10 apps for those who love books but cannot let go of their phone

  1. Goodreads

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Who hasn’t heard about Goodreads? Well, we hope you have it on your phone because this app helps you review, recommend and keep a track of the books you’re reading, and one day hope to read. Download it and join a community of about 40 million bibliophiles.

 

2. Juggernaut

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Juggernaut Books is India’s first smartphone publishing house and some of their best reads are app only. You read stories from authors like William Dalrymple, Rujuta Diwekar, Sunny Leone, Twinkle Khanna, Suketu Mehta, Meena Kandasamy, Rohit Vemula, Arundhati Roy, Preeti Shenoy, Shiv Aroor, Sushant Singh, Kanhaiya Kumar, AND you can also use their platform to become an author yourself! Ain’t that a win-win?

 

3. Audiobooks from Audible

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Find yourself spending more time on the road than curled up in your bed with a book? Worry not, dear bibliophile, for Audible is your new best friend. Download the app, choose a book and immerse yourself in the wonders of a well-narrated story.

 

4. Storytel

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Another fantastic audiobook app that’s got a beautiful interface, an ever-expanding list of titles and some truly smart features.

 

5. Epic!

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Think your child is addicted to the screen? Let them be. Download this app for it is the #1 children’s ebook library, offering unlimited access to over 25,000 high-quality children’s books. It’s an unlimited library your kids can take anywhere!

 

6. Kindle

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You don’t need the Kindle device to use this one. Get over 1.5 million books at your fingertips on your phone. The interface is simple, clean and easy to use. You can read free books, shop for books, use the built-in dictionary, and read book samples on this one.

 

7. Libib

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Do you own too many books at home with more getting delivered soon? Have you lost track of the ones you have, the ones you’ve loaned and the ones you cannot locate? This is the app for you. Libib is an online catalog for your books. It allows you to scan in your books, movies, music and video games. Pretty neat, huh?

 

8. Comixology

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Love comics? This is the app for you. Explore over 1,00,000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga from Marvel, DC, Image, and more. You can buy books in-app and get instant access to all your titles on all your devices.

 

9. Serial Box

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This app is the Netflix for readers. Here, stories unfold in episodes, week after week. The ‘episodes’, or chapters, are available in audio and text, and you can read them as stand-alone pieces or binge-read a kickass larger plot. They release a new episode of their serials every week and each series run for seasons of 10-16 weeks.

 

10. Gerty

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When reading a good book, we often find ourselves wanting to record our reaction to a phrase, a sentence or a paragraph. A pen and paper might now always be handy, and this is where Gerty comes to the rescue.  It is an eBook reader, a journal, a notes app all rolled into one!

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