Stanza

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.4
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.1
  • Total Downloads:
    42,460
  • Date Added:
    March 20, 2011
  • File Size:
    10.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    164
  • Operating Systems:
    iOS

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Editors' Review

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Stanza is a reader for books, available in apps for most devices. We downloaded Stanza from iTunes, and it installed quickly. The app is free.

Stanza lets you read books on your iDevice using a simple, elegant interface. Notably, compared with other reader apps, Stanza supports a wide range of file formats from PDF to EPUB, including those with DRM and without. In fact, we tested Stanza with almost a hundred different books over the space of a couple of months of commuting, and it opened every file we threw at it from different sources. When launched, Stanza shows a list of all books in the library, and lets you open an existing book or browse for new books from several sources. You can browse books by title, author, or even by front cover image. Each book opens to a table of contents and then into each book page by page. A status pop-up shows how far you are through each book, and you can move from page to page with swipes or touches or navigation keys.

We enjoyed using Stanza and it remains our favorite reader so far. We must not be the only ones to feel this way; this is one of the most popular apps on iTunes. Stanza worked flawlessly for us and it is highly recommended.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "it lets you read epubs on your iphone"

    July 10, 2012   |   By mighty_roxtard

    Version: Stanza 3.1

    Pros

    it lets you read epubs on your iphone. it DOES work on ios 5

    Cons

    It is nothing special, but it does what it's supposed to for now

    Summary

    It's free so what the heck. You have to get it from the app store because the lexcycle site is indeed dead

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  • 1 stars

    "A great app slowly dying"

    December 26, 2011   |   By kbarry01

    Version: Stanza 3.1

    Pros

    Everything the review says it was.

    Cons

    Died under IOS 5, was given a reprieve by Lexcycle/Amazon with the notation that this will be the last update. Why bother putting time and energy into installing, customizing and downloading books into an app that will go away for good in the near future. When it breaks again after an Apple update (not Apples fault, but you it will happen) than it is gone for good.

    Summary

    Why bother?

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work under iOS5"

    December 26, 2011   |   By booch221

    Version: Stanza 3.1

    Pros

    None. A popular iOS ebook reading app owned by Amazon won't run under iOS 5, causing some users to fear that its days may be numbered.

    Cons

    The release of iOS 5 has broken Stanza, and as of yet there has been no update from Amazon. The iOS Kindle app was updated shortly before iOS 5 was released, so the iOS app team at Amazon is clearly paying attention to its flagship e-reader.
    http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx1D7SY3BVSESG&cdThread=Tx2CO2SM6LEECFT

    Summary

    The website for stanza
    http://www.lexcycle.com/
    Doesn't even work anymore.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.1
    Performance improvements.
    General
    Publisher Lexcycle
    Publisher web site http://www.lexcycle.com/
    Release Date July 13, 2008
    Date Added March 20, 2011
    Version 3.1
    Category
    Category Educational Software
    Subcategory eBooks
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems iOS
    Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required
    Download Information
    File Size 10.01MB
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 42,460
    Downloads Last Week 164
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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