In the digital era we live, everything is being packed into one device that can conquer any task. Like the iPhones, iDevices, Android tablet and Android Smartphones. You can watch movies, listen to music, play games, socialize with friends and family, and you can even deal with your daily work & business with the apps of your smartphone and tablets. Talking about the favorite books you indulge in and some words you are swept away that capture you for hours. App Store is for iDevices users, the Play Store which is daunting to find the right app for Android Users. Luckily, we’re here to list the top five reading apps in the Play. Hit the break to get started.
Google Play Books
Frankly speaking, the people who prefer to keep things in-house. Google Play Books should be the better choice. Google provide this way to supply books directly through their Play Store with more than 4 million books (and growing). You can also purchase books from the same place you grab apps, games, magazines, and music rather than having to weasel around another interface.
When you open the Play Books, it will display the recent and recommended books which is convenient for many readers to get the good books quickly. What’s more, if you’d like to see more of what you have in your library, just click “See All” and all the books you have will appear. Don’t have any books just yet? No problem. At the top left, just tap on the “book” icon and select Shop. Then the Play Store will be opened and an abundance of books will be made available to you. As almost every book app does, free samples can be downloaded. Once you’ve been hooked, just buy the full version and it is yours for good. Once you’ve got that book downloaded, you’re ready to read! Google did a fantastic job making sure the experience is as simple as possible.
Talking about the e-books, there should be no argument that Amazon is responsible for so many companies wanting in on the e-book craze. It comes to be very popular since they started selling the Kindle e-reader in 2007, and rightfully so because they are excellent at what they do. The Kindle is now extends across multiple platforms, allowing you to take your books from a Kindle e-reader to an Android phone/Tablet or to an iPad.
An Amazon account should be one of the essential factors while using Kindle. Sign in your account and Amazon will automatically sync books directly to your smartphone or tablet. Similarly to Play Books, it has the slide out menu which will present you with a slew of options. And yes, that is a documents section listed. Back to the books. Heading over to the Kindle Store will let you select from millions of books. Books will appear right in the library after being purchased.
Who doesn’t love something that’s free? How about more than 20 million free e-books? That’s exactly what is being offered by Wattpad. This app is really about the readers. While there are free classics from famed authors, readers can generate content for consumption by others. This idea promotes creativity among readers and Wattpad allows them to comment and interact with one another. Of course, your favorite genres are covered including anime, something that many other services tend to overlook.
The interface of Wattpad also highlights the importance of the reader. Prior to downloading a particular book, the amount of reads, votes, and comments are displayed; therefore, prospective readers know whether or not a book is worth there time. To go along with its social aspect, Wattpad has a news feed so readers know what their friends are interested in and remain in the loop.
To stay relevant in the digital world, Barnes & Noble have their NOOK brand. Just like Amazon, it includes a variety of e-readers and tablets.
To try and stand out from others, Barnes & Noble has themes with custom backgrounds and text colors. Also, there is an in-app dictionary so bookworms can quickly add to their vocabulary without having to use another app. Barnes & Noble offers magazine subscriptions for more than 1,000 publications and some have a two week trial attached. Incentives are always the key in gaining users and Barnes and Noble knows which to offer. Books for children are pushed to the forefront as well, something that you won’t find in other apps. Perhaps that is why there are custom themes.
Audible offers you a very unique choice. As the name suggests, it’s all about sound. The reading is done for the user. All they have to do is listening. A major plus about Audible is the fact that you can multitask with your phone while using the app. Listen to books being read to you while you text friends, browse the web, and post on social networks.
The app has a very fun interface for people interested in a new approach. It is designed just like a music streaming app. There’s buttons for pause, bookmark, and rewind. It’s designed for people that are busy and don’t have time to sit down and read, Audible is great to listen to. Just keep in mind that Audible is not free. However, it offers you your first listen for free.
Do you have a favorite book reader app that I missed? Let me know.