June 8, 2009

First eBook App For Palm Pre: Shortcovers

Filed under: Groundwork — mikecane @ 10:57 am

I have a keen interest in eBooks, so I’ve been anticipating what eBook reading programs would be available for the Palm Pre.

The first one is now available: Shortcovers!

Here are two screensnaps:



This will be available only via the Palm Pre App Catalog, so send your Pre there now!

Leave some Comments to let everyone know your experience.



  1. OK … I’m still looking at Shortcovers. But I must say I’m a bit disappointed that eReader isn’t yet there for the Pre. It used to be PalmReader after all and has a big Palm user base. Ironic that all those eReader books I’ve bought work on my iPod, but not my new Palm!

    Comment by Terry Dawson — June 8, 2009 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  2. I’ve been thinking about getting a Pre but worries about whether I will be able to read my large library of ebooks has been holding me back. Most of them are in either mobipocket or ereader format. Do you know if you can import either of those formats into Shortcovers or what formats you can read using Shortcovers? I took a quick look at the Shortcovers website and it isn’t immediately apparent.

    Comment by maygirl7 — June 17, 2009 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  3. >>>Most of them are in either mobipocket or ereader format

    You will have to wait for eReader to port to Palm Pre. I wouldn’t count on Mobi ever being on the Pre (it’s not on iPhone).

    Comment by mikecane — June 17, 2009 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

  4. Mobie will prob not be for the Pre. But their is a chance that they will release a Kindle reader for it. They have one for the Iphone and Amazon bought Mobie. So that is our only hope for the LARGE mobie library some of us have. Right now I am using Classic and Mobiereader on my Pre… not the best solution.

    Comment by pavel — June 18, 2009 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  5. SO I’ve had the app for a few days now. I was pretty excited for it. Downloaded some Sherlock Holmes and The Odyssey. I go to read either of them. Get through and page and turn to the next, and I get stuck on a loading screen. It does nothing for hours so I just shut the app down and let it rot. Very frustrating and pathetic app

    Comment by optics — July 28, 2009 @ 9:56 pm | Reply

  6. I’ve actually purchased one book for Shortcovers. I love it. I’ve not had any issues with pages sticking in a loading screen, although having the Shortcovers screen shot pop up between chapters is a bit annoying, I’d recommend the app for those who don’t want to use the Classic.

    Comment by Danielle — November 1, 2009 @ 7:12 pm | Reply

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