All of us like to read interesting books from time to time. But if you are a real bookworm and reading of books is not just your occasional activity but a sort of a lifestyle then you definitely have a great collection of eBooks and magazines you want to organize and update with new interesting items. In order to fulfill this goal you can take an advantage of the best iPhone/iPad applications designed especially for passionate book lovers.
iBooks – the top AppStore’s gem for everyone who likes eBooks reading!
Free distribution in the AppStore
If you need a sort of a default eBook reader on your iPhone then certainly you should select iBooks – the most popular application for iOS devices developed by Apple. It is a great manager and eBook viewer for any PDF and ePUB files. Via the iBookStore you will be able to purchase the newest best-selling books or eternal classics. The program’s interface looks like bookshelves where you can sort your favorite digital books as you like. If you like to read eBooks, then you definitely enjoy using iBooks app.
Kindle: a Kindle user won’t make it without this app on his iPhone!
Offered for free in the AppStore
Kindle is the second popular application in the AppStore after iBooks that allows downloading the great collection of eBooks on your iPhone or iPad from Amazon.Com including any newspapers, textbooks, magazines and PDF files. If you have a Kindle eBook reading device you can easily synchronize it with your iPhone/iPad using this app’s Whispersync option to continue reading your current books with properly saved bookmarks, notes and highlights. A great choice for every user of Kindle and iPhone/iPad.
Smart Kobo gives an access to 1 million of free eBooks!
Free distribution for the AppStore users
Yes, you will be able to read more than 1 million of various eBooks including magazines and textbooks for free if you are a user of Kobo application for iPhones/iPads. If you don’t have an eBook reading device or can’t afford to buy eBooks from Amazon.Com then Kobo is your best option. Its interface is elegant and user-friendly and one of the best features is that Kobo can actually analyze what books you like to read and suggest the reasonable choices for you considering your reading habits. You will be also able to view and leave recommendations, check the statuses of your Kobo’s friends and even earn awards for active participation.
Goodreads: half a book club, half a massive library!
Free application in the AppStore
You have probably heard about one of the most massive social networks for book lovers where users can communicate, rate and discuss eBooks – GoodReads.Com. Such popularity gave birth to its mobile version for iPhone/iPad users. If you need to organize an online book club for friends or to share an eBook with a friend, check the latest popular eBooks and comment them you can do all of this by means of the smart application. You just have to be a registered user of GoodReads.Com to start using this cool application.
Audiobook Player: the best application to hunt the best audiobooks!
Price in the AppStore: $0.99
Personally I know a lot of people who prefer listening to books instead of reading them. Tastes differ but I think that listening to an audiobook in a train on your way home is far more convenient then reading an eBook from an iPhone or iPad. If you need a decent app for storing and playing your audiobooks you choose Audiobook Player. After its launch you will automatically get an access to all its 2300 releases in a database. Each release can be found by means of search filters – browse by titles, genre or author. Every recording will be automatically bookmarked after you finish listening and restored when you continue to listen to this record.
If you like classics you should choose Free Books!
Price in the AppStore: £1.49
The title says it all – you as a user of this free application will get an access to a public domain stuffed with thousands and thousands of free classic eBooks. You will be able to find practically everything from Jane Austen to Lev Tolstoy. More than 23,000 of all-time classic books that are offered for free can be easily downloaded and then read via the built-in eReader. The app will let you bookmark, highlight, make notes and use a dictionary. The users of Dropbox will be able to apply their favorite cloud server via this application. In addition to these features the program supports ePUB format, has a huge user forum and gives some personal tips on what great classic books to read. The only drawback – it is available only for iPad users.
Your opinion is welcome!
If you can’t live a day without reading a book some of these applications for iPhones and iPads will definitely serve you well on a regular basis. Do you have other favorite iOS apps for bookworms to share? Feel free to leave a feedback in the comment box.
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