Bookz Pro, on the many ebook readers available for the iPhone and iPod Touch, just updated to be fully compatible with the 3.0 OS, and it’s added some functionality. Version 2.6 now includes auto-rotation, a search bar in your library, and the ability to read from ZIP files. This is added to a decent list of ebook reading tools for a program that has set out to be the easiest native text document reader for the iPhone. Bookz Pro has a built-in dictionary, multi-language support, it opens large text files extremely quickly, and it even allows you to password-protect specific books. Bookz Pro is $4.99, the free version (without the dictionary, password protection of appearance mods) is, well, free.
All well and good. But when they updated why did they change the app’s icon, which was cool and distinctive (see above left), into something that looks like an “I Can Read!” book? Clipart restrictions? Aiming at the children’s iPhone market? Lost a bet? I don’t recall offhand if the pro and free versions had different icons before so perhaps this is a way to make the difference more obvious, but jeez.