Read any ebook on your iPod
If you love to read but don't like taking millions of things with you you will be quite delighted to know that you can take your books with you on your iPod.
I originally stumbled on to this story on Lifehacker and found it worth your time because it eliminates the need to carry one more thing on the tram, metro or bus. Since I really despise carrying more than 0 things in my hands while on the go, this is something that will really come in handy for me.
The software behind the show, eBook to images is a freeware windows apps, and you guessed it, it converts eBook pages into pictures, so you can view them on you iPod. The beauty of it is that you can use it with any handheld device that supports picture browsing, those of you with iPod touch or iPhones will be scrolling along the pages with pleasure in no time.
Update: eBook to Images 1.0.0 has been released in the beginning of 2011. It is the last version that the author has made available on the website. You are wondering what has changed since our initial review in 2007? A lot! Here are some of the more important changes:
- Support for Microsoft Word documents
- Automatic detection of document language settings
- Option to select document encoding
- Improved support for LIT files
- PNG Compression support using PNGcrush
- Scrollbars added for larger images
- Windows Vista and Windows 7 installations no longer require administrative rights
You can download the latest version of the program from the developer's website. It is fully compatible with all recent versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system including Microsoft's newest system Windows 8.
A similar service is http://www.booksinmyphone.com they have a collection of free books you can install to a java enabled ‘dumb’ cell phone. Convienient and a good reading experience.