Since almost everyone has a smartphone and lots of people own a tablet, paper books have gone out of fashion and people prefer to read things on their devices more and more. There are apps let you download all sorts of texts to your device, including, literature, cook books, magazines and more. And if you have no clue about what you want to read, there are apps that can recommend you a good book. If you don’t know where to start, check out 4 of the best readers for Android smartphones and tablets below:
With the Kindle app for iPhone, iPad, Android and iPod touch you can read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on your device. The Kindle store has over a million books and hundreds of newspapers and magazine. The good thing about Kindle is that it lets you read the first chapter of a book before you buy it, so that you have less of a risk of wasting money on a book that you aren’t going to read. The app syncs the last page that you read and the bookmarks, notes and highlights across devices, so that you can pick up where you left on a different device. The app also lets you do a search inside the book to easily find a character or a topic that you want to revisit.
2. Aldiko Book Reader
This Android reader is a built-in app in many Android smartphones and tablets and it is very popular with over 15 million users from over 200 different countries. The app comes in a premium and a paid version, which are basically the same, with the only difference being that the paid version is ad-free. Aldiko supports most reading formats (PDF, EPUB and Adobe DRM encrypted eBooks), and supports eBooks from public libraries. Another cool thing about Adiko is that it lets you customize your reading experience and adjust the font size, font type, font and background colors, line spacing and brightness. The app lets you create your own bookmarks, notes and highlights anywhere in the book so that you can easily pick up where you left off.
Kobo is another great Android read app with a huge collection of books, over 4 million. Kobo is pretty unique in offering free eBooks; almost 2 million of their titles are for free (including cook books, literature, children’s books and more). With many different books you get the option to read the first chapter before you purchase them. The Kobo app lets you customize your reading experience by letting you adjust the font and background style, and has a special night mode that makes it easier to read in the dark. The app also has a community where you can discuss what you are reading and exchange titles.
The world famous publishing house Barnes and Noble also has its own reader app for Android smartphones and tablets. The library is pretty big, with over 3 million books, and 1 million free eBooks. The reader has over 1000 newspapers and magazines, of which some are also free. Plus if you want to try a newspaper or a magazine for 14 days, you can do so for free and before purchasing a book you can usually get a sample. The app has an in-app dictionary that comes in handy when you are stuck on a word while you are reading, lets you customize background and text colors with themes, and lets you do a search inside the book.
Android is very customizable and that’s the reason that there are so many eBook readers to choose from. It isn’t easy to choose which app to download, so hopefully we have made the decision a little easier for you with this list.