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How can I read ebooks on my Android?
Asked by Kathrynb
Posted Nov 10 2009 10:51 AM
Are there any good apps for reading ebooks on the Android yet? I'd like to hear about them.
Answered by anoren
Posted Nov 10 2009 04:14 PM
The Aldiko reader is pretty good, and the interface for finding, downloading, and managing books works very well. I also use and really like the mobile version Google Books. Though not available (yet?) through the mobile version is the additional information you can access about a book through the regular version. For example, there's this example from Moby Dick. Scroll down the page for an amazing amount of related data and information. Want to learn more about ambergis, harpoons, gunwales? Those and other relevant terms are collected and are all just a click away. Best of all is the integration of Google Map. The image below shows places mentioned in the book. Click on any of them specific citations are revealed, and you'll be taken to that part of the book.
Comment by adfm : Dec 07 2009 04:02 PM
I've tried both FBReader and Aldiko. Both have their tradeoffs. I like the vertical page transitions, mapping of forward/back to the volume buttons, and ability to read from your memory card. I didn't care much for its cumbersome UI. There's just too many steps to getting involved in getting to reading a book you just downloaded. Once you get it set up, it works like a charm.
Aldiko is more polished of the two. It has that Delicious Library-looking UI that seems popular with some reader apps (Classics on the iPhone being one). I love the fact that you can download books directly in the application. The only negative aspects of this program is that it stores your books in memory. That means the more books you download, the less room you have for other apps. I also prefer FBReader's vertical scrolling opposed to the horizontal slide of the Aldiko reader. If they just add reading from memory card and vertical scrolling, I'd keep a copy active on my device as it is the slickest of the bunch. As-is, I had to remove it because it was taking up way too much for just one app.
Answered by jacek.ambroziak
Posted Jun 27 2011 08:50 AM
On an Android tablet try eCarrel a specialized eReader for developers. It offers real full-text search of your mobile bookshelf, GitHub integration for code examples, searchable bookstore in the Cloud, and more. eCarrel is currently only available for tablets, but frankly, this is where you want to read anyway.
Answered by AdaWang
Posted Sep 13 2012 07:58 PM
There are many free android reading apps available, some of which even support Adobe DRM protection, such as Aldiko, Mantano.
Here is a selection of free android reading apps, which have been proven to be helpful to a great deal of people.
Select an app,search it through the browser,download and have a try.
Answered by emercaughfield
Posted Sep 13 2012 11:02 PM
This is an electronic world and people want everything digital around them. Many publishing companies are also emerging on a great scale that provide ebooks publishing facilities to their customers. That ebooks can be easily read on Ipad and android phones. You can contact these companies about the required software or you can also search online about the same.
Answered by Patricia04
Posted Sep 22 2012 04:59 AM
As others suggested you should go for Aldiko.