Listed below are 7 best eReader apps for iPad which should come in handy while transporting you to another mystical world where anything is possible. The American novelist and poet Christopher Morley once said, “When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.” Well, today when you sell a man a book, it’s far more than just paper and ink and glue, in fact in most instances it’s devoid of these altogether. With technology being the sole reason for extraordinary changes over the years, we see paper books taking a back seat only to give rise to eBook Readers, tablets and various apps for reading ‘the tech way’.
1 – iBooks:
iBooks by Apple is your portal to acquire and read books of your choice, may it be favorite classics or best-selling books. The library is spread across a beautiful bookshelf where avid readers can simply tap on a particular one to open it and then browse through the pages with a swipe.
Furthermore, they can also bookmark pages and jot down notes to their desired passages for later reference. Once settled on a particular title, iPad owners can then download it from the included iBookstore.
2 – Nook:
A Barnes & Noble offering, the Nook app boasts of two million books, newspapers and magazines as well as free samples of books along with loads of free classics at your disposal. The inventory comprises of well-known names such as The Oprah Magazine, US Weekly, Martha Stewart Living and Star as well as New York Times Best Sellers and new releases. Other innovative features embedded include adjustable font size, multiple font types, brightness control and the integrated Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Dictionary.
3 – Amazon Kindle:
Optimized for Apple devices, the Kindle by AMZN Mobile offers Kindle books, magazines and newspapers strewn across a beautiful user-friendly interface. Besides presenting more than 1,000,000 books, the Kindle Store also dishes out over 100 magazines and newspapers. The inclusion of Amazon Whispersync enables automatic syncing of the last page read, notes, highlights and bookmarks on any device which then allows reader to continue reading where they left off even on another tablet. Some of the offerings can be enjoyed without them eating right through your pockets as more than 610,000 books are aptly priced under $10.
4 – vBookz:
Here’s where aural and visual pleasure combine to form an exciting and relaxing reading experience on our eReader apps for iPad list. vBookz by Mindex International is described by the company as a groundbreaking voice reader that provides access to more than 30,000 classics free. There is also a magnifying glass interface for displaying the current reading location as well as follows along as the text is being read aloud.
Some of the current versions available in the vast library include classics such Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling and Ulysses by James Joyce.
5 – Bluefire Reader:
The Bluefire Reader by Bluefire Productions gives users the ability to take their virtual shopping carts along with them to acme eBook retailers directly from the comfort of their couch. Through the app, they can immediately purchase and download their desired text treasures. The software also allows you to read eBooks from popular stores and other ePub and PDF files as well. To further entice readers, it supports Adobe eBook DRM. There is also a new user guide and enhanced book cover appearances to look forward to with Bluefire Reader.
6 – Stanza:
Stanza by Lexcycle on our eReader apps for iPad roster, claims to bring about the digital book revolution in the palm of your hands by dishing out a clear, user-friendly reading interface. The company puts forth a sea of selections which comprise of more than 50,000 contemporary titles present in various partner stores as well as 50,000 free classics and original works from Feedbooks, Project Gutenberg and other sources. With the organizer feature, you can hoard and categorize a plethora of books as well as transfer eReader, Comic Book Archive, PDF, ePub and DjVu books plucked right out of your PC or Mac by simply dragging and dropping the files.
7 – Google Books:
Google offers a solution to just about any query you have. ‘Google this, Google that’ are the phrases ringing through the air every time someone wants a solution. So why not seek the company once again for your reading needs? The last addition to our eReader apps for iPad is the Google Books app though which bookworms can bury their noses in more than 3 million Google eBooks directly from their Apple iPad. A great reading experience can be acquired with the various features offered by the app. You can seamlessly manage the library as well as archive books after finishing with the book. Other attributes include VoiceOver support, Offline reading mode and night-reading mode.
Whether it’s lazing around on a hammock, traveling on the bus or getting that desired tan at the beach, a book can be your best companion all the way. With the introduction of tablets, avid readers need not carry along stacks of books. Fiction, sci-fi, best-sellers or even the newspaper can be squeezed neatly into one device. And the above mentioned best eReader apps for iPad can help you with all your ‘wordy’ needs.