Copia, A Social E-Reading App, Quietly Launches
Wired's Tim Carmody has been using the service (and its accompanying apps) for a while, and even though he thinks Copia is a solid idea with a clear vision, the execution falls a bit flat; syncing must be done manually, importing books that haven't been purchased through the Copia market causes the reading software to cough up errors, and the desktop app lacks a full-screen view. And perhaps Copia launched too late, since readers like the NOOKcolor have beaten it to the punch with many of these social features. Still, the company has an interesting vision, and will soon be available anywhere you might want or need an e-reading app. (Apps are currently available for Mac, PC and iPad, and coming soon to Android and traditional single-function e-readers.) Download the beta here, and check out the video after the break to see Copia in action.