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Simply put, it's an ebook reader, however, it's much more than that, as its name implies, it's a Universal Reader. Books (ubk, txt, epub, ...), Images, Flashs, Films, Blogs, News, ... are all supported by uread.
I planned to send an ebook to a friend for her birthday, however the book (made by iread, purportedly acclaimed as the best ebook reader/maker) cannot display properly in my friend's computer. Even in my computer the Chinese punctuation characters will sometimes be the first character in a line, which is totally absurd for Chinese. I had to write one by myself, and the first version only took one day.
uread is tiny ebook reader/maker/editor (less than 2M when compresed, first and the only one with 3-in-1 capabilities). Here is a simple comparison of uread 0.45 and iread 2.799:
|multilingual||English Chinese Only||Any language|
|multiple OSes||Simplified Chinese Windows Only||Any Windows|
|exort to exe||Yes||Yes|
|making books||another tool||in place|
|green software||require installation||no installation|
|book search||No||80,000 books plus online searching of a dozen book sites|
|novels sites||Not supported||Supported|
|RSS News Reader||No||Yes|
|Update for serial books||No||Yes|
|Video and TV||No||Yes|
|I18n||No||Supports Chinese (both simplified and traditional), English and French|
The newest version is here¡£If you want to upgrade an exe book, open it by the new uread. I recommend to change the book format to ubk.
From version 0.23 or above, uread can upgrade itself, if you have properly set it up. If you find the new version unstable or buggy after upgrading, you can find the old version in the same directory you installed uread, whose name has been renamed to uread.old.exe.
When there is a new version, uread will let you know and then you can click "manual upgrade" to install it.
In Reading mode, use the arrows, space£¬PgUp, PgDn, Home, End keys, and mouse clicks and wheel;
In Editing mode, use PgUp, PgDn, mouse wheel.
Sure, press Ctrl+F¡£
If you want only to change font size, press Ctrl+up-arrow or down-arrow keys.
Sure, first enter edit mode, and then uread is a wysiwig editor.
Just change paper size or font to repaginate. The simplest way is to press [ or ] keys.
You have to first set up your TTS in the Windows control panel to choose a voice for the language of the book. After that, press Ctrl+R to start/stop reading aloud.
DRM protected epub books cannot be read by uread. You have to remove DRM protection first.
1. If you already have a text file, open it, and add the cover or pictures to the book if necessary. You can also edit the text by entering the editing mode. After you close the book, a file with the same name with the .ubk extension is generated.
2. If you don't have any text, you can click "New book" menu command. If you want to make a photo album, click "Make albums" menu command, and then add pictures; if you want to write text, click "Tools" submenu and then click "Insert text segment" and then enter "edting mode" to type. You have to set the book name before exiting.
Click "Vertical Lines" menu command to switch between vertical and normal text. This applies only to languages such as Chinese, Japanese, ...
Click "Insert Image/Video". The position of the mouse will be used to determine to insert before the left or right page. Only jpeg, gif, png pictures are supported.
Sure. The supported keys are Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. You can use the mouse to select the text.
Yes, however, arrow keys behave differently. Use your intuition.
It has not been indexed yet. However, if you just uploaded it, you can find it in "New Books". If not, wait for the uploading to finish.