Bluefire eBook reader gets iPad Retina display update


Bluefire Reader is the latest eBook app for iOS to receive an update for the new iPad’s retina display. That means text should look sharper when using an iPad with a 2048 x 1536 pixel display, but support for higher resolution screens is just one of the changes in Bluefire 1.7.

Bluefire Reader 1.7

The new app also supports external hyperlinks in eBooks in ePUB and PDF formats. In other words, you can click a link in the book and open a website in the Safari web browser.

You can also adjust screen brightness by swiping.

One of the things that sets Bluefire apart from many other eBook apps is support for Adobe DRM. This allows you to read public library books from OverDrive, along with other content.

The latest version of Bluefire adds support for multiple Adobe IDs. This comes in handy if you have mulitple readers in your household using the same tablet — or if you have multiple Adobe IDs yourself.

Adobe only lets you register a certain number of devices to your account, so if you’ve hit your limit you may have to create a new Adobe ID with a different email address. So if you have some books linked to one account and other books linked to a different Adobe account, you should be able to read them all using the latest version of Bluefire.

Bluefire Reader is available as a free download from the App Store.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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