“Books are human beings’ best friend.” There can’t possibly be a better proverb than this. Reading breeds knowledge. Reading breeds intelligence. But, with our steadily progressing society aided by technology, reading books (or, gaining knowledge overall) has come a long way from being book-bound to being easily available through apps.
Let’s take a look at the best apps for books and references that are bound to catch everyone’s attention!
It is one of the most impressive apps out there, for reading. You have an entire library of books available on your mobile phone – ranging from thousands of free e-books to popular magazines – if you download Kindle. You can even use the built-in library to look up the meaning of certain words.
Who says you only have to read books to get the best out of them? Do not worry, if you don’t have enough time to enjoy a book. Audible gives you the chance to listen to more than 100,000 audiobooks. It also lets you navigate through chapters.
Containing a catalogue of over 12 million books, this is one of the biggest reading apps for Android and IPhone. Users can create virtual bookshelves and add books based on what they have read.
Urban Dictionary is exactly what it sounds. It is a dictionary, and, it is urban. Known for its hilariously extensive inventory of all urban slangs and metaphors, alongside usual words, it has grown into being one of the most sought after app for references.
A perfect app for phones and tablets, Nook lets users have access to over 3 million books, magazines, newspapers and more at a very reasonable price of just $9.99. If that wasn’t enough, there are also in-app accommodations for a comfortable viewing experience, alongside stories being in multiple languages like English, French, German, etc.
Who doesn’t need (or read) Wikipedia? The popular encyclopedia that seems to have the answer to even the most elusive questions works on all platforms. The app boasts of over 20 million articles, available in over 280 languages, it’s certainly the main reference-based app out there.
Google Play Books
Google’s go-to app for bookworms, Google Play Books lets users choose from millions of titles, including the latest releases from up-and-coming authors, as well bestsellers from various magazines.
Apple’s go-to app, somewhat along the lines of Google Play Books, Apple Books lets readers choose from the seemingly infinite storage that they’ve on offer. Moreover, it improves reading experience with an automatically enabled comfortable night-viewing theme.
Gerty isn’t one of your usual book reading apps. More than just giving you millions of books to read, Gerty lets you write as well! Whether you want to read/write a journal, or just normal books, Gerty will certainly be a fun try for a bookworm like you.
If you want to keep track of your reading habits, this is for you. Leio lets you measure how fast you read, and also lets you schedule and plan the pace at which you’ll be reading the books.
So, what are you waiting for? Open your app store and download these immensely attractive apps right now. And, have fun reading!