Download and read digital books with this free application
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Aldiko Book Reader lets you find and read ebooks on your mobile device. Now that many people use their Android smartphone or tablet to read books on the go, this app is rapidly gaining popularity in the world of digital book distribution.
The app has a wide range of functions that anyone who loves reading is sure to enjoy. Aldiko Book Reader is more than just a tool to make reading easier on a mobile device. It gives every user access to a large catalog on ebooks in various categories. In order to offer a bigger selection, the developers have partnered up with several ebook distribution services, including Smashwords and Feedbooks. Users can purchase the books they want to read and download them right to their smartphone or tablet. For those who want to enjoy reading without spending any money, there are many free digital books available for instant download as well. It is worth noting that even the paid books cost far less than their paper counterparts, so this app definitely does its part to make reading more affordable and thus accessible to those who wouldn't have a big budget to spend on literature.
Using the app's built-in book catalog is easy. The search function allows any user to find a specific book title or see available books by author. The current best sellers and suggested books are displayed prominently on the first page. One downside is that the catalog doesn't currently give readers the option to browse by genre, which can be a bit frustrating for those who prefer books in a certain category.
Selecting a specific book brings up more details about it, including a large cover image and useful descriptions of its contents. Most books also have ratings and reviews from both professional book critics and individuals.
The reader part of the app is very well designed and includes all the functions needed to make reading comfortable. It includes a day/night mode, controls to modify the text display, social sharing and bookmarking. The reader remembers the last page displayed for each book.
Aldiko Book Reader includes a powerful personal book library too. It shows all downloaded books and provides several categorization options. Users can order books by the most recent they've read or downloaded, sort them by author, title or rating, as well as apply other filters.
The app has an active development team that constantly seeks out ways to make it better. Previous versions of Aldiko Book Reader had a few bugs that made the app unstable on Honeycomb tablets, but these issues and other reported problems have been addressed in the current version.