Apps for any bookworm

Jonathan Bue

iReadItNow – (Free for iPhone)
There are a variety of apps that allow users to categorize their books, but iReadItNow does this and goes a step further, tracking the user’s reading history in neat little graphs. Developed by Wonjae Choi, iReadItNow offers the usual perks of  passage highlighting and note taking. Users can also see how long it took to read a book from start to finish as well. Users can also show off their data via Facebook or Twitter for further bragging rights.

eBook Search – (Free and Pro Version $0.99 for iPhone and Android)
For those who like free books, eBook Search by Inkstone Software, Inc. aggregates and allows users to search through a variety of book catalogs including Munseys, Feedbooks, and From the classics, to books by independent authors, those looking to add to their eBook collection need not look any further. Like most apps, the Pro Version of eBook Search is ad-free and offers an even bigger library.  The best part is that this app is compatible with most eBook readers.

Wattpad – (Free for iPhone and Android)
Wattpad is another free app for users who want to read free content. What makes the app stand out, however, is said that the content  is largely user driven and features a variety of genres that include short stories and fanfiction.  Some may be initially put off by what are essentially amateur writers, but for the aspiring writer the Wattpad community may be especially appealing for its ability to get your story read by thousands.

Goodreads – (Free for iPhone and Android)
Goodreads is an app especially good for people in search of a recommendation.  Users can review and rate books they’ve already read, as well as read other user’s reviews. The app also allows for easy filing and a barcode scanner for when you’re on the go and for maintaining a “to read” list.