2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 8:09 PM by avjudge
barbw6 Level 1 Level 1

I've inherited an iPod Touch 1st generation, iOS 3.1.3 and I'm looking for an app to read ebooks. Everything I've found so far wants at least iOS 4---are there still alternatives available for those of us who don't buy the newest model every time one comes out???

iPod touch, iOS 3.1.3
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10

    - What specific format of books do you want to read? Then search for that term in the App store and look at -the requirement for the apps that meet that criteria.

    - There is no way to sort the apps by required iOS.

    - Have you tried Googling?

  • avjudge Level 1 Level 1

    When I researched this a while ago, the consensus was Bluefire Reader as the best of the two options (that & Stanza), but I see updates have removed that option.  Fortunately I got it while it worked, but that doesn't help you!


    Stanza still says it will work, but 3.2 just crashes upon opening for me, apparently a common problem with all iOS versions.  Amazon bought & killed it.


    You might try DB element's Reader lite - http://dbelement.com/apps/reader  &  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reader-lite-powerful-ebook/id346753851?mt=8 - it just does plain text and PDFs (no epub), but it's something.  The app gave me an error and sent me to the browser, but I was able to upload a book to the DBelement site and view it through the browser so that should work - it says offline on the web page I gave above.  The web site says 2 books and then you have to pay, but I don't know if that's 2 total or 2 at a time.