If you like reading and you own a Windows Phone, you may know that it isn’t so easy to find a good Ebook reader app. The number of the available apps is quite small and a lot of them are rather useless, either loaded with ads or you need to pay for them. So, we decided to do a little research and present to you some of the best Ebook readers that are available for Windows Phone. Let’s get started:
1. Bookviser Reader
Bookviser Reader is one of the most appreciated eBook readers in the Store. This app has over 4 million users from all over the world, mostly because of its clean user interface and because it offers a long list of features.
Bookviser supports three Ebook formats: ePub , fb2 and txt and offers easy access to a large collection of Ebooks. You have multiple options to create your virtual library on your Windows Phone. First, you need to create a Bookviser account within the app or straight from your browser. Then, you can search and download Ebooks from public catalogs like F eedBooks, Project Gutenberg and Smashword or you can import them from your SD card or from your OneDrive. You can also download books using your web browser and then add them to your Bookviser account, which will automatically synchronize the files across all your Windows devices.
Bookviser also offers multiple customization options. You can set the color themes for day and night, choose the font and size used for displaying the Ebooks, adjust margins and line spacing and select a page turning animation. If you are reading, and you don’t want to go back to the settings menu, you can use the Quick Settings menu to adjust brightness, font size or switch between day/night modes while reading.
Bookviser also lets you work with text. You can copy, translate or share snippets of text, look up for word definitions within the app, highlight words using the grey color and create bookmarks which can be viewed at any time.
If you want access to Premium features such as Multi Color Highlighter, Vintage Paper, Themes, Notes and many others, you’ll have to buy a subscription plan. Bookviser offers monthly, yearly and unlimited subscription plans at 2.17 $, 5.41 $ and 10.73 $.
Overall, we think this is a great app and we strongly recommend it. The minimalist and highly customizable interface, the easy access to a large collection of books, the long list of features and the ability to sync your books across all your Windows devices make this app worth trying, even if you don’t purchase the Premium version. We also like a lot the realistic page turning animation.
Download page : Bookviser Reader
2. Amazon Kindle
Developed by Amazon, the Amazon Kindle app is a good alternative if you don’t want to buy a Kindle device. You have access to over 1 million books in the Kindle Store and you can crea te your own virtual library. We already discussed about its features and user interface in one of our previous guides: How to use the Kindle app for Windows Phone 8.1 to read Ebooks.
We like this app mostly because of its simplicity and the comfortable reading experience, but it definitely needs improvements at some levels. Besides the fact that you can only use Kindle Store as your book source (on other platforms you can also use Calibre), you can’t purchase books within the app and you have to do this using a web browser. We find this approach to be annoying. The app is also pretty basic and lacks features that are present in the Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 apps, such as highlighting text, adding notes or searching for word definitions . On the positive side, we like the fact that you can sync your Ebooks across your devices, and that you can easily customize the reading options.
Download page: Amazon Kindle