Read Away With The 5 Best E-Reader Apps For Android
As much as we may dread videos taking over the world, it will take much more to stop people from writing, And as long as someone is writing – someone will be reading. True, the format in which we approach literature may have changed drastically in the last decade. Instead of attaching bookshelf upon bookshelf and weekly dustings of the volumes of War And Peace, we can now have our whole libraries stored safely on a USB, laptop or phone and carry all the knowledge of the world, literally (pun intended), in our pockets.
We may not have as much time as we used to sit down with a cup of tea and a book – however, we do have time on the subway, train or plane (pick your poison), while waiting in line or during a blackout – to pick up our phone and hope there is some nice reading tucked away inside.
Making that happen is easier than it has ever been with lots and lots of e-reader applications available for mobile phones, and in our case – for Android.
It’s hard to talk about e-books and not mention Kindle. Not only hard, but also quite unreasonable. Kindle still remains one of the best e-readers on the market, especially when it comes to building your e-library. With the application you will easily find old and familiar writers as well as get introduced to new authors and works. Kindle e-reader follows the minimalistic path and offers you all the standard features you may need for conquering the extensive library.
Coming neck in neck with Kindle is Nook. The two applications offer great library-filling material, but Nook takes that extra step when it comes to design and is well-known for its page-turning feature. Yes, something as simple as turning a page can be an experience in itself with Nook and if you are desperately missing the days of good old paperbacks – Nook will let you get as close to the classics as possible.
Aldiko Book Reader
When all you care about is reading – you don’t really need all the bells and whistles, you just need a good book and a way to read it. Aldiko offers you exactly that. The app displays the books in your library within a simple and clear interface. Aldiko reveals its functionality by supporting various book formats, including Adobe DRM encrypted books and giving you access to a great number of bookstores to expand your library from various sources.
As all things “cool” , Cool Reader caters a lot to the design aspects of reading. You will have a greater number of customization options than the previous options and the interface may take some time getting used to. However, once you master it – you will find it easy and friendly. The application is quite feature-full and is able to display your reading material in various styles and formats. So if aesthetics do matter to you – you will love going through the available options and picking the one to your liking.
If you don’t feel like carrying your entire library in your pocket (even if it’s all digital and relatively weightless) – Fabrik gives you an alternative, which in turn makes it a different kind of reader and earns it a spot on the list. With Fabrik, you can read the books stored on the cloud – Dropbox or Google Drive. Supporting various e-book formats, Fabrik is a great way to read from the cloud and not feel like a caveman. The interface is quite simple, but clear and easy to navigate.