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Top three apps for reading free books

Aldiko Book Reader  

Despite what several polls say about the declining reading habits among students, bookworms are thriving. Hundreds of writers emerge every year and there's no dearth of readers for their books. However, it's not always possible to keep buying books or going to the library. Here are some apps that can help you read your favourite books for free at your own convenience.

Aldiko Book Reader

Nothing can replace the feeling of holding a book in your hands while reading it, but this app comes close. It provides a fully customised experience and allows you to adjust the font size, font type, font and background colours, margin, alignment, line spacing as well as brightness to best suit your preference. The app supports night-time reading and has been customised for Android phone as well as tablets. You can also create a bookmark and jump to different chapters from the table of contents. It has an excellent database of free books and inbuilt dictionary. (http://bit.ly/1kzr4lk)

Wattpad — Free Books

This handy app has a huge community of active members. It allows one to connect with both readers as well as writers. You can search for books based on popular genres or topics, share what you feel about the books you have read, and also take part in discussions. You can save the books you have read to your virtual library and check out what your friends are reading. The books can be downloaded for offline reading as well. Based on your reading pattern, the app recommends other similar books which might interest you. You can follow various popular authors who have a page on the app. The best part is you can write and share your own story too, which will be read by your friends and other members. (http://bit.ly/1eu1dba)

Moon + reader

This is one of the most advanced reading apps. Its features include day and night mode switcher; options such as search, bookmark, themes, navigation and font size; five auto-scroll modes; ‘Keep your eyes healthy’ options for long-duration reading and real page-turning effect, among others. You can highlight the text while reading, make annotations and check the meaning of difficult words with the help of an in-built dictionary. You can download book from the Net Library and read them offline. The app supports 40 different languages. (http://bit.ly/1eLIyb3)

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