[identity profile] bernerbaer.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] getithere
Hey guys, me again...
Any of you kindred souls using iPad to read fanfic? Also downloading to read later offline on holiday?
Most people use downloadable pdfs but those don't work with iPad mini because of the unadjustable font size. I tried but ended up with fics only ants and pixies can read.
Alas, I am looking for a good downloader.
There were some recommended years ago, but those don't exist anymore. The ones on AppStore only work with FanFiction.net, which site isn't the best for Qaf fandom. Still, I tested "Read Up" (faulty, couldn't even start), "Pocket Fiction" (crashes every 10 minutes, crappy interface), and "FanFiction" (looks promising, although it has been syncing for over an hour now).
So I am hoping someone better versed in technology can recommend one that works with Qaf fanfic sites, too.
There are great fics you just must read, but they are oftentimes untagged and infrequently updated, so extracting them manually from lj chapter by chapter can really be a nuisance.
Oh, how I long for a "fic magnet" that just pulls the relevant parts, formatted and chaptered, no ads of course...
Any of you guys know of such a thing, or feel like making one? :-D

Update:
No downloader on the horizon yet, but after some nudging from the helpful [livejournal.com profile] dzmom I checked other options (duh!) and realized that the new Adobe Acrobat Reader actually has a feature called "reading mode" where you can increase text size! So I guess working around the problem is the way to go. On to pdfs!

Date: 2017-06-17 05:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dzmom.livejournal.com
I download the pdfs convert to epubs and upload to google books.

Date: 2017-06-17 05:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dzmom.livejournal.com
I use calibre on my pic. I know they have an mac version too. You can do it right from the iPad too.

https://www.simplehelp.net/2010/04/05/how-to-convert-pdf-files-to-epub-files-to-read-on-your-ipad-with-ibooks/

Date: 2017-08-02 03:40 pm (UTC)
dustedoffanoldie: (Brian+Justin)
From: [personal profile] dustedoffanoldie
That's how I do it too :)

Date: 2017-06-17 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2017-06-17 06:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dunderklumpen.livejournal.com
I use my iPad Mini sometimes for ff. I usually download it as PDF version from AO3. And then I read it with iBooks. The program was pre-installed on my iPad. And it works fine. I can adjust the font via the touchscreen.

Date: 2017-06-17 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dunderklumpen.livejournal.com
I'm not sure about the problem. Or maybe I think too easy... I'm not sure how the download function on the other sites work but you can read all formats in iBooks. No matter if epub, mobi, pdf or txt. So that shouldn't be an obstacle.
Edited Date: 2017-06-17 07:08 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-06-18 10:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dunderklumpen.livejournal.com
Thanks! Given the fact that I'm the only one who didn't get what exactly you meant, I was the idiot;)
So no problem. I thought you had trouble finding a program for the reading and not the download. But your explanation makes much more sense.

Unfortunately that's something I can't help with. But I will ask my f-list. Maybe they have an idea...

Date: 2017-08-02 03:42 pm (UTC)
dustedoffanoldie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dustedoffanoldie
I think the only automatic ones are for ff.net - and then with AO3 you can download an entire story. On Kinnetik Dreams we have a download ePub feature which I love. I then use google books to read them :)

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