Gone are the days when people felt proud by owning a collection of books. Most of us now prefer to read ebooks on our smart devices. It saves a lot of space and many of the books are available at great prices. So, here’s a list of best Book apps that you can have on your devices. Using these apps, you can buy and save books online, read them anytime you want, have access to numerous free books and much more!
The ruling King of Book Apps! Kindle is everything that you need if you are a bookworm. A simple app or the Kindle device can solve many problems for you. You have the access to the latest and the best books available in the market and can use the app on all kinds of mobile platforms, Android, iOS, you name it. For a tech savvy reader, Kindle also gives you the option to highlight the text and make notes as well. One of the best features is WhisperSync. In case you want to read the eBook on some other device, you simply transfer it and start reading from the same page where you left off. You can jump between chapters, use dictionary or Wikipedia and even change the brightness to suit the light around you.
An online library and virtual book club combined into one, Goodreads acts like a social networking platform for all bibliophiles all around the world. You simply to sign up for a free account wherein you can make friends. Once done, you can see what books they are currently reading, what reviews are they giving a specific book, their ratings etc. You can also write a review for books that you have recently read. There is an option to update what are you currently reading and giving book recommendations too. The only thing that we don’t like about Goodreads is the user interface. The app is a little confusing and might irritate you when you want to update status regarding your books.
A saviour to independent booksellers and writers that are not exposed much to Public, IndieBound founded by American Books serves as a platform too many authors and booksellers who go unnoticed. One can simply access IndieBound’s recommendations like bestseller lists and bestselling books for kids. In addition to getting recommendations, IndieBound also helps you locate the nearest store where you can find the book to purchase. This is an apt app for a person who is not restricted to a set of writers. One can find many gems of the industry who are blessed with the power of words.
Can’t keep a hold on your huge collection? Then Book Crawler is the app for you. By using the app, you can simply organise your bookshelf virtually and keep a track of what you have and what you want to own. The first aspect of the app is to create an update for yourself; What are you currently reading and what you want to read in future. The second aspect of the Book Crawler it provides a simple way to make a database of physical books that you own. Simply use your camera to scan the barcode and Book Crawler puts it in your database. Also, one of the most distinguishing feature is that if you are the one who supplies free books to your circle and forget what you lend, you can keep a note of it and keep a tab on your collection.
Comics from ComiXology
One for the comic geeks! If you are one of the readers who check out Marvel and DC sites for latest comics on a daily basis, then Comics from ComiXology is the app for you. Having all features like a Kindle app, Comics provide you with a collection 8,000 comics from various publishers. More than 300 out of the collection are free to download. But then the app has it own set of disadvantages. To make the comics look alluring, the size of each file is pretty heavy which might take a toll on storage facility of your device. So make sure to upgrade the storage before you start saving comics on your smart device.
What if you would be able to make changes in your copy of a book? Stanza wants to deliver customization to all its reader base. If you have a copy of an e-book and you do not like its appearance, let’s say cover, you can browse through various options of covers and select one that suits you the best. Other amazing options available along with customization are intuitive, touch-screen navigation to move between chapters, automatic place-keeping and a bookmark feature that lets you note your favorite passages. The only disadvantage, not available for Android users.
Recently launched in the Digital Book World, Wattpad has created ripples among many unknown writers or upcoming writers. From established to unknown, Wattpad gives you an opportunity to show what you have got when to comes to words. You can upload all kinds of material for Wattpad community to see, comment and share. And it’s a thriving one, with users dropping around a billion minutes on Wattpad every single quarter!
Also, in case you come across any other amazing Book App. feel free to share with us in the comments section! Happy Reading 🙂