Txtr have relaunched their website

In the wake of the death of the txtr reader, Txtr the company have redisgned and relaunched their website. They're focused now on the software platform, which consists of reading apps for iOS and Android as well as the website.They've made a number of changes, including improvements to the UI, Faceebook integration, and restructuring of user's uploaded files. Users used to be able to upload and share PDF and Epub; with the new site all uploaded content is now private.They also shot down the messaging system that was supported on the site.

That change in the users libraries makes a lot of sense. Back when the uploads were public, it was basically an invitation to piracy. I don't think it was a big problem, though; I checked a number of times and I never found any commercially available ebooks. It was all minor stuff (similar to the way I have a copy of some Android apps).

I've tested their platform several times, and I really don't think you should use it. I think it's too heavily dependent on having a live net connection. Unlike most systems which can use the web (but don't really need it), txtr is crippled whenever you don't have internet access. That was not a good design decision.

Txtr via lesen.net

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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