smartphonesshop.com.au - If the warm embrace of a book wins over a screen any day for you, then you know what it’s like to be completely lost in a good story as one page turns into another chapter. But just like so many other things, our smartphones have given us a way of making reading easier. So wherever you are, these apps will allow you to access your entire library without having to lug around a heap of books. Check out the list below and let your inner bookworm go wild!
Lord Of The Books
When your listing on Google Play boasts that you have over 30 million users in 200 countries, it’s definitely a sign your app is doing something right. The Aldiko app makes reading on an Android device more intuitive than ever, with support for EPUB, PDF, Adobe DRM encrypted eBooks as well as eBooks from public libraries. The app puts reader in control, allowing you to edit book covers alongside the reading experience with fonts, margins, alignments and a night mode all part of the package. Managing your library is also convenient, as all of your books are nicely organised with collections and tags. There’s also a diverse eBook store to browse, so whether you’re looking for the latest murder mystery or that obscure thriller a friend told you about, you are bound to find it there. Excuse us while we lose ourselves again. Just one more page, we promise.
Sometimes, it isn’t the latest bells or whistles that make an app attractive. FB Reader wants to become your favourite reading app by offering versatility and simplicity, according to its page on Google Play. There’s support for a wide range of formats including ePub, Kindle azw3, fb2, RTF, Word documents, PDF and HTML. It’s highly customisable as well, with everything from backgrounds to fonts adjustable to your liking. For your eyes, day and night colour settings will make reading a delight regardless of the time. If you read books in other languages as well, you’ll be ecstatic to hear that FB Reader comes bundled with a browser that allows you to view stores offering books in other languages such as Russian, Chinese and French. Add the ability to download books to your device’s storage for offline access, and you have a reading app that truly wants to become your favourite, as the name implies. Kudos if you know Russian and can read Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 in its original form. We hear it’s much better than the English translation.
To The Moon And Back
While reading on a smartphone has made our book addiction easier to feed, our eyes do prefer the pages in our paperbacks as opposed to the blue light emitted from our devices. In its battle against blue light, The Moon+ Reader app on the Google Play Store includes options specifically aimed at looking after your eye health, with night and day modes to make reading easier on the eyes, whether you’re reading on the morning commute or in bed. There’s a monstrous range of files supported here, with EPUB, PDF, DJVU, AZW3, MOBI, FB2, PRC, CHM, CBZ, CBR, UMD, DOCX, ODT, RTF, TXT, HTML, MD, WEBP, RAR, ZIP and OPDS all compatible. Customisation is also king here, with more than ten themes to choose from, combined with choices to change line spaces, fonts and colours. That’s not all though, as you get five auto-scroll modes, five-page flip animations for when you want to simulate reading an actual novel and localization for 40 languages. To summarise, this fantastic reading app will have you over the moon.
Let Me Google That For You
Now it would be silly to compile a list of reading apps for Android without mentioning the Google Play Books app, available conveniently from you guessed it, the Google Play Store. As you’d expect from the masterminds at Google, the app offers millions of eBooks, comics, audiobooks and even textbooks in its humongous library, with personalised recommendations ensuring you’ve always got something new to check out. There’s thankfully no subscription included, with integration across multiple devices allowing you to read on your Android device on the morning train ride, continue on your Mac at work, and to finish off the adventure using your iPad at home. If you’re the picky type, the option to preview an eBook will be right up your alley. Those of you obsessed with superheroes will be fascinated by the Bubble Zoom feature, making comics come to life with bigger speech bubbles and full-screen support as described by Google. To further sweeten the deal, you’ll get offline access to your library and Night Light settings that minimise the damage done to your precious eyes by nasty blue light. There’s simply no excuse not to have the Google Play Books app downloaded onto your Android device if you love a good read unless you own a Huawei.
It’s A Jungle Out There
Another essential mention, the Kindle app on the Google Play Store gives you access to an insane six million books, with the option to read samples when your indecisiveness takes charge. There’s an intuitive interface with options to customise fonts, alignments and page orientations. The app’s dictionary easily explains words you aren’t familiar with plus your progress and speed is tracked across multiple books. The user-friendly nature of the Kindle app also allows you to effortlessly take notes as you read, with lighting options to keep your eyes happy. There’s a jungle of options here for any bookworm!
Whether you’re an avid bookworm or just enjoy a good novel once in a while, you can’t deny that the apps listed will make reading a joy wherever you are. They’re essentially a portable library, with your favourite books easily accessible wherever you are. For everything to do with getting the most out of your Android device, stay tuned to our Smart Blogs!