e-reading apps

Morning Links: New $99 Kindle bundle for Kids. iOS vs. Android for e-reading apps. FCC chair’s new digital divide plan.

By David Rothman
May 29, 2015 // 3 Comments

Amazon Debuts A $99 Kindle Bundle For Kids Including An E-Reader, Cover And Warranty (Tech Crunch) This new package includes the combination of a Kindle e-reader, a durable cover, and an extended warranty on the device which protects against spills and drops. The Bundle is being sold for $99, which [...]

Feedbooks acquires Aldiko ereading app

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

Feedbooks announced the acquisition of Aldiko, an Android ereading app that has more than 20 million downloads. Feedbooks began in June 2007 and has added a number of initiatives over the years such as a web e-book creation tool, and offers a distribution channel. Now it will have its own ereading [...]

App Review: Mantano Premium–An Excellent E-Reading App

By libertyc
September 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

When I published my post last week on Dedicated E-Readers vs. Tablets, several people recommended Mantano as a good e-reading app for Android. Since I collect e-reading apps the way some people collect baseball cards, I figured I’d give it a try. At $6.99, the Premium version is quite a bit [...]

Adding Custom Fonts to E-reading apps

By libertyc
September 10, 2013 // 7 Comments

Ever found an e-reading app you like, but the font choices drive you crazy? Not all apps support loading your own fonts, but several Android apps do, notably Aldiko, Moon+ Reader and Mantano. Note that iOS users are out of luck, although jailbreaking your device might give you the ability. So how [...]

Kobo for Blackberry 10 Now Available

By libertyc
July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Kobo has announced via their blog that Blackberry 10 users can now download a Kobo app of their very own. Users of the Z10 and Q10 models have a new app available to them with all of Kobo’s signature features, including cross-device syncing, day and night modes and Reading Life stats. They [...]

Prices of e-books for libraries could slow their digital growth

By libertyc
March 28, 2013 // 3 Comments

While I’ve been reading e-books for several years, I didn’t get catch on to borrowing e-books from the public library until recently. I’m a big proponent of the library and borrow physical books often, but using the Overdrive app happened a bit too late. Once I started using it, well, I [...]

Bookboard announces paid subscription model for streaming children's books

By libertyc
March 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

After launching a free public beta late last year, Bookboard is ready to put itself on the market. The iPad app features a way to stream children’s books and uses incentives to unlock achievements. The company announced the start of paid subscriptions with premium features on Thursday. In [...]

Amazon Introduces “Send to Kindle” Button on Websites for Offline Reading on the Go

By Matthew Marchesano
March 20, 2013 // 3 Comments

We’ve discussed ‘read later’ apps before. Personally, I like the simplicity of Pocket, as Evernote is so overly-capable that it seems daunting to dive into head-first. Perhaps in due time, I suppose. Another nice option I’ve used is Google’s ‘Read it Later’ feature on [...]

Why are the better e-reading apps only on one platform?

By libertyc
March 6, 2013 // 13 Comments

E-book stores tend to have their apps on multiple platforms: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc. But the discerning e-book reader wants more features than those apps usually provide, so we start looking for third-party apps. And then we run into an issue. Think about some of the better-regarded e-reading [...]

Five Useful 'Cloud Syncable' Apps for E-Book Fans

By libertyc
March 1, 2013 // 5 Comments

I started reading e-books back in the stones ages of plain text Gutenberg files on a handheld Palm device. My, how times have changed! Now, we can read on phones or tablets, in full glorious color—or on battery-efficient E Ink devices—books with sophisticated layouts and embedded [...]

Don't upgrade your Kindle for iOS app!

By libertyc
February 27, 2013 // 3 Comments

If you’re like me, you keep a close eye on your app updates on your iDevice. This morning, as I was leaving the house for an early morning meeting, I noticed an app update available. Good thing I always check what’s new before updating. This was the first time I’ve ever seen this [...]

App Review: Nota

By libertyc
February 22, 2013 // 2 Comments

With tablets becoming part of the classroom, new apps regularly arrive on the market to aid educators. One of the newest releases for Android devices is Nota, an app that allows users to add videos, links and images to the pages of textbooks. Nota could aid a wide range of people, providing a [...]

Bookish Now Has E-Reading Apps. Hooray?

By libertyc
February 18, 2013 // 5 Comments

Earlier this month, I wrote about the launch of Bookish. At the time, their e-reading apps were “coming soon.” And now they are here. Are we impressed? Not really. It’s a bare bones e-reading app with nothing to recommend it. The Android version isn’t bad. You can override [...]

Moon+ Reader (app review)

By libertyc
February 13, 2013 // 7 Comments

Remember how I wrote that Whispersync was so important that I’d put up with a less feature-full app to have syncing between my Touch and Nexus 7? Oh, how things change. After Moon+ Reader was reinstated in the app store, I bought a copy to play around with. I figured it would be like other [...]

Moon+ Reader Back on Google Play! And On Sale!

By libertyc
February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Some of you may have read that Moon+ Reader was pulled from Google Play about a week ago, for a bogus copyright infringement claim. Nate over at The Digital Reader had a good story about it. A few days later, the developer had an apology from Litres, the company who made the bogus claim. I tried to [...]

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