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7 Apps Every Bookworm Will Enjoy




Reading a good piece of literature can be a fulfilling experience and one after the other, you just can’t seem to get enough of it. So what better way to satisfy the bookworm in you than by having access to all your favorite pieces, as well as new ones at your fingertips?  Enough with the preamble, let’s jump right in!

Author’s note: All mentioned apps are free of charge, but might come with in-app purchases to unlock some features.

1.) Aldiko

Basically, Aldiko will be your go-to friend to discover, read, and organize eBooks. It allows you fully customize your reading experience, allowing you to adjust font size, font type, font face, background colors, margin, as well as alignment to best suit your preference. You may also switch to night mode when reading in low-luminosity areas. It supports eBook formats EPUB and PDF, as well as the Adobe eBook DRM technology.

Download: Android/iOS

2.) Goodreads

Goodreads is world’s largest social network for readers and if you’re deciding to quit Facebook, then you know where to head. Kidding aside, this app is filled with all the good stuff. It lets you search, rate, and review any book in their catalog, which contains more than 12 million books! You’d also be able to see book reviews and updates from your friends, and comment on them. It will also help you keep track of books you’re currently reading, books you’ve already read, and books you’re about to read (and probably not read ever).

Download: Android/iOS

3.) Gutenberg Books

Seriously though, who doesn’t love a good ‘ole classic book? As part of Project Gutenberg, a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works, to “encourage the creation and distribution of eBooks”, Gutenberg Books gives you access to more than 50,000 collections of all timeless classics and top hits, featuring all the important books ever published in history. What’s awesome about this is that you can download eBooks here for free so you can read them later on. The reading experience is represented in a sophisticated book format with elegant design, dainty user interface, and graceful page turning.

Download: Android/iOS


4.) Inkitt

Tired of Wattpad? Then you may want to give Inkitt a try. This app allows you to discover and read upcoming fiction books by indie authors for free. It’s got thousands of fiction books, ranging from a wide variety of genres such as:  Fantasy, Sci-fi, Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Romance and more! It has customizable background colors and fonts to meet your preferences and what’s good about this is that you’d also be able to download fiction books for free and read them offline.

Download: Android/iOS

5.) Line Webtoon

In the mood to read Comics, Manga, and Manhwa? Say hello to Line Webtoon. This app lets you read more than 170 featured Comics such as Tower of God, Heroine Chic, Bluechair, and Siren’s Lament every week for free! There’s always new stuff in the store for you as it helps you discover over 7000+ comics in Action, Romance, Comedy, Horror, Superheroes, and more! It also allows you to download your favorite series for free so you can binge-read on them later on.

Download: Android/iOS

6.) Manga Rock

Of course, who haven’t heard of Manga Rock? This app contains, possibly, all Manga gems you’re looking for. It lets you discover new manga, mangakas, or “hidden gems” through its editorial collections & recommendation. It also features a seamless reading experience and customizable reading interface that best suited your preference. Also, hurrah, you can download any manga you want and read them later on.

Download: Android/iOS

7.) Flipboard

If you’re into reading diverse stories without switching to several publication apps, get to know Flipboard. This app lets you discover a wide range of stories from photography to productivity, travel to technology, fashion to food. You’d also be able to read stories from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, Forbes, Wired, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, and many more top publications from around the world. You can also engage with other Flipboard community members that share your passions!

Download: Android/iOS

And that’s a wrap! What else did we miss? If there’s anything you would love to suggest, feel free to comment down below! Happy reading!



Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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5 Responses

  1. sensespeak says:

    I have been using Moon Reader po for reading ebooks! Although it may be similar to Aldiko (which I haven’t tried yet), with all the customization options available!
    Amazon Kindle is also a great app to sync reading progress across different devices, regardless of OS.
    Finally, my favorite is Feedly because it is similar to Flipboard (compiles all my favorite tech blog RSS feeds) albeit in a more mininalist approach. Only if you don’t like the flashy effects of Flipboard
    :)

  2. Philip says:

    Ditto with sensepeak. That’s where I have read RLS’s “The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde”, “The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes”, and Leo Tolstoy’s “The Kingdom of God is Within You” on my HTC One S and LG G3 (first two, and the last, respectively). It’s amazingly customisable. I so loved it I actually bought the Premium version.
    Right now, I am primarily using Amazon’s Kindle App on my iPad which is the best ebook reader I have used, bar none.

  3. Jacob says:

    Tachiyomi is also good, better than Manga Rock, in my opinion. The downside is it’s not available in the Play Store, and also not available on iOS.

    Also agree with everyone with Moon+ Reader. I bought the Pro version when it went on sale for around P50.

  4. Julie says:

    I use Kindle, and MoonReader Pro. I also use BlueFire since it is the only reader that can be used if you requested a book in NetGalley.

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