Version History

Updates include corrections of problems and new features. Please keep the version of Booklover up to date. Feel free to let us know if you have any problems.

Ver. 2.5.1

New Feature

  • Fully compatible with iPhone X

Improvements

  • Revised layout and behaviour of in-app notification panel
  • Miscellaneous improvements to the user interface

Fixes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 2.5.0

New Feature

  • Fully compatible with iOS 11
  • Can import(copy) files from Files and other compatible apps via Drag and Drop (iOS 11 or later. iPad Only)

Improvements

  • Incorporated the new system file browser (iOS 11 or later)
  • Stability improvements

Fixes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 2.4.0

New Feature

  • "Binding Shadow" (In the Reading Settings. The default is OFF.)

Improvements

  • Performance improvement to the double page spread rendering
  • Minor improvements to the user interface

Fixes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 2.3.0

New Feature

  • Passcode Lock (Can be enabled in General Settings - Passcode Lock)

Fixes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 2.2.3

Fixes

  • "Give My Regards to Black Jack" can be now downloaded without a problem on iOS 10.3.x.

Ver. 2.2.2

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where files with certain unicode characters from Windows system cannot be deleted/renamed/transferred on iOS 10.3

Ver. 2.2.1

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where files with certain unicode characters become inaccessible when transferred from Windows system.

Ver. 2.2.0

New Feature

  • Image Correction Filters (Enhance Contrast, Manual Contrast Adjustment, Greyscale, Invert Colors)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that prevented hardware keyboard shortcuts from functioning after configuring page trimming in the Reading View
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Stability improvements

Ver. 2.1.1

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could crash the app upon opening under certain conditions/environments

Ver. 2.1.0

New Feature

  • Page spacing on scrolling transition is now configurable (in Reading Settings)

Revisions

  • The monochromatic color scheme
  • Changed Stars to Hearts (Favorite)

Fixes

  • Significant stability improvements with large PDF files
  • Other stability and performance improvements
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 2.0.3

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the app could become unresponsive under certain conditions when switching to the next or previous book in the Reading View
  • Fixed an issue where the order of books with no Author/Publisher in the Library occasionally changes when coming back from the Reading View

Ver. 2.0.2

Fixes

  • Fixed a rendering issue of the Genre Headers in the Library on some older devices
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Stability improvements

Ver. 2.0.1

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that causes distortion of book cover image after editing under certain conditions
  • Fixed a rendering issue of reset options for a book in the Library
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Stability improvements

Ver. 2.0.0

New Features

  • "Tilt Flip" - Double tap and hold then tilt the device to navigate to the next/prev page
  • Add metadata to a book (Title, Genre, Author, Publisher, Published Date, ISBN, and others) / Edit them
  • Auto-extract metadata from PDF file (ON/OFF)
  • Auto-extract metadata from filename / Extraction settings
  • Pre-metadata-extraction string replacement
  • Capitalize title on extraction
  • Ignore specified leading articles on sorting (ex. The, A, An)
  • "Sort As" field for book Title/Author/Publisher (ON/OFF, Defaulted to OFF)
  • Edit filename of a book
  • Add/Remove arbitrary Tags to a book / Edit them
  • Sort books by different criteria (Author, Publisher, Title, Filename)
  • Library Navigator (ON/OFF)
  • Alphabetical Index Labels to locate a book quickly (ON/OFF)
  • Remote Labels to indicate whether the content file of the book is local or remote (ON/OFF)
  • Now books can be filtered by Reading Status, Star, Genre and Tag
  • Action Menu in the Library Toolbar (Contains "Switch to Grid/List View", "Search", and "Reveal Last Opened Book" options)
  • Search books by various criteria (Filename and the value of each metadata attribute)
  • New displayable properties on HUD (Title, Author, Publisher, File Location i.e. Local/Remote)
  • "Responsive Shadow" (Render shadow based on the number of the pages in the book)
  • Shadow rendering settings (ON/OFF)
  • Batch-edit metadata of multiple books ("Select" - Toolbar)
  • Batch-edit settings of multiple books ("Select" - Toolbar)
  • Batch-edit tags for multiple books ("Select" - Toolbar)
  • Show reading progress during reading (ON/OFF, Defaulted to OFF)
  • Change Page Content Sizing Mode (Show All/Width-Fit/Height-Fit)
  • Automatically adjust Page Content Sizing Mode to Width-Fit in iPhone landscape orientation (ON/OFF)
  • Display author along with the book title on the Navigation Bar in the Reading View
  • Browse information about the book and its author online (Google Search/Wikipedia)
  • "Give My Regards to Black Jack" Vol. 1-13 (ON/OFF with the switch in the Side Menu. Cache content by tapping each book cover)

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue of selected books being deselected unexpectedly under certain conditions in the Library
  • Fixed an occasional rendering issue of a book cover image (The thin white line appears at the bottom)
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.3.3

New Feature

  • The 'Back Dot' in the Page Slider (Reading View)

Improvements

  • Improved responsiveness of the drag handles for subtle movements (Book Cover Editing View)
  • Other miscellaneous user interface improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that could unexpectedly prevent page transitions when the page is swiped very quickly (Reading View)
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent page zooming with double-tap from working correctly (Reading View)
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.3.2

New Feature

  • Page trimming configuration (Reading View)

Improvements

  • Page rendering performance improvement
  • Miscellaneous user interface improvements

Revision

  • Moved the 'Edit Genres' feature from the View Settings to the Side Menu

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that may cause PDF files to be rendered in the incorrect orientation
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.3.1

New Features

  • Brightness configuration with Night Mode (Reading View)

Improvements

  • Layout adjustments for iPad Pro
  • Other miscellaneous user interface improvements

Fixes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.3.0

New Features

  • The 'genre' attribute of books (Book Info -> Genre)
  • Section books by genre in the Library (ON/OFF in the View Settings)
  • Manage genres (Order / Add / Rename / Delete)
  • Auto extraction of genre from filename of the book (ON/OFF in the General Settings)
  • Edit genre of multiple books at once (Select -> Genre)
  • Close book by swiping-up (ON/OFF in the Reading Settings)
  • The book attributes (Filename, File Size, File Format, Page Count) shown on the HUD in the Library Grid View
  • Side Menu in the Library (Shown by tapping the button at the top left, or swiping-to-right)
  • Display different groups of books by genre from the Side Menu
  • View Settings in the toolbar at the bottom in the Library
  • Hardware keyboard shortcuts in the Reading View

Improvements

  • Book filename is displayed on each item until its cover image is displayed (Library Grid View)
  • Book is now openable before its cover image is displayed (Library Grid View)
  • Book filename is displayed on each list item at the landscape orientation (Library List View on iPhone)
  • Other miscellaneous user interface improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed a layout issue of initial how-to-add-book instructions on iPad Pro
  • Fixed a rendering issue after cancelling deletion/resetting of a book from its longpress-to-show options
  • Fixed an issue in the Reading View that prevents the 'Next Book' button from showing under certain conditions
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.2.0

New Features

  • Downloading of book files from cloud storage services (iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive etc. Requires an app provided by each service provider installed)
  • Quick Scroller for faster browsing in the Library
  • Item Settings buttons in the Reading View
  • Background color configuration in the Reading View
  • Configuration of the 'default' book settings (Applied to newly added or reset items)
  • Adapted to Slide Over / Split View with iOS 9 (iPad)
  • Adapted to Quick Actions with 3D Touch (iPhone 6s、6s Plus)

Improvements

  • Enabled jumping from the first page image to the last (and vice versa) in the Cover Editing View
  • Improved responsiveness of scrolling in the Library
  • Improved responsiveness of page-progression in the Reading View
  • Improved book-management measures
  • Improved behavior of Auto-correct Page Neighboring
  • Other miscellaneous user interface improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that causes book files received via AirDrop/Open-in are left in the 'Inbox' folder after selecting 'Cancel' in the dialog which is displayed when a file with the same name already exists
  • Fixed an issue that a part of book titles are omitted in the Library List View when the filename of the book is in certain formats
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Revisions

  • The 'Rotation Lock' feature is removed. (As it cannot live with the new multitasking features of iOS 9. Please use the rotation lock feature provided by the operating system or the device.)
  • The 'Always Display the Whole Image' setting in the Reading Settings is now moved to the Item Settings Menu displayed in the Reading View or the Book Info View. The setting can be now configured for each interface orientation respectively.
  • Similarly, the 'Reverse Book Direction' option is now moved to the Item Settings buttons.

Ver. 1.1.0

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that would cause occasional page-skipping when going back to the previous page in portrait orientation
  • Fixed an issue that prevents the cropping settings of a book cover from taking effect when it is loaded for the first time
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Improvements

  • Improved behaviors of AutoCorrect Page-Neighboring
  • Other miscellaneous user interface improvements

Revisions

  • Changed graphics for the Reading Settings icon

Ver. 1.0.9

New Features

  • Zoom-effect transition for opening and closing a book
  • Transfer of multiple books via AirDrop ('Select' books and tap the Transfer icon in the Library)
  • 'AutoCorrect Page-Neighboring' is now configurable (ON/OFF) in the Reading Settings

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue that was causing error when opening a ZIP file that contains files with a long name/path

Revisions

  • Replaced the term "Book Binding" with "Reading Direction" in the user interface for the sake of consistency
  • Changed the "Back" button for going back to the Library to the "X"(cross) icon

Ver. 1.0.8

Fixes

  • Fixed stability issue when dealing with large PDF files

Improvements

  • Now all the notifications are unobtrusively displayed in the Notification Bar at the top of the screen for a few seconds.

New Features

  • Notification Sound (Can be turned ON/OFF in the App Settings)

Ver. 1.0.7

New Features

  • Display the cover of a book at the beginning (Can be turned off in the App Settings)
  • Automatic deletion of cached data for books (Number of the books that keep cache is configurable in the App Settings)
  • "Keep Both" option in case of file-name collision when importing a book via Open-In/AirDrop

Improvements

  • When a book is opened via Open-In/AirDrop, Booklover does NOT automatically transition to the Reading View any more. It will just show you a notification.
  • Stability improvements
  • Other miscellaneous user interface improvements

Revisions

  • Cover image thumbnails for a book no longer belong to cache. Deleting cache does NOT delete the thumbnails.

Fixes

  • Fixed layout of the initial reading-direction setup dialog
  • Fixed an issue that was causing short-time layout shake in the Library Grid View under certain condition
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.0.6

New Features

  • Show/Hide status bar during reading (In the Reading Settings)
  • Swipe-to-show options for each item in the Library (List View)
  • Swipe-to-show options for each item in the History List
  • Remove individual item from the History List (Left-Swipe an item -> Tap cross icon)
  • Reveal an item in the Library from the History List (Left-Swipe an item -> Tap hand glass icon)

Improvements

  • Further scrolling performance improvement in the Library
  • Performance and stability improvement in the Reading View
  • Other miscellaneous user interface improvements

Revisions

  • In the Library List View, popover options displayed by long-pressing an item is discontinued in favor of newly added swipe-to-show options. (For the Library Grid View, the popover options remain the same as before)

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue that causes crash on a page-seek attempt in the book with one page
  • Fixed an issue that would cause occasional appearance of items with white cover in the Library on coming back from the Reading View
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.0.5

New Features

  • Configurable action when tapping on the side edges of the screen in the Reading View

Improvements

  • Scrolling performance improvement in the Library
  • Other miscellaneous user interface improvements

Fixes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.0.4

New Features

  • Support for RAR/CBR archive files
  • Reset each book in the Library (Long-press a book cover -> "Others" -> "Reset")

Improvements

  • Refined look of the popover menu
  • Show a marker on the last opened book in the Library during scrolling
  • Improved transition from the Library to the Reading View
  • Other miscellaneous usability improvements

Revisions

  • Moved "Transfer" option into "Others" in the popover menu

Fixes

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.0.3

New Features

  • Support for Open in... and AirDrop (In the Library View, long press a book cover -> "Transfer")

Improvements

  • Refined appearance and usability of the PageSeek View

Fixes

  • Resolved a number of minor issues in the PageSeek View
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.0.2

Improvements

  • Performance improvement on reading page images
  • Significant stability improvement on dealing with large images
  • Other miscellaneous usability improvements

Fixes

  • Fixed an issue when replacing a book file with another file of the same name via "Open In..."
  • Fixed rendering error of books being transferred in the Library View
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent status of a book from being update to Done in certain condition
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.0.1

Improvements

  • Performance and stability improvements
  • Improvements on UI appearance and effects

Fixes

  • Fixed rendering of JPEG images with the Orientation attribute
  • Fixed occasional odd rendering of the book cover shadows
  • Fixed inadequate behavior when selecting/deselecting all items in the Library View
  • Fixed an issue that would cause duplication of the Page Spread Adjustement Button in the Reading View
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent image cache creation progress from being updated correctly in the Reading View
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Ver. 1.0.0

Booklover, the new e-book reader application, has been released.