Latest from Bookshare on their Read2Go app

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Bookshare have today posted the following information about their forthcoming iOS app:

"Our members talked, and we listened! Announcing the new Read2Go App, the DAISY reader for Bookshare on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

Read2Go is an accessible e-book reader that was developed by Benetech (the parent nonprofit for Bookshare), in partnership with Shinano Kenshi Co. Ltd (best known for its PLEXTALK® brand of digital talking book players).

Read2Go is the most full-featured, accessible DAISY reader for the Apple device market. This very easy-to-use app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch connects directly to Bookshare for immediate on-the-go reading.

From within the app, individual users and schools supporting students can search, download, and read Bookshare books and periodicals and manage their books in a bookshelf. In addition, Read2Go reads DAISY 2.02 and 3.0 materials from some other sources.

Read2Go will be available this quarter in the iTunes App store and will sell for $19.99."

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4 Comments

#1 ebook reader

$19.99 isn't it a little too pricy? I don't even know if it will work to my satisfaction and they already ask me to pay that much for it. I downloaded daisy reader, but then I couldn't get the book onto my iPad. itune won't recognize it so now I don't even know how to do that. you can only get the book by downloading from the site directly? then I tried the ibooks and stanza for the ebook but that doesn't work for me either. in stanza, the voice over just won't read the text on the book but the text is there. and when I tried to use ibook, it only read one line at a time. it only read the line that i tab. I couldn't get it to read the whole thing. if any one have any suggestion for me please let me know because i'm dying to get this to work.

#2 You can find a tutorial on

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You can find a tutorial on this site for reading daisy books with iBooks; it works quite well, though the Bookshare-added navigation is sometimes not correct. Read2Go works well enough for devices with enough memory, like an iPad or iPhone4, but don't try it with an iPod yet since it will run out of memory.

#3 Read2go is acting weird.

I was reading on this app and all of a sudden, the voice stopped reading and a box came up and said that there wasn't enough memory on this device. I know that this isn't true because I have a 32GB iPad and I hooked it up to my Mac and it said there was 15 GB left. So why is it saying this and how so I fix it?

#4 It's not talking about that memory.

The memory warning means that you do not have enough RAM on your device to run this app. This is different from the space on your device.