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Top 7 apps to download books on Android

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Although books will never go out of fashion, eBooks and audiobooks have gained popularity as they’re more portable and accessible. With these advancements, you can now carry an entire library consisting of thousands of books in your small device and can read it on the go. If you’re a book buff and can’t put yours down, here is a list of seven apps where you can download ebooks so that the reading never has to stop.

Amazon Kindle

Developer: Amazon Mobile LLC | Size: Varies by the device | Price: Free with in-app purchases.Top 7 apps to download books on Android | Candid.Technology This is, by far, the best book reading app available. The app boasts a record collection of over seven million books in various genres such as romance, fiction, non-fiction, among others.

For those with Amazon Prime membership, you can download and read ebooks with no additional costs. Apart from that, if you are preparing for competitive examinations, Kindle has just the right books for you. The app has in-built Wikipedia support, instant translations alongwith dictionary support.

You can download Kindle from Play Store here and Apple Store here

Google Play Books

Developer: Google LLC | Size: Varies by device  | Price: Free with in-app purchases.

Google Play Books allows you to choose from millions of ebooks, comics, textbooks and audiobooks. You can buy ebooks on the go without subscribing. Here, the users can also download the samples of the ebooks before purchasing them. This app also has free ebooks of most of the classics such as 1984, Complete works of Sherlock Holmes, among others.

You can download Google Play Books here


Developer: Audible, Inc | Size: 24MB  | Price: Free with in-app purchases. Here is your one-stop destination for quality audiobooks as well as ebooks. Apart from the books, you can read the top news stories with daily updates from newspapers like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

You can try the app free for 30 days, and after that, if you like the experience, you can buy the premium version. You will get two audiobooks per month, and even if you cancel the subscription, you can keep the ebooks that came with your subscription or bought otherwise forever.

You can download Audible from Play Store here and Apple Store here

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Kobo Books

Developer: Kobo Books | Size: Varies by device  | Price: Free with in-app purchases. This app lets you customise the reading experience by allowing the users to adjust fonts as well as brightness. You can read the ebooks in nine languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, among others.

Kobo books also support audiobooks in United States, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

You can download Kobo books from Play Store here


Developer: | Size: Varies by device  | Price: Free with in-app purchases. This is one of the most positive rated books downloading apps on Google Play. This app promotes community reading where the users can share their stories on Wattpad. Moreover, if you are a talented writer, then Wattpad provides you with the opportunity to connect with global entertainment companies.

Also, you can create your library and can sync your account to start reading from where you have left.

Click here to download Wattpad on Play Store and here to download it from Apple Store.

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Aldiko Book Reader

Developer: De Marque | Size: 16 MB  | Price: Free with in-app purchases. The app supports a multitude of platforms such as EPUB, PDF as well as Adobe DRM. The app provides users with maximum customisation where users can import their files to read it, can add their favourite catalogues and can adjust the font size and brightness. This app also supports night-time reading. It also has a library of 25,000+ audiobooks.

Also, if you want, you can purchase the premium version of Aldiko book reader premium for INR 1,100.

You can download the free version of Aldiko Book Reader here and the premium version here.


Developer: ReaderaLLC | Size: 11 MB  | Price: Free with in-app purchases. This is also a good app with no ads to interfere with your book searching experience. You can read the books in all formats including PDF, EPUB, WORD DOC as well as MOBI, among others. Here, users can read books without having to register.

Other features include auto-saving mode, dark mode, zoom, and others.

You can download ReadEra here.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here:

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