cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

TORPC
Grafter
Posts: 5,163
Registered: 08-12-2013

Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

If so which do you find the best on Android
I want to start reading again & with the abundance of apps with good reviews / mixed / bad reviews, it makes it hard to choose
I am looking for Short stories @first to get me started again, also Technology  / both as current as possible & Historical
I notice some are a sign up to read / D/L
Some only give you a snippet
Then there are the permissions issue(s), that one does not typically find out until they click on the Install button
That said I do have an option in Settings > All > Privacy & Security > Permission Manager > Applications
Using The radio station App "TuneIn Radio" set on it's default settings for the example (also an excuse to test the Screenshot facility built in to the HiSuite Desktop program) Wink
 
I found the stock Play Books app wants Payment details for a FREE £0.00p CHILDRERN'S book, to prove which Country of residence you are from

Wouldn't a better option be, to use you current location ?Huh

18 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,586
Thanks: 206
Fixes: 14
Registered: 16-02-2009

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

Are you looking for apps or books?
Both can be had from Amazon, there is the free kindle app and daily free books, search for that to find the site that will email you a list of all the current free books.
I used to use Moon reader but now use a dedicated ebook reader as the battery life on my tablets is lacking.
Community Veteran
Posts: 13,923
Thanks: 514
Fixes: 7
Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

One ebook reader i think but i have two barcode scanners  Cheesy (and neither of them work properly)
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
Superuser
Superuser
Posts: 2,590
Thanks: 978
Fixes: 8
Registered: 10-04-2007

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

I use Kindle for most of my reading away from home.  It's a much cleaner / sharper display (so far) than the Android equivalents.
I also tend to carry my Microsoft Server; Win7 / 8; PHP; HTML etc manuals on it.  Much lighter than having them all in the car!  Saves loads of time on those tricky occasions when you just need a quick review of the details.
Maurice
TORPC
Grafter
Posts: 5,163
Registered: 08-12-2013

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

Quote from: Hairy
Are you looking for apps or books?
<snip>

I suppose I am looking for both tbh
As the books would likely be D/Loaded via the apps
I also forgot to ask which is the best overall format to go for, when downlading .PDF / .EPUB .TXT etc ?Huh
myredhotcar
Grafter
Posts: 457
Registered: 06-11-2013

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

Community Veteran
Posts: 7,915
Thanks: 595
Fixes: 8
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

Quote from: TORPC
Quote from: Hairy
Are you looking for apps or books?
<snip>

I suppose I am looking for both tbh
As the books would likely be D/Loaded via the apps
I also forgot to ask which is the best overall format to go for, when downlading .PDF / .EPUB .TXT etc ?Huh
Is the format all that important ? As you can use calibre to convert most books into the format you want.
Personally I use a kindle but have read a few short books on a Samsung  S tab and the words are very clear.
TORPC
Grafter
Posts: 5,163
Registered: 08-12-2013

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

Hmm
I suppose the format is not a major importance, however as their is a variety & (we all know the saying about variety is the spice of life (don't we))  Wink
I was more curious as to the best all rounder format for the Ebook readers etc
myredhotcar
Grafter
Posts: 457
Registered: 06-11-2013

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

Sometimes Calibre produces imperfect conversions unless you are prepared to invest a little time
TORPC
Grafter
Posts: 5,163
Registered: 08-12-2013

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

I guess that is part of the pitfalls, when using free apps ?Huh
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,770
Thanks: 33
Fixes: 1
Registered: 08-10-2010

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

I have several but my favourite at the moment as they categorise your offers (free and heavily discounted books) is bookbub. They actually provide links to other downloader. Saves searching. Hers a link..
https://www.bookbub.com/home/
TORPC
Grafter
Posts: 5,163
Registered: 08-12-2013

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

Is this their App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quoord.tapatalkbubhub.activity as I can not see a link on their hompage ?Huh
Community Veteran
Posts: 1,770
Thanks: 33
Fixes: 1
Registered: 08-10-2010

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

No, try this link

https://www.bookbub.com/apps
Community Veteran
Posts: 7,915
Thanks: 595
Fixes: 8
Registered: 02-08-2007

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

Quote from: myredhotcar
Sometimes Calibre produces imperfect conversions unless you are prepared to invest a little time
Perhaps I have been lucky having converted many formats to MOBI without any problems, as for time, well I am not short of that these days.
Smiley
TORPC
Grafter
Posts: 5,163
Registered: 08-12-2013

Re: Do you have more that one Free Ebook reader / downloader

I signed up to https://www.free-ebooks.net
& have now received the all important Limited time Free Ebooks for life email
Scam or worth it
[quote= Email]Unlimited Downloads Forever!
ONLY $20 if you act now, here at:
https://www.free-ebooks.net/LifetimeVIP
Hi, to me on a first name basis
Today, it's over.
We've been celebrating having over 250,000 "Likes" on our Free-eBooks Facebook Page. There's never been a better time to jam-pack your favorite eReader full with a thousands of eBooks and "All you can read!" for ONLY $20 for LIFE!
Simply click the unique link below and we'll TAKE 60% OFF your very own never-ending, Lifetime V.I.P. Membership right now at:
https://www.free-ebooks.net/LifetimeVIP
Using your "V.I.P. For Life" Status, fill up your Kindle, iPad or iPhone, Nook, or eReader, and smartphones too. Check out Free-eBooks.ent with all your Facebook Friends. Claim your $30 savings  today. It's on us!
Help end this weekend with a BANG! Then, "Read, Rest & Relax!"
Your Free-eBooks V.I.P. Concierge
P.S. Enroll now. You're automatically upgraded to V.I.P. Lifetime Status for ONLY $20. As a V.I.P.  you can download UNlimited eBooks and read them using any device - anytime and anywhere!
https://www.free-ebooks.net/LifetimeVIP