Perdrix Apps has updated Perdrix TXT to version 1.1, introducing access to millions of free texts through online catalogues. Perdrix TXT is a plain text e-book reader for reading classics, public domain books and plain text files, exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Online catalogues gutenberg.org and archive.org are searchable and books can be downloaded for later. Users can preview the cover and in the case of gutenberg.org, search in the language of their choice.
Perdrix TXT uses advanced, low-level technology in a custom engine to lay out text. "When you look at justified text on the narrow iPhone screen, white space between words is apparent on popular e-book readers", said developer Claude Labelle. "In Perdrix TXT, it is greatly reduced by fine letter-spacing and hyphenation".
Text quality is enhanced by ligatures and curved quotes. Line spacing and margins are adjustable. A large selection of font faces and sizes is available. Realistic page turning and a personalized photo bookmark contribute to a real-book feel.
Perdrix TXT has been tested for iOS7 and will automatically add the new iOS7 fonts when available.
Perdrix TXT 1.1 is now available for $0.99, a 50% discount for a limited time, in the U.S. and is priced accordingly in other regions. Perdrix TXT is available world-wide from Apple's App Store in the Books category. Promo codes are available for app reviews.