it up.

I apologize if its been suggested, but I couldn't bear going through all of these pages.

Thanks!

Delete all books

I've been learning with Calibre and recently had things fixed up more nicely but to update the (many) books on the ipod was laborious.

I eventually deleted stanza entirely, then reinstalled. This seemed like overkill though it was the best solution for me at the time.

A 'delete all books' feature might be useful, or perhaps 'by author' etc.

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Calibre

Have you been able to connect your iPhone with Calibre? I can download and convert books, but my iPhone is not registering it. I'm doing something wrong. Thanks

Vertical Scrolling or Timed Page flips

I recently started taking my ipod along with an ebook on it while using a stationary bike. While I never thought I would use the feature, it's a bit of a pain to get a hand free to flip pages. Vertical scrolling (with variable speed) would solve this nicely.

Alternatively a timed page flip feature could be ok, if there was an indication of when the page would flip so that you could pause it.

A tap to pause/unpause either feature would be a good thing if it was scrolling/flipping too fast.

Add "Add Bookmark" to customisable actions

When reading, to add a new bookmark you have to:

1. Tap screen
2. Tap Bookmarks
3. Tap Bookmarks
4. Tap Edit
5. Tap Bookmark Current Page

5 steps, very cumbersome.

I add more bookmarks than I use the other functions (Actions) that you can assign to the customisable bar e.g. Delete Book, Edit Info etc. - how often do people need those options as a shortcut?

Please add a "Bookmark Here" shortcut, and it can be done in 2 taps.

Other than that, this application is fantastic. Thanks!

Ross

Bookmark shortcut already available

It is already possible to set/clear a bookmark on the current page with just one tap. Just tap in the top right corner, where it curls the page corner when a bookmark is set, and it will set a bookmark (if there is no bookmark), or clear a bookmark (if there is already a bookmark).

Need to be able to edit bookmark title

Thanks, but % though the book is not a human friendly bookmark identifier, it's entirely ambiguous. E.g.

58.34% into Book
60.56% into Book
78.39% into Book

When you have a lot of bookmarks (which is often with books that contain facts and/or techniques), they are pointless, and cause you to waste time trying different bookmarks to find what you need.

Different E-Books under the same URL

Hallo,

we are a german news-paper and we publish every day a epup-feed with the same simple url http://taz.de/epub. We change the filename for every day with the Content-Disposition header-field in httpd, so the user have different files for every day, but stanza ignores this. The user get the message "this book are already in the library". So we must change the url for stanza, the user must extend the url withe the date. That is not so fine.

It was better way when stanza save the filename from the Content-Disposition header-field when it occurs.

sincerely

time (ETA) of the book

Hi there,

I think many people would really appreciate if they could see not only the percentage left to the end of the book but also an estimated time.

The pages, due to their small size are changed quickly, so you could pause the timer if there is no activity.

Hope to see it in one of the future updates!

Cheers,

Alex

Another vote for this.

Here's another vote for this feature. I bought the ReadMore app (a real nice app) to get this feature. However, it requires the total number of pages in a book (something that Stanza doesn't feature either). So any of these two additions would be more than welcome.

Cheers.

Allow horizontal scrolling...

Tables that are too wide to fit onscreen are truncated. It would be nice to have horizontal scrolling when something doesn't fit.

Other Cell Phones

Hi,
Sorry if this was covered elsewhere, but I can't seem to find it.
Stanza works great on my iPhone. But, will it work on a Samsung Eternity?
Thank you.

Not unless it is binary

Not unless it is binary compatible with an iPhone :)

Bookmark Directory

Hi,
I want to restore my bookmarks manually. Can you tell me the path of it? Or how can i do it?
Thank you in advance...

RSVP Support Part Deux

I haven't seen any formal response other than the integration of a text scroller. I'm taking three lit classes this semester and having to use REASY (awesome) the Firefox extension in order to access Gutenberg books and apply an RSVP reader to them. Boy, I sure would like to see this available in Stanza. An RSVP reader with a touch screen interface would be incredible.

Do the authors of Stanza ever reply here?
TIA

Paper sound

Would be nice to have a sound of paper flipping when
we turn page !

Re-add the features you

Re-add the features you removed in you crippled update

Wow. And you used a bugmenot

Wow. And you used a bugmenot login. Classy. Quite an illiterate post on a board for an ebook reader.

A way to stretch to fit cover to not take two pages

I only have a small problem with this, but some of my book covers are split into two pages, usually only cutting off the Author's name at the bottom. I have tried to zoom out and save the "font" size, but this doesn't work. I don't even mind if there's white space on the left and right sides, although a black background/wood texture would be preferable.

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feature request: paste to ebook

I would love to be able to have a better (Stanza-like) interface for text I try to read in Safari on the iPhone. I think the most convenient way to accomplish that would be to copy the text I want to read in Safari, open Stanza, "create new book", "paste", "save", and read it.

Instapaper almost works for this purpose -- the problem is that it only seems to work 50% of the time; the rest of the time the site is password protected or the text comes out formatted wrong. Aside from those problems though, I'd rather stick to reading text in Stanza; it's a better reading interface!

Not sure this one is really feasible.

While I understand your desire for something to indicate the size of a book,
number of pages probably isn't going to work. Firstly, the application only
loads one "chapter" at a time - it can't see into the rest of them until you
actually get there. Secondly, number of pages is highly subjective. It can
be affected by screen size, font size, line and paragraph spacing, margins,
hard line or page breaks in the text, embedded fonts, etc. Simply rotating
the device from portrait to landscape mode can radically affect the number
of "pages" the user will need to navigate through.

Perhaps a more useful statistic would be the overall size of the file (in KB),
coupled with an indicator of where you are relative to the overall size.

They must be able to do it

If Stanza can tell me that I am 35.12% into the book, it must know the total number of pages or something similar.

Don't think # of pages is subjective at all when it comes to me. I don't care if someone else has a different #of pages for the same book because their setting are different then mine. Given that I don't change fonts, margins, or anything, Total number of pages would be a very meaningful statistic.

Size (Kb) is okay and I do use it(on the info screen), is that I would imagine the cover art varies in size between book to book.

Yes......and no.

Yes, Stanza can tell you that you are 35.12% of the way through the BOOK - that's relatively easy to compute. Simply look at where you
are currently in the book, take that as a percentage of the total book size (in bytes), and there you are. Computing your location by
PAGE, however, is highly subjective. Doing so would (at the very least) require Stanza to open, analyze, reflow, and paginate ALL of the
"chapters" (and I use this term loosely) prior to the computation. In addition, because of all the dependencies, each and every time that
ANY of those factors changed, the entire process would have to be redone. If the entire ebook was being loaded (and maintained) in
memory while you were reading it then this might not be prohibitive, but with the fact that only one chapter at a time is loaded, it seems
unlikely.

What might be possible, though, is a selectable "tell me where I am" button, which could manually invoke the recomputation process (as in that
seemingly interminable wait when opening a book for the first time) on demand ONLY. That way, at least, it wouldn't make the entire process
choke the system every time anything changes.

I wasn't trying to suggest that your request was impossible, simply that given the constraints of resources on the handheld and the current
design of the product it might not be practical.

Michael

fair enough I suppose. I do

fair enough I suppose.

I do wish Stanza would paginate the whole book the first time you open it (the way ereader does). Takes a bit of time initially, but then you are good. No pauses at chapters, no problem getting a page count. Stanza is so superior to ereader, except (imo) the way it handles the pagination and the backing up (which as I understand it is tied to the chapter by chapter pagination).

Based on the amount of time it takes ereader to initially paginate, I don't know that a 'where am I' button would be very useful. I don't mind waiting once (or if I change font, twice), but having to wait every time I press the button would make it unusable.

Display total number of pages

Hi,

Great ereader. Would really like to see the total number of pages in a book displayed. I like to know what I am getting myself into (time wise) when starting new a book. It is also nice to be able to compare the length of one book to another.

_italics_ preference

Hi lexcycle people,

First, of course, thanks for your excellent software, I've read maybe 20,000 (traditional) pages of Project Gutenberg novels on my iPhone since I downloaded Stanza. Kindle? Bah! I've got a better reader in my pocket thanks to your software.

OK, on the the point at hand, it seems to be a convention in etexts that _something_ means that "something" should be italicized.

I suggest adding an option in the Appearance settings that would automatically italicize text that falls between two underscores.

Off by default, but available for those of us who like to see the text rendered in itals when it's clearly meant to be.

Cheers,

-Chris

PDF Read

I need a better pdf read functionality.

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電子書

您好我想問我怎樣在iPhone內的簡體小說上過回電腦到呢?因為我想改回繁體後先過落iPhone到!謝謝!

% of chapter read

When showing % of book read, could you also show % of current chapter read? This would help decide whether to keep reading to end of chapter or it'll take a while & I should break mid-chapter.
Thanks!

Pretty much already has this functionality

When you tap the page, to see the % into book, it already shows you how many pages are in the chapter and also what page of the chapter you are on. For example: Page 38/49.

Not sure what value a % of chapter would add.

BACKUP ALL EBOOKS AT ONCE WITHOUT HAVING TO RESTORE IPOD TOUCH

I WANT A BACKUP FUNCTION THAT YOU CAN RESTORE YOUR BOOKS FROM A BACKUP WITHIN STANZA WITHOUT HAVING TO RESTORE YOUR IPOD TOUCH/IPHONE. EVERYONE KNOWS RESTORING FROM A BACKUP CAUSE MANY PROBLEMS AND IN THE END YOU HAVE TO YOUR DEVICE UP AS NEW. I HAVE OVER 390 EBOOKS AND I DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO RESTORE THEM ALL ONE BY ONE. STANZA HAS MADE A JAVA SCRIPT BUT THIS IS TO NO USE FOR MYSELF AS I AM A WORKING MOTHER WHO DOES NOT HAVE TIME TO ADD MY 390 EBOOKS ONE BY ONE. THIS IS A FUNCTION THAT I AND MANY OTHERS WANT NOT NEED. I HAVE ENCOUNTERED MANY PROBLEMS WITH UPDATING STANZA AND HAVE LOST MY EBOOKS TWICE NOW. I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF STANZA WOULD REALISE THAT ONE CAN ENCOUNTER PROBLEMS WITH UPDATING STANZA AND ONES DEVICE. I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT DEVELOPERS WOULD HAVE REALISED THAT SOME CUSTOMERS HAVE MANY HUNDREDS OF EBOOKS THAT THEY HAVE PURCHASED AND IF A PROBLEMS OCCUR WITH STANZA OR ONES DEVICE FOR EXAMPLE THAT THEY HAD A SOLUTION. PLEASE CAN OTHERS SPEAK OUT ABOUT THIS. I WANT A BACKUP FUNCTION THAT I CAN RESTORE ALL MY EBOOKS FROM WITHIN STANZA AT ONE TIME WITHOUT RESTORING MY IPOD TOUCH/IPHONE. PLEASE STANZA MAKE THIS REQUEST AVAILABLE. THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT APPLICATION IF IT HAD THIS FEATURE. THANK YOU

ALL CAPS

I GUESS YOU DON'T REALIZE THAT USING ALL CAPS IS THE EQUIVALENT OF SCREAMING IN A LIBRARY.

MEANING THAT IT'S RUDE AND ANNOYING.

Please realize it now.

Also, feel free to use paragraphs; they exist for a reason.

-C

YOU WOULD SCREAM TOO

YOU WOULD SCREAM TOO WHEN HAVING TO PURCHASE EBOOKS YOU HAVE BOUGHT ONCE ALREADY BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT RESTORE YOUR LIBRARY. I HAVE HAD TO RESTORE SEVERAL TIMES A PERFECTLY WORKING IPOD TOUCH BECAUSE ONE APP "STANZA" HAD PROBLEMS. IT TAKES DAYS TO RESTORE AS I HAVE HUNDREDS OF EBOOKS, WHEN FINISHED HALF OF THEM ARE MISSING. SOME CAN BE REDOWNLOADED FOR FREE BUT OTHERS CAN NOT. RESTORING YOUR DEVICE FROM A BACKUP CAUSES A MULTITUDE OF PROBLEMS TO START WITH. I USE STANZA FOR MY MEDICAL EBOOKS, WHICH ARE NOT CHEAP. I WORK FULLTIME AND HAVE CHILDREN AND DO NOT HAVE THE TIME AND MONEY TO REBUILD A LIBRARY I HAVE PREVIOUSLY BUILT. BACKING UP AND RESTORING EBOOKS IS IMPORTANT ALL EREADERS. STANZA IS A GOOD EREADER THE BEST IN THE APP STORE.
I AM NOT INTENDING TO BE BE RUDE OR SCREAM BUT WANT STANZA TO LISTEN TO WHAT I AND MANY OTHER EREADERS NEED. I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE RUDE ONE STATING "FEEL FREE TO USE PARAGRAPHS THEY EXIST FOR A REASON".

YOU WOULD SCREAM TOO

YOU WOULD SCREAM TOO WHEN HAVING TO PURCHASE EBOOKS YOU HAVE BOUGHT ONCE ALREADY BECAUSE YOU COULD NOT RESTORE YOUR LIBRARY. I HAVE HAD TO RESTORE SEVERAL TIMES A PERFECTLY WORKING IPOD TOUCH BECAUSE ONE APP "STANZA" HAD PROBLEMS. IT TAKES DAYS TO RESTORE AS I HAVE HUNDREDS OF EBOOKS, WHEN FINISHED HALF OF THEM ARE MISSING. SOME CAN BE REDOWNLOADED FOR FREE BUT OTHERS CAN NOT. RESTORING YOUR DEVICE FROM A BACKUP CAUSES A MULTITUDE OF PROBLEMS TO START WITH. I USE STANZA FOR MY MEDICAL EBOOKS, WHICH ARE NOT CHEAP. I WORK FULLTIME AND HAVE CHILDREN AND DO NOT HAVE THE TIME AND MONEY TO REBUILD A LIBRARY I HAVE PREVIOUSLY BUILT. BACKING UP AND RESTORING EBOOKS IS IMPORTANT ALL EREADERS. STANZA IS A GOOD EREADER THE BEST IN THE APP STORE.
I AM NOT INTENDING TO BE BE RUDE OR SCREAM BUT WANT STANZA TO LISTEN TO WHAT I AND MANY OTHER EREADERS NEED. I BELIEVE YOU ARE THE RUDE ONE STATING "FEEL FREE TO USE PARAGRAPHS THEY EXIST FOR A REASON".

re:all caps

Who cares if ther person wrote in all caps. There is no real rule about it. You obviously have to much time on your hand to critique another person. If this is your soul goal in life? maybe consider teaching grammer to first graders. Using caps is not shouting its just a convienent way for a person to type. If you dont like i suggest C you dont read it. Shouting as all caps poppy cock, Just because someone decides thats all caps is shouting does not make it so. It just means that person who thinks that has a low self esteem. My suggestion is get a life just not anyone of the users here.

In this 'online' world, all

In this 'online' world, all caps is widely accepted to be the equivalent of shouting, thus many won't take the post seriously. Even if you don't believe all caps is like 'shouting', it is hard to read, thus likely not to be read - definitely not the best way to get your point across.

I disagree here. It was

I disagree here. It was pointed out politely enough. If an item is typed in all caps I will very often not bother reading it which is probably not what the poster was looking for.

Need to be able to sort by book title

The current title sort does it based on the author. It's kind of pointless because it's basically the same as author sort. The title sort should be able sort the books regardless of who the author is. For example:

title sort:
(A)rt of war, by sun tzu
(H)arry potter, by j. k. rowling

author sort:
harry potter, by (J). k. rowling
art of war, by (S)un tzu

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