This application allows you to read large Text (.txt,.text), eReader/Peanut Press (.pdb), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Palm Doc (.pdb), Mobipocket (.pdb,.prc,.mobi), Plucker (.pdb), HTML (.htm,.html), CHM (.chm), and Fiction Book (.fb2) files quickly and efficiently on the iPhone/Touch. This application doesn't have the fancy formatting of ruBooks or Books.app, but it supports many formats and can quickly load and display large text files that currently cause problems with some UI Text View/Web View based apps. It also gives you some options to reformat/reflow text so that it might be more readable on the iPhone's smaller screen. If you want to load books quickly and read text, this may be the app for you.
To hide/display the menu bar and slider, tap in the middle of the screen.
Select Open on the menu bar to get a list of files.
Tap on ".." or folders to navigate the directory tree
Select Download File via URL to specify a URL and name for a file to download to /var/mobile/Media/textReader
Select "screwdriver/wrench" icon for settings page to set screen color, encoding, fonts, etc.
Files are loaded using the specified encoding. If the file is not in the first encoding, the second will be tried, then the third, then the fourth. Note that many encodings overlap so you may need to order the encodings carefully if you have files with multiple encodings.
"Show Cover Art" will display a .png or .jpg image with the same name as the file, or cover.png or cover.jpg in the same directory as the file.
Smooth Scroll will enable the classic iPhone "sliding scroll"
"Align text - Word Justify" will add space between words to make the text align with the left and right margins.
"Align text - Character Justify" will add space between characters to make the text align with the left and right margins. Suitable for many Asian languages.
"Strip Line Feeds - Single" will remove single carriage return/line feed characters. This can improve the appearance of text that has been formatted for a wider display with hard line breaks.
"Strip Line Feeds - Format" tries to be a bit more creative - it will a carriage return/line feed unless it is followed by a '-', a single or double quote, or a tab after a '.', ':', '!', '?', or a single or double quote (ignoring any intervening blanks)
Select "lock" icon to toggle automatic screen rotation changes on or off.
Use the slider to jump to a specific part of the book.
To scroll down a page, tap on the bottom half of the screen.
To scroll up a page, tap on the upper half of the screen.
To search the currently open text, use the magnifying glass icon
iPhone or iPod Touch