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My Favourite Ipod App So Far (For Reading)

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My Favourite Ipod App So Far (For Reading)

Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 15th, 2010, 2:32 am

I finally found a app that helps me log my reading during the day. I set the categories, enter the book info, the starting page, and then I can time each reading session for each separate and it'll tell me all sorts of information about my reading habits.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Fri October 15th, 2010, 11:30 am

What's it called? (Just in case there's a similar one for Android.)

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Post by Madeleine » Fri October 15th, 2010, 2:59 pm

Not wishing to be rude so please don't take this the wrong way but....surely you know your own reading habits by now?! I can see how it would work as a reading log in general though.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Fri October 15th, 2010, 5:49 pm

Sweet: it's called BookMarker by Koji Ito, it was .99 cents.

Madeleine: No rudeness taken :) And true I do somewhat know my reading habits, but like the statistics part of what this app does. I'm usually reading from multiple books throughout the day, some I know I won't finish for maybe another month or more because I only read a few pages a day, and this shows me info about that.

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Post by Margaret » Fri October 15th, 2010, 11:09 pm

I can time each reading session for each separate and it'll tell me all sorts of information about my reading habits.
I'm a sucker for statistics, so I think this would be fascinating. Has anyone noticed how long it takes to read certain less-than-fully-absorbing novels, and how quickly one can read a fast-paced, tooth-grittingly suspenseful book of the same or longer length? (There's a reason why they call them fast-paced, I guess.) I finish these really juicy novels so much faster than the dull ones, it makes me wonder if it's only that I spend more time reading them because they're so much fun to read, or if I really do read faster when I'm reading them. If I used an e-reader and had an app like this, I would definitely try to figure out the answer to this question! Perhaps it could really be possible to quantify how good a novel is!
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Post by laktor » Sat October 16th, 2010, 1:39 am

Sounds interesting, but I don't know anything about apps.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat October 16th, 2010, 2:35 am

[quote=""laktor""]Sounds interesting, but I don't know anything about apps.[/quote]

Apps are just applications for your smartphone, ipad, ipod touch, etc.

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Post by laktor » Sat October 16th, 2010, 6:20 am

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Apps are just applications for your smartphone, ipad, ipod touch, etc.

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Hmmm...maybe I should get one of those....

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Post by Madeleine » Sat October 16th, 2010, 2:31 pm

[quote=""SonjaMarie""]Sweet: it's called BookMarker by Koji Ito, it was .99 cents.

Madeleine: No rudeness taken :) And true I do somewhat know my reading habits, but like the statistics part of what this app does. I'm usually reading from multiple books throughout the day, some I know I won't finish for maybe another month or more because I only read a few pages a day, and this shows me info about that.

SM[/quote]

Aah, I see your point now! :)
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