Most of the people prefer to use their iPad or iPhone as an eReader, they don’t want to buy costly eReaders such as Amazon Kindle or Kobo Touch eReader. As we know iOS comes with a built-in app for reading books i.e iBooks. iBooks has nice user interface but it lacks many useful books, Apple’s BookStore where we purchase the books doesn’t have ample collections of books comparing to Amazon Kindle or other eReader services. Here we have listed Top 5 Free Alternatives to Apple iBooks for a better reading experience on your iPad, iPhone or iPad Mini. Let's look at the useful features of these e-reader apps.
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List of Free Alternatives to Apple iBooks
Kobo has the wide range of eReader devices including Kobomini, Koboglo, KoboTouch and KoboArc but you don’t need buy these devices to access Kobo book library, Kobo has designed a free iOS app for iPad and iPhone to browse and buy over 2.5 million eBooks along with 1 Million free eBooks. Kobo eReader is a best alternatives to Apple iBooks Kobo iOS app automatically syncs your purchased ebooks to all the devices you use so you can access your library anywhere and enjoy the reading.
Kobo eReader app is customizable according to your needs; you can change font size, style and switch between day or night modes for comfortable reading. Kobo eReader is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 5.0 or later.
Stanza allows you to read ebooks on apple devices including iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad as well, not only you can read but you can organize them category wise in an attractive and user friendly interface. You can read the free ebooks from Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks and other sources using Stanza.
Stanza has great customization features, you can change the theme or text color and paper color as well. For now this app does not support syncing between devices and may be available in future versions.
Kindle by Amazon is the most popular device for reading ebooks but it also has an app for iPhone, iPad and other iOS devices that can be used to access purchased ebooks from amazon online book store, so don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle reader, just install Kindle reader app in your iPhone or iPad and enjoy reading.
By using this app you can buy your favorite books from over 800000 books collection at Amazon Kindle store, you can also read PDFs attachments from your mail. Kindle iOS app allows you to customize margin size, background color and font size etc.
ShuBook is more than just an eReader because along with e-books you can also view Microsoft Office generated file formats including documents, spreadsheets and presentations etc. By using ShuBook you can browse and read through OPDS (Open Publication Distribution System). ShuBook allows you to sort your collection by title or author, you can even change text styles.
NOOK by Barnes & Noble is the best e-reader app for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini. By using this free app you can access over 2.5 million e-books, magazines and newspapers as well. Nook saves your last viewed page and opens it next time when you run this app in any other device. It has a built in dictionary and allows you to get the synonym of difficult word, along with this you can also add notes and bookmark your favorite chapters. Nook allows you to change background and text colors and also apply various themes.