Best readers for Android – top 7 free apps

Reading books is a useful and also fashionable activity. Due to the fact that a person is constantly immersed in new information, he develops his imagination and enriches his vocabulary. In addition, reading is not a bad distraction and helps cope with stress. In recent years, especially popular were electronic books. Manufacturers have taken care of the fact that the user always had at hand a whole library, with no need to carry a huge number of books.

Developers offer a wide range of free applications for reading books, with many special applications supported by a particular operating system Android. We have made a review of the best apps to make it easier for you to choose the right one and have continuous and, importantly, free access to a huge number of bestsellers from world famous writers.

The rating of the best readers on Android includes the following programs

  • eReader Prestigio;
  • AlReader;
  • FullReader;
  • FBReader;
  • eBoox;
  • Moon+ Reader;
  • Google Play Books.

Below we will dwell in more detail on the description of the technical requirements and characteristics of the applications, their features, advantages and disadvantages. As examples, we will provide feedback from users who have managed to assess the work of the readers on their own merits.

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eReader Prestigio

eReader Prestigio

A free reader that is popular with book lovers. It combines a nice design with a well-chosen library and open access to many works in different genres. The text display is of high quality, the settings are completely up to the user’s wishes. You can independently find a book on the Internet or read an already downloaded one to your device. Another plus is the absence of annoying ads and spam. The program installs quickly and works without bugs. Supports a variety of formats, including TXT, DOCX, PDF. You can download it in Google Play.

Application size, in MB

20

Access to the library

free

Interactive elements.

built-in shopping, the user shares the library with others

Price: 0 to 6999 rubles.

Pros of

  • perfect design;
  • the variability of settings;
  • support of different formats;
  • downloading books directly from the Internet;
  • work on devices with older versions of Android;
  • no advertising;
  • free access to the program.

Minuses

  • not found.
I really like the application, I used to use other programs before, but this one is beyond praise! Its great variety of options, support for not often used book formats, and no ads! The only thing – I want to add the cover manually, because many books from the Internet are without it, and get ugly design. I’d love to add a cover manually, otherwise many books on the Internet won’t have one, and it’s not nice looking. But other than that, the app is well designed and detailed, I recommend it!

AlReader

AlReader

The design of the interface is quite peculiar, but it does not affect the wide functionality and capabilities of the program. The application is popular and is downloaded by millions of book lovers, and inside is reading and working with documents. The design plays a secondary role, because in the foreground comes to the intensive work, the absence of bugs, the constant correction of any errors that arise. It seems as if the developers don’t leave their seats 24/7, as AlReader is one of the frequently updated applications. Russian language support, absence of ads and “omnivisionality” when it comes to formats are the key advantages of the application. You can connect Fora Dictionary to the program for easy translation into other languages. See Best translators for Android.

Built-in interactivity

no

Software size, in MB

6

Access

free

Price: free.

Pros of

  • support of different electronic formats;
  • work with documents;
  • downloading books from the Internet;
  • library intelligently designed and structured;
  • Russian-language version;
  • absence of advertising and spam;
  • free access to various functions.

Minuses

  • There are issues with the design.
I love the reader! I know what to compare it to, I've been using e-resources and reading from my smartphone for over five years now. But all the time there were problems - then my eyes got tired, then the functionality is too poor that it is impossible to customize the program, then there is no chance at all to read a book in a certain format. But with this reader AlReader I looked at reading electronic books from a different angle, and I am completely satisfied. The functionality, the individual settings and the quality of the text display is amazing! You too can read with pleasure, I highly recommend it.

FullReader

FullReader

FullReader is ideal for those who are not thrilled with cushy and overloaded apps. The interface is intuitive and easy to use, although the functionality of the reader is much narrower than in other presented applications. Personalization settings are simply absent, but different document formats are supported. Built in navigation on the library and books, chapters. The text is of low quality, but you can play with the size. The program compensates for the shortcomings of an excellent speed, even on devices with previous versions of Android. The free program does not allow access to many features, but the available ones are enough for reading.

File size, in MB

27

Access to books

free

Interactive

purchases from the application

Price: 0 to 8099 rubles.

Pros of

  • work with different formats;
  • easy operation;
  • well-structured library;
  • navigation by chapter;
  • fast work on different versions of devices.

Minuses

  • weak design;
  • poor functionality.
Despite a lot of limitations, it is a pleasure to read. No matter what anyone says, many indicators are very subjective. For me, for example, I don’t need a million functions, because a reader is just a reader for reading books and documents. For the rest we have different packages such as Office and others. I advise you the program, don’t listen to anyone.
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FBReader

FBReader

A good free app for reading books. Developers offer both free and paid version, equipped with advanced functionality. But you do not have to spend money, because the usual reading is done in the free version. A simple interface and a large number of settings provide variability in appearance and text display. Customizable font, background, built-in special antialiasing function. In the application there are no ads, but pop up notifications of upcoming updates and additions to the library. Different reading formats are available, not limiting users.

Application size, in MB

varies depending on device

Access to the library

free of charge

Interactive elements

in-app purchases

Price: free.

Pros of

  • clear interface;
  • support for different formats;
  • settings depend on the wishes of users;
  • nice design;
  • functionality even in the free version;
  • Russian language support;
  • no ads and annoying spam.

Minuses

  • not found.
Been using the app for about 5 years. The only serious drawback I found was the lack of support for newer versions of Word. But otherwise a good combination of functionality and work with different devices on Android. I recommend the application to all my book-loving friends, who also generally give good feedback. Periodically encountered difficulties, especially at first, but the program has built-in tips.

eBoox

eBoox

A reader with a decent interface. With its library of thousands of books, users can download them and choose the cover art. The program helps search for books in the global network, supports different formats without restrictions. The application is free and can be downloaded from Google Play. Built-in paid content involves expanding existing settings, but users in the reviews note - and the free version is quite suitable for reading and having a great time.

File size, in MB

28

Access to books

free

Interactive

Availability of paid content

Price: 0 to 249 rubles.

Pros of

  • quality lined library;
  • search for free books online;
  • format support;
  • easy to manage settings;
  • The free version is equipped with full functionality;
  • fast operation on different devices.

Minuses

  • not found.
Not a bad app. I downloaded it to my device and it was constantly lagging, but it looked like the developers fixed a lot of bugs quickly. Now reading in the program is a pleasure, I adjust the font size and style myself. And even after resetting the book loads from where I left off. No ads, no spam, no notifications – my impressions are positive!

Moon+ Reader

Moon+ Reader

Not a bad reader with a simplified interface and updated functionality. Supported in-app purchases, but general access does not require payment. User selects settings, adjusts text size and font format. Different languages are built in, the program searches for books on the Internet, makes special selections based on the interests of users. Technical support is constantly working, and newcomers get a lot of tips inside the application.

Built-in interactivity

depends on the device

Software size, in MB

Device version dependent

Access

free of charge

Price: from 0 to 85 rubles.

Pros of

  • updated interface;
  • the presence of tips at the initial stage of using the program;
  • night theme;
  • no ads;
  • built-in purchases depend on the version of the device;
  • support of different formats.

Minuses

  • not found.
If you’re still in doubt about whether to download the app, my answer is YES! And YES! First of all, the settings are individual according to the user’s wishes. Second, bookmarks and highlights are placed on the text. For example, if I liked a certain phrase, I just highlighted it, and then returned. Thirdly, it is not necessary to download the book specifically in Pdf or DOCX, as the application supports different formats, automatically identifying them. There is information about the number of pages, how much time is left to read a chapter.

Google Play Books

Google Play Books

Despite the popularity of the reader, users note a very poor functionality. Although reviews are mostly positive, and they relate to the ease of use, downloads and technical aspects. The developers allow you to read only those books that are already uploaded to the Google library. But it is worth paying tribute - the range is constantly updated with new works in different styles. The reader is automatically installed on Android devices, and reading content from Google Play is perfect. Intuitive and simple interface, support for different languages, including English, Italian and French. The quality of the displayed text varies according to the user's wishes.

Application size, in MB

varies depending on device

Access to the library

free of charge

Interactive elements

digital shopping

Price: free.

Pros of

  • The best app suitable for reading content from Google Play;
  • clear and intuitive customizable interface;
  • fast operation, regardless of device version;
  • support for different languages;
  • expanded digital library;
  • no ads inside the app.

Minuses

  • poor functionality;
  • books must be purchased additionally.
Good app. The books I downloaded on my old phone now work in the new one. It is easy to read, the settings are selected and vary according to my wishes. I highlight text, check boxes and make bookmarks. No problems with the download, and the free version works as it should.
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