The last time I traveled by public transport I have taken consciousness that almost nobody reads already “physical” books, those who have sheets of paper and smell every one of the stories that transport between its pages. Now what is is to read electronic books or cheap ebooks, whether readers have only function as that of which we speak, in tablets or in their own mobile. Today I bring you an entry in which I am going to talk about the different options that we are in the market to read books on our mobile devices. I will not speak of readers whose function is only that because they have their own software, in contrast with our phones or tablets can choose the app that we like to do our reading a little more comfortable.
The best mobile apps for reading books
1 Aldiko eBook Reader
Exist in the market a lot of applications to read e-books, but perhaps one of the best-known is Aldiko. He has many options of configuration when reading: tmyself the fonts, colors, margins, leading-out, night mode and allows us the ability to change the background of reading. It also supports the major formats, ePub and PDF, and even those that are protected by DRM. This application has a system in which imported books fall into a shelf from which they can be accessed. Supports a variety of languages and has a search option of texts within each book, as well as a dictionary to all languages supported by the application.
The interface is very accomplished and adapts both tablets and smartphones. It is available for Android in two versions: one free and one payment, with more options.
2 BlueFire Reader
Read PDFs in iOS, the operating system of Apple, beyond the application of native iBooks, has its own name:BlueFire Reader. Possibly the best eBook reader using the Adobe standard. It is free and has many customization options and text search.
3 ezPDF Reader
If you only want to read PDFs on Android or iOS, the best option is to ezPDF Reader. It is a very powerful application that comes with some extras that make it unique: reading documents by voice, brands in the texts, synchronization with Dropbox and Google Drive… Also if we are reading from a tablet, we have the option to read two pages, as if we were doing it in an open book. The application payment but has a free trial version.
One of the most classic applications for iOS. It’s perfect for read anywhere, with some rather interesting options for our library have always at hand. It is free and even if you don’t have as many options as others and the interface is quite simple that of which we have seen so far, it is worth to try it, especially if you do not want to scratch the Pocket.
This application is available to read books on Android and BlackBerry 10. FBReader is a formidable reader of ebooks. It comes with many options and enhancements are constantly updated. This e-book reader, is highly configurable and very fast. One of the features that make it more interesting however, is support of plugins (extensions), to improve and allow other features to the reader. For example, one of the most outstanding plugins for FBReader is TTS (text to speech) FBReader to an extension that enables us, in addition to reading our favorite books, listen to them when you want it.
We must be living isolated from the world of technology to ignore that the sector of reading in digital format has been dominated by Amazon and its Kindle. The Kindle is an electronic book reader that simulates a page of a common book. Following its success, Amazon has migrated its app to other platforms, somo to iOS and Android.For example, offers Kindle for Android or Kindle for iPhone. It has a simple interface and connects with the account of the user at Amazon, so you can enjoy your library from mobile. Amazon has more than one million titles available, 1,400 of these are free. You can also read the first chapter of a book before you decide if you want to buy or not.
It has configuration options of sizes of font, margins and line spacing, which improves the reading on tablets.
Another option, for both iOS and Android is Wattpad, an application that is described as “the largest global community of readers and writers”. Beyond bright titles and Best Sellers, is novel an app where you can read thousands of books from writers from around the world. In its official information they aim to have a database of more than 10 million titles. It allows sharing books through social networks or load your own text. You have options of reading off-line, auto-scroll and night mode. It is an application for reading e-books and, in addition, a community of readers to interact with an internal system of forums to discuss the books with the rest of visitors. I love that touch of social network.
It is also available for both platforms, iOS and Android app, and that like most of their peers, download is free but not all of its contents. It has a very clean interface that allows to read easily and allows login through your Facebook account.
9 Google Play Books
Operation is similar to the Kindle for Android, because it is a reader of books linked to a store. It is fully integrated in Android, as all Googleapplications. The sync cloud between devices with that system is set by default. You can highlight text, add notes, access a built-in dictionary and use Google Translator features.
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