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Cross-platform (Android and iOS/iPad) annotation of ebooks
November 20, 2012 7:08 AM   Subscribe

Do you have a workflow for cross-platform annotation (Android and iOS/iPad) of ebooks? Is there a particular note-taking app that will work with DRMed ebooks AND sync my notes across tablets?

In an ideal world, I'd highlight/take notes/annotate the ebook on my iPad and have those notes magically show up when I open the same ebook on the Android tablet. Is this easy to do, or hard?
posted by lillygog to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I keep my digital library on both Dropbox and gdrive. My reading apps are the same between all my devices so my notes are synced with the original book file.
posted by jadepearl at 6:37 PM on November 20, 2012


I agree, Dropbox works really well for PDFs. But I'm having trouble with, say, a DRM-ed Nook ebook. Short of jailbreaking them, converting to a PDF I could then store on Dropbox, are there apps that would let me sync annotations without breaking DRM? My sense is that there aren't... ?
posted by lillygog at 11:20 AM on November 29, 2012


You have tried calibre? My digital library is made up of various ebook file types and I do not have a problem with them in drop box or gdrive.
posted by jadepearl at 8:09 PM on December 1, 2012


I think I am going to have to make the move to Calibre. I was hoping there might be some sort of solution without fiddling with file conversions, but it seems unlikely. Thanks, all.
posted by lillygog at 1:43 PM on December 19, 2012


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