Reading and buying books online instead of buying the ‘real thing’ has become very popular over the last few years. Seniors, especially travelling seniors, recognise the advantages of electronic or eBooks as they take up no room in the van for one thing and can be bought anywhere there is an internet connection of course.
In my review of the Kindle app I mentioned the need to buy books through Amazon but there are other ways to get eBooks – from public libraries for instance. Aldiko Book Reader also provides the ability to purchase or download free public domain books (usually classics or non-fiction) or to import EPUB, PDF or Adobe eBooks. If you already have a collection of eBooks, they can be imported into the Aldiko library too – if you want to find some free, well let’s just say if you know what you are doing and have heard of torrents then it is very simple.
I prefer Aldiko for reading over the Kindle app as the experience is better in my opinion. There is a night mode that is simply switched to (white on black instead of the usual reverse) and print size and brightness are easily managed while reading. The app retains your place in the book of course even if the app is closed completely.
There is also a global search function which is handy for manuals and other non-fiction eBooks too.
Give Aldiko a try and let us know what you think.
Aldiko Book Reader
Price : FREE
Size : 13Mb
Needs : Android 2.3+