January 30, 2013 1:36 AM Subscribe
What's my best option for reading ebooks in an auto-scrolling format?
posted by pete_22 to technology (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
By "auto-scrolling" I mean one of these two things:
1. the text scrolls continuously up the screen, with no pagination at all; or
2. there's a line or "screen" or something that moves down each page, and when it reaches the bottom it automatically advances to the next page and starts at the top, without pausing.
I would like to have both options available, ideally. In either case, the basic controls would be speed up / slow down / pause, and the speed would adjust automatically to accommodate graphics, short lines and blank space. (Meaning it might be tied to word count per second and not just vertical distance per second.)
My Kindle Paperwhite doesn't do this and I don't think any device with that kind of e-paper screen is even capable of it, because it seems to refresh the whole screen at once like an Etch-a-Sketch. (Right?) So I'm going to buy either an iPad Mini or a Nexus 7. Which one should I get, and which iOS or Android apps can do what I want?