5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)

5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)

5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Little by little, smartphone owners are increasingly using their devices to read books. iOS device owners, in particular, have access to excellent alternatives for reading books on all their devices. Apple’s iBooks and its iBook Store have improved the competition and other apps in the App Store for reading books.

If you read a lot on your iPhone or other iOS device and want the best reading experience, prices, and options, here are the best 5 free ebook readers available on the App Store.

Kindle

The Kindle app for iOS has greatly improved recently and now provides the best experience for book lovers. Firstly, it offers the extensive Amazon book catalogue, which is the most complete ebook store on this list. To purchase books, users need to use a web browser. However, this minor inconvenience is quickly overlooked when using the Kindle app, which provides the most comfortable reading experience with customizable fonts, an accessible dictionary, and various backgrounds.

5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Amazon’s ebooks are always slightly cheaper than competing platforms and can be read on any device, including Mac or PC, through native apps or online.

iBooks

iBooks was introduced by Apple as a response to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other ebook sellers. Since its inception, iBooks has been a great app for reading ebooks. The interface is good (although not as clean and simple as the Kindle app) and the iBooks Store offers an impressive catalog. Books can be purchased from within iBooks and the app syncs seamlessly via iCloud, regardless of whether you use an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to read.

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5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Apple’s iBooks lacks a desktop app for users to access their purchases on devices other than iOS. However, iBooks does support EPUB, unlike Kindle.

Nook

Barnes & Noble’s ebook reading app follows the same strategy as Amazon’s: sell books through the store’s website and have them accessible on any device, including Macs and PCs through the web. The Nook app also supports the EPUB format, making it more versatile than the Kindle app. However, the reading experience is slightly below that of the Kindle and iBooks apps due to the overcomplicated interface. Moreover, Barnes & Noble’s ebooks are slightly more expensive than Amazon’s.

5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Kobo

Lately, Kobo has become competitive and its ebook reading app clearly shows that. The app supports EPUB files and, most importantly, native Mac and PC apps where you can read all your purchased books. Its most interesting feature is its social integration, which allows you to see what your friends are reading, their thoughts on books, the time taken to read a book, reviews from other readers, and more, all within the app.

5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Goodreads

To truly appreciate the value of the Goodreads reading app, you must become a member of their website (we’ve reviewed it as well). Once you’ve done that, you’ll enjoy the best and most complete book sharing service. The app allows you to search and download from a catalog of about two thousand free books.

5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)5 Best eBook Readers For iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Reading in the app is pleasant but not revolutionary. The app’s strength lies in allowing you to share comments and opinions about your favorite books, as well as conveniently classifying the books you are reading now, plan to read, and have already finished.

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There you have it. Kindle and iBooks are the best ebook reading apps. They both have drawbacks, but if you are not heavily invested in any other alternatives, you can’t go wrong with Apple’s or Amazon’s alternatives.

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