What is the Best Ebook Reader for Android?
Having the convenience to read a book while on the go can make waiting in long lines, or occupying one’s free time more enjoyable. If you don’t mind using the relative small display of a mobile device to read ebooks, then these ereaders should be of interest to you. In this roundup, we look at the best Android ebook readers on the market.
Laputa Reader(+ Free eBooks)
Access and read from a library of thousand of ebooks (many of which are free), with this eye candy of an app. Laputa sources many of it books from 3rd party content providers such as Gutenberg, Shucang, Avaywan, Blazer and ManyBooks; users can also import ebooks from their collection. Laputa does a good job of simulating the reading experience with a wonderful animation of a page flip.
The reading experience can also be tailored to the user’s preference by customizing the font size/style, display brightness, and switching between the day or night mode to make text more legible in bright lighting and less jarring on the eyes when the lighting is poor. You can download the free version of this book with this QR code.
Aldiko eReader for Android
This app is a small player in a large pond. Still, the app represents itself well. The app does allow the user to browse through thousands of titles (most of which are free ebooks), and download them directly to the app. Aldiko has a set of features that allow it to be easily customized to the liking of the user (i.e. background themes for day or night reading). Other features include the basics that we have come to expect from the best electronic book readers, such as the ability to do a word search, change the text size and orientation of the book for easier reading. QR code.
Barnes and Noble has capable electronic book readers for the major platforms, not least among which is the Nook eReader for Android. While the app allows users to shop and access more than 2 million eBooks, including new releases and free books, the app could be improved to make it easier to search by subject. Barnes and Noble do recommend books, but these recommendations will not suit the taste of all readers. On the plus side, you will be hard press to find another app that has this app’s eBook lending feature. You can get the free version through this QR code.
Kindle for Android
It is hard for anything less than a stellar ebook reader to go up against Kindle for Android and win. The app is backed by a large ebook store, a feature-rich interface and stable performance, which make it the envy of its competitors in the electronic book readers arena. In fact, we think it is the best ebook reader on the market. As with reading an ebook on the Kindle, you can sync your reading across multiple platforms, including a laptop, mobile phone and even a Kindle. The feature is enabled by Amazon’s Whispersync technology that sync notes, bookmark, highlights, and last read page that was read across your devices. The app can also be used to:
- Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and either portrait or landscape orientation.
- Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit
- Shop the Kindle Store for over 750,000 titles
- Buy, read, and sync over 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and many more.
Use this QR code to get the app.
There are other Droid ereaders on the market, including one from Kobo and another from Borders. We did not include those electronic readers because of how poorly they deliver on what they promised. Instead, we decided to show you the top ebook readers that are available.
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