10 best literature apps for Android
Literature is a bit of a niche topic in the app world. Typically, most people find what they’re looking for through Google searches and eBook readers. Still, there are some good literature apps available on mobile platforms. Most of them are e-readers, but there are other decent apps for fans of literature as well. Either way, here are the best literature apps for Android!
Price: Free / Book fees vary
Amazon Kindle is one of the more obvious literary applications. Most (if not all) of the biggest writers publish here, but there’s also a good variety of freelance writers and old classics. The app itself works as expected most of the time. You can sync your library, use a night mode, customize the text size, and more. Amazon Prime members ($ 119.99 per year) can read a pretty impressive selection of books for free. Amazon also maintains a collection of completely free and copyright-free books. The app is a bit heavy, but otherwise it works fine.
Price: Free / Book costs vary / $ 14.95 to $ 22.95 per month
Audible is a popular audiobook platform. It allows you to listen to books instead of reading them. Nothing like reading a book. However, you can’t always read. It is especially ideal for listening to books while driving, at work or in other activities where reading is not always possible. The service is quite expensive. However, the app includes a bunch of titles, a 30-day free trial, offline support, and more. There is no promo code here. This list is not sponsored by Audible or anything. It’s just a decent literature app.
Price: Free trial / $ 14.99 per year
CLZ Books is a great resource for book collectors. You can easily track your books by scanning the ISBN code on the book. The app adds it to your small database and you can keep track of the books you own. You can even add things like cover images etc. There is also a database in the app, syncing between devices, and a wishlist for the books you want. It even has decent organizational features, such as author, year, date of purchase, and page count. There is a free trial for the service and after that it costs a very reasonable $ 14.99 per year.
Price: Free / $ 9.99 per month (optional)
Feedly is one of the few remaining good RSS applications. It’s good for a lot of things and subjects. It allows you to follow the websites, blogs and news sites that you like. The app also works for literature fans. You find blogs and sites that talk about new books or literature in general. Feedly keeps them all in one place for easy recall. It’s completely free, with no in-app purchases or ads. In addition, it is cross-platform between mobile and PC, Mac and even Linux (via a Chrome extension). It also integrates with a bunch of other apps.
Price: Free with ads
GoodReads is the largest social network for readers that we know of. This fulfills many functions. It connects people who like similar types of books. In addition, people can consult the books they read for other people. It also comes with a reading list, status updates, page number updates, and a barcode reader. The barcode reader places your physical books in your digital library. You can’t read them there, but it can show others what you have. Between that and the navigation, you can find a lot of good information. The next best option is to find groups on Facebook or Reddit. However, these only work very well.
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Google Play Books
Google Play Books is an ebook platform similar to Amazon Kindle. You can buy all kinds of books, sync them between your devices, and read whatever you want. It also offers a selection of free books as well as magazines, guides and all kinds of other publications. It even supports comics. The app itself works offline, has a night mode, and some text customizations. The app has occasional glitches, but it generally works quite well.
Price: Free / UP TO $ 2.49
Literary Terms is a good educational app for literature fans. It includes a glossary of a set of various words, terms and expressions associated with literature. That’s basically all the app does. It has an old but functional user interface with tons of different words. It’s not hard to navigate or anything like that. There is also a search tool that worked well in our testing. You can download the app for free. There is an optional cost for the pro version.
Price: Free / $ 4.99
FBReader is a pretty decent eBook reader. The reader supports a variety of eBook formats including EPUB (and EPUB3), AZW3 (Kindle), FB2, RTF, DOC, HTML, and plain text. An optional plugin also adds PDF support. There are a bunch of great reading apps out there. However, we liked this one because it’s fast, light, simple, and customizable. Moon + Reader is also very popular in this space. We have our list of the best eBook readers for Android related under the first paragraph of this list if you want more recommendations!
OverDrive is a great app for literature fans. The app lets you borrow audiobooks, e-books, and other content from your local library. Of course, your local library has to support OverDrive for this to work. However, if so, you can easily borrow things without leaving the comfort of your home. Since the products are digital, there are no late fees and you can easily sync all your data between devices. All you need is a valid library account and you should be good to go. It has a few flaws here and there, but it’s also a completely free and legal source of ebooks, so it’s hard to complain too much mcuh.
Price: Free / $ 3.99 per month / $ 29.99 per year
There are a lot of good and bad things about Reddit. However, its ability to bring people together around similar interests is undeniable and that includes lovers of literature. There are a variety of literary subtitles dedicated to the world of literature, playlists, regional and geographic writing styles, works by famous artists, etc. Just find the niche you want to engage with and go crazy. Just make sure you read the subreddit rules so you don’t get banned.
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