yBook is an e-book reader for those who refuse to give up the paper books. There are people who only read paper books and have never liked reading on the computer. The reasons are varied. Some people say that the monitor hurts their eyes. Well, yBook attempts to solve that problem by adding a texture to the background of the reader. That texture resembles a paper book. The brightness is dimmed down to attempt to give comfort to the reader's eyes. The GUI is extremely simple. It is made up of a single window where the text is displayed. yBook doesn't really support a great variety of formats, but text, HTML and RTF books are easily accepted. The reader also allows you to change the size of the text on screen. That is helpful for people who can't really see well and is something that you can't do with a paper version of a book. Also, yBook offers a Book search portal, where you can download many books. The latest version of the application is the 1.5.29, which is why 1.5 is no longer available on the website. This review deals with version 1.5. The current version adds some features, too, like textures for bigger screens, several fixes, and a free book.
- Easy on your eyes
- Could support more formats