7 Apps Every Book Lover Must Have
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7 Apps Every Book Lover Must Have

    To any reader, an app for reading books is a real blessing. It enables you to download one or more book and enjoy reading anywhere, anytime.
    Are you one of those book lovers who cannot be spotted without a book? By downloading these great apps from PlayStore, you can get access to the best and most varied selection of books in just a few taps. Extremely easy to use, these apps allow you to reconnect to your love of books in the safety and comfort of your home without the hassle of venturing outside.
     
    • 1. Scribd 
    A leading app for book lovers – Scribd will expand your reading experience far beyond the limits of books. Scribd’s digital library gives you access to unlimited books across all genres including travel, fiction, non-fiction, personal growth, crime, business, science and more. When reading, you can make notes and annotations, and add bookmarks. You can customize the font size, type, background color and choose horizontal or vertical page scrolling as per your convenience. Not only this – you can also download books and listen to them offline.
    Available platforms: iOS, Android
    Subscription:  Offers 30-day free trial. You need to upgrade once the trial period is over.
     
    • 2. Amazon Kindle
    When it comes to eBook apps, we can miss mentioning Amazon Kindle. It is by far one of the most popular book reading apps – you can’t go wrong with it! With a bookmarking option, you can revisit, highlight, and take notes throughout your book. The ‘Open My Notebook’ lets you see all your notes in the same place. You can also search for synonyms and translation of words in dictionaries. The app lets you customize your text size, font type, margins, text alignment, and orientation (portrait or landscape) – as per your convenience. Not to mention, it lets you explore notable new releases, Amazon best reads, bestsellers, and titles across genres like science, fiction, non-fiction, romance, self-development, children, religion, and more.
    Available platforms: Android, iOS, Windows, Blackberry
    Subscription: Free from your Amazon account, but the price for books is different.
     
    • 3. Amazon Audible
    Audible - Amazon’s audiobook service is a frequent host in lists of best book apps.  Thanks to its Audible Originals, the creative series product of the Amazon team. You get a choice of audiobook every month, regardless of price or length. If you don't like your audiobook, you may swap it for free. You own your audiobooks – all the audiobooks in your library are yours to keep, even if you cancel. 
    Available platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Amazon Kindle, Fire TV
    Subscription:  30-day free trial to download one audiobook. You need to upgrade it once the trial period is over.
     
    • 4. Blinkist
    With the Blinkist app – you can boost your knowledge and become a better, smarter you. With Blinkist, you can stay updated on non-fiction books, on business, management, career, self-help, and more. The summaries are delivered to you directly on your phone. The reader allows you to read and highlight key ideas instantly. You can listen to audio versions while travelling or driving. Offers offline mode for learning without Wi-Fi. 
    Available platforms: iOS, Android
    Subscription: Offers a 7-day free trial. You need to buy the subscription post the trial period.
     
    • 5. Libby by OverDrive
    This app is ideal for true old-fashioned bookworms who miss their public libraries. With Libby, you can browse a wide range of books – from the classics to the best-sellers and customize reading style as per your convenience. It also allows you to download e-books and audiobooks for offline reading.
    Available platforms: iOS, Android
    Subscription: Free
     
    • 6. Wattpad
    Wattpad is the world's most-loved social storytelling platform. Here you can discover original stories about your favorite cricket player like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Wattpad lets you read fanfiction stories about popular TV series and popular actors and the works of bestselling authors like Ravinder Singh and Durjoy Datta. Being a high-engagement platform, you can share your original stories and establish a global fan base with readership momentum. Participate in contests run various famous organizations.
    Available platforms: iOS, Android, Web
    Subscription price: Free
     
    • 7. Inkitt
    Inkitt is the perfect free app for reading books on your phone or tablet. Simple and easy to use,  this app is ideal for avid readers who love discovering upcoming novels from new and talented authors on the go. You can discover and read upcoming fiction books by indie authors for free (all in English). With this app, you can enjoy thousands of different novels from fantasy, sci-fi, thriller, mystery, horror, action, drama and romance, and more. This app lets you customize the background colours and fonts as per your preferences. It also allows you to download books and read them offline.
    Available platforms: Android, iOS
    Subscription price: Free
     
    In this blog, we have introduced you to free and premium apps that offer a variety of titles to be read/heard in customizable formats. We hope you find something to lose yourself in – whether it is a novel that will transport you to another place, or wish to explore the multifaceted world of short stories.