Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Web browsers vs. Offline readers-who's better when HTML ebooks are concerned?

Everybody knows ebooks-they are IMHO one of the reasons why Palm OS handhelds are so popular. Raw, DRM-Free EBooks exist in two main formats:
  • PDF
  • All kinds of HTML(.htm,.html,.chm)
Let's concentrate on HTML for now-PDF will be discussed another time. There are two options available right now-offline readers that gather data in order to display it afterwards and web browsers that can open data from card. Here is a list of pros and cons:

Web browsers
Benefits
  • No conversion needed
  • Good display of advanced HTML elements
  • No extra program needed on handheld if web browser is installed
Weaknesses
  • Slow rendering of pages
  • No data compression
  • No intra-file search possibilities
  • Memory card needed, transfer of whole file difficult
Offline readers
Benefits

  • Speed
  • Data compression
  • Comfortable search facility
  • No memory card needed
Weaknesses
  • Slow conversion needed
  • Bad display of advanced HTML elements
  • Extra programs required
I personally prefer Plucker because of its compatibility and speed. But this shouldn't influence your comments! Once again, this is a vote! What do you prefer?

17 Comments:

Blogger Ron said...

For just reading, Plucker definately.

But I tend to edit eBooks as I read them. So I mainly use WordSmith on my Tungsten C.

12:50 AM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

Hi,
now that is a interesing view. I never tried to edit my ebooks...
Best regards
Tam Hanna

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Plucker too, but I go for Isilo.
Coupled with IsiloX it's my favourite palm app.

Bye Paolo

5:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Weasel Reader in combination with WeaselWeb (the desktop side). It does not support links but it produces smaller files (20% smaller), it allows me to pre-configure bookmarks for my documents, and it is free/open source.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous rck said...

Maybe I'm too yesterday, but I don't use eBooks on my Clié TH-55. I've played around with Avant Go long ago on my Palm 3, also tried a couple of reading applications... But I don't really like them.

If I travel, I either fetch myself a book to read or take my notebook with me. My Clié is too clunky for that. On the other hand, I find myself often just looking up something in the Internet via WLAN and NetFront.

So for me it's clearly: I don't need Offline readers but love Web browsers :-)

regards,

René C. Kiesler!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Tam Hanna said...

Hi rck,
indeed-this post was a bit unclear. I wasn't talking about retreiving realtime informations-I was discussing ebooks only.
I like reading in Bed-thats what I use the T3 for...
Best regards
Tam Hanna

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