True book lovers know that the iPhone and iPad can’t replace your book collection, but it is a great tool to supplement and enhance it. Owning an iPhone or iPad means you have a book with you wherever you go, without having to carry it! Whether you want to read books, organize them, or stay up to date on the latest best sellers, there’s an app to meet your needs. We’ve gathered some of the best e-readers, audiobook players, and book-related apps so that you don’t have to become overwhelmed and lose your love of books.
GoodReader for iOS
GoodReader® is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad - the #1 selling non-Apple app for iPad in USA in 2010! Mashable describes it as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. Soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to use your iPad without GoodReader.
|GoodReader for iPad|
|GoodReader has earned its accolades by the way it handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines, and renderings of 100 mb and more with great speed. The ability to mark-up PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader users who can now use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file.|
|GoodReader for iPhone|
GoodReader is the super-robust highly-rated PDF reader with advanced reading and annotating capabilities. Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPhone, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked.
If you need a more robust cataloging option, try iReaditNow. Although there are more expensive book cataloging apps, the free iReadItNow is more than enough for most people’s purposes. The app helps you keep track of the books you own, have read, want to read, or are reading. It supports statistics, searching within your collection, and has its own sync service. You can even add notes and favorite passages to your books!
|We meet many wonderful books in the course of our lives. Some of them may not deserve remembering, but some books can even change the shape of our lives. I believe you have books like that.|
Now that your current collection is in order, it’s time to get more books! If you need a book right away, your best bet is iBooks. The iBooks app is a powerful e-book reader and e-bookstore. Best of all, you can buy books in the app itself using just your AppleID and password. With iBooks, you can browse, download, manage, and read an extensive library of new releases and contemporary favorites. The reading experience is top notch, with notes, annotations, highlighting, bookmarks, and some iCloud support. You can also import unprotected ePub and PDF formatted books to read in iBooks.
|iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.|
That’s right, your Adobe DRM-formatted ePubs and PDFs can be read on your iPhone with Bluefire Reader. More, the app is polished, easy to use, and very customizable. Bluefire has a built-in connection to the Feedbooks online store, so you can find and read books without leaving the app. Bluefire can even read books borrowed from the library, although importing them requires a few more steps than the next app.
|Bluefire Reader is your go-to reading application for ePUB and PDF content, including ebooks from online bookstores and libraries around the world. Bluefire Reader includes support for eBooks protected by Adobe® Content Server—the industry’s most widely adopted rights management system.|
OverDrive Media Console – Library eBooks and Audiobooks
Your local library will become your new best friend when you install OverDrive. The app makes it extremely easy to access your local library, borrow e-books and audiobooks, and then read them on your iPhone. Watch out for the expiration date, though: when your loan is finished, the books disappear.
|OverDrive Media Console – Library eBooks and Audiobooks|
|OverDrive Media Console gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library. More than 18,000 libraries worldwide offer best-selling and classic titles via OverDrive, so use the ‘Get Books’ feature in the app to find a library near you.|