Top 5 Apps For Reading eBooks
Life without books is equivalent to life without happiness. For the love of books, we bring you the widely acclaimed reading apps!
Highlights of the Story
- The creation of e-books has replaced the need for printed books.
- Free reading apps gives you access to millions of books from different genres.
- The top reading apps are Amazon Kindle, Goodreads, Wattpad,Marvin3 and Libby by Overdrive.
Elizabeth Hardwick says, ‘The greatest gift is a passion for reading’. Growing up in the digital age, all of us have one way or the other succumbed to modern technology. e-books and audio books have taken the place of printed copies and are available in cheaper rates. This might be a blissful ignorance. That being said, it cannot be denied that technology has become a boon to the book lovers. You no longer have to take to the streets and hunt for books in stores. All you need is a gadget to download the many reading apps that are available.
Reading apps give you access to millions of books from renowned authors. A majority of these apps are packed with books of all the kinds from which you can choose what interests you the most. There are action and adventure e-books to keep you on your toes, romance, science fiction and the classics providing foundation to many other popular books. Kids love comic books with their interesting illustrations. Maybe you are more into crime fictions or even horror stories that are a little too realistic. No matter what genre you pick, you will find all the widely read books through these apps.
There is nobody in the whole wide world who hates reading. If they do, they just have not found the right book yet. We hope you find your right book from this list of apps. Enjoy!
With more than 900K users across the world and 1.5 million books in store, this app is the best out there. What is interesting about it is that you would never need a kindle for it to function. You can even have Alexa to read your e-books out loud. It even covers popular magazines and newspapers like The Economist, The Spectator, The Guardian and The Daily Mail. This app allows you to easily shop for bestsellers and new releases. The Amazon Kindle is certainly a brilliant choice for the readers of all ages.
- Option to choose from among one million free e-books.
- Read samples of books you intend to buy.
- Built-in Dictionary, Google, and Wikipedia.
- Enables syncing your e-books automatically across devices.
- Customize your reading by choosing the font size, screen brightness, background color, and orientation.
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Does adding 2.2 million books to your shelf sound like a good idea? If it does, Goodreads is your dream come true. This free service app comes with all of what a book fanatic needs. You can scan book covers to go through quality reviews. You can save books for later on your ‘to read’ shelf. It presents a range of books personalized based on your tastes. If you are keen to know what your friends are reading, this app tells you exactly what they are into. To discover, buy or borrow more featured books, download this app now!
- Search, rate, and review any book in the catalog.
- Keeping track of books you want to read and the ones already read.
- Status updates for books that you are currently reading.
- Reading Challenge to push your reading habits.
- Discussions on books through messages, reviews, and groups.
- Allows you to recommend books to friends.
Wattpad is truly where stories live by bringing together and building up a community of writers and readers across the world. It is not just a story telling platform but also a stage for you to share your own writings. This app allows you to connect with people globally who share the same passion for reading and writing like you do. This is exactly the reason why it is the most used and loved app that attracts a lot of bookworms on a daily basis.
- Read original stories, fanfictions and books from world famous authors.
- Opportunities to be a part of contests run by Film Companion, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Rupa Publications.
- Connect with bestselling authors.
- Share an original story to get discovered.
- Read stories on-the-go.
Marvin 3 is an e-book and comic book reader designed for the iPhone users. What is most flattering about this app is its many features of customizations like multi-theme UI that allows automatic switching between light and dark. This app supports external Bluetooth keyboard and remote control . You can simply use commands for in-book navigation. One of the most important factors that make this app an incredible e-reader is its ability to open DRM-free EPUB books, CBX, and CBR comics. Moreover, it comes with support for Split View, Slide Over, Spotlight, Touch ID, Today Widgets, iCloud, and iPad Pro.
- Vertical scrolling with auto scroll, guide bars, and edge tapping.
- Goodreads integration.
- Text-to-speech feature and karaoke for speed reading.
- Side load your own fonts and read the statistics.
- Extensive import and export tools.
- Fully customizable, independent, portrait and landscape multi-column modes.
- New library viewing modes and management tools.
Libby by OverDrive
Libby by OverDrive is literally your guide to reading happiness. By allowing you to read across devices and helping you borrow and read e-books, audiobooks and magazines from the local public library free of cost, this app is what every book lover craves. Libby claims to provide its users ‘a state-of-the-art reading experience. To access the free resources in this app, all you need is a library card from a public library that uses OverDrive.
- Download titles for offline reading, or stream them to save space.
- Adjust zoom, text size, background color, and book design.
- Add bookmarks, notes, and highlights.
- Define and search for words and phrases.
- Slow down or speed up the audio.
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