Ereader Apps On The Rise: The Three Popular Ebook Readers

With the release of eReader apps, reading books has changed from traditional to contemporary. Most people no longer carry paperback novels and hardbound copies of their favorite books; instead, they will have a single device with them that has thousands of books stored. The eBook readers turned tides when it was released and urged bookworms to select these paperless devices.

Since then, various companies released their own platform of eBooks to suit the individual tastes of their customers. There are applications that resemble closely to that of reading a real book, and some played with the interface to make it more attractive to readers and users. This article illustrates the fundamental attributes of the three most popular eBook readers of today.



Amazon's Kindle


The Kindle is probably the most popular eBook reader today, especially that it is developed no other than Amazon. Although it was not the first ereader to be released, it is the first to obtain considerable popularity.

Amazon's Kindle team are proud of their Whispersync technology that lets you synchronize books to all other devices. When you read a book on your ereader, you could continue where you left off through your smartphone. Your notes, highlights, and bookmarks are synchronized likewise.

The program is user-friendly, and Amazon has a wide selection of books from its store. You can buy and download books from the store, and see them from any device through achived items in the Kindle menu. Turning a page is as easy as swiping your fingers or tapping on one side. You can check the progress of what you have read by tapping the bottom, or tapping the upper right corner to bookmark a page. Kindle also lets you set font size and background color, and focus in on graphics and images. While other eReaders make it difficult to read in broad daylight, the Kindle has the technology to let you read even under direct sunlight.


Barnes and Noble's Nook


The Nook, like the Kindle, is a free app for most OS. Some people prefer the Nook over other eReaders because of its easy interface: six tiles as icons to view the book and library, shop and buy new ones, change settings, etc. Turning and viewing a page works the same with Kindle, only that you can actually see the page flip just like in a real book.

The Nook has an option to display the clock and battery indicator to keep you reminded of the time and the device's battery life. You can change background and text color that suits your fancy, and you can set margins and line spacing between texts. One key aspect of the Nook is that you can lock the page so that when you read sideways, the page would not turn to portrait or landscape mode.

The Library icon displays the most recent books, which can be arranged by author or title. You can check out the summary of the book, or scan through the biography of the author. In addition, links are displayed of the other works by the author for you to explore.


Apple's iBook

The iBook is no different to other Apple products, they are unique to Apple hardware and software: OS X, iPhone, and others. However, this application has the most elegant interface compared to other eReaders. Opening the program will take you to a bookshelf with all the books arranged according to your likeness.

The iBooks application is outstanding in a way that the pages are designed to simulate a real book and flips when turned to the other page. Pressing the Store button flips the bookcase around to show the iBookstore. Pressing the Store button flips the bookcase to show the iBookstore. On top of that, the iBooks can also read PDF documents; a key feature of the application. Moreover, bookmarking a page is visually stunning since you can use different colors, and the notes look like sticky notes to the page.

Choosing the best application is ultimately subjective. Each person has preferences of their own, and this matters a lot when choosing the right program. If you are one who plans to buy an eBook reader, then take heed from the eReader apps listed above.

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