Hyphen is a powerful, easy-to-use ePub reader designed from the ground up with you in mind, with cross-device syncing, super-fast rendering, effortless customization, and intuitive annotation features.
■ CROSS-DEVICE SYNCING
Start on one device, finish on another. Your entire library - books, annotations, bookmarks, and all - is synced between devices via iCloud.
■ PERSONALIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE
Hyphen comes packed with a ton of options for custom colors, fonts, font sizes, line heights, paragraph indentations, margins - ...well, you get the idea. You can even use styling on a per-book basis.
And if that’s not enough, you can also add your own CSS. Cool, right?
■ HIGHLIGHT AND ANNOTATE EFFORTLESSLY
Tap-and-drag or use the selection handles to highlight in any one of several available colors. Write notes for a highlight and refer to them any time you need to. You can also share highlights as images and post them to Twitter or Facebook, or export all your highlights for use elsewhere.
■ GOODREADS INTEGRATION
Use Goodreads? We've got you covered - shelve books, make status updates and post quotes, all right from the app.
■ ADD BOOKS WITH EASE
Add ePubs using your favorite cloud services - Dropbox, Google Drive, OPDS servers, and more. You can also use the in-app web browser to download ePubs, or add them using iTunes.
OTHER NOTABLE FEATURES:
■ NIGHT MODE
Transition Hyphen's reading interface to soothing, darker colors at night.
Edit the title, author, subjects, covers and more of your books. Hyphen can even lookup book covers and metadata for you.
■ SHELVE & SORT
Add books to custom shelves, and sort by author, title, last read, or date added.
■ CUSTOM CSS & FONTS
Hyphen lets you import both your favorite fonts for use while reading, as well as CSS.
■ DEFINE & TRANSLATE
Translations of the text you're reading are only a tap away. Lookup words and terms in Wikipedia, Dictionary.com or Google.
■ TWO COLUMN SUPPORT
Got one of those large, spacious, king-sized, oh-my-lord-this-screen-is-so-big-I-should've-gotten-an-ipad-mini-instead,-its-so-big,-why-is-it-so-big-sized screens? Use this setting to make reading more comfortable. You can also optionally only use two columns when your device is in landscape orientation.
Add words to a vocabulary list and export them easily. Hyphen can optionally automatically add words you lookup in the dictionary to your vocabulary list.
Tap and hold a link to open it in the in-app browser, or Safari. Images zoom in, letting you see every detail. Swipe through and jump between images throughout the text with the Image Viewer.
■ ADE PAGES SUPPORT
Hyphen utilizes ADE pages, so you’ll always have a cross-reader compatible way of finding and noting where you are in a book.
■ INCREDIBLY FAST
Download and import books in the blink of an eye. Hyphen’s ePub Rendering System is optimized so that there’s the least delay between you and the text.
CONTACT & SUPPORT
Need help or have a question? Tweet me @hyphenreader on twitter, or email me at [email protected]
This 1.2 release of Hyphen adds some much requested features, as well as bug fixes & stability improvements. If you see any issues or have any other feedback, shoot me an email at [email protected]
Thank you all for using Hyphen! :)
By far the most requested feature, I've worked hard to ensure 1.2 includes the ability to sync your entire library - your books, reading location, highlights, bookmarks, vocabulary and shelves - between devices via iCloud. Syncing is available from the Shelf via pull-to-sync gesture.
■ Customizable Gestures
While in Reading View, Hyphen now allows you to choose the actions associated with a left or right tap, as well as the size of their hotspots. Gestures like Tap-and-drag to Highlight can also be disabled entirely.
■ ePub 3 Footnote Support.
Hyphen now includes has support for ePub 3 footnotes, which can be accessed by long-pressing a footnote in compliant ePubs 3s.
■ New Define Popup.
Selecting text and choosing 'Define' in the selection menu now opens a popup that gives you access to dictionary definitions, Wikipedia entries and instant translation to 70+ languages.
■ In-app Brightness.
You can now choose to for Hyphen's vertical swipe to adjust either the system brightness or in-app brightness.
■ Page Curling.
1.2 now supports fluid, interactive page curling animations while turning pages.
■ OPDS Support.
Download books from your favorite catalogs with just a tap.
■ Search, Sorting, and Bulk Import.
Now available in Dropbox & Google Drive file browsers.
■ Metadata Lookup. You can now choose which elements of metadata you'd like imported for the current book: Cover, Textual Metadata, or both.
■ Improved ability to handle large libraries. Hyphen now handles large libraries effortlessly!
■ Improved ability to handle large ePubs.
■ Importing ePubs is now more stable. Import errors are more descriptive.
■ Import and handling of ePub 3 books is improved.
■ Selection of multiple books and moving them between shelves is more streamlined.
■ Basic HTTP Authentication
■ Highlighting now remembers the last color you highlighted with.
■ Brightness gesture is now less likely to fire when unwanted, requiring an explicit vertical gesture.
■ Increased touch hotspot of interactive elements in Reading View like links, images to make it easier to interact with smaller elements
■ New animation when tapping a result in the search view to make it easier to identify your result's text on the page
■ Cloud Services (Dropbox/Google Drive) can now be linked and unlinked on-demand
■ When in Split Screen mode and using two columns, Hyphen will snap to one column if the space available to Hyphen is <= 50% of the screen's width.
■ Navigation Slider tooltip now shows the section as well as page number.
■ New tooltip indicating brightness level when using vertical brightness adjustment gesture
■ Infamous 'page flicker/white flash' bug has been eliminated
■ Bugs leading to rare crashes in Table of Contents have been fixed
■ Bugs leading to rare crashes in Search have been fixed
■ Bug that could cause Reading View to reset to the first page when moving back a section has been fixed
■ Fixed bug that could cause certain gestures to fail.
■ Fixed bug that caused some non-english characters to incorrectly display when viewing Book Info.
■ A large page gap no longer causes bookmarks to overlap other pages
■ Small tweaks to default css to encourage publisher paragraphs to follow customizations
■ Fixed bug that meant some anchor hashes did not work
■ Bugs that caused Metadata Import / Cover Lookup to fail have been fixed
■ Many others :)