Readerware Mobile on an iPod
Note: This is for a classic iPod only, it will not work on an iPod Touch or iPhone etc.
You can export your Readerware
databases to iPod Notes format and take your databases with you. Once
on your iPod
you're fully mobile, take your Readerware databases with you when you
your favorite brick and mortar stores. You can easily check your
to identify the titles you already own and titles you are looking for.
Exporting to your iPod
You first thing to do is set up the data that you want to export to
Now you are ready to actually export your data to your iPod so connect
your iPod to your computer as normal. It will appear as another hard
- Create an iPod table view
containing just the columns you want to export in the order you want to
export them in. Select the Preferences menu item, Views
- Sort your database in the best
sequence. For books this is typically Author then Title. For CDs,
Artist then Title. For videos Title. The order the records appear on
your screen is the order they will be in on your iPod.
In Readerware select File->Export to launch the
This is the recommended way to transfer your database to your iPod.
Setting up an iPod table view means that you can easily transfer the
same columns each time. There are other options, see the Export Wizard
documentation for more information on transferring your books, music
and videos to your iPod..
- Select the iPod Notes format from the drop down
list, click Next
- Click on the Browse button to display the file
selection dialog, navigate to the Notes folder on your iPod. Click Save
to close the dialog and then Next.
- Select the All option to export your entire
- Select the Current View Columns option, click Next
- Verify your choices and complete the wizard to export your
database to your iPod.
Using Readerware on your
When you export your Readerware database to iPod Notes format,
Readerware creates a series
of iPod Note files, so you must use the Notes facility to access your
databases. From the top level iPod menu select Extras,
then Notes. You
should now see your Readerware databases.
A quick tip, you can add Notes to your top level iPod menu. Click on
Settings then Main Menu. Turn Notes On and
it will now appear on the
top level iPod menu for even faster access to your Readerware databases.
Select the database you want to view. You will see a high level list of
the database contents, the authors, artists or titles. Scroll to find
the entry you want and then select it.
You will now see the detail listing for all items in that part of the
database. You can scroll around to find the item you want.
To return to the previous page, click on the iPod menu button. If you
want to view the next section of the database you will find a Next
link at the bottom of the current list..
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