Books


Audible.com – An Internet provider of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Audible sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs as well as audio versions of magazines and newspapers.

Bluefire Reader – This easy to use and navigate App is fully customizable. All books in ePub or PDF format that use Adobe DRM can be read in Bluefire regardless of where they were purchased or if they were borrowed from the library. The App links to the Feedbooks online store, allowing users to download and read the books found there without leaving the App.

Dictionary.com for Android or Dictionary.com for Apple – A dictionary and thesaurus App with over two million definitions, synonyms and antonyms, all available in the palm of your hand. The App is fast and efficient and includes both phonetic and audio pronunciation of words.

Goodreads – This App allows users to read reviews of books they are considering reading, rate and write reviews of books they’ve read, keep a log of books read, and receive recommendations about books that match their interests.

iBooks – Effectively iTunes for books, this App integrates the purchase of books with the ability to read them in Apple’s typical, integrated fashion. It usefully includes PDF support and your books as well as all bookmarks, highlights and notes will automatically sync across your devices.

Kindle – With iBooks on the iPhone, you might wonder why you should bother with this App. After all, it’s not as pretty as iBooks, nor is there an integrated store (you buy in Safari and sync purchases to the App). However, Kindle offers a massive selection of books and its accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired customers to navigate their libraries.

Kobo Books – Kobo is for those who want an interactive and social reading experience. It allows users to sign into their Facebook and Twitter accounts to share likes, notes and progress as well as see what other people are reading or have liked.

Nook – This App lets you shop the Nook store and find titles tailored to your interests with ultra-personalized recommendations. Then, enjoy an amazing, highly optimized reading experience with your App wherever you go. If you own a Nook tablet you can share your books across both devices if you have this App.

OverDrive Media Console –  This App links to library websites and makes it easy to borrow e-books or audiobooks from your local library. Simply log in with your existing library account and download e-books or audiobooks to the App. When the e-book becomes due, it simply disappears from your device. Late fees are a thing of the past!

Wikipanion – This App gives users quick access to Wikipedia article sections, in-article search, viewing options and bookmarking as well as the ability to tweet about whatever odd fact you’ve just unearthed. The interactive font resizing will also help those who can’t read the smaller text.

 


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