EPUBReader Review Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is really an excellent reader and makes it easy to download and read epub books. A great source of these books is Gutenberg.Org. Enjoy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.8.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks, Firefox. I'm teaching others to make, market and sell ebooks for free, and this Add-On is definitely going into my course. Perfect!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.7.1). 

Great epub reader Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Just added this extension to Firefox on my Ubuntu Netbook Remix OS. It works wonderfully well. It does exactly what I wanted it to do. I had been having trouble finding a good epub reader for my computer. Neither FBReader nor Caliber could really handle the epub format. This handles it very well! Thanks so much, Michael!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.6.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, thank you for creating this addon and for your generosity in sharing it - works very well and is just what I was looking for. This extension is so excellent I actually installed Firefox 3 to get it (and I really dislike Firefox 3).

Merci! Gracias! Domo arigato! Grazie tanto! Spasiba!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.6.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

top-notch add on. my only request: could there be an option to choose the location of the files?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.5). 

File location

Thanks for your review, angelo :)! Choosing file location is already a topic on the change list.

MathML in ePub Rated 5 out of 5 stars

WOW, this is an excellent development for STM publishing!

I'm interested in all things ePub, and also have a great interest in MathML. Unfortunately, the 2 technologies didn't mix well, and the usual solution for math in ePub is .gif images or SVG embedded in the XHTML. Now, with this gem of an add-on I can see some great things happening.

I've successully created a "Hello MathML World" ePub package that contains some torture tests from the W3C MathML Test Suite, including actiontype="toggle" tests that work -- dynamic MathML expressions in an ePub package!

With Firefox doing the rendering, CSS doing the styling, STIX beta fonts supplying the glyphs, and the EPUBReader add-on providing the ePub package management, I think we have an excellent combination for flexible, dynamic ePubs that include MathML.

Two issues that I came across: 1) There was a conflict with Adobe Digital Editions, which led me to uninstall ADE, to enable complete functionality of the add-on when opening ePubs. 2) MathML in XHTML requires a different DOCTYPE and namespace, so there are some obstacles there. Strictly speaking, my "Hello MathML World" ePub isn't valid, but it displays just fine. Issue 1 is easy to handle -- don't install ADE. Issue 2 -- well . . . .

Next test is to embed Flash video in ePub, as described by Liza Daly @ Threepress.

Hmm, Flash video and MathML in ePub. I can already see the possibilities for e-Learning.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very fine add-on. Great for hassle-free checking out of epubs online. Even keeps a list of selected books in bookmarks for further reference.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great plugin.
It now works on linux and makes epub support hassle free and easy to install.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

Works on Windows, not linux Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I've tried to get this running on to different linux machines and completely failed. Works fine on Windows.

The epub files are downloaded into the profile outside of the Cache directory, so profiles are going to get huge, particularly with larger epubs such as some of the ones we generate (See http://www.nzetc.org/downloads/Cyc03Cycl.epub).

The plugin also gets the mime-types wrong sometimes, displaying the pages as HTML rather than XHTML (which is standard for epubs). I suspect that this is because the plugin doesn't communicate the mime-type to the renderer, which just defaults to inferring a mime type from the file extension.

Clicking on links in the body of texts leaves the user browsing a framed web. exteneral links should be full-screen (or open in a seperate window/tab)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.5). 

Unix problem fixed

Hi stuart,
the Unix problem is fixed in the new version 1.0.5.

Btw. this is not a support forum. So please contact me next time via my support website, if you experience any problems :).

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

At last we have a replacement for OpenBerg Reader!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works well. Definitely good if you don't want to install a piece of crapware to read epubs on your computer. As the feature set increases, it will definitely surpass Sony and B&N's eReader software.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good work! Especially useful in combination with Vimperator.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great add-on. It's nice being able to view non-DRM'd ePubs directly from my browser without having ADE or eBook Library installed.
Elegant in it's simplicity. Looking forward to additional functionality.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Install worked fine on 3.5, but had to be done manually on 3.0. The app is sweet and sure beats having to load another crappy reader.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Install might be a bit technical for some (has to be added manually in current version) and the home page defaults to German, but the app is sweet and sure beats having to load another crappy reader.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3).