25 iOS Reading Apps For Your Enjoyment

Reading on Your iPad

The iPad, iPod touch and iPhone make for a amazing reading devices. They fit comfortably in your hands, and are in full color with backlit screens, so you can read in the dark without disturbing your spouse. It’s easy to use because you can download books for Kindle, iBooks or Nook. Plus the many, many that are available as apps, free self-published PDF books and more. iOS opens all of those.

On top of that, devices like the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, new iPad and the current generation iPod touch are equipped with the Retina Display. This makes it awesome for reading. It’s beautiful.

 

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 900,000* books in the Kindle Store. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.

Introducing the MARVEL COMICS app, a revolutionary new way to experience the Marvel Universe on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes! Download hundreds of comic books featuring your favorite characters -— including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and more — on your mobile device with the touch of a button. You’ll experience Marvel’s greatest series and stories like never before, with your choice of guided view (an animated, panel-by-panel path through the comic), or by using regular device controls to zoom and pan your way through pages of sizzling story and amazing artwork!

This interactive experience brings the era and events to life as never before: turn some of the darkest pages of history, zoom-in on high-quality photographs, watch animated maps and archive videos that retrace events, and interact with carefully selected documents of the time.

Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch’s screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines!

Named Apple’s iPad App of the year and one of TIME’s Top 50 Innovations, Flipboard creates a personalized magazine out of everything being shared with you. Flip through your Facebook newsfeed, tweets from your Twitter timeline, photos from Instagram friends and much more.

Your subscription will auto-renew unless you cancel 24 hours before the subscription runs out. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time from your iTunes account settings. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during an active subscription period.

The app is free to download and includes free access to the editor’s highlights – a weekly selection of six must-read articles from each week’s edition of The Economist.
Digital and print subscribers to The Economist receive unrestricted access to each week’s full print edition on iPad and iPhone.

Read books on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad! Lexcycle Stanza brings the digital book revolution to your pocket with a reading interface that is unrivaled in its clarity and ease of use. With over 4 million downloads around the world, Stanza has become an iPhone phenomenon, and is featured as one of the top three Apple favorites in their “App Store Turns 1” celebration.

Wattpad is the best place to discover and share stories. With UNLIMITED STORIES, whether you like fantasy, romance, historical fiction, mystery, teen or fan fiction you will always find something fun to read and be connected directly with other readers and writers!

Download our FREE app and start reading millions of free and affordable eBooks from the palm of your hand. Read everything from the hottest new releases to popular classics, plus stay on top of current news and trends with newspaper and magazine subscriptions. With Kobo, reading on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch couldn’t be easier.

The International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) brings a worldwide collection of children’s books to the iPhone. The largest collection of its kind, the ICDL spans the globe with thousands of children’s books from 60 countries, in a wide assortment of beautiful languages with captivating illustrations. Meet the six Mongolian brothers in search of knowledge, the gray peacemaker cat that does something most unusual to the other cat’s ears, or a version of the Three Little Pigs that you surely have never heard before.

Now available on the iPad: GQ’s STYLE MANUAL. This best-selling style manual is a collection of our most indispensable fashion advice, now in app form. You’ll have access to all the rules of head-to-toe style, wherever you are. Download the app and buy it now!

Read the blockbuster comic series that’s now an AMC TV show! The first issue is free, and the rest are via in-app purchase. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living. Presented in comiXology’s cutting edge Guided View™ Technology.

The year is 1792 and in his Paris laboratory, Victor Frankenstein is building a man… Guide his tale with your choices in this unique literary app.

Written by best-selling author Dave Morris, designed and developed by creative studio inkle and published by award-winning independent publisher, Profile Books, Frankenstein is a new way of experiencing Mary Shelley’s classic tale of terror and revenge.

Enjoy some of the most time-honored stories ever written with the world’s first fully 3D eBook engine running on your iPhone & iPod touch.

Each book is recreated in full 3D and can be taken from the shelf and opened to any page. Immerse yourself in the romance of reading with the sound of the leather-bound book covers creaking and the swiping sounds of the pages turning.

OverDrive Media Console gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library. More than 18,000 libraries worldwide offer best-selling and classic titles via OverDrive, so use the ‘Get Books’ feature in the app to find a library near you.

This application provides access to titles from the British Library’s 19th century book collection. It includes classic novels, works of philosophy, history and science. Browse, search and read these historic books on a platform that enhances the reading experience. These digital book images have been captured in color to preserve the look of the original book. Marbled papers, embossed covers, engraved illustrations maps, and beautifully colored plates are intact and help create a unique reading environment.

Follow Alice as she falls down the rabbit’s hole into a fantasy world. Discover a magical world, meet new friends and embark on an enchanting experience. See this remarkable story come to life like never before!!! Enjoy amazing interactive activities, superb animation and brilliant sound effects your children are sure to enjoy.

DC Comics is the biggest and best North American comics publisher, featuring a wide variety of characters and genres. Renowned for the World’s Greatest Super Heroes – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash and many many more – DC has thrilled readers with fantastic tales from the DC UNIVERSE in dozens of languages around the world for decades.

Pulse brings all your news together. Exciting to use, quick to read, ready to share.
Pulse lets you choose and share the stories you care about, from thousands of top news sources, your favorite blogs and social networks. All in one seamless, fluid experience that makes your news accurate and exciting.
Take control of your news, and join the millions who have made Pulse the most downloaded news app ever.

Enjoy world-class multimedia with video and slide shows located within articles and in the Video and Photos sections. Save articles and bookmark frequently visited sections and blogs. Share articles, photos and videos through Facebook, Twitter and e-mail. And, get breaking news alerts to be the first to read about events as soon as they occur.

The Times iPad Edition offers specially designed Monday to Saturday editions of The Times. It combines the best of our journalism with all the interactivity of the iPad, including enhanced graphics, photography and exclusive video, and in the coming weeks, interactive crosswords and new editorial features. Quickly find incisive news, analysis and features, with coverage from Britain’s most experienced political reporters, foreign correspondents spanning the globe, award-winning columnists and sports writers.

If you’re looking for the ultimate reading experience for your favorite newspapers and magazines, then you have to try PressReader 3.1. With its SmartFlow content presentation design, PressReader is without a doubt the most engaging, feature-rich and entertaining newspaper and magazine reading application you’ll ever use.

Stephen Fry’s popular technology blog is now available on the Apple iPad as the FryPaper App.
FryPaper presents the blog in a natural way that allow users to absorb the content almost like it was paper.
You can download Stephen Fry’s FryPaper app for free.
The app has been exclusively designed to present Stephen’s unique content in a newspaper format.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven’t been quite willing to jump on digital books rather than the traditional dead tree versions, you may be missing out on some very cool things. For instance, apps like Kindle sync across all your devices. Read on your iPad, open the book on your iPhone and start where you left off.

Maybe some of the apps and books above will give you something enjoyable to read. Check them out, and enjoy.

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