I do all the time. Our libraries partner with Amazon. We can borrow any eBook the library or Amazon has. The Overdrive app (library) and Kindle app (amazon) both have the feature of looking up a word instantly and will google it for you. The kindle app will sync between device, while the overdrive app will not. So I try to use the kindle version of the eBook whenever possible.
Marvin is a fast, intelligent eBook reader for your iPad. What sets Marvin apart is an incredible Artificial Intelligence engine that reads your books with you and helps you discover amazing things about them, their characters, places and anything else.
When Marvin has read your book, you can:
✔ Look up characters, places and names in your book to see their biographies, articles about them or their photos. ✔ See the first time names appear in your book to remind you who they are. ✔ Find articles about the book and its author. Was the book ever made into a movie, a play or a radio drama? ✔ Pin any review, article, video or website to your book. ✔ Build summaries. Marvin actually creates a new eBook that you can read, annotate and share separately. ✔ Save all your research and share it easily with your friends.
Although the A.I. is the star of the show, Marvin is also a fantastic reading app. In Marvin you'll find everything you'd expect from a modern eBook reader as well as dozens of reader-friendly features you won't find anywhere else, including:
✔ Warmth and tint in addition to brightness controls to reduce harsh lights especially when reading at night. ✔ 2 column layouts. ✔ Customizable gestures, swiping to control brightness and warmth, page turn directions, snapping to bookmarks and chapters, etc... ✔ Dropbox integration, OPDS catalogs and a built-in web browser. ✔ Text selections across pages. ✔ A reading timer. ✔ Faithful layouts, extensive formatting and customization. ✔ A selection of beautiful reading fonts. ✔ User-defined themes. ✔ A bottom-heavy, specialty font to assist users with dyslexia. ✔ An alternative to a missing table of contents. ✔ Resizing tiny links such as footnotes to make them easier to tap on. ✔ English, Spanish, German and French dictionaries. ✔ Metadata editing, including changing book covers. ✔ Calibre metadata support. ✔ And much more...
Whilst there are many eBook readers out there, none of them let us explore our favorite stories beyond the book itself. We believe that the next step in the evolution of electronic book readers is intelligence - they should understand your books and make them special.
If you're into DRM-free books, we've worked hard to make Marvin the best way to read them.
Make sure to check out marvinapp.com where you'll find lots of details, screenshots and a video.
Notes: • Marvin opens DRM-free ePub books. • With Marvin you can open and read books written in most Latin alphabet languages (English, Italian, German, Spanish, etc...). • Analysis (A.I.) works for books written in English... we're working on new languages. • Marvin requires iOS 5 or better and works great on all iPads (including the new iPad mini). ...More. Appstafarian Web SiteMarvin = eBooks + Intelligence Support.
What's New in Version 1.2.5
This update contains important stability improvements and new features:
✔ Marvin remembers any words you look up in the dictionary and helps you build a vocabulary. To access your word list, go to the Table of Contents screen in your book. ✔ Added password protection to limit access to certain books in your library (activate in "More" tab in settings). ✔ Added external link indicators next to buttons that take you out of Marvin. ✔ Improved behaviour of library sort by Calibre series and index. ✔ Changed caching behaviour in OPDS browser. ✔ "Cloud" tab in settings is renamed to "Services". ✔ Added a button to add a new OPDS catalog in the favourites popup. ✔ When the library is opened, the search box is shown with an animation. ✔ Renamed "OPDS" to "OPDS Catalogs" in cloud popup. ✔ Added a slight border around the cover of the current book in the home screen. ✔ Fixed a bug that could cause Marvin to crash on startup. ✔ Fixed a typo in Add Web Favorite dialog. ✔ Fixed some tutorial text.
Visit http://marvinapp.com/whatsnew.html for a complete rundown and screenshots for this update. .
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