MartView

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    662,203
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 30, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    29.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    663
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in eBooks

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.2
  • Epub support (Beta feature)
  • Bookshelf Window: Added "Recent book"
  • Create E-Book Window: E-Book creation list
  • Improved performance and usability.
  • Setting Window
    • Bookshelf's "Recent book" configuration
    • Epub's font and size selection
  • Improves performance and usability.
Version 2.3 includes:
  • Right to left orientation support.
  • Improved zip, rar, cbz & cbr supports: direct reading without conversion.
  • Enabled Martview to display on secondary monitors.
  • Improved performance and usability.
  • Added clear caches option.
  • Added popular tab to library window
  • Enabled drag & drop file opening from windows environment to martview
  • Improves performance and usability.
Version 2.1 includes:
  • Improves performance and usability.
  • Fixed bug that prevent non-English PC to access download list.
General
Publisher Martview
Publisher web site http://www.martview.com
Release Date May 12, 2010
Date Added April 30, 2012
Version 2.5.2
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 29.21MB
File Name martview_setup_raw.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 662,203
Downloads Last Week 663
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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