AReader (Android Reader) is a new, free and immensely feature-rich eBook reader for Android that offers enthusiastic readers a multitude of options in terms of supported formats (txt, ePub and PDF) and advanced reading features such as Day/Night mode, chapter-wise page selection, custom cover selection for books, TTS (Text-To-Speech) support, online eBook search, purchase/download eBooks, advanced text editing and optimal in-app customization. Designed with rich graphical interface and bookshelf style home screen, AReader makes eBook reading an enjoyable experience as you can turn the pages with a soothing flip-style effect. Browse thousands of free eBooks from online public domains and catalogs or select the best eBooks from 3rd party content providers like SmashWords, FeedBooks, Gutenberg, ManyBooks etc. You can set your own mini library within the app by adding your favorite reads to your personal collection.
The app allows to import supported documents from your device. You can always gain sufficient information pertaining to a preferred eBook before downloading it. You can easily switch between list view and bookshelf view to select the reading of your choice. Text-To-Speech (TTS) feature of AReader is worth admiring as you can listen to any portion from the opened page in multiple languages. Also, the Pitch and Speed Rate for TTS can be adjusted as required.
Unlike with all other eBook formats, AReader does not support aforementioned interactive reading features with PDF documents. All you can do with your PDF files is view them, zoom in and out and scroll along different pages by sliding your finger over a slider bar which actually demands some practice to land on the desired page. Plus, there is no landscape orientation support for PDF files.
All in all, AReader has to be lauded for its enhanced eBook reading, searching and downloading features – something that is rarely seen in conjunction when searching for similar solutions in the Market.
Note: To download and read PDF files on AReader, you must install AReader-PDF plugin. Market link to AReader’s PDF-plugin is provided below.
Download AReader for Android
Update: The app seems to have been removed from the Google Play Store. However, if you want to get you hands on a feature-rich eBook reader, then you must consider taking Aldiko Sync out for a spin. Our detailed review of Aldiko Sync reveals that not only the app integrates with Dropbox to sync your app data in real time, but also comes across as a fully optimized app for your Android tablets.