Kobo Books

Kobo Books

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Reading life feature
  • eBooks database
  • Social features
  • UI
Cons
  • Nothing special
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"The social reading experience"

Reviewed by / Jun 15, 2012

Kobo eBooks is both a virtual library and eBook reader from a social approach

No matter if you're a e-reading newbie or veteran, Kobo eBooks provides a platform for all readers types from where you can find books, download or purchase them and read them from your Android device. However, its added-value feature is "Reading life" feature, what makes reading more social and challenging.

Although you can use the app without signing up, we recommend you to register to have full access ("Reading life" is an only-registered users features, for example). You can "Discover" new ebooks seeking them by category (featured, what's new, most popular, cheap reads, biography, contemporary fiction....) or browse by keyword, title, author. Likewise there's a matching engine that highlight ebooks that you may be interested.

You can download previews from ebooks, access your personal library (downloaded books) and read them, wherever, whenever. You can add books to your library from e-mail, the web or your Dropbox accounts.

You can also rate books and read reviews from other users. Reading layout is great: just swipe forward or back to turn page. From settings you can change font size, select text and post to Facebook wall the "book you're reading" or specific notes. One of the feature we like most is that users can comment in any page of the book (watch out spoilers) and reply other users.

Let's talk about "Reading Life" feature: it tracks your reading activity (total read time, books in progress, % completed, page turned, books completed, pages on average, page per session, minutes per session...). What's more, you can win awards by reading (they're badges actually) like "the Twain award", "Scout leader" or "Fully loaded"... there are up to 20.

Join the eBooks community where everything is readable and shareable.

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Developer's original description available here
With Kobo, you can read eBooks on your Android smartphone or tablet anywhere, anytime.

Download the Kobo app and browse from over 4 million free and best-selling eBooks, magazines, comics and children's books.

See our top Free eBooks: http://store.kobobooks.com/Collection/free-ebooks

With Kobo’s reading app, you’re able to:

•Pick up right where you left off. We’ll sync your bookmarks, notes, and highlights, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

•Experience the rich, colorful environment of the world's best magazines.* Our exclusive Guided Reading feature lets you breeze through articles for an uninterrupted read. You can seamlessly navigate through the article all with a simple tap.

•Customize your reading experience. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer; try Night Mode for easier nighttime reading; and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode to read how you like.

•Enjoy first chapter previews for thousands of select books.

•Make your reading a social experience with Reading Life™. You can track how long it takes to read a book, earn fun and surprising awards, and much more.

•Add books to your Library from email, the web, or your Dropbox account. You can even read books from your local public library.

•Share ideas with Kobo Pulse™. Find out who in the Kobo Community is reading what you are and discuss what you've read with them.

•Post your activities to Facebook. See what your friends are reading and share quotes, notes, and book reviews to friends.

•Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, or Japanese.

* Magazines available in US, Canada, UK, Italy and France.
**For users upgrading and are not able to open their books, please uninstall and reinstall the app. Sorry for this inconvenience as we are working with Google to solve this problem that is affecting the Kobo app and other apps.

Recently changed in this version

In this update:
· A new menu to browse your Library, collections, and the Kobo Store
· Instant previews of books
· Improved book recommendations with our new Taste Profile
· A dismiss button for recommendations near the end of your book
· Support for Android Lollipop


Lists with Kobo Books

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Emmanuel Lund, Segedprogi, Reviewed by Anna Grace.

Comments and ratings for Kobo Books
  • (48)

    by Steven Swainston on 03/01/2015

    Good app works well and links with my kobo easily

  • (48)

    by Lavonna Salahuddin on 03/01/2015

    I absolutely love this app. There's. Just one bad thing is if you don't bookmark the page it will take you to the last place you read at instead of where you are right now

  • (48)

    by Simon Goldbroch on 03/01/2015

    The app works pretty well and even looks nice, but don't ever bother trying to download a preview to see if you like a book. All you get is the table of contents. If I need to use kindle or google to get a preview then I might as well buy the book from them too.

  • (48)

    by Olamide Ayeni on 03/01/2015

    Haven't read a lot on it but all the ones I've read have been great and easy to find.

  • (48)

    by Craig Stewart on 03/01/2015

    Book sorting leaves something to be desired, otherwise pretty good.

  • (48)

    by Mel Sellman on 03/01/2015

    Love this app. As I have physical problems it makes it so much easier to read my favourite books without the pain from holding heavy novels. Just love it ☺

  • (48)

    by Lalit Pant on 03/01/2015

    The store needs better organization and sorting

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