Reading is a very enjoyable experience. It’s relaxing and it gets you away from the real world for a little while. Plus, it’s educational and people who read generally have better vocabulary skills. It’s a win-win, really. Those wanting to turn some pages came to the right place. Here are the best reading apps for Android!
Adobe Acrobat is one of the best all-around PDF reader apps. It opens PDFs, lets you read them, and do other things. That includes searching, zooming, and annotating. It has a bunch of other features for business use. For instance, you can edit PDFs, sign them, and other functions. However, most of that requires subscribing to the $14.99 per month plan. Reading PDF files and doing the basic stuff is completely free, though.
Amazon Kindle is one of the more popular reading apps. It has a massive library of ebooks available for purchase. That includes novels, fiction, non-fiction, and even stuff like comics and manga. The app itself works fairly well. You can sync books to almost any device. The app also has customization options for things like font size, screen brightness, background color, and orientation. The app is free. Obviously, most books cost money.
Some don't consider listening to audiobooks as reading. We don't really care one way or another. Audible is among the best audiobook apps. It boasts a collection of over 180,000 audiobooks, podcasts, and more. You simply pick your book, pay for it, and then listen to it like you would music. They do have subscriptions. $14.95 per month gets you one free book per month, 30% discounts on other books, and more. There is a higher tier with more stuff. It's rather expensive. We wouldn't blame you if it were too rich for your tastes. Still, it's worth considering.
Audiobooks is another subscription audiobook service. It works a lot like Audible does. You pay $14.95 per month for one free book. You then get discounts on other books. From there, just download and listen to the book. This one boasts a catalog of 100,000 books. It also comes with smartwatch support, Android Auto support, and more. There are also options for narration speed. We liked that one a lot in particular. It's a good alternative to Audible, although they both cost exactly the same.
Comixology is among the best comic book reader apps. It features a collection of over 100,000 comics and that includes manga. The app syncs your collection between devices as well. There are two ways to experience this one. You can go the free route. That gets you a basic experience. You buy comics, you read them, and that's that. Comixology Unlimited gives you access to 10,000 comics anytime for $5.99 per month. Those who read often may want to do that. Either way, you can't go wrong. This one is the best for comics.
FBReader is sort of a jack of all trades. It supports a few file formats, including ePub, ePub3, Kindle azw3, fb2, RTF, MS Word, HTML, and plain text. There is also a plugin that adds PDF to that list. The app is also capable of syncing your offline library between devices via Google Drive. This is one of the better reading apps for those who manage their own library of ebooks. Readers get a night mode and some other reading options. It's also free to download with no in-app purchases or advertisements.
Google Play Books is a fairly large ebook platform. It boasts a catalog of millions of books, comics, manga, newspapers, magazines, and more. Everything you buy is synced between all of your devices. Additionally, it comes with various read modes for normal books, comics, and more. It is relatively new compared to something like Kindle and Nook. However, it's been around more than long enough to work out the kinks. It's a rock solid service and one of the better reading apps.
The most popular type of ebook format is epub. This simple app lets you read epub books. There are some other features as well. Some of them include text highlighting, automatic book detection, night mode, sepia mode, and Material Design. There is a pro mode for $1.99. About the only difference is the ability to set custom themes. That includes the text, background, and link colors. It's a solid option, but only if your library is already in epub format.
Moon+ Reader is definitely among the best offline reading apps. It supports a bunch of file types, including epub, pdf, mobi, cbr, cbz, fb2, txt, HTML, and others. It comes packed with ten themes, various gesture, swipe and tap controls, an auto-scroll mode, and EPUB3 support. The pro version of the app adds more features. They include more customizations, no ads, multi-point touch, and more. It's very powerful, but it can also get very expensive.
Nook is a reading service run by Barnes & Noble. They both a very large collection of ebooks, comics, manga, and more. That includes over one million free books. The app comes with adjustable fonts, line spacing, margins, page animations, and even background color. It also includes user profiles. Thus, multiple people can share one Nook app but still have their own thing. That's a surprisingly nice feature, actually. It also helps that Barnes & Noble have actual stores in case you want to buy actual books in person.
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