When we talk about reading eBooks, Amazon and Kindle come to our mind at the very first. But not all of us will choose to buy an e-ink device to read eBooks but just on our tablet or cellphone. so here comes the apps which enable us to read eBooks without have an e-ink Reader. With Kindle Prime charging anywhere about $6.5 a month for unlimited plans (in fact not including all the best sellers), we may also feel like getting (free) eBooks from some other public resources. In reality, there are several great apps available that allow us do the job.
This app allows you borrow books from public digital libraries. If there is a library providing your digital books in your town or your school, you can easily get those free books with this app. It is pretty easy to use, just type in the library’s name you will find it, the app also provides you to find libraries upon locations.
But not everyone can lend books via this app, almost every public digital library requires you input your library card number and the pin code to prove your qualification for lending books.
This app has integrated Feedbooks by default, as the public domains download website which as famous as Gutenberg, it provides you thousands of millions free eBooks to read.
Entering the app, you can see a tab called “Get Books” in the bottom navigator, press it you will be lead to another interface. Then you can get those classical public domains from Feedbooks, Books a Million, BoB and Diesel eBook store.
By the way, BlueFire Reader is also the provider of Sony eReader App.
This is not a “particular” reader app, in fact it’s just a web-based “cloud-reader”, you can access to it with your Android phone’s web browser, I recommend you visit it with Chrome for Android to get the best view..
To add books to your Ibis library, you can upload ePub files from your computer or Android phone, or you can also add a catalog upon its url on your computer. Then your library will saved on Ibis, you can access to it on any mobile device without installing an app.
Maybe you are thinking it is a bit complex for operating this app, but I promise that you will be addicted to this app after the learning curve. Let me take an example, assume you are in a group which focus on reading eBook and they share those books in Dropbox or just a FTP server, with this app you can get all of resources become your private cloud library. Ibis Reader also has integrated Feedbooks as its default public domain library.
Moon+ Reader is almost an omnipotent reading app, and to be honest it’s my favorite one in this list. Besides those abundant customization settings, it also provide you two ways to get eBook from public resources, one is from web page (URL) or OPDS server like Calibre, another is the built-in libraries, you can see it clearly in the image above.
I’ve explained how to play some tricks with web page resources, now let’s focus on the OPDS method. All the eBook lovers should have known the Calibre, if you want to access to someone’s Calibre library with Moon+ Reader, you should confirm you are in the same WiFi network, then let him switch on the content server feature on Calibre, the input his [IP:8080] in Moon+ Reader’s add source window. You will be free to get his entire library.