Reading is the thing to make your smarter, and that is also the reason why here I present you with 9 best eBook reader apps for your Android phones and tablets. Admit it, holding a real book in our hands - a book that we can touch, smell and feel, is a totally fine experience. However, our portable devices now make carrying around an entire library a whole lot easier!
Feel free to flick through my highly recommended Android eBook reader apps. If you have other recommendations, just let me know by dropping a comment below.
1. Google Play Books
Google's own eBook reader app, the most catchy thing about this app is that it offers over 3 million books for free download. On the feature side, it comes with all the functions you would expect from a good Android reader app. The most great thing is that it sync across all your devices means you can start reading a book on your tablets then resume reading where you left from your phone or in the computer. It supports the most popular eBook formats.
Plus Points: Over 3 million free eBook, sync feature, available for multiple devices, cloud storage.
If you already own a Kindle and purchase most of your book on Amazon's Kindle store, you will fall in love with this Android Kindle app. You can read a book on your Kindle, open the Kindle app on Android and it will automatically take you to the page where you left. It does a great job for you to change font of the books, font size, brightness and backgrounds. It will automatically sync all your book from Kindle or any other device where you installed the app. This app has more than 10 million downloads and allow your to purchase book as well.
Plus Points: WhisperSync, biggest store of books, most trusted source.
Tired of the same old-fashioned ebook readers found on the Android Market? Just try Aldioko! It has the similar book-shelf type interface as the iBooks app. You can either import your own collection of ePub and PDF files or browse thousands of titles via the app itself. You can purchase a lot of books via Aldiko but a good number of them are available for free download. It also has a night-mode feature and lets you search the entire collection.
Plus Points: Easily import large number of books on local storage, awesome interface, nice navigation, browse through titles on their store.
4. Moon+ Reader
My favorite Android app for reading eBook. Its interface is amazing with smooth scrolling and great visual effect, and it comes with a Day & Night mode for great reading experience without hurting your eyes. Real page turning effect seems very cool. The app also got gesture based controls to do many things such as zooming, lock the page, adjust brightness level and many more. Easily download an eBook or PDF book on your device and instantly find it on Moon Reader library. Some of the supported ebook formats are ePub, PDF, TXT, HTML, FB2, CHM, ZIP, UMD, MOBI and OPDS.
Plus Points: Great interface, lets you import local files, supports wide range of formats. Paperbook-like page turning animation offers eye-candy.
If sharing your books, stories and reading other people's share is your favor, you will love this app. WattPad has a collection of over 1 million free stories, novels, fan fiction, short stories, poems that people from the world share. It comes with a scroll mode that many other similar apps lack. You can find original titles as well as fan-made fiction about the characters you love, on this app. This app also lets you comment on the books, stories and poems you read and like.
Plus Points: Available for multiple platforms, share your stories and read other people’s. Comment on books, poems shared by others.
6. KoBo eBooks
Over 1.8 million books for free download and over 2.2 million books available for purchase. So you can get so many interesting titles in KoBo catalog. They have a special system Reading Life for reading books and sharing quotes, notes etc. With KoBo, you can monitor reading habits and get interesting stats about your reading. It offers you the same sync feature like Kindle and Google Books. You can pick-up where you left off reading on any of your devices.
Plus Points: Reading Life™, Share quotes, notes. Add from dropBox, emails and local storage. Supports multiple platforms.
If you love Barnes and Noble, you would love their Nook reader. It comes with a sync feature too and offers magazine subscriptions along with their collection of over 2 million books. Nook reader also has the iPhone-like Newstand feature for easily browsing through your collection.
Plus Points: Sync. Offers Newspapers, magazines and has a huge catalog of books and offers hundreds of FREE NOOK Books.
Popular app has a unique way to let you choose any external OpenType or TrueType font you like and then read the book in that font. It supports FB2 (.zip), ePub and OEB file formats. It is also integrated with dictionary apps like ColorDict, Fora Dictionary etc. So, finding meaning of a word is as easy as it gets.
Plus Points: Supports external fonts, import from local storage, supports all popular formats.
If magazines are your cup of tea, just use Zinio on your Android phone. It is the most popular mobile apps for digital magazines. To complement the reading experience, content from Zinio comes with interactive featires, rich media, and exclusive content in select magazines.
Plus Points: Specially designed for magazine lovers.
With your books now as portable as your smartphone or tablet, there is no more stopping you from reading favorite books any time you want and wherever you are. So consider above list and choose your favorite Android eBook reader app!
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