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These e-book reader Android apps are page turners

Jan 9, 2013

We’re very busy adults, and finding time to read can be very difficult if your daily commute doesn’t include a train or subway ride. Fear not! Your trusty Android devices can help!. Here’s a look at some of the other readers (other than Kindle, Google Play Books) that are out there for anyone who wants to make book reading a daily activity.

FBReader (Free)

FBreader is the official app of, which is a multi-platform ebook reader. This app is a very basic reader. There are a few other free add-on apps you can download, such as text to speech and OPDS catalogs that you can install. With FBReader, you can browse a number of different network libraries on your phone: Smashwords, Feedbooks, ManyBooks Catalog, and you can even add your own.

The app as with the others, provides you with some standard options such as night/day themes, bookmarks, and a search feature. You can zoom in/out, but only through a menu button that is a couple of clicks deep. FBReader does have some nice options such adjusting the font (and all that is associated with it), colors and wallpapers, page margins, progress indicator, how to turn a page, etc. The only thing that I do not like about this app, is that it takes two clicks into the menu to find the options.

Reading is something everyone needs to make time for. With an ebook reader, you can easily bring your books with you. Which should you use? That depends on a number of factors, the biggest is if you want to purchase ebooks or download free ones. All of the them worked well and came with some nice options. Is there any particular reader you are using?

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