In the wave of the modern digital era, even books have met its match via the E-Books. E-Books are typically soft copy of books, and they are very convenient to read and acquire as there are many computers and other mobile devices that can carry them. They can be purchased and some are even free. Unlike their conventional hard copy counterparts, E-Books are virtually indestructible as they are in soft copy form. Normal books are made from paper and may rot soon. High quality papers will usually last a long time, but cheap ones will become brittle and lose their original colors in a matter of a few years.
The mobile gadgets world can be divided into two when it comes to the most popular operating systems, the Apple iOS and the Google Android. In this article, we will tackle 5 iOS apps that are essential for geeks who love to read using iOS mobile devices.
5 Best iOS E-Book Apps for reading E-Books:
The tablet from Amazon, Kindle Fire is maybe the reason why the Kindle iOS app is the popular choice for many E-Book readers out there. You can read literally thousands of free books on the go in your tablet or smart-phone without the need for a Kindle Fire device. The Kindle app lets users emulate the Kindle Fire as the app has the same features and functionality as the app from the Kindle Fire. Kindle can browse latest fashion trends; can get real-time updates through online newspapers too. Built in dictionary is also available, Wikipedia can also be easily accessed. Talk about being handy!
Just like Amazon, Barnes and Noble also did the same with their Nook tablet. They ported the Nook for all iOS and Android users out there. No need to buy a Nook tablet as the Nook app is available for iPads, iPhones and iPods. Barnes and Noble has already over 2 million E-books in its arsenal, and you will be able to have all those books in the palm of your hands. The Nook is optimized for both iOS and Android use and can easily mark your favorite magazine subscriptions. Previous Nook tablet users will feel at home with the Nook in their Apple devices.
3. i Books
iBooks is Apple’s entry app for E-Book reading. It possesses excellent typography and when combined with the high resolution Retina Display technology of the iDevices, it will prove to be one of the best E-Book apps out there. It can also annotate text and has flashy page-turning animations. Its database of books is the iBookstore which can offer great selection of books.
It’s not easy to read E-Books on the iPhone’s due to its relatively smaller screen, but the Stanza app offers the best E-Book experience. The interface is simple enough and offers lots of customizations such as changing the font and formatting to make the page contents easier to view for your eyes. The only downside for this is that new release books may be more expensive than other stores.
The advantage of Kobo is perhaps its Faceook integration of allowing the users to share memorable quotes, notes, dialogues and among others to friends. Also, a feature called Reading Life monitors and tracks your reading statistics so you can always be updated on your reading activities for ensuring efficient reading. Kobo has a massive database of interesting titles to download.
So there you go! Never let your books go to the trash can by having E-Books instead of the traditional paper books. Choose whatever E-Book reader for your iOS device and have fun reading anytime anywhere with ease. Bring your entire library with you wherever you go!
Alexis Thompson is a former Mountain Backpacker and a 26 year old mother of 2 daughters, Sophie and Rhian. She is into almost all types of Music especially The Fray and Hillsong. She also has a passion in Singing and Scrap Booking. Follow her escapades on her Twitter.