Palm Doc (PDB) reader for PC

Discussion in 'Netbooks, Tablets, Slates and eReaders' started by wozofoz, May 28, 2011.

  1. wozofoz

    wozofoz Ab Fab Tab

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    I did a search and didn't find any relevant threads so I'm not sure which section to put this in.
    Plus I know I'm a bit late but in case anyone is interested....

    I just came across the wonderful STDU Viewer for PC and it will read PalmDoc (PDB) files plus a whole lot more including PDF.
    It is now my default PDF (and more) reader and it's completely free, no toolbars or nags etc and only 3.3 MB installed. When it is installing you get a 'tick box' choice of what files you want it to open by default.
    STDU Viewer does not have any browser plugins if that is important to you.

    There is also a Portable ZIP version if you just want to have it on standby and that's also a good way to test it before deciding whether to install it or not ;)

    Read more about it at the site :)

    All the best, woz of oz
     
  2. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Awwww, it doesn't work with my pdb files. :(
     
  3. wozofoz

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    Don't know what's happening there :confused:
    See images

    Edit: Ok, I just had a look at my Palm eBooks.
    If they were downloaded from ManyBooks.net and probably other free sites they can be opened and read :)
    If they were downloaded from the eReader site they give an error message when I try to open them. Protected I guess :(

    All the best, woz of oz
     

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  4. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    That's the same error message I got when I tried open the pdb file. :(
     
  5. Hook

    Hook Cat and Mouse and Linux

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    Yes, ereader books have DRM.
     
  6. internetpilot

    internetpilot Flying Dog (...duh...)

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    I had to convert all my eReader PDB books (dozens) to ePub format so they could be read by the Android Nook app. My wife's Nook device can read the PDBs as-is, but the Nook app cannot, which is pretty annoying since eReader/FictionWise are now (and have been for a while) part of B&N.
     
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