Ever heard of the phrase, “Readers are Leaders”? Well, this is entirely true but for some of us reading isn’t even the challenge. It is getting what to read and how to read especially when on long vacations and all we want is to keep our mind engaged without taking a separate bag or box full of books! These top 10 free reading apps allow you the luxury of reading many books on the go.
Ranging from educational to entertainment to professional books to read, I have got just the app for you!
In my quest to make reading much easier and affordable, I came across several reading apps and after careful selection, I have decided to share some with you.
And guess what? They are all free reading apps! Be you an android or ios user. All you need do is keep a charger close, take your pick of these excellent free reading apps, and you’ll never be without something to read again.
These free reading apps are free to download and also offer free books through their app.
This reading interface supports most popular ebook formats, and is extremely customizable, so that you can create your own online reading environment. Access reads through your library or bring your own books by uploading to Google Drive and connecting to the app.
This app lets you connect to your local library and access anything within its database, including both e-books and audiobooks, and even watch video, by simply connecting your library card. Warning, you won’t be able to check out books if you have delinquent fees, not that I know this from experience or anything.
The most interesting feature for this app is its highly customizable reading interface. Enables reading for ePub, PDF, and Adobe DRM encrypted files, and lets you shop for new reads within the app, including many free classics. If you opt to pay for the Premium version, you can add as many audiobooks as you wish, as well as highlight and leave notes as you read.
This network allows authors to promote exciting new works to eager readers, making it a great place to discover new favorites. Geared toward social reading, it allows you to share thoughts via notes as you read.
Android, iOS, Microsoft
A great way to discover new authors with freebie chapters, short stories, and even novels. Syncs right into your Kindle Fire.
FREE DOWNLOAD, PAY FOR BOOKS OR SUBSCRIPTION
These are free reading apps to download, but from there you pay for a book subscription. Many are quite affordable.
Amazon’s ereader platform. Access your Kindle ebooks on any device, synced so you can pick up where you left off, and sync to Goodreads. They also offer some free Kindle books through the app.
Android, iOS, Mac, PC
(Pssst, want to give Kindle a try for free? Here you go.)
For the Amazon holdouts, the Barnes & Nobles ereader’s companion app will let you sync your reading experience to your smartphone or desktop so your books can come with you anywhere. It also now features a serial reading experience.
Android, iOS, Windows
Structured more like TV than novels, Serial Box offers episode-sized pieces of stories on a weekly basis, developed by teams of writers. The app offers both text and audio versions of each story, with the ability to switch between the two as you go.
Android, iOS, Desktop
Amazon’s audiobook subscription service, with different levels so you can scale based on your listening pace.
Android, iOS, Windows Phone; syncs to any Amazon device, laptops, and many others
Another robust app with the usual features like highlighting, custom recommendations and the like. Kobo is not as big as Kindle or Nook, but is about as robust and emphasizes a more “indie shop” experience.
Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows, Desktop.
If you have used any one of our list of top 10 free reading apps, do leave a comment below.