Sony touts its new line of Reader e-book reading devices as Mac-compatible, thanks to the introduction of new software. That software — eBook Library Software 3.0 — is now ready for download from Sony’s Web site.
Up to now, users of Sony Readers have needed Windows to transfer files to their device. With eBook Library Software, Sony Reader users can use the Mac instead — shopping on Sony’s eBook Store, transferring eBooks to the Reader using the Mac and a USB cable, or reading eBooks on the Mac itself. You can also search the contents of your eBooks and borrow eBooks from your local public library (if the library is participating in the OverDrive service Sony has partnered with).
System requirements for the software call for a G3 or better, including Intel; Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.6 or later; 25MB hard disk space; Internet connection; USB interface (for Reader connection).
The software supports Sony’s PRS-505, PRS-700, Reader Pocket Edition and Reader Touch Edition models. It does not support the PRS-500 model.