iBooks for iPad

iBooks for iPad

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    65,202
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 02, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    41
  • Downloads Last Week:
    140
  • Platform:
    iOS
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in eBooks

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Editors' Review

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iBooks is a stylish, crisp-looking, colorful e-book reader and storefront that runs on Apple's iOS devices. The latest version of the software includes support for textbooks, a new addition to the iBookstore for students.

As with other e-book readers, iBooks responds to the device's accelerometer and switches between landscape and portrait modes. Its controls disappear when unused, and a swipe (or tap on the left or right side of the screen) will cause the pages to turn. iBooks' page-turning is smooth and engaging, with page corners digitally curling toward you as you advance, but this behavior is only a minor cosmetic difference between what you'll find in other digital readers. iBooks also includes a progress bar to show how far you are along in a book, and you're able to change the reader's font size.

Also like other e-readers, you can add bookmarks, define individual words, do quick Web lookups, and add notes. You also can underline words, sentences, and paragraphs for later viewing. All five major book publishers stock iBooks' digital shelves (Penguin, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, MacMillan, and Hachette), which makes the content stack up against competing apps and electronic bookstores.

iBooks 2 added support for textbooks and gave students the ability to purchase and download course textbooks that are supported. Newer features launched alongside the new iPad give users the ability to highlight text in a number of colors with the swipe of a finger. The interactive media and features for textbooks will definitely be useful to students. It's hard to say how many schools will adopt all iPad textbooks because of price limitations, but it will be interesting to see how it plays out as we get closer to the new school year.

 
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4 stars

"excellent yet there are more things could be better"

May 20, 2010  |  By ali509

 |  Version: iBooks for iPad 1.0

Pros

portability, quick and trustable

Cons

itunes compatibility, there is no usb, not user friendly

Summary

i have not too much experience about the product, still it is making a challenge in using new and maybe up-to-date technologies. this challenge might become a barrier for those who are stagnant or want to be changed.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date April 02, 2010
Date Added April 02, 2010
Version 1.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iPhone OS 3.x, iOS
Additional Requirements iPhone OS 3.2+; iPad device
Download Information
File Size 41
File Name stat
Popularity
Total Downloads 65,202
Downloads Last Week 140
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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