Comment 2TQF Re: Transformer


I mainly use my tablet in:


Transformer (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-20 21:49 (#2THE)

I prefer portrait mode when the tablet is alone. But with the ASUS Transformer, I often have the tablet attached to its keyboard dock - which pretty much locks it into landscape mode.

Re: Transformer (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-21 12:22 (#2THZ)

Similar here, although even without the keyboard I tend to surf the web, read email etc. in landscape mode. I generally only use portrait mode when I'm reading an eBook (for which I always remove the keyboard and use portrait mode) or for some web sites, or even specific articles, that I think work better that way around. Probably that's just pre-conditioning on my part and that of web site designers; we're still used to the landscape orientation of desktop monitor being the norm, even though some recent web stats imply that most browsing for some sites is now done via phones and tablets.

Re: Transformer (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-21 14:26 (#2TJ5)

I use my tablet (Galaxy Note 10.2) almost only to read eBooks (>90%). I always read in landscape mode if the format is epub. This way I have two pages open in almost the same size as when I read a normal paper pocket book. Of course, technical literature in pdf format I usually read in portrait mode. Whatever works best.

Btw...when I bought my tablet a few years ago, I tested quite a few readers. At that time cool reader was the best I found:
Maybe in the meantime a better one was released, but I am still happy enough with this one that I feel no pressure to search for
alternatives. One of the best features: It is open source.

Re: Transformer (Score: 1)

by on 2014-10-21 20:11 (#2TJS)

Good tip, thanks for it. I use aldiko (free version) and moon reader, both on Android, and both quite acceptable. I might try this - looks also useful for reading epubs on a Linux desktop (I currently use calibre for that. Calibre was roundly trashed at this previous |. article)

Re: Transformer (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-10-26 15:52 (#2TQF)

I'll second the vote for Moon+ Reader here. I registered and use the Pro version on my Transformer and find it consistently gives the best results, is very stable, and has good performance - with the exception of handling PDFs which could use some work. For that I tend to use EBookDroid, which also has a great 2-up display mode that I use for a couple of PDF photography magazines that have a lot of image heavy double page spreads.


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2014-10-27 07:54 Informative +1

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