Technology truly has come a long way. Digitized books are now available on the go! You don’t have to carry an entire book bag on your commute to work anymore. To enjoy your favorite piece of literature, all you need is your phone… and an electronic book reader app! A lot of these are available on the App Store. Find out which are the best!
- 1 Apple Books
- 2 Google Play Books
- 3 KyBook 2
- 4 Marvin 3
- 5 Gerty
- 6 Because Reading is Fundamental!
For the iPhone user on the go, you need the best and most convenient app to get your literary fix. Discover bestsellers, new releases, classics, and more. Build your digital library and lose yourself in a great book wherever you go!
EBooks and Audiobooks
Why get separate apps for ebooks and audiobooks when Apple Books supports both? Explore the best digital works with Apple’s large catalog of ebooks and audiobooks! Purchase the most anticipated novels in the Book Store to read on the metro. Download audiobooks to listen on your flight! You need not look any further with this app.
Apple has a very wide selection of titles to add to your library! Browse their comprehensive database and easily download them into your device as in-app purchases.
Google Play Books
With the wide variety of user applications Google offers, it’s no surprise that they support ebook reading! This is a great app if you’ve been a long time Google user. Upload your PDF and EPUB files to Play Books on your desktop and read them on any device with the app installed!
You might have books in your Google Account from purchases you’ve made on Google Play or EPUB files you’ve uploaded before. With Google Play Books, you can access the library you’ve built by connecting your device to your Google Account!
Download your ebooks into your device and start flipping through the pages!
With Play Books, you have access to one of the best features of Google: Translate! Highlight words or passages in your ebook and get instant translations powered by Google Translate.
If you are a fan of the classics, KyBook 2 is the reading app for you! Get access to repositories and archives of electronic textbooks and novels. Browse the classic titles collections of well-known Open Publication Distribution System catalogs like Project Gutenberg. The app gives you a comfortable reading experience with its modern and user-friendly style.
That’s right, free! As soon as you download KyBook 2, you get a couple of public domain eBooks already in your library! Indulge in some classic titles that have made their marks in the English literary canon.
Remember borrowing books from your local library? KyBook 2 brings you open libraries to browse on your phone! The app connects to OPDS-catalogs where you can read public domain books… and it’s absolutely for free!
Simply download the book and you can read to your heart’s content.
If you’re an avid collector of ebook files, Marvin 3 is your perfect companion. Import your books and comics, customize the text fonts, practice speed-reading, and more. This reader is chock-full of personalization options to give you the best mobile reading experience!
Want to practice speed reading? Marvin 3 brings you a guided reading experience like no other with its Karaoke feature!
Set options for Karaoke reading and let Marvin guide your reading experience!
Get the inside scoop of your books before reading them. With this feature of Marvin 3, you can create a summary of your ebook based on the character relationships in the story!
Marvin will intelligently scan through your ebook and identify the characters. The app will generate a summary based on the texts their names appear in. You can even select certain characters to create a summary based on how they connect with each other!
The summary will be placed in your library.
This app is meticulously crafted by the same developers as Marvin, so it borrows some features like easily transferring books from your drive. But Gerty strengthens the bond between reading and writing by incorporating features that allow you to record your ideas as you read books! Leaf through the pages and jot down notes as you lose yourself in literature.
Reading and writing go hand-in-hand. Gerty lets you keep a record of the ideas you get while reading books!
When you come across interesting passages, or when you want to make private notes, you can easily record them with this feature.
Do you have an ongoing book project? How about random thoughts you’d want to share to SNS? With placeholder books, you can keep your thoughts and ideas as journal entries properly categorized.
Set an appropriate title for your catalog and add your thoughts as notes.
The notes you make on your placeholder books are also collected in the journal tab.
Find out how you’re doing! Gerty keeps track of your basic reading statistics so you know how often you consume books.
Because Reading is Fundamental!
Bookworms truly benefit from the technological advancements of books. You could easily keep an entire library in your phone. You only need an app to read the electronic book files!
Apple Books is ready for any iPhone user to utilize, with access to a variety of book catalogs to discover. Google Play Books makes it convenient for Google users to enjoy their collections. KyBook 2 gives you access to some of the largest free libraries available online.
Moreover, Marvin 3 has precise guided-reading features to help you read faster. Gerty fosters your penchant for both reading and writing with its journal features. That’s a lot of convenient features, right? You deserve only the best after all!
This is only a handful of ebook reader apps available, but they are some of the best. Save the trouble of testing each one out to get a feel of their features. Simply ask yourself what your ideal book reading experience is and get the perfect app to meet your standards!