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10 Best eBook Reader Apps for Android You Need to Know

10 Best eBook Reader Apps for Android You Need to Know

In the digital age, eBook reader apps have replaced conventional printed books. Now you can simply read your favorite book on your smartphone or tablet by downloading apps on your Android device. Several of the eBook apps even provide hundreds of free books. With these apps, you can quickly search for a book of your choice and start reading them right away. You no longer have to visit physical stores to buy books. Here are some of the best eBook reader apps for Android.

1. Amazon Kindle

Kindle offers a wide selection of books, magazines and newspapers, making it one of the most popular eBook reader apps for smartphones and tablets. You don’t have to own a Kindle device to enjoy books through the Kindle app, it’s available on Android and iOS devices too. Kindle is powered by technology from Amazon that allows you to sync your last read page, bookmarks, highlights and notes across all devices. It also includes a built-in dictionary that makes it easy to look up new words while reading. The Kindle app provides access to Google search and Wikipedia, features that enhance your reading pleasure.

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    2. Aldiko Book Reader

    Aldiko Book Reader is a great alternative to some of the more famous eBook reader apps. It is the perfect e-reader for books in PDF and ePub formats. Aldiko Book Reader does not automatically save a book and hence does not take up memory. However, if you do want the app to save your reading sessions you will need to import the book, which will put the book on its virtual shelf. Aldiko provides several options to adjust font size, font face and background settings to suit the reader’s needs. Aldiko offers a great reading experience with its extensive features.

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      3. Cool Reader

      Cool Reader offers a fully customizable palette, text formatting for any font size and extra smooth scrolling that makes reading a pleasurable activity. Cool Reader is the only e-reader app that provides text-to-speech for free. It also offers a day/night toggle that renders two sets of colors, background and backlight levels for convenient reading. Cool Reader provides information on page count, percentage read and chapter marks at the top of the screen. It supports a wide range of file formats, such as ePub, fb2, html, rtf, txt and more.

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        4. FBReader

        FBReader is a highly customizable eBook reader for all types of devices. It is available for devices that run on Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, BlackBerry10 and other platforms. You can choose colors, font face, size, animations, bookmarks, etc. to suit your reading style. It organizes your library by authors and titles providing a simple view. It supports several eBook formats and direct reading from zip archives, and is localized for 29 languages! FBReader comes bundled with eight online catalogs that provide access to a large set of eBooks. It is integrated with popular dictionaries like SlovoEd, Fora and ColorDict.

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          5. Moon+ Reader

          Moon+ Reader offers a unique reading pleasure by providing fine control over display settings. The app has a status bar that displays your reading progress. It also provides information on your reading progress within the current chapter apart from the whole book. The app is available for free, though a pro version of the app provides additional statistics, such as the number of books in your shelf, pages turned and reading hours. Overall, Moon+ Reader is a great eBook app for the avid reader.

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            6. NOOK

            Barnes and Noble offers its own eBook reader app, NOOK, which hosts over two million books, magazines, kid’s books and newspapers. NOOK offers several features that make reading easy and comfortable. The app offers a synchronization feature that automatically syncs the last page read across devices, rendering a seamless reading experience. You can also adjust the brightness for reading in dim lighting during night. The NOOK app is available on Android, iTunes and Windows.

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              7. Bluefire Reader

              Bluefire Reader is available for Android, iOS and Windows devices. The app provides several features including bookmarking, highlighting, dictionary lookup, note taking, contextual searching and more. You can customize display and reading settings to cater to your reading requirements. Day/Night mode is also available, which enables reading in low light. Bluefire offers a page sync feature so that you can read across devices without losing tracking of your current page. Bluefire also provides analytic services that provide key metrics. It also provides in-app browsing and a downloading feature, which makes reading easy and enjoyable.

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                8. Mantano Reader Lite

                Mantano Reader Lite eBook reader has a great look and feel. The user interface is light and easy to use. A series of menus appears on the left and your eBooks are presented on the right. Finding a book on this app is never difficult with its simple interface. A small status bar at the bottom right allows you to manage your books. Another unique feature of the app is the ability to sync your current reading to the Mantano Cloud. The app allows you to sort the book by categories that you have created. Importing files into this app is also fairly simple with its one-click import feature.

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                  9. Wattpad

                  Wattpad is a simple eBook reader with a friendly user interface. Getting an eBook is easy with this app: you can either find the book via the app’s internal browser or key in the book code. Wattpad allows you to change the background and text color to your preference. You can also adjust the font size so that it is comfortable while you read. If you are low on space, you can download the books in parts. Wattpad is a simple eBook reader app that is adequate for light readers.

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                     10. Kobo

                    The Kobo eBook reader presents a special feature called Reading Life that will introduce you to a new world of social reading. You can share quotes, notes and discuss books on social media with its integrated Facebook feature. With Kobo, you can read anytime, anywhere, from a catalog of over four million titles. Kobo’s huge database of interesting titles will satisfy the interests of all kinds of readers. The Kobo app is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry 10 and Windows 8.

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                      11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

                      11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

                      Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

                      Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

                      Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

                      1. Lumosity

                      This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

                      Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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                        2. Fit Brains Trainer

                        This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

                        Free.

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                          3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

                          Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

                          First four games free, then $13 a month.

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                            4. Brain Fitness Pro

                            The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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                            5. Happify

                            If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

                            Free to use.

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                              6. Clockwork Brain

                              You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

                              Free.

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                                7. ReliefLink

                                Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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                                  8. Eidetic

                                  Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                                    9. Braingle

                                    Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                                    Free.

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                                      10. Not The Hole Story

                                      If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                                      Free.

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                                        11. Personal Zen

                                        This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                                        Free.

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