MartView

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 42 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.5.2
File Size:
29.21MB
Date Added:
April 30, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
649,905
Downloads Last Week:
722
Product ranking:
#5 in eBooks
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MART is a file format for electronic books, and we have to admit that we had never heard of it before. The paucity of Google results about this format made us wonder about its popularity, but it turns out that there is no shortage of people using the format to upload e-books for viewing with MartView. Not only does this e-reader let you view electronic documents, it also makes it easy to create and share books of your own.

MartView features a sleek and attractive design. The program comes with a user guide within its library of e-books, which is a nice touch; you can try out the program's features as you read about them. MartView features several views and methods of moving through documents: you can turn pages, scroll vertically or horizontally, or view thumbnails of the pages. MartView gives you access to a library of e-books--mostly magazines--that have been uploaded by others around the world, and there's no telling what you'll find. We came across the June 2007 issue of Total Guitar, several issues of The Economist from 2010, several Japanese girlie mags, and a German-language vegetarian magazine, among many others. MartView also makes it easy to convert your own PDFs or image files into the MART format to be uploaded and shared. We liked the fact that MartView works as a PDF viewer, too. The program is a bit of a resource hog, and we noticed a significant slowdown in our machine's performance while it was running; the program itself was also a bit slow to respond. Still, MartView's attractive interface and innovative method of sharing magazines make it worth checking out.

MartView installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly. We recommend this program to all users.

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  • All Versions:

    3.4

    out of 42 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 10
    • 3 star: 9
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    1.5

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 2 stars

    "Could Have Been S-MartView!"

    October 13, 2012   |   By BelloBooks

    Version: MartView 2.5.2

    Pros

    Good flip-book, lots of potential, but it takes too much space.

    Cons

    1. There's NO encoding of the PDF or other files and anyone can use them outside MartView.

    2. Once you upload a book or magazine, there's NO way to delete it or update it.

    3. There's NO email address or any human to ask for assistance.

    4. No one answers any requests for help even on their Facebook page, created supposedly for users and fans.

    Summary

    Even though this is a potentially a great product, it is too heavy to load, and the lack of user support makes it practically unusable, or rather "user-trap." Think 100 times before you upload any valuable or copyrighted content, because once it is there, it is like losing your wallet on the street.

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  • 1 stars

    "Bloated, slow, crap."

    May 04, 2012   |   By ReverendDak

    Version: MartView 2.5.2

    Pros

    Looks "slick" but don't mistake slick for slime.

    Cons

    Slow
    Heavy on resources
    Proprietary file format
    SPAM/ADS embedded between pages of whatever you're reading.

    Summary

    Poor implementation of a ebook reader. It's big and bloated and way too slow. It puts ads between pages. Don't bother downloading. I uninstalled immediately.

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