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Tofu, the awesome reader app
« on: May 17, 2010, 04:39:14 AM »
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Just thought I'd share a little gem of an app that I've recently discovered with y'all. It's called Tofu, it's free, and it's a Mac-only reader for RTF, Plain Text, and Word documents. Let's face it: reading submissions in an interface designed for writing is a pain. Tofu lays out your documents in readable columns that scroll smoothly from left to right. And, well, that's it. But! It has made reading your submissions a much more pleasant experience for me, so I thought I'd share.

At first I was a little put off by the horizontal scrolling, but then I realized that not only is that how books read, but it's also the only method that makes sense when using multiple columns.

Heh, I may well be the only Mac user in the group. If that's the case, sorry for gloating. :)
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Re: Tofu, the awesome reader app
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2010, 05:27:00 AM »
Sounds interesting... If I had a Mac ;) - The Official Brandon Sanderson Fansite.

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Re: Tofu, the awesome reader app
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010, 06:05:55 AM »
What I do is just set two pages side-by-side, and the pages fill my screen. Then it's just like reading a book to me. Of course, I'm probably the only one in the group with a laptop sporting a 1920x1200 resolution display. I even have enough room to fit a column of notes.

Or, sometimes, I'll actually print it out on that dead tree stuff, and take Mr. Red Pen to it. I like that the best, but it tends to get expensive when people submit 7k chapters. :P
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Re: Tofu, the awesome reader app
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2010, 08:24:46 AM »
You're not the only one, ryos. I'll have to give Tofu a try ( and I never thought I'd say that again. Tofu, the food, makes me gag).
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Re: Tofu, the awesome reader app
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 11:19:26 PM »
Sounds interesting. Alas, that there is no PC version.

Thanks for posting this, ryos!