The advent of technology has introduced many new forms of entertainment from video games to virtual reality experiences but reading is still a wonderful, relaxing, and enjoyable pastime for many. Paper books, while still widely appreciated by many book lovers, are slowly being replaced by the convenience of digital ebooks. On a single phone or tablet, one person has access to millions of books, making it extremely easy to have your reading pick anytime and anywhere. While there are specific ebook reading devices made for avid readers, there are also tons of ebook reader apps that you can easily access on your Android device.
These are some of the best ebook reader apps for your Android.
Top 15 Android eBook Readers (As Of 2020)
Developer: Barnes and Noble
This is app is brought to users by Barnes and Noble. They have more than 2 million different ebooks, digital magazines, and online newspapers that are easily accessible through the app. With your login access, you can easily sync all the materials you are reading to all your devices. From the app interface, you can easily purchase books, read and store them. It also has a special read and record feature that is perfect for those who have kids. The app offers numerous customizable features that allow users to adjust the way they read their ebooks. Comics are also readable with this app and can be viewed with the special Zoom View.
Cost: Free / Donations $0.99 to $9.72
This ebook reader app has the usual ebook-reader functions, which include customizable viewing pages, different view modes, and compatibility with different file formats. The app is free but has a donation-based service that is available in different price tiers. One of the things that makes this app stand out is the fun page-turning animations that you can choose from.
3. PocketBook Reader
Developer: Obreey Products
This is a simple app that offers a clean and easy to use UI. It is able to open multiple ebook file formats and offers a ton of features to users, including the text-to-speech function, integrated dictionary and translation, cloud storage, and device syncing. The app also features a customizable view for readers.
This is an ebook reader that allows users to access different types of ebooks and other documents on their devices. It has customizable viewing features that are set for each document opened. The app is very easy to use, with the main drop-down menu showing all the sources that you can access for the files. It also has special notes feature that allows users to highlight, draw, and write text notes on the ebooks.
Developer: FBReader.ORG Limited
Cost: Free / Premium $5.99
One of the great things about this app is the categorization feature in the app library which is able to sort your ebooks by author, title, series, tags, or by recent access. You can also search the ebook directly. This app is compatible with the main ebook formats and has multiple downloadable plugins that allow it to open other available formats. This app has both a free version and premium version, with the premium version being ad-free.
Cost: Free / Donation $1.99
This ebook reader app offers a clean and sleek UI that has a number of features. Viewing modes are adjustable with a preset day and night mode. Other features such as the auto-scrolling, read aloud function, and brightness control makes it easier for users to enjoy their stories. The app makes it easy to access any ebooks that you save on your device. It also has a built-in translation feature. Your ebooks can also be imported from or backed up to popular cloud storage apps like Google Drive, DropBox, and OneDrive.
Developer: Kobo Books
This ebook reader app is completely free. However, it is also an online ebook store where you have to purchase ebooks before you can read them on the app. Ebooks that you download on your device via other means are often not recognized or readable with Kobo. The app, however, has many great customizable features and a large collection of ebooks. It also has a ton of audiobooks that you can listen to.
8. Cool Reader
Developer: Vadim Lopatin
Cost: Free / Donation (Bronze $1; Silver $5; Gold $10)
This simple ebook reader app is a free app that provides a donation-based service through its tiered Bronze, Silver, and Gold packages. Full functionality, however, is available on the free version which allows users to access saved ebooks in a multitude of formats. It has a free text to speech feature and is also capable of supporting Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages that are stored in the right file format.
Cost: Free / Premium$5.99
Wattpad is another popular ebook reader that offers tons of free ebooks. The downloadable content on this app, however, is mostly new content from new authors. The app is mainly an avenue for new writers to post their stories and for readers to enjoy unpublished and raw content. Wattpad just recently offered a Premium version that makes it ad-free.
This app also allows readers to comment and leave messages for the authors. Most ebooks are posted chapter by chapter instead of as a whole finished ebook.
10. Moon + Reader
Cost: Free / Pro Version $4.99
This ebook reader is capable of supporting numerous ebook formats. The main feature of this app is that it enables users to fine-tune their reading experience with the multiple customizable features on the app. Users can change minor details, such as line spacing, font sizes, alignments, colors, and also offers preset themes. Other features available include the dictionary, highlight, and annotation.
11. Media365 Book Reader
Developer: Media365 Inc
Cost: Free / Premium $4.99
This ebook reader allows readers to freely download multiple ebooks from its collection, while also providing new authors with a platform to share their content. The app has both a free version and premium version; the main difference between both is that the premium version is ad-free and has offline mode, text-to-speech function, and ebook conversion features. Reading ebooks on the app is also quite comfortable, with the customizable reading modes. Users can easily adjust fonts, font sizes, and brightness.
12. Bookari Ebook Reader (Previously Mantano Reader Lite)
Cost: Free / Premium $5.49
The Bookari Free Ebook Reader was once known as Mantano Reader. While the name has been changed, the ebook readers still offer many of the same functionalities as before; now in a more user-friendly UI. You can access saved ebooks on your device or browse and purchase the ebook directly on the app. The free and premium version share all of the same features with the only difference being that the premium version is ad-free.
13. Google Play Books
Developer: Google LLC
The stock Google ebook reader app is a great app that offers tons of online ebooks. It also has audiobooks that you can listen to when you don’t feel like reading. The UI of the app is very clean and easy to use, much like you would expect from most Google apps. The payment system is also easily linked to Google Pay, which makes it very easy to purchase the books and ebooks you want. The app also allows readers to customize their viewing modes with different font sizes, fonts, and adjustable brightness.
14. Amazon Kindle
Developer: Amazon Mobile LLC
Rating: 4.1 / 5
One of the most popularly used ebook readers is the Amazon Kindle app. While some people might think that you need a Kindle device to use this ebook app, you can actually easily download and install the app on your android device. The great thing about this app is that it syncs with all your devices so you will easily be able to find where you last stopped even when you are using your phone or tablet. A few added features are the built-in dictionary, notes page, highlights, and bookmarking capabilities.
The app is completely free but there are different costs for the books. However, once you purchase a book, you now have full access to it wherever you are logged into your Amazon account.
15. Aldiko Book Reader
Developer: De Marque
Cost: Free / Premium Version $4.99
This is one of the best ebook readers that allow readers to rent and purchase ebooks online. You can also download ebooks on another device and import it into your device; this app will allow users to read ebooks saved into the device as long as the formats are PDF or ePUB. There are several customizable options when using the device. One is the adjustable font size, font, and background color which allows users to read this ebook reader comfortably.
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