Travel eBooks Reader – App Which Makes Travelling Less Of Bore?
You’ve got your travel plans on. You have your backpacks ready, and you want to explore all around. But the biggest problem is, you have to travel for hours and hours together. Plans in detail, but how can you kill time when you have nothing else to do. Of course, you can’t talk to the strangers, cause well you wouldn’t want to base your mood on them. The best bet is to bring some books with you. They are the best companions you can have anywhere. Therefore, books make the best things going forward. However, what will you do for the weight issues? Not the person’s weight issues. But the total luggage weight. We all know how expensive that could. So the baseline becomes you need books to come with you, and you need to do that without too much of weight.
The practical solution you have here is, you go for the eBooks. You bring in a Kindle device with you which weighs not more than a 100 gms and load it up with dozens of new eBooks. That’s one solution. But does that solve your current position? Well unless you’ve already got your Kindle device, and assuming you aren’t buying just for the sake of this trip. That doesn’t make sense. The other solution is to load up reading apps which are specifically designed to read the eBooks on the go. They become your essential reading companions during the trip. The best part is you don’t have to buy a separate device for the same. You just need to go to the smartphone or tablet you already use. Since these apps are available on Android, you can quickly load them up with no worries at all.
Google Play Books – By Google
This was an obvious entry into the list. The app, Google Play Books is the best eBooks reader out there with all the intuitive and nifty features you need for comfortable, seamless reading. With a minimal interface, native support for Android OS, loads of night read features, and many more things, Google Play Books is an easy tool to use. The best thing about Google Play Books is that you can sync it to scan your Google Drive to load up all the books you wish to read. You see, when most of the books are on the device, you might face an issue with storage as most smart devices do. A trick is to load these books into the drive folder and sync them with Google Play Books. Once this is done, you can access every kind of eBooks from within your library.
- Google Play features include direct access to drive books and format support for PDF, Epub, Doc and more. In the recent updates the app now also supports the Mobi format which usually was a particular Kindle format until recently.
- One hand operation, to read through with ease. You can also adjust your smartphone’s volume keys to turn the pages. This feature is useful to operate easily when you are holding a device which is more five inches.
- A dedicated bookstore with over a collection of 75 million eBooks. Say you don’t think you want to read the collection you loaded up on the device. What do you do? Explore, download samples, and then, of course, purchase what you like. Also, there are thousands of free eBooks also available on Google Play Store. Stream them and read them.
- You can try out Comics and Manga as well in Play store.
EPUB Reader For Android/Web Platforms
In case you aren’t much of a fan of Google Play Books, you still have Epub Reader for Android. Now when you come to the actual act itself, what does Epub Reader offer to you, over and beyond the usual. Well, to start off with the basic difference, Epub Reader is not an App. That’s right. It isn’t an app. Imagine this. What if you want to read eBooks on your mobile, but you don’t have the free space to install the app at all. What do you do then? That’s where ePub reader extension for Chrome and Mozilla Firefox comes in handy. The best part is that you don’t even have to be online to bring the joy of reading. So the scenario is this, once you open up this web app, you just see a minimal window with just one button called Upload in it. You just have to click on it and upload your ePub books into it. And simple, start reading. You get all the features of a decent eBook reader, but without the hassle of downloading and installing the app.
- Simple navigation buttons, with volume key turn, physical key support for Bluetooth keyboards, page flip on touch, etc. You can customise the way you turn the pages, and this brings a lot of ease in reading to an average user.
- Straight up support for ePub allows you to load up the books without worrying too much about compatibility issues. Most of the books load up easily and smoothly. However, you may see a rare lagging within load ups, when the cover pages are too complex.
- In any case, you will find that EPUB Reader never misses a beat when you load up the books. Except for stuttering sometimes, you can see the text of matters load up smoothly enough for a happy read.
EMS Epub Reader For Android/Chrome Web App
It’s easier to operate than Google Play books, and sleeker to look at when you compare it to the ePub reader above. When we say that, EMS Epub Reader is not too different when it comes to comparison of readers. As with Epub reader, this app is also available on Google Chrome Web store. After all, this is one of the highly efficient ebook reading web apps. It goes without saying that, EMS offers smooth support for Android environment, and specifically Chrome web nature. Practically, you can load your books into Chrome browser and start reading them with the help of this app. The interface will remind you of Epub Reader, but slightly different than anything else. One little thing, which may disturb you is the Ad inclusions. The web app comes with Ad inclusions, and therefore it’s difficult for us to maintain flow.
- A neat thing about this web app is that you can login into this through your Google account. Once you do that, you can also allow the app to sync and support Google Drive. Once it does, a library auto loads in the interface window.
- You can import your library and start reading right away. If you don’t happen to have a separate playlist of books, you can still use the Upload option to bring up your books.
- Also with direct drive sync, you won’t have to repeat the process. You need to give it access to edit, add, and delete books from your library. This makes the whole eBook management kind of easy.
- In this context, you may be interested to know that, Readium is one very similar app to EMS Epub Reader. You’ll see similar features within this app as well, and you can operate the same from Chrome Web store as well.
MagicScroll Ebook Reader
The first thing you will notice in MagicScroll is that it’s not very tidy. If you are looking for clean interfaces and ad-free reading, well then this isn’t for you. You will see that Magic Scroll has three or more adds as soon as you open up the library category. You don’t want them, especially when your data pack is in roaming. That’s the flip side of using this app. But why are we suggesting this app then? The reason is simple. You can truly read well in this app. You see, what MagicScroll spoils in the form of ads and interface, it makes it up for in simple reading material. The reading window opens out to a narrow space which consists of focus text and nothing else. The background is black behind and helps you focus on ease of reading. You can go along scrolling the pages rather than turn or flip them. You know you would this if you are handling a large screen size. MagicScroll offers easy navigation in these devices.
For traditional users, it is always a nice touch to include side way buttons, and therefore these are present. You can again make your volume buttons to turn your pages or slide your fingers to turn the pages. Thus, you are not at a loss there at all.
These were some apps which will come in handy for you when you are travelling. In a couple of these, you don’t even have to install any apps. You can just pick your app and start reading from within the browser windows. Thus, happy travelling and more importantly happy reading like never before.