Can has super-light PDFs?


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I was thinking maybe strip the page art. My iPad loads Paizo PDFs incredibly slow. Low/no art PDFs may be useful for some tablet users.

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Sounds like a nice feature hope they consider the request. The PDFs zip by on my Win tablet so I recommend folks consider that when shopping.


Might also depend upon your WiFi, or lack thereof (and if the latter, watch out if your 3G/4G plan has a data limit before it starts charging by the Kibyte).


I load PDFs while offline, typically.


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I can't speak for the iOS platform, but on Android, the reader you use matters. I've tried a couple and have settled on one (Repligo) that seems fastest. That said, nothing will make up for sluggish hardware. On recent Android tablets, Paizo PDFs are all very, very usable. Not sure what generation iPad you're using...


First gen mini.

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Currently the only alternate form of downloads we're able to provide within our workflow are the Lite PDF versions of our Hardcovers. We have no plans to provide more alternate download versions.

Grand Lodge

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I use a first gen iPad, the five year old version. I don't have any problems withe PDFs. I typically will have 3-5 open in tabs at any given time. They take a handful of seconds to render a page turn.

If you want to speed up PDFs, you might need to upgrade to newer hardware.

-Skeld


^Or you might need to get better internet service, although unfortunately that is not possible or is extremely expensive in large regions of the United States (in contrast, I've heard that they have awesome internet service in South Korea).

Grand Lodge

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UnArcaneElection wrote:
^Or you might need to get better internet service, although unfortunately that is not possible or is extremely expensive in large regions of the United States (in contrast, I've heard that they have awesome internet service in South Korea).

In my case, my PDFs are loaded on my iPad's internal memory; no internet connection required.

(The US is ~91x the area of SK and 6x the population. Higher population densities make providing internet easier, which is why you see more options in cities vs. rural areas.)

-Skeld


^Still pretty bad in parts of some US cities and suburban areas. This often happens when you have 1 or 2 service providers and they provide no real competition to each other, so they have no incentive to provide anything beyond garbage service, at exorbitant prices.

Sczarni

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Kelsey, which PDF reader are you using? I found that the native reader runs really slow (10+seconds a page), but Goodreader is worth the $5 in the app store as it takes under 3 seconds a page.


I've tried iBooks, Acrobat, and Winzip's native reader. iBooks seems to be the fastest.

Grand Lodge

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Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
I've tried iBooks, Acrobat, and Winzip's native reader. iBooks seems to be the fastest.

I use Goodreader and I've had no complaints about it.

-Skeld


Another vote for Goodreader.

Grand Lodge

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In our household Goodreader seems to be the winner in the Ipad category. I've had no real problems with IBooks, though.

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Grand Lodge

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I use an iPad 2 and GoodReader. I keep the Core and a couple other books open for our sessions. I do use the Lite version of the PDFs when available.

I love the ability to bookmark stuff in GoodReader.


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