8 Great Free Android Tablet Apps For Bookworms
Android tablets are a blessing for book enthusiasts that are willing to embrace the shift from paper to digital media. Android-powered tablets are affordable, customizable and work with a plethora of applications that make the reading experience so much easier. They even make handling a virtual library of e-books equally painless.
If you are an avid bookworm and want to make the most of what tablets running Android have to offer, then make sure to find and install these apps on your device:
Google’s “Google Play Books” – where better to start than an app designed in-house by Google itself? This is an all-around reading app that allows you to both read and shop for a variety of books both popular and obscure. You can synch it to your other Android tabs or smartphones to pick up where you left off no matter what device you are using at the moment.
Wattpad.com’s “Wattpad” – this app is not only a capable e-reader but also a very useful shopping center for downloading books from a whole host of genres. What sets Wattpad apart is the ability to find free short stories and fan fiction of your choosing. You can even use Wattpad to publish your own short stories revolving around books you have come to enjoy and love in the past – building the foundations for a solid community of fans.
Kobo Inc’s “Kobo” – this app is designed primarily to deliver free and low-cost books to Android OS tablets and smartphones. The Kobo Pulse community allows you to get in touch with fans of a series while various options like Night Mode make it easier to read the books in various conditions. This makes Kobo a great community-building tool and not just a capable e-reading app.
Aldiko Limited’s “Aldiko Book Reader” – if you want a fast and straightforward e-library app that gets the job done without too much fuss, then Aldiko is the app for you. You can shop for e-books and customize a variety of factors to improve your reading experience, but Aldiko’s primary strength is its simplicity and low CPU usage.
Robot Media’s “A Comic Viewer” – this aptly-named app is a lightweight reader designed specifically to work with a variety of comic book formats, from Western comics that read left-to-right to Oriental comics like Japanese manga that read right-to-left. The free version is supported by ads which can be removed by upgrading to the premium version.
Rookie001’s “Perfect Viewer”– if you are looking for a more robust comic reader with the option to colorize B&W images as well as work with file-sharing systems, then Perfect Viewer is an app you want installed on your Android tablets. It supports a wide array of file formats, from CBZ to LZH, but only the paid version will allow you to colorize B&W images.
Travelling Classics’ “Audiobooks” – this app allows you to access over 2,800 audiobooks completely free of charge. It’s a great way to start learning more about audiobooks to see if this platform works for you or if you are more comfortable reading the books yourself on your tablet computers.
Alex Kravchenko’s “Smart AudioBook Player” – if you have a selection of audiobooks already saved on your Android tablets, then this app will help you classify those audiobooks while giving you more versatile playback options. The first 30 days are free but then you have to purchase the basic version which costs just 2 USD.