10 Best Apps to Read Ebooks on Android

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Finding the right eBook reader apps can be tricky. There are a variety of e-book types, lots of file formats to deal with, and then there are different types of books (novels, comics, etc.) which make the experience a little confusing. However, with the right app, you can turn any phone or tablet into an eBook reader. Don't worry, we can help by showing you the best eBook reader apps for Android.


Aldiko Book Reader


Aldiko Book Reader is one of the older eBook reader apps. It's also a great simple option for those who need it. It supports encrypted EPUB, PDF, and Adobe DRM eBooks, as well as eBook support for rental library books. The app also comes with a clean, albeit dated, interface, customization options, support for phones and tablets, and global text searches inside books. The free version comes with ads. The paid version does not. Otherwise, they are basically the same.

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Kindle

Amazon Kindle is one of the obvious eBook reader apps. It has one of the largest and most consistent e-book stores on the internet. Also, the app has a ton of reading features, cross-device syncing, and even a great collection of free books. The user interface is riddled with advertisements. However, the actual book reading part is free from such nonsense. There are also a variety of customization settings when playing. This is a solid option for book availability alone. You can also download books for offline use if needed.


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AI Reader

AIReader is one of the newest eBook reader apps. It also supports much older versions of Android. It's getting a little rarer these days. The app also supports popular eBook formats including EPUB (no DRM), RTF, MOBI, PRC, and many more. The interface comes with customization options, auto-scroll, page-turning animations, and various display modes for your convenience. The app is free to use. You can purchase one of the different donation versions if you wish. They range from $0,99 to $9,72.


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Bookari eBook Reader

Bookari was formerly Mantano Reader. The name has changed. However, it is still one of the best eBook reader apps. It has multi-device synchronization. You can also purchase books directly from the service. Finally, it supports a variety of eBook formats, including EPUB2, PDF, and others. The app has a slightly different set of features for each different file type. The UI is a little busier than we'd generally like to see. However, everything else is pretty solid. The free version contains advertising while the $5,49 pro version does not.

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Ebookdroid

EBookDroid is one of the best free eBook reader apps. It supports the most common file types, including DJVU, PDF, XPS, fb2, CBR and CBZ (comic books), as well as the usual EPUB, RTF, MOBI and AWZ3 formats. For those following, that's most of the formats you come across every day. The user interface is simple but effective. Also, it provides dictionary support, text highlights, freehand annotations, and more. There is also a selection of plugins that add additional functionality. Everything is free without advertising.


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FBReader

FBReader is another older eReader application. Like Aldiko, it's a great option for most basic use cases. This includes support for AZW3, EPUB (up to EPUB3), fb2, RTF, HTML and even plain text documents. It uses a proprietary Google Drive cloud service to sync books between your devices. We also really liked the user interface. It's a bit old, but it's effective and easy on the eyes. It even has gesture support. For now, anyway, the app is completely free.


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Foxit PDF Reader & Editor

Foxit is one of the most popular PDF reader apps. It's a good mix of productivity and reading. The app basically supports all types of PDF files. Also, it offers annotation features, form filling features, and ConnectedPDF for privacy. For reading, it can read PDF files aloud and also supports audio and video stuff. It probably has the best cross-platform support of any eReader or PDF app. You can find Foxit on Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android. It's the big five!


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FullReader +

FullReader+ is one of the increasingly popular eBook reader apps. It features well over a dozen file formats. This includes eBook, comic book, and even MP3 files for audiobooks. The app also includes four themes, customizable playback settings, a five-language translator, and OPDS support. There's also text-to-speech support, albeit mediocre. The user interface is quite good. Nothing to really complain about here. The app is free with ads. A payment of $7,99 removes ads. There are also optional donations to support development.


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Google Play Books

Google Play Books is a competitor to eBook reader apps like Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. It is a virtual library. Selections include books, magazines, and all sorts of other things. It supports multiple e-book formats, comic book formats, and more. You can even upload your books to the cloud and read them anywhere. Some other features include book rentals, a Quick Skim mode, and a Quick Bookmarks feature. The app is free, but many books cost money.

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Kobo Books

Kobo Books is another online bookstore like Amazon, Nook, and Google Play Books. The app is extremely basic. It seems like all he can do is read books purchased from the service. However, the service supports both audiobooks and regular eBooks. Other features include multi-device syncing, downloading for offline use, and Night mode for late night reading. The discovery features are actually pretty decent. The app is free to download. Books cost money, of course.

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If we missed any of the best apps for reading ebooks on Android, tell us about them in the comments.


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