Addr Launches for the IPad, Offers a Different Read

addr logoA new reading app for the iPad launched last week.Addr offers a minimalist scroll type of reading experience with support for Dropbox, annotations, and the option to sideload ePub ebooks. 

The app features a unique interface which I found confusing at first, but once I read the tutorial it made a lot more sense.

Addr differs from most reading apps in that you manipulate the text (whether it's adding a note, jumping to a different section, or what have you) in the margins and not the text. Adding a note involves a swipe gesture in the right margin, and you can advance the ebook page by page by swiping the left margin. This takes a little getting used to but once you ascend the learning curve this app is as easy to use as any other.

I played around with it this morning, and while I am not a fan of scrolling vs page turns I did appreciate some of the details like the location column in the right margin. That is displayed as microscopic text rather than the simple location bar used in many reading apps. The text is too small to read but its general shape could be useful in identifying the location you wish to jump to.

You can find the app in ITunes.

About Nate Hoffelder (11585 Articles)
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."

3 Comments on Addr Launches for the IPad, Offers a Different Read

  1. “a SIMPLE scrolling read”?

    In the left margin, you have a “page by page” fonction. The view is transparent, but sensitive to the pitch up and the pitch down. So you can read a book with a new “page by page” interpretation.

    // I am the designer and developer of Addr. If you have questions or other feebacks, I’d love to hear from you.

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