6 apps to use if you don't have a Kindle
We can safely assume Amazon's Kindle is the most preferable way to read e-books.
But what if someone doesn't want to spend some Rs. 10,000 to read digitally? Or what if someone just doesn't want to buy another gadget?
For such people, we list 6 e-reader apps using which you can read e-books on your phone itself.
Aldiko Book Reader
You can connect your Aldiko account to Dropbox and read e-books through the app on multiple devices while still keeping all the books in one place.
It offers a fully customizable reading experience wherein you can adjust font size, type, background colors, brightness etc.
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Moon+ Reader supports several e-book formats like txt, html, epub, umd, fb2, chm, zip, and OPDS.
It offers 11 pre-installed themes, over 50 fonts, and options to adjust the brightness and background.
Notably, it intelligently scans unformatted e-books to remove spaces from in between words.
The free Android version of the app features ads, while the premium version is ad-free.
Kobo allows users to buy and read e-books from a digital bookstore.
The app, most interestingly, gamifies the process of reading by offering badges for completing books, reading at a long stretch, and maintaining a schedule where you read at the same time every day.
Kobo is available on Android, iOS, and even has a desktop version.
Cool Reader is a free Android app which is pretty basic in its user interface.
This e-book reader supports a wide variety of book formats like fb2, doc, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, epub, prc, and mobi.
It is set on the old-school pale yellow page background but users can always change it (50 options available) and customize it by font and size.
Google Play Books and iBooks
Google Play Books is the default Android e-book app with a lot of customization and all the baseline features of an e-reader app like dictionary look-up, bookmarks, and notes.
iBooks, the default iOS e-book app, is the most visually impressive digital reading experience with a great design, especially on the iPad. Users can also use the app to buy books from the iBooks store.