Books are undoubtedly “a uniquely portable magic” as quoted by the prominent author Stephen King. In the contemporary world of smartphones and tablets more weight is added to the word PORTABLE. With Amazon Kindles and Apple iPads in our hands the way we read has been reimagined and reshaped.
An entire library of books can be carried in a tiny memory chip in the form of digitized versions called e-books.
One needs a proper medium on which the e-book is displayed. I mean a great ebook reader that makes reading fun and hassle-free. When it comes to the debate – Which is the top best ebook Reader for Android Phones and Tablets? I can only share my opinion.
It is for you to download the prioritized apps and make a choice by checking which one fits your need the most.
Few crucial points to have in mind before downloading any ebook Reader app :
- Make sure the app allows you to adjust the font size.
- It has to support both landscape and portrait orientations to view the book anyway you please.
- Easy navigation with a slightest tap or swipe & without any delays is very important indeed.
- Should be compatible with almost all formats such as epub, pdf, mobi etc and also play audio books.
- Overall it has to go easy on your eyes causing no eye-fatigue or strain.
Here comes the list of 25 Best apps for ebook reading…
1# Moon+ Reader
Moon+ ebook Reader incrementally gained huge respect and popularity among the android users since it’s arrival. Available as both Free & Pro version, Moon+ Reader offers support to myriad of formats such as epub, pdf, umd, fb2, mobi, chm, cbr, cbz, txt, html, zip or OPDS, rar.
On landscape orientation mode one can actually view two pages (dual page) at the same time. 10+ Themes allow you to choose different scenarios or serene backgrounds that will calm your mood eventually.
Most of the features that are present in Pro version are present in free version yet Pro version has it’s own advantages. Few benefits include that it is completely ad-free, password-protection at startup, Text-to-speech engine fires up once the phone is shaken. Several fonts and background images can be hand-picked.
You may download moon+ pro .apk file for free by going to various websites but I strongly recommend to install it via Google Play Store to stay secured and also to support the developer.
The app size is about 8mb, requires Android 2.2 & up. Pro version is the best way to get rid of annoying ads. Sometimes pro version is offered at discounted price.
Being an acronym for Favourite Book Reader it certainly meets one’s expectations. The paper-ish background is often commendable. It is easy to filter and sort out ebooks more precisely by name of the author, tags and titles. A tap-away to switch between bookshelf view and thumbnail views.
Open and view Microsoft Office document formats like .doc (MS Word), .rtf, .txt, .html file extensions along with standard formats such as ePub (ePub3), DjVu, PDF (supported via free plugins), Kindle azw3 & fb2(.zip).
If the device is connected to the Internet via Wifi take the help of synchronization options and seamlessly upload all ebooks to the server as a backup.
FBReader is unhesitantly one among the best Free ebook Readers for Android.
3# Universal Book Reader
This amazing ebook app looks elegant and flashy. It let’s you browse & import through the entire library of books using the integrated file browser. You can name it “The eBook Management App”.
Want to bookmark a specific page that you might want to refer later? Universal Book Reader is the answer. Books that are organized on shelves can be viewed in both list or grid pattern. Initially there were minor bug issues like constant lagging and other navigation related issues. Most of them are fixed now.
If you are willing to open an ebook directly and quickly, it’s ideal to create a shortcut link to homescreen with the help of UBR.
4# eReader Prestigio
To check upon the words and complex vocabulary while reading, a dictionary is quite essential. In eReader Prestigio an inbuilt dictionary with Color Dict is at one’s disposal. Just like in Moon+ reader app, it has beautiful book backgrounds and multiple shelf themes that can be added.
This app is great for synchronizing and transferring your ebooks between two or many devices. Storing more than 50,000 text books in their repository, eRP developers allows us to make In-App purchases.
AlReader app is specially programmed for fiction-book lovers. It has compatibility even for older android versions i.e. from v(1.6). Has support for the archives that are in .gz and .zip formats. Two autoscroll features are included in the package and they are named as “slide” and “wave”.
It is perfect app for customizing and there is a brightness controller which can be adjusted for reading at much dimmer light than your normal mobile settings would give. According to many sources it’s a much better app than Kindle Reader. Paging is more realistic with simple 3D animations.
6# EBook Reader Pro
Claiming it satisfies your needs Ebook Reader Pro can automatically scan the books on your memory card and add them to the library. The book shelves of this app are known for their rich view. Even the page views are easily customizable.
Your smartphone’s volume keys can also be used to turn the pages effortlessly (a part of custom binding function keys). Setting the page speed is another feature along with flip, slide & shift effect animations. Adding bookmarks is very convenient too with setting the reading interface touch action. Navigating to the phrase your are looking for can be done using the Full-text search functionality.
PocketBook has an autoscroll feature which many similar apps in the store lack. The main aim of the app is to provide user friendly interface. Swipe, Tap and use volume buttons for turning the pages.
Make a quick note and highlights then export them to a file. To increase the font-size pinch and zoom gesture works well. PDF files can be rendered very fast in PocketBook Reader. The page margins can be cropped either manually or automatically. Read your favourite book in Sepia, Gray modes and also set background and text color to your taste.
Are you a Novel and Comic Strips enthusiast? Then iReader is for you. With eye-catchy typesetting design it can automatically divide the text into multiple different chapters.
It is said to be completely ad-free. With no advertisements reading can be much more intriguing. Also find numerous latest, popular and copyrighted books in their featured tab.
9# PDF Reader
PDF Reader allows us to send, translate, share & copy various selections such as bookmarks. Email a page in the form of an image to Gmail and also transfer it to Skype, Viber.
Pro version of PDF Reader is overall the best ad-free pdf viewer app.
PageTurner supports EPUB formats alone. It is an open source ebook reader released under GPLv3 license. Download books directly from famous ebook websites like Gutenberg, Smashwords and Feedbooks. You don’t even need a Google Drive or Dropbox account for synchronizing reading status among devices.
PageTurner Pro version has very intuitive configurations with extra support from the developers.
Other 15 Readers are tabulated below:
|11#||Cool Reader||Support for OPDS online catalogs & Japanese, Korean, Chinese languages.|
|12#||Scribd||There are widerange of audiobooks and comics.|
|13#||FullReader+||Own wallpapers can be imported to use as a background. Supports almost every format.|
|14#||Pickwik Santa||Extra fonts can be added via sdcard. Opens cbr and cbz formats.|
|15#||Litter Penguin’s||Cutting of white colored borders of a document is possible and also crop margins manually.|
|16#||Google Play Books||Powered with offline reading. New York Times best-sellers suggestions.|
|17#||Kobo Books||Images and Tables are rendered clearly.|
|18#||DigitalPress Free Books||23,468+ classics books can be accessed without paying a penny. It includes one of the best handpicked novels of the past centuries.|
|19#||Nook||Great for kid’s books. Newpapers and Magazines can be read as well.|
|20#||Mantano||Supports Adobe DRM just like Aldiko.|
|21#||Wattpad||Many genres to choose from including romance, memes, short-stories.|
|22#||Amazon Kindle||Has built-in Wikipedia and Google along with other dictionaries. Print replica books can be read on any android tablet.|
|23#||DJDevelopers PDF Reader||Static Orientation can be set so that there won’t any tilting of the page even if the phone is rotated vertically or horizontally.|
|24#||Oodles||Has a collection of 50,000 free classics.|
|25#||Skoob EPUB Reader||Minimalistic & Clean UI. Adfree version yet to be released.|
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