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Best apps for book lovers (iOS / Android)


Today we're going to review the best book-related apps for iOS and Android. These are the ebook readers that provide the best comfort for your eyes. Also on the list are apps just related to the book market, such as BookScouter.

All of the apps are available for download via the AppStore and Google Play, links to them are available next to the description. So, let's begin the review.

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Price: Free
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.5 out of 5

Using this free app, you can sell books and navigate the marketplace. Whether you're selling or buying a book from / to your collection, it's helpful to be aware of its approximate price.

You can find out actual prices directly through the BookScouter service. The ISBN code is used to classify books, so it's easy to find out information about a particular book: just scan the ISBN through the Camera app. Information is gathered from various marketplaces. There are a total of 30+ marketplaces available for searching.

All in all, BookScouter is a great app for navigating the book market. It saves you a lot of time and money.

Download: iOS | Android


Developer: M. Schmitt
Price: €0.99 - €9.99 per item
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.8 out of 5

If you like to read classic literature, this app will help you get acquainted with the masterpieces. This reader is based on a service model. You subscribe for a selected period and get a new issue every day.

Your task as a reader is to read the excerpt and meet the 20-minute deadline. This way you will have a great motivation to focus and read the excerpt of the book. And so day after day you will dive into different works of classic literature.

In total, there are about 1,000 books to choose from. You can read books on different devices, and the interface of Serialreader will be convenient for all the users, who have ever dealt with mobile ebook readers. Fonts, colors and backgrounds can be customized. Reading books through this app is a pleasure!

Download: iOS | Android


Developer: FBReader.ORG Limited
Price: Free
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.3 out of 5

Perhaps no review is complete without mentioning FBReader. The fact is that the app is available everywhere:

  • for desktop OS (Windows / Mac OS / Linux)
  • Cell phones and tablets (Android, iOS)

FBreader successfully opens the following document formats: ePub, azw3, Word-documents, HTML, plain text documents, PDF and DjVu-books (via the module).

A network library is used to synchronize books on your phone. FBReader provides a cloud service for storing books. You can upload documents and books in fb2 format to the cloud, and then access and read them on any device. Synchronization is set up in a couple of clicks, by default it is disabled.

Download: iOS | Android

Amazon Kindle

Developer: Amazon Mobile LLC
Price: Free
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.7 out of 5

Amazon Kindle supports many book formats, but the focus is primarily on mobile: it's FB2, ePub, DjVU, etc. If you prefer to listen to audiobooks, and these needs the reader will satisfy without problems.

Books are added to the library automatically through intelligent search. This is incredibly convenient, since you don't have to search for files on your phone yourself, although a file manager is used for this purpose.

The interface of the Amazon Kindle app is very nice and fresh. You can also customize the design of the books to your tastes. In the quick settings - font sizes, indents. Going into the advanced settings, you will find customization of styles, colors, panels, animations.

Download: iOS | Android


Developer: Pocketbook International SA
Price: Free / €0.99 - €299.99 per item
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.3 out of 5

PocketBook reader is designed for reading books on your mobile device. It supports all popular types of documents.

The developers have implemented convenient navigation through the library by means of wheel-like menus. Such design, of course, takes some getting used to, which is understandable: it is rare to find such a know-how in any mobile fb2 reader. Through the menu you can perform almost all necessary actions: change the font size, adjust the brightness, go to the menu. In the main menu of the app are available to the standard parameters of the text display: indentation, colors, design themes.

Download: iOS | Android


Developer: OverDrive, Inc.
Price: Free
App rating: 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱 4.7 out of 5

Free reader for iPhone and Android. Supports almost all popular ebook formats (PDF, MOBI, RTF, etc.); DOC and AZW3 are not in the list.

As noted by numerous reviewers, Libby simultaneously has similarities with FBReader, Aldiko, AlReader, Moon reader and other representatives of readers for iPhone and Android. Therefore, the list of features is similar to all of the above.

The interface of the reader looks very fresh. The bookshelf is easy to navigate, as in the case of PocketBook. You can switch to a simple list of documents. All design elements can be adapted according to your preferences: background, color, font size and alignment.

Download: iOS | Android

Ilia is a professional writer. He has expert knowledge in GPS and cartography with 15 years of experience. Additionally, Ilia has extensive experience in data recovery on PC and mobile. He started his career as a journalist by reviewing PC and mobile apps. His current responsibilities are to keep track of users' questions on MGT and answer them.Β