If you want to enjoy the true pleasures of reading your favorite book on your Android device, you will need to install a good eBook reader. There must be dozens of eBook readers on Google Play, something that makes it difficult to choose the right one. The good news is that we have done the hard work for you by testing available eBook readers and evaluating their performance and features. Here are some of the best free eBook readers that we found.
Amazon Kindle: You can use this app to read your favorite books, magazines and newspapers. This works on all compatible android devices and you need not have a Kindle device to use this eBook reader. One of the best things about this eBook reader is that it has a large library that has a collection of more than four million eBooks. Many of these eBooks are free, so you don’t have to pay even a single penny. You will be notified about new book releases and you can shop for these directly from the app. You can also sync your books to your other digital devices. Amazon Kindle features an in-built dictionary that allows you to search for words instantly while you are reading.
Aldiko: This is one of the longest surviving eBook readers on Android and also one of the most popular. One of the best things about Aldiko is that it supports various file formats such as ePub, PDF and DRM encrypted files. Aldiko is preferred by people who want to use advanced customization such as adjusting the font type, font size, background color, margin, line spacing, alignment, brightness, etc. You can access Aldiko’s free eBook collection or buy new books with the in-app purchase feature.
Universal Book Reader: This is a user-friendly eBook reader for Android. One of the prominent features of this app is that you can use it to convert various file types to ePub or PDF. The book reading experience is truly delightful with Universal Book Reader, as the page flipping animation is really smooth and stylish. Just like Kindle, this also has in-built dictionary, allowing you to instantly search for words.
Google Play Books: This is great for reading eBooks available on Google Play. You can also enjoy audiobooks that are now available on Google Play. The good thing about this app is that you have access to millions of bestselling e-books, comics, textbooks, and audiobooks. You can also upload your own eBooks in ePub format. Google Play Books will convert these in compatible format and make it available in the Play Books library.
Kobo: This allows readers to choose from more than 5 million eBooks and audiobooks. Users can choose free eBooks or buy new or existing eBooks using the in-app purchase feature. Kobo offers a range of customization options that make reading a pleasure. Navigation is smooth and lag-free. Kobo comes with a timer that you can use to program the app to shut down at the desired time. This is very useful when you may be listening to an audiobook while going to sleep.