Free Palm E-Book Readers
by Wendy J. Woudstra
With pocket organizers gaining popularity, there's no shortage of applications to help turn those hand held tools into ebook readers. Many of the packages listed below are free, others charge a small fee for added functionality. There are a wide variety available, so find one that best suits your reading habits, and enjoy!
Aardvark is an indexed document reader for Palm computers that presents document pages in an hierarchical index to improve the reading experience.
AportisDoc for Palm Powered and Windows Powered handhelds is the defacto industry-standard for displaying and interchanging electronic text and books of any size.
A non-commercial palm ebook reader, initially designed to be a bare-bones client, but has since evolved into a full featured program.
4) Deep Reader
Using "Smart" formatting and a choice of several easy-to-read anti-aliased fonts, DeepReader mimicks book typesetting techniques, including clear paragraph breaks and indenting, smart quotes, true dashes, italic emphasis, full justification options, and more.
5) MobiPocket Reader
Features page-by-page text formating, full justification with hyphenation, support for Open eBook formats, bookmarks, highlights and annotations, personalization options, full text search and more.
6) Palm Reader
Palm Reader shows text one page at a time as paper books do rather than using the scrolling document approach that many other programs use.
7) Primer PDF Viewer
Ansyr Primer for Palm OS displays all elements of a PDF file -including graphics and formatting, annotations and links.
8) Qvadis Express Reader
Qvadis Express Reader is an award-winning palmtop application for reading Doc format texts and e-books on Palm-based handhelds. It is the standalone palmtop component of Express Reader Pro.
9) Rich Reader AA
RichReader is a document reader application for Palm Computing® Platform and Handspring handheld devices which displays richly formatted text from any word processor that can create Rich Text Format (RTF) files or HTML files or Adobe PDF files.
TealDoc is a full-featured reader for standard Palm OS document files and enhanced TealDoc files. Features include screen rotation, smooth scrolling, full screen mode, beaming, a bonus tiny font, and more.
by Wendy Woudstra