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4 Comments

  1. Roland
    November 15, 2015 @ 2:05 pm

    Hello Appchasers-Team,
    I like to thank you for your excellent work. I follow your recommendations for the best apps handling my iPhone and iPad and this helped a lot for my private use and in service.

    I like to ask a question: Which ebook reader do you recommend, that is able to sync files with annotations and bookmarks? I prefer in ibooks very much, but as you mention it does not sync easily free ebooks downloaded from jw.org. First I have to copy a new file to all apple devices I want to use them on and then syncing works. So I searched the net and found “marvin”. It syncs over dropbox but for now only the location. The same developer made a new reader app I try out at the moment: http://www.appstafarian.com/gerty.html. It is nice, has popup-footnotes and really a lot of options I couldnt find in any reader. But I cannot highlight text. My solution now is google playbooks, it works pretty well on all android and iOS devices. But much better on android, because it opens scriptures and footnotes in this mentioned popup windows which you can shift with your finger over the screen, so you see the footnote and the paragraph at the same time. I also tried to use pdf-files, but the scriptures are missing. I converted the ebook to pdf format with scriptures as you recommended, but I don´t like the format. I think the problem may be gone when the new jw library is available, but will it provide syncing?

    So you have my experience, maybe you like the Gerty app and can ask the developer – as I did – to add the highlight feature… 😉

    many greetings from Germany

    Roland

  2. AppChasers
    November 15, 2015 @ 4:58 pm

    Hi. Thanks for the good question and background. It seems like you’ve tried almost everything. Unfortunately there isn’t something that will do everything you want. The syncing seems like it’s the biggest requirement that’s adding a wrench in the works. I understand you not liking the ePub to PDF conversion format. My personal method for meeting study is using Equipd. But that doesn’t sync either.

  3. Simon
    December 10, 2016 @ 11:19 am

    Hi,
    thanks for your recommendations.
    I installed the MailShot app on my iPad with iOS 10.1.1. Contrary to your article, mails to groups which were created via MailShot cannot be sent from the native mail app, neither by typing the group name to the address field nor by selecting the group from the contact list by tapping the “+” button. You have to send the mail from the MailShot app or copy the email addresses from there and paste them to the address field in the mail app.
    Regards, Simon

  4. AppChasers
    December 10, 2016 @ 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the message Simon. After I published this article, MailShot had to change their functionality due to iOS changing. I will update the article.

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