Traditionally, book reading is perhaps one of the most soothing practice one opts for. I used the term ‘traditionally’ because reading has completely transformed today from what it used to be back then.
Paper books have transformed into E-books courtesy of the revolutionary digitization era. These E-books are handy, easily downloadable on your smartphone or tabs, and can be read anytime, anywhere. It won’t be wrong if I say that digital books have taken over the world handsomely. So, in this post, after going through many book reading apps personally, I have come up with the best of them all. Therefore, without any further ado, let us start.
Top 10 eBook Reading Apps
1. Rakuten Kobo
Rakuten Kobo is a well-established name and popular e-books reading apps in the world. Kobo is also considered one of the main alternatives to Amazon due to its extensive approach to the world map.
Available for free on both iOS and Android platforms, Kobo syncs data across user devices: books, read pages (bookmarks), orders, etc. The app also supports audiobooks and comes with an in-built player for the same.
2. Amazon Kindle
Amazon Kindle doesn’t need any introduction. A product of Amazon, Kindle offers a wide range of e-books of different genres. Apart from e-books, one can get access to magazines and newspapers as well.
Kindle has a dedicated reading device, but even if you don’t own the device, you can get access to it by downloading the Amazon Kindle app on your smartphone or tab. Just like Rakuten Kobo, you can sync your last read page, bookmarks, highlights, and notes across all devices. Kindle is also available on iOS and Android platforms.
With Aldiko, you get a virtual bookshelf that offers books of different genres. Aldiko is a perfect e-reader choice for books in PDF and ePub formats. One of the key things about this app is, it does not automatically save a book and hence does not take up memory.
However, if you wish to save a reading session, you need to import the book which will put the book on its virtual shelf. All-in-all, with Aldiko you are assured of a great reading experience with extensive features.
4. Apple Books (iBooks)
As the name suggests, the Apple Books reading application is specifically meant for Apple devices. It follows the company’s typical style, i.e. elegant, efficient, and simple. With timely updates, the app is immensely popular among Apple users.
Apart from e-books, the app offers audiobooks and PDF customization, highlighting, notes, night themes, etc. Despite being a reading app, you can download a PDF book and open it on a different reading app as well.
5. Google Play Books
One more application that has been accepted thoroughly by all. It’s not just about reading with Google Playbooks instead, you can also get access to more than 5 million audiobooks making it the richest library.
The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms, and also in the Chrome web browser extension. Some of its prominent features include bookmarks, speed control, smart resume, notes, three display themes (day, night, sepia), Wikipedia descriptions, and definition of words. Explore numerous possibilities with Google Play books and satisfy your reading worms.
Overdrive is a great concept that allows you to borrow e-books, audiobooks, and streaming videos from your library. The app is available on the Android platform where you can get access to more than 40,000 libraries worldwide offering title.
Its cool features include a bookshelf, bookmarks, style customization, wishlist, automatic return, sync across different devices.
Now this one is for those who are the ardent lovers of sci-fi fiction. Although you can still read any type of books that are available in the app. AIReader works exclusively on the Android platform.
The app comes with enhanced graphical features and offers a wide range of customization options. Some of its prominent features include Text-To-Speech, advanced adjustment of the visual quality, 3D paging animation, external dictionaries, supports E-Ink devices.
8. Cool Reader
This is another reading app that supports various file formats including, ePub, fb2, Html, RTF, txt, etc. The app also offers a day/night toggle that comes with two sets of colors, background, and backlight levels to make reading even more convenient and efficient.
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One of the biggest advantages of FBReader is, it is compatible with Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Blackberry10, Windows, etc. The app supports a range of formats and direct reading from zip archives and is localized for 29 languages.
FBReader also keeps a check on your reading style and offers different things like colors, font face, animations, size, bookmarks, etc. to suit your reading style.
Wattpad offers a friendly user interface that makes your reading a soothing experience. To find an ebook in Wattpad, you can either go to the app’s internal browser or opt for key in the book code.
With Wattpad, you can change the design and background color, adjust the font size, download books in parts if you are low on space. The app offers an alluring experience for the light readers.
Time to wrap up:
Ebooks are a trend now as people have opted to carry their books in their smartphones or tabs. If you are a bookworm too, consider any of the aforementioned ebook reader apps for reading and let us know which one suited you’re the most in the comment section.
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