To the many hardware-based e-book readers available, we have to add now a plethora of reading tools that have followed an increasing demand from e-book lovers – the option to transform our laptops, smart phones, and tablets into e-book readers. ICE Book Reader Professional covers that demand while offering also something completely different – teleprompting and TTS capabilities.
This is what makes this app different from the many readers available. A caveat, thought, this does not make it better or superior in any way to other e-book readers, it only makes it “different”. While others concentrate on reproducing the beauty of a printed book on your screen while taking advantage of the most obvious digital text management features (reflowable text, bookmarking, word search, online dictionaries, etc.), ICE Book Reader Professional concentrates most of its efforts in improving your reading experience by reducing eye strain.
Using an oversized Comic Sans font on a light-grey background, painting the titles in red, and highlighting the first letters of all new paragraphs in white, this tool provides you with a unique layout that attempts to make your reading experience as smooth, comfortable, and healthy as possible. For most, at least. The limited customization options in terms of fonts, colors, sizes, and backgrounds limit its use to those who find this layout good for their eyesight (in terms of color contrast, font type, and size, mainly) and nice enough to look at it for hours. Alternatively, you can ask the program to reproduce the original layout of the book. more