Need an Android ereader app
March 6, 2014 7:28 AM Subscribe
In my efforts to turn my Nexus 7 into a great ereader, I've found myself missing features in my current ereader app. Snowflake details inside.
posted by sailoreagle to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Here's a list of features I want (if no app has all of this, I might as well stick with my current one):
- Opens EPUB files (my entire library is in this format)...
-- ...and can pull them in from Dropbox or from an in-browser download.
-- Bonus points, but not essential, for supporting other ebook formats.
- Ability to place books into collections (or bookshelves, or whatever the app wants to call them) that I can name and set in the order I want...
-- ...and arrange said collections in an arbitrary order without having to edit titles to add numbers...
-- ...and when you exit out of a book, the app drops you back into the collection you came from, not the main list of books.
-- It would also be nice (but not essential) if the collections were exclusive. In other words, if I add a book to the "Funny stuff" collection, it doesn't show up in the main list of books, just in that collection.
- Ability to lock at the very least books, but preferably the entire app, in portrait or landscape mode.
- Search, bookmarks, highlights and notes...
-- ...and the ability to get at them from within the book, instead of having to back out of the book and load the "book details" screen from within the list of books.
-- Bonus points, but not essential, for more than one highlight color.
- Customizable color schemes and font sizes...
-- ...and the ability to switch between a "day" (light background, dark text) and a "night" (dark background, light text) color scheme with one or two taps.
-- Ability to choose the font face would be nice, but not essential; ditto the ability to adjust line spacing and alignment.
- Both tapping on the edges of the page and swiping should switch to the previous or next page.
-- Bonus points, but not essential, for a "scrolling" mode ala iBooks.
-- I really can't stand the "3D page turn" feature a lot of apps seem to have, so if it's there, I need to be able to switch it off.
- Ability to adjust brightness from within the book.
-- Bonus points, but not essential, for an "auto-brightness" mode I can toggle from within the book.
I prefer free, but I don't mind paying for the right app. (It has to have everything, though, for me to throw money at it.)