3 Best and My Favorite Epub Reader Apps For Android:
Finding the right eBook reader apps (also called eReaders) can be difficult. There are a variety of eBook types, plenty of file formats to deal with, and then there are different kinds of books (novels, comics, etc) that make the whole experience a little complicated. However, with the right app, you can turn any phone or tablet into an eBook reader.
Additionally, technology has kind of plateaued a little bit. Thus, ebook reader apps are about as good as they’ve ever been and we don’t see them getting much better without some serious innovation. The good news is that whatever you pick should last you a good long time as long as the developer remains active. Here are the best ebook reader apps for Android!
Aldiko Book Reader
Price: Free / $4.99
Aldiko Book Reader is one of the older eBook reader apps. It’s also a great simple option for those who need it. It features support for EPUB, PDF, and Adobe DRM encrypted eBooks as well as eBook support for library books on rental. The app also comes with a clean, if somewhat antiquated interface, customization options, phone and tablet support, and global text searches inside of books. The free version comes with ads. The paid version does not. Otherwise they’re basically the same.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!
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Price: Free / Book costs vary
Amazon Kindle is one of the obvious eBook reader apps. It has one of the largest and most consistent eBook stores on the Internet. Additionally, the app has a ton of reading features, cross-device syncing, and even a large collection of free books. The UI is riddled with ads. However, the actual book reading part is free of any such nonsense. There are also a variety of customization settings while reading. It’s a rock solid option for book availability alone. You can also download books for offline use if needed.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!
Price: Free / Up to $9.72
reader is one of the newer eBook reader apps comparatively speaking. It also supports much older versions of Android. That’s becoming a bit rarer these days. The app also supports the most common eBook formats, including EPUB (no DRM), RTF, MOBI, PRC, and many others. The interface comes with customization options, auto-scrolling, page-turning animations, and various view modes for your comfort. The app is free to use. You can buy one of the various donate version if you want to. They range from $0.99 to $9.72.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!
Price: Free / $5.99
FBReader is another older eReader app. Like Aldiko, it’s a great option for most basic use cases. That includes support for AZW3, EPUB (up to EPUB3), fb2, RTF, HTML, and even plain text documents. It uses a proprietary Google Drive cloud service to sync books between your devices. We also really liked the UI. It’s a bit old, but it’s effective and easy on the eyes. It even has gesture support. For now, anyway, the app is entirely free to use.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!
Foxit PDF Reader
Price: Free / $0.99
Foxit is one of the most popular PDF reader apps. It’s a good mixture of productivity and reading. The app supports basically all types of PDF files. Additionally, it offers annotation features, form-filling features, and ConnectedPDF for privacy. For reading, it can read PDFs out loud and also supports audio and video stuff. It has probably the best cross-platform support of any eReader or PDF app. You can find Foxit on Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS, and Android. That’s the big five! DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!
Price: Free / Optional donations
FullReader (formerly FReader) is a popular and modern ebook reader app. It supports a wide range of ebook file types as well as less popular ones like CBR and CBZ (comic books) as well as MP3 for audiobooks. The UI is classic Material Design and the app layout is simple enough for almost everybody. Some more power-user features include cloud backup support with Google Drive and Dropbox, and AMOLED dark mode, and a translator that works with 95 languages. The app is entirely free as far as we can tell. There are optional donations if you want to support development. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!
Google Play Books
Price: Free / Book costs vary
Google Play Books is a competitor to eBook reader apps like Amazon Kindle and Barnes&Noble Nook. It’s a virtual bookstore. The selections include books, magazines, and all sorts of other stuff. It supports several eBook formats, comic book formats, and other types of ebook formats. You can even upload your books to the cloud and read them anywhere. That gives you a really good storage option that you can access on any device with an Internet connection. Some other features include book rentals, a Rapid Skim Mode, and a Quick Bookmarks feature. The app is free, but many of the books cost money.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!
Kobo Books is another online bookstore like Amazon, Nook, and Google Play Books. The app is extremely basic. It seems like all it can do is read purchased books from the service. However, the service does support both audiobooks and normal eBooks. Other features include cross-device syncing, downloading for offline use, and a Night Mode for late night reading. The discovery features are actually pretty decent as well. The app is free to download. Books cost money, obviously.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!
ReadEra is a surprisingly popular ebook reader app. It has all of the basics, including various reading modes along with support for PDF, EPUB, WORD, MOBI, FB2, DJVU, TXT, and the super rare CHM formats. It doesn’t require any services or anything like that. There is also a split-screen mode where you can read multiple books or documents at the same time. However, we really only recommend that on larger screen phones or tablets. This one is surprisingly good, easy to use, and the UI looks nice. We’re also relatively certain this one is entirely free. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY!