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Best Android Apps for Reading
« on: January 20, 2012, 08:20 AM »
Any nice readers on Android?

I want a multi-format reader, one like calibre for android.

What's your recommendation?
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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 12:09 PM »
The best reader for me is CoolReader!  ;)

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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 12:11 PM »
I really like Nook for Android and Aldiko.
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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 05:38 AM »
Besides the biggies - Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google eBooks - I've also heard good things about Aldiko and FBReader.  Check out Wattpad too - some really great stories are on that site, and they have a great android app as well (although solely for the stories you are following through the site).

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For anyone with apple products (feel free to totally disregard otherwise):
I'm a die-hard Stanza Fan (not android - iPhone, iPod, iPad, mac and Windows only).  Bookmarking, highlighting, ability to group books into user made categories...and best of all ability to download shared books from public OPDS catalogs or over your local network (w/ software like Calibre).  So I can wirelessly download books straight from my calibre library into Stanza for immediate reading.  I can also download books straight from the Wattpad OPDS catalog, and any other site that catalogs their books through OPDS - plus add a webpage for an bookstore if I am interested in direct purchases.  It also saves your metadata so you can reread the book synopsis, etc.  They updated Stanza so its compatible now with ios5 for the iPhone.  However, since Amazon has purchased it, I'm almost positive no more updates are in the works....abandoning such an amazing piece of software is awful!  Especially since I have never come across another ereader app that comes even close to this one - and its FREE!  I tried a few paid apps solely for the ability to download books through OPDS, but they have no bookmarking or categorizing capabilities.  (Okay, I'll stop with this rant now)

Also - I LOVE Instapaper and Read it Later - both great apps.  You can install web browser bookmarklets that allow you to simply click a button and save a page for offline reading at a later time.  I use it a lot with blogs I follow.  Both have android apps (although I'm not sure if the Instapaper android app is from the actual developer, but it does sync your articles across devices well enough).  Easy to read and easy to forward saved articles onto other apps such as Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, etc.

One last note:  this is only for iPhone (book cataloging apps) - but I use Book Crawler and can't say enough positive things about it.  The developer is totally amazing and helpful too. 

Sorry the long-winded response!  Hope some of it helps.
 

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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2012, 01:48 AM »
Unfortunately there aren't any "true" multiformat reader apps for android.  The reason being that Amazon's Kindle format functions rather differently from other ebook formats.

I would recommend getting both the Kindle app and Cool Reader or Aldiko for your android phone.  Personally, I would use Aldiko as most of my ebooks are in the epub format.
 

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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 08:57 AM »
I use Cool Reader and it works just great
 

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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 06:04 AM »
try moon reader pro.google it.
its amazing
 

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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 05:27 AM »
Mantano Reader Premium and Moon Reader Pro.
 

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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 03:33 PM »
I use two different programs, Aldiko Premium and Moon+ Reader Pro.
Both are really good apps.
 

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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 04:06 AM »
For me, It is Fbreader
Also I hate Google play book what's the point of Ebook reader, if we have to upload every file first before reading it.
But it is good after that.
 

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Re: Best Android Apps for Reading
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2016, 09:12 AM »
I have gotten used with ePubreader now.. although I have to convert first all the ebooks format into epub..

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