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In my town, there used to be a Borders bookstore every few miles, until a few years ago, when they all started to disappear. I’m not hunting them down or anything, so it’s not like I know exactly where they are today, but the only one I’ve seen recently is downtown by my old work. Otherwise, I haven’t seen them around.
That makes me wonder how well Borders is doing, but not enough to actually research it in any way. What I do know is that they just released an e-reader app, in the same vein as the Kindle and Barnes & Noble apps, for both the iPhone and iPad [iTunes link]. So how is it?
A new research found out that book apps have taken over the lead as the most downloaded apps in the iTunes Apps Store over game apps. This means that more iPhone users are using their Apple device to read ebooks. If you would like to the do the same, you will need an eReader app. We got five of the best of these eReader apps for the iPhone listed down.
eReader (free) – This app has been in the Apps Store since 2008, and it could well be the most downloaded ereader app for the iPhone. It has around 100,000 ebooks on its catalog right now. The app has some exciting features as well including – cover flow, thumbnails, speed enhancements, improved access to other ebook sites and definitely more. (Itunes Link)
B&N eReader (free) – Before Barnes & Noble worked on its Nook ereader, there was the B&N eReader for the iPhone. This app works with B&N’s online ebook store, so you could purchase ebooks directly and download it to your iPhone. (iTunes Link)
Stanza (free) – This iPhone ereader gives you access to various sites offering both free and paid ebooks. It supports Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks and other sources of ebooks. It also allows you to purchase ebooks from Fictionwise eReader store and other online bookstores. Stanza has been the most favorited ereader app for the iPhone since its release in March 2009. (iTunes Link)
Classics ($2.99) – Don’t be discouraged by this app’s price because it’s features and the plethora of classic ebooks that it contains are definitely worth the bucks. Classics features 3D flipping of pages, bookmarking and other nifty features that mimics reading of a real-life book. (iTunes Link)
Kindle for iPhone (free) – Amazon’s Kindle iPhone app allows you to read Kindle books on your iPhone. It’s a pretty good app, however you can only purchase Kindle books from your Mac or PC and transfer it later to your iPhone. It has loads of features as well with the pinch feature of the iPhone working while you are browsing pages of ebooks. (iTunes Link)