iPad Apps, CHM reader/annotator?

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    Any suggestions on useful iPad apps for anesthesia? (I saw an old thread for iPhone apps, but it was a little dated)

    Also looking to invest in a good CHM reader/annotator app for my textbooks. Any suggestions? I use iAnnotate for my pdf's, which is nice because any annotations I make while reading are saved on the "cloud" (e.g., Dropbox) to be viewable from any computer as well. I would ideally like something like this for my CHM files.

    The App Store shows CHM+, CHM HD, CHMate, CHM Sharp. Does anyone have any good/bad feedback on these?

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    DrBeaker

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      Someone I know uses CHMmate. Most of the texts I have are through the kindle app. Can't annotate I don't believe. But I was never the person to write on a book anyway.
       
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        I have Miller as CHM and have been using CHMateLite which allows you to view one file. Since Miller is my only CHM file it was perfect for me. I think the app works well. If I acqurie additional texts as CHM then I would have no problem paying to upgrade. I've also been using MegaReader for my .epub files. Not sure if this app recognizes CHM. I downloaded it after CHMate so I've never looked into consolidating. It comes with 15-20 open source titles preloaded which I always appreciate.

        Anyone know of a good torrent file out there with anesthesiology/CCM texts? The Miller CHM file is great. I also found Marino's ICU book but the formatting is all wrong and the diagrams do not coincide with the text. If only I received some book money I wouldn't be forced to torrent...

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          CHM+ has worked well for me. I used the free version until I needed more than one file, and then paid for the full version. It does the text layout pretty well most of the time, has a search function, and seems to be updated often enough. Oddly all the CHM readers look kind of similar in the App Store, but this one I can vouch for at this point.

          GoodReader is outstanding for PDFs.
           

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            Haven't tried it yet, but Calibre is a free program for your computer that will convert between multiple file types, including epub, pdf, mobi, and chm. I'm sure there'll be some quirks with the conversions.
             

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              Hi,

              I tried a lot of .CHM readers, and my favorite is CHMate. You can highlight with it.

              I use the Kindle app with the books I buy on kindle amazon, I think it's great. You can highlight on the iPad and it syncs with your computer and iPhone, which you can read on too. For that reason, I prefer that to .CHM.

              For .pdf, GoodReader is great. You can highlight and take notes on it. It reads .doc. .ppt and .xls too, but you can't modify them.

              I use NoteTaker for taking notes with a pen during lectures. You can create .pdf and export them to GoodReader.

              I tried Calibre in my search of the best apps, but it didn't work well. There was a lot of bugs and missing pages.

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                if your institution has a digital library, or if you have access to full texts on MD Consult, you can print many texts off in pdf form, and i use Papers2 for ipad, because it easily syncs with the desktop or laptop to generate a library, both of articles and book chapters. im not sure if it has the capability to read chm files but there are programs that convert them to pdf i believe.

                anyway

                www.mekentosj.com for Papers2
                 
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