Everyday millions of eBooks are being published online. Nowadays, people don’t have to carry heavy books with them to enjoy reading while on the go as thousands of books can be read through their smartphones or tablets in the form of eBook. With increasing trend of eBooks, numerous apps are available in the market to serve the purpose of eBook reading. If you are an Android device user and you are confused about which app will be the best option for you, then take a look on the list given below. The list will show you the top 5 Android applications that will help you in making your eBook reading more simple and easy.
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The Kindle app is one of the most popular eBook apps available for Android devices. The Kindle app users can access millions of eBooks at their finger tips. In addition to providing numerous free eBooks, the app also offers access to magazines and newspapers along with vivid color images. Readers can adjust the font size, change the background color, and adjust the brightness of screen as they wish. Plus, the eBook can be read either in portrait mode or in landscape mode. If you tap and hold any particular word, you can get the definition of that word with the help of a built-in dictionary or you can get more information about that word by using Wikipedia or Google links. The most important feature of the app is the ability to automatically sync your eBooks with different devices. You can read same book across more than one device that too by starting at the exact place where you have left on the other device. Shopping of eBooks is really easy and you can read the first chapter of a book for free before you makes a decision to buy that eBook. Download the app from here.
2, Sony Reader
The Sony Reader Android app gives a real book-like reading experience with animated page turns and two-page reading views. The Sony Reader app is a rare eBook app that supports eBooks in EPUB and PDF formats. It can also handle Adobe DRM. You can adjust the text size, sync your reading position, and change the screen brightness. Other interesting feature include swiping to turn pages and highlighting of words and phrases through tapping and holding. You can also create an account in the Reader store to synchronize your bookmarks, highlights, and reading position. Skipping ahead or back while reading an eBook is very easy through this app. Just tap at the bottom of the reading screen and a slider will appear to help you in skipping the pages in an eBook. The app comes preloaded with six free eBooks for sample reading which includes three classics books. You can avail the app from here.
Kobo app is one of the best e-reader apps for Android devices with several interesting features. Kobo offers over 2 millions of eBooks for purchase that includes thousands of free books. The only requirement to access the app is to create a free account. As soon as you create an account, you will get your eBook library. One of the best features of this app is called ‘Reading Life’ that observes and tracks your reading info with exciting stats as well as enables you to earn rewards for reading. Plus, the app has an integrated Facebook feature that allows you to share interesting quotes, dialogues, notes, and much more with your friends. Like other apps, this app too offer some basic features like ability to change style and size of text, highlight favorite passages, adjust the screen brightness, ability to read either in portrait or landscape mode, etc. There is a special mode called ‘Night Mode’ to support night reading. The app can be downloaded from here.
4, Google Books
Browse and download over three million eBooks from this wonderful app called Google Books. The app comes integrated with the Google account. You can customize your reading experience by changing the font style and screen brightness. The app also supports night viewing mode. In this mode, the text of an eBook is displayed in white color on a black color background to give a clear view. Searching of any particular eBook from library is also very easy. You can browse or search by just entering the title of the book, author’s name or any keyword. The app offers millions of free eBooks for users because of the expired copyrights of books. The main drawback of the app is the lack of feature to create bookmarks. You can buy eBooks through Google Checkout, which is a shopping service connected with your Google account. Download the Google Books app from here.
Nook is one of the most popular apps available for eBook reading. The app offers over 2 million eBooks, newspapers and magazines at your fingertips from the Barnes & Noble collections. You can download your favorite eBooks very easily by simply signing up with Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The Android users can get a 14-day free trial period for some of the popular magazines like The Oprah Magazine, US Weekly and National Geographic. The app offers a user friendly interface and you can customize your reading experience. The most interesting and unique feature called ‘LendMe’, lets you to lend your eBooks to friends and family. Plus, the app supports eBooks in EPUB formats. You can really enjoy reading by using multiple reading themes available. Adding bookmarks and highlights are also possible with this amazing app. You can download the app to your Android device from here.