DailyLit and a bookworm’s wet dream

Availability and access points for content is getting deeply pervasive. From blogs to RSS feeds to ebooks to mashups, we have indeed come a long way. Man’s quest for information/knowledge/gossip/porn has given rise to a bunch of means to facilitate easier assimilation.

To this list of tools, now we can add DailyLit. The service is simple and executed well. Online ebooks delivered to your mailbox or as RSS feed in bite sized chunks.

To read books on my blackberry, I have tried a bunch of options

  • MobiReader – It was buggy, based on Java and used to crash often. But, to be fair, the user experience was decent enough. Fantastic support for user content. No support for online content.
  • Mail – I used to copy paste content from places I wanted to read and mail it to myself. This was okay but the process was a chore and you had to remember to do it. So never read much! Advantage was you could read your own and online content
  • Browser – On blackberry browsers suck big time. Layouts change, images take ages to download, emulation of different browsers has a rendering logic of its own..in short don’t even bother. Here you need to assume content is available online

DailyLit, in the last 30 minutes, has impressed me with its sign-on process. The idea of getting bite-sized chunks of content is intuitive and appealing. No drowning in mountains of text. And you can determine when you want content sent to you!!

Now if only they allowed uploading of user content and deliver it via mail in chunks I guess we could all be in book heaven! I would not mind even paying for such a service, if they do not share my content with anyone else. And of course to have access to more content, now you know why am a greedy pig 🙂

Thanks to 43Folders for posting about this.

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