iPhone/iPod touch

Updated June 2011

The FLAG site now works for fanfiction.net and twilighted.net – hence it’s my preferred method for fanfic. However for completeness I’ve left info for the Fanfiction Downloader Appspot but it’s not as convenient. 

 

stanza on iPhone/iPod touch

My preferred way to read fanfiction on my iPhone or iPod touch is to read epub files using the Stanza app. 

I prefer using this FLAG webpage to create the epub files as opposed to the Fanfiction Downloader Appspot I mention below. FLAG doesn’t require your Gmail account and is very fast. FLAG does not NOW works for twilighted.net as well! Yeah!

FLAG – Fanfiction Lightweight Automatic Grabber

Steps for Using FLAG

On the iPhone/iPod touch you must go to the FLAG webpage from within the Stanza app. Going to the FLAG webpage from Safari directly will not allow you to download the file correctly.

    1. On your iPhone/iPod touch install the Stanza app and open it
    2. Click Get Books at the bottom
    3. Click Shared at the top then Click Edit in the Top Right
    4. Click Add Book Source and then click Web Page on the bottom right
    5. Type Name: FLAG URL http://flag.erayd.net/ http://www.flagfic.com/
    6. Click Save in the upper right corner then click Done in the upper right corner.
    7. Now Click on FLAG as one of your Book Sources and the Flag Webpage should open.
    8. For fanfiction.net – Type in the Story ID number from the fanfiction.net story you’d like to save. For example in the URL http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4837355/1/Let_Your_Light_Shine the Story ID is 4837355.
    9. For twilighted.net – Type in the full URL for the story you like.
    10. Select file format: ePub* – preferred format for iPhone/iPod touch
    11. Click Get and wait for the file to download.
      The Stanza app will ask you if you want to download file – click Download and then you’re all done – ready to read!

Fanfiction Downloader Appspot

this method also works for Fanfiction.net and Twilighted.net but is slower than the FLAG method I’ll detail below – up to you which one to use

Convert the fanfic into an epub file using the Fanfiction Downloader Appspot either on your computer or on your iPhone/iPod touch. The epub files are stored on the Fanfiction Downloader webpage so if you convert the files on a computer you’ll still need to use Stanza to download them onto your iPod touch/iPhone.

Steps for Using the Fanfiction Downloader Appspot Webpage

      1. On the iPod touch/iPhone install the Stanza app and open it
      2. Click Get Books at the bottom
      3. Click Shared at the top then Click Edit in the Top Right
      4. Click Add Book Source and then click Web Page on the bottom right
      5. Type Name: Fanfiction Downloader URL http://fanfictionloader.appspot.com/
      6. Now Click on Fanfiction Downloader Appspot as one of your Book Sources and the webpage should open.
      7. Login using your Gmail account username and password.
      8. To convert a new story paste the URL of the first chapter of the fanfic you want and an epub file will be created.
      9. You will then be able to click on “previously downloaded fanfics.”
      10. Click on the title you want to download onto your device and then Stanza will prompt you to click the red Download button. The file should show up in Stanza – you’re off to read!

Note – You can use your computer to create the epub files and have them stored on the Fanfiction Downloader Appspot website for you to later download in Stanza on your iPod touch/iPhone.  Go to http://fanfictionloader.appspot.com/ and do steps 7 and 8 above.

Let me (TwilightCupcake) know if you have any questions at twimobile(at)gmail(dot)com.

One response to “iPhone/iPod touch

  1. This is great information!!! I did not know about Stanza until your post FLAG . Now I have been able to read my fics at work without using the net. Thanks so much:)

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