Reading books is a useful and enjoyable pastime. However, it is not always possible to carry your favorite paper novel with you. It’s good that in the 21st-century people have smartphones that can hold a whole library of e-books. Your phone or tablet is always at hand, so you can indulge in reading at any convenient time. However, to get the most out of the process, you need to have not only an interesting book but also a convenient and comfortable reader.
Moon + Reader 6.5
When it comes to readers for Android devices, one of the first apps that comes to mind is Moon + Reader. The program is distinguished by a wide selection of interface settings, which allows any user to customize it to suit their needs and preferences. You can change the type and size of the font, the size of the spaces between words.
The app also offers 24 customizable read control operations, including touching the screen, swiping, or pressing hardware buttons. You can even customize page turning animation or enable automatic scrolling. There are several options for light and dark themes.
Like many other readers, the first time you launch Moon + Reader, it will scan the device’s memory and show all the files that can be imported into the library. It is worth noting that the application supports most of the existing formats, namely: EPUB, PDF, DJVU, AZW3, MOBI, FB2, PRC, CHM, CBZ, CBR, UMD, DOCX, ODT, RTF, TXT, HTML, MD (MarkDown), WEBP, RAR, ZIP, as well as OPDS directories (Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks, WebNovel are available by default). By the way, the start screen looks like a stylish bookshelf.
The library supports sorting by author, tags, and catalog.
ReadEra is another application with a user-friendly interface and highly customizable. You can customize the reading mode and automatic page-turning. Color schemes, fonts, line spacing, hyphenation, alignment, brightness, and much more are also adjustable.
There is a possibility of quick access to reading settings, table of contents, bookmarks, notes, and so on. And most importantly, ReadEra supports multi-document mode, which allows you to read several books at the same time by opening them in split-screen mode. And the application reads formats, including FB2, PDF, EPUB, DOC, DOCX, RTF, DJVU, MOBI, AZW3, TXT, ODT, CHM, RAR, and ZIP.
In the library, books are arranged in a list. Shows the cover, title of the work, name of the author, format, and file control buttons. There is the ability to sort by name, file format or size, date modified or read, as well as by the title of the book. There is also a section “I am reading now”, where the started books are located. You can purchase ReadEra Premium (590 rubles) to support the developer, as well as get access to additional settings for the look of the library, the ability to install custom fonts, and other pleasant, but not critical bonuses.
One of the most stylish reading apps on Android devices is eboox. Nice and user-friendly interface with a choice of light and dark themes. The set of settings is pretty standard: brightness, font, page background color. You can turn on scrolling with the volume buttons, auto-change the backlight, and change the animation of the transition to the next page.
The application implements text search, quotation highlighting, and other similar functions. eBoox allows you to sync your library through Google Drive. There is no advertising in the application, but it is supported by voluntary donations.
The library is implemented approximately as in ReadEra – as a list. But there is also a Shelves tab where you can manually create book selections. By the way, when installing, eBoox automatically adds several famous works to the library, as well as a guide for uploading files to the application.
The following formats are supported: FB2, EPUB, PDF, DOC, DOCX, MOBI, PRC, TXT, RTF, ODT, HTML, CBR, CBZ, ZIP and RAR. In addition, eBoox supports downloading books from online libraries. Directly from the application you can get into paid and free catalogs in English (Amazon, OpenBookPublishers), French, Portuguese and Italian.
AlReader is an application with the most minimalistic design. Moreover, this reader is quite multifunctional. To begin with, it supports most of the well-known formats, including FB2, FB3, FBZ, TXT, EPUB, HTML, DOC, DOCX, ODT, RTF, MOBI, PRC (PalmDoc), TCR, ZIP and GZ. Some book formats (FB2, TXT) can even be edited inside the application.
There is a function of reading aloud. Support for network libraries is provided. In reading mode, you can adjust the type and size of fonts, color, styles, shadows, indents and other parameters. You can customize the animation of page turning and automatic scrolling of text.
When starting AlReader for the first time, the user is offered to read a small manual on using the application. Next, the application will scan the device’s memory and create a library. No bookshelves or other decorations. Document management is performed through a drop-down menu.
There are also application settings, actions with files, books, and so on. Sometimes control in the menu may seem inconvenient since the transition to the main items is carried out with the button “One level up”. Later, when the user opens the application, he is immediately transferred to the page where he left off the last time.