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EBooks 101: The Best eBook Reader Apps

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Best eBook Reader Apps
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The various mobile apps available in online markets have different uses. There are apps that are used for the purpose of mobile content delivery – a popular method of sharing files in this digitally inclined world – while some are used for creative undertakings such as photo or video editing. Then, there are apps that allow you to view and read digital versions of your favorite literary works using technological devices.

In order to thrive in the digital era, the print industry turned to eBooks. The electronic versions of print publications are called eBooks and you can read them using different devices! However, before anything else, make sure that you have an eBook reader app in your smart phone or tablet, otherwise, you won’t be able to read your favorite novel or magazine through your gadgets. If this is your first venture into the world of eBooks, try these apps to see which eBook reader suits you best.

Kindle App

Best eBook Reader Apps
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Amazon’s Kindle tablet is one of the most prominent eBook reading devices in the market right now. Why? It is because Kindle offers a wide selection of reading materials – from books to magazines and even newspapers – that consumers can experience in high quality!

If you do not have the budget to buy a Kindle tablet, don’t worry; the Kindle app is now available for android and Apple users. This app (which was also developed by Amazon), allows you to sync all of your bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all of your gadgets. This means that the notes you made on Kindle in your smartphone will register on the Kindle app on your tablet!

Best eBook Reader Apps
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Kindle also has several features that will enhance your reading experience further. One of the features that you will surely love is the built-in dictionary that lets you look up words without switching apps and disrupting your reading experience. In addition, the Kindle app also gives you access to Google and Wikipedia in case you want to research about certain terms mentioned in the material that you are reading.

Kobo App

Best eBook Reader Apps
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Another eBook reader app that you should try is Kobo. This app has a wide variety of reading materials as well; consumers can choose from the 4 million literary works available on Kobo! This app is much more flexible than other eBook reading applications because it is available not only on android and iOS, but on Blackberry 10 and Windows 8 as well.

Best eBook Reader Apps
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If you are the type of person who loves sharing and discussing reading materials, you will enjoy the Kobo eBook reader app. It has several innovative features that allow readers like you to share notes and quotes from the novel you are currently reading through your social media accounts. Through Kobo, you and your friends can simultaneously enjoy and discuss your favorite literary works using this app’s integrated Facebook feature!

Nook App

Best eBook Reader Apps
Courtesy: Google Playstore

Like Amazon’s Kindle, Nook is originally an eBook reading device – this time created by Barnes and Noble – before becoming an app. Like a lot of eBook reader apps in the online market these days, Nook also offers a wide selection of books, magazines, and newspapers. Unlike other apps though, Nook allows you to subscribe to publications, beginning with a 14-day trial period.

Best eBook Reader Apps
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The Nook app is one of the most favored eBook reader apps in the market right now because of its many features and functions. One of its most useful features is the ability to sync the last page that you were reading with your other devices as well. Let’s say for instance that you were using Nook on your smartphone but you have to stop reading at page 6 because you had to charge it. You can simply pick up your tablet, open the app and continue where you left off! This gives readers like you a seamless reading experience.

If you are interested in trying this app, Nook is available in Windows, android, and iTunes.

Through the various eBook reader apps currently available online, avid readers like you can now access and enjoy your favorite reading materials using different gadgets. Try any of the above mentioned apps to see which suits you best.

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Clark Pacis is a traveller, writer and blogger. He is not sharing just his trips locally and abroad, but now he is writing anything under the heat of the sun in any walks of my life.

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