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  1. Make it possible for Bookle to read an EPUB without adding to the library

    For those who wish to maintain a complex library in Calibre, or for EPUB creators who want to test in-progress EPUBs, it would be nice if there was a way to read an EPUB in Bookle without adding it to the library. Perhaps a global preference that could be overridden on a case-by-case basis.

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    • Add an interface to "zoom" pictures

      Many ebooks feature pictures that are stored in greater resolution than Bookle's page width would normally display. (For example, a lot of fantasy novels include maps.) In iBooks, you can double-tap to zoom in on a picture. It would be handy if you could double-click on a picture in Bookle to get a scrollable view of a picture.

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      • Back up (export) your library

        I would like a preference that would allow me to back up the library folder, or at least export my books to a chosen folder outside of Bookle.

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        • Default to show cover images proprtionally

          The cover image for "Take Control of Bookle" looks great, and stays at a maximum fixed size even when I resize the screen.

          All the epubs I have imported show the covers filing the screen space, and are stretched out of proportion. Please set a limit on that!

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          • iOS app with syncl

            Page tracking so you can switch from iPhone to Mac and back and always open where you are in the book. Like Kindle, but for all ebooks, not just theirs.

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            • Allow integration with Instapaper

              I might want to select some text, say a chapter of a book, and send it to instapaper for later reading. This is common on some IOS sites like Zite or Flipboard.

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              • Add a plug-in architecture to support multiple DRM schemes

                Bookie currently doesn't support any DRM, but a plug-in (API) architecture that could eventually support any DRM scheme would make Bookie able to support any company's DRM-encumbered books.

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                • Add Basic AppleScript Support

                  Support the standard "open" "close" "print" verbs. Include support for top level objects such as "library" and "publication" with properties such as "name". Adding this support will allow Bookle to be easily used with Automator and Services, especially the book-creating services posted on <http://www.macosxautomation.com/lion/epub/>. Thank you, and congratulations on a great app. Much success to you!

                  6 votes
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                  • Until we get full Library, a "search" to narrow the library list

                    After dragging almost 1400 files into Bookle, it is almost impossible to find one without some sort of search to just narrow the list of books shown in the library. Of course, it's be great if you could search for author OR Title, but honestly, title would due enough to make the usability much higher.

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                    • Add a Preference Menu Item for user settings

                      The standard Preference dialog is missing. Among the choices I'd like to see is a preference item to turn off auto-entry into the library when a book is opened. I use Calibre as my eBook database and don't need another place to store eBooks (iTunes and Calibre are enough). I use Bookle to test versions of eBooks I create and I have to constantly delete the copies Bookle insists on storing in it's library, plus the additional click in the "Are You Sure" dialog that follows.

                      Bookle is shaping up to be a very good eReader, better than Calibre's, but…

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                      • 4 votes
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                        • Hypenation

                          Book text looks better with hyphenation when the text alignment is justified.

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                          • Add highlighting

                            Like to be able to highlight selected lines (or parts of lines). Thanks!

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                            • Improve the chapter overview

                              currently the chapter overview in the left column has too many bugs. I have several books where only the top chapter is visible, but not the subchapters. There is no subhierarchy displayed. But I can reach the texts with the chapter buttons.

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                              • 4 votes
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                                • Bookle demo?

                                  Is there a demo for Bookle? Many people, including me, won't buy it without a demo. If the Apple app store does not allows demos, good luck.

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                                    • Conversion of other files to ePUB

                                      A bit like calibre is doing, but hopefully better ...

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                                      • Import fails on DRM-encrypted books

                                        Hi, I tried to import some ePubs. Sometimes I get only cryptical signs, sometime it works

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                                        • Implement "save to PDF"

                                          I now use iTextExpress for that, but it has some drawbacks.

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