Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Apps for reading eBooks on Android Tablets and Phones

This article will help you select the best eBook Reader app for your android device.

Many of us have android devices. And if we have slightly bigger screen phones or tablets, we are tempted to use it for reading books. Here I will list down some of the apps which you can use to read ebooks.


The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader—and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from over a million Kindle books from the Kindle Store or enjoy popular magazines like The Economist and Reader’s Digest with high-resolution color images.

Kindle uses .mobi format for the ebooks. So if you have any personal ebooks in those format you can import them to you Kindle library by dumping the .mobi file     into the Kindle folder of your device.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Reader is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF documents across platforms and devices. Install the free Adobe Reader mobile app to work with PDF documents on your Android tablet or phone. Easily access, manage, and share a wide variety of PDF types, including PDF Portfolios, password-protected documents, fillable forms


It has got almost all the features of a good ebook reader. Though unlike Amazon and Ebook Reader, it is not connected to any store.

Aldiko supports both pdf and epub format. It is very easy to import the books to the Aldiko Library


If you are more social with the books which you read then Kobo is a must have ebook reader app. Though other apps also have them, but the Kobo community is very huge and the social aspect is tightly integrated into the Kobo's concept itself. This you can make out from the apps interfaces itself.

EBook Reader

Ebook interfaces is really good. But you can be sure that it is purely for book reading. Unlike Kindle its text touches the edges which can be a bit uncomfortable if you are holding your tab in you hand. Overall it is a good app and with the collection of books accessible on ebook.com , it is certainly an app to consider.

Moon+ Reader

The purpose on including Moon+ here is the high no of review which the app has got. But looks like the interface needs some upgrade as the fonts were not smooth compared to the other apps in the list. No doubt it has got some useful features like scrolling which are there in couple of the above apps.

Also shows ad which is a back drop of the app.

But the app is worth giving a try just because it supports importing lot of different formats and extension of files.


All the above apps have their own pros and cons, but it more depends on your requirements. If you want to purchase and download the Aldiko and Adobe Reader are not for you.

If you are already a user of one of the store, then better to stick to those apps only as all are equally good while reading.

For social aspects Kobo is the best.

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