I'm new here so I hope this is the right place for my question. I don't have an eReader yet, but I'm keen to get one soon. After going through tons of reviews I'm pretty sure that in terms of features/performance/user interface I prefer the Sony Reader PRS-T1 over the Kindle Touch, which are the two choices I narrowed it down to. The PRS-T1 seems to be more responsive, overall quicker, has the stylus and a notepad app (but no "read aloud" function which I can live with), and it supports ePub.
So I almost made my decision in favour of the PRS-T1, but ... I tested the Kindle app on the iPad and I found there are some really useful services available for the Kindle and I couldn't find a good Sony Reader alternative. These are
- the "Send to Kindle" desktop app which adds a context menu, so I can right-click any file that makes sense for a reader (PDF, word doc, etc.) and send it to the Kindle (doc files and others get converted into the Kindle format). A minute later it's on the device.
- send/forward emails to the my Kindle email address to send a file directly and via wireless to the device
- other services that use the Kindle email address (e.g. using Instapaper or Sendtoreader web services)
These services all seem really useful. Is there anything similar or any workaround for the Sony Reader? Yes, there's Calibre, which is great for book collections, but I especially like that the services mentioned above are all wireless, so instead of printing an email attachment or any file on my desktop I simply send it to the eReader device, even on the go via email.
Any alternatives for the Sony Reader?