Our 6 Favourite Apps to Rekindle Your Love of Books
Posted on 19th April 2017 in Lifestyle
Written by James Marren
“Thou degenerate flap-mouthed pumpion!” If a Blackadder stretched-vocabulary insult isn’t enough of an incentive to enjoy more literature, perhaps our list of book apps can be the catalyst for your (e)book reading renaissance. Prompted by World Book Day (and knowing how short of time we all are), I’ve asked around the office for recommendations of the best apps currently available to encourage you to reach for a novel rather than the remote.
The Goodreads app aims to help readers discover new books that interest them, offering reviews, recommendations, and more. Perhaps our favourite feature is the barcode scanner, which lets you scan in books that you find at the library or your local bookstore before adding them to your ‘to-read’ shelf. Goodreads works a little like Spotify in that its algorithm is very adept at providing great suggestions of books that you will likely enjoy based on your previous choices.
2. Free Books
“Thou clouted swag-bellied malt-horse!”
You can choose from over 4 million books on Google Play and take your favourites with you for reading offline. We love the flexibility Google Play Books for Chrome offers, as you can use just about any device you own to read any book, anywhere. We’re also fans of the ability to change font and layout, while you’ll find adding notes to margins particularly useful when reading business related books such as the 4-hour workweek.