Best Apps You Can Use To Read Or Listen to Books on the Go

Best Apps You Can Use To Read Or Listen to Books on the Go

With advances in mobile technology, we now have a powerful tech in our hands. With your mobile device, you can browse through social media, take photos, listen to music, shop, check the news or weather, and even access some productivity tools. Also, you can read electronic books commonly known as eBooks on the go. It doesn’t matter whether you are on the subway, plane, or anywhere else. eBooks gives you the power to access several books on your smartphone. In this article, we will share some of the best apps you can use to read or listen to books on the go.

Over the years eBook reader apps have been getting better and better to meet the demands of book lovers. One can easily become a fan of an eReader as it makes it much easier than carrying a bunch of your favorite books around with you. These apps allow you to easily flip between books by simply pressing a button and keeping yourself engaged and entertained. Today, you will find lots of reading apps online that work on android, IOS. If you don’t have a dedicated eReader, below are some of our top picks:

Amazon Kindle App

The Amazon Kindle app is compatible with different devices, including Windows and Mac computers, as well as iOS, and Android devices. The Kindle app helps you change the color, font, text size, line spacing, and other ebook features. This is in addition to marking up and annotating text passages, bookmark your current page, and even searching for specific text. With this Kindle app, you can purchase eBooks through the Kindle Store.


Available on both android and iOS, the Libby app is a free app that allows you to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from your local library. All you need is a library card to borrow books. With it, you can change text size, the lighting, and the book’s design, add bookmarks, highlight specific pages, and search for specific text. With Libby all your loans, notes, bookmarks, and reading progress sync across our devices. You have an option to download eBooks for offline reading or stream them to save space with the Libby app.

Google Play Books

The Google Play Books app lets you purchase and download ebooks and audiobooks from Google Play and it offers a large collection of titles. Also, you can buy ebooks and audiobooks with no subscription required; preview free samples before you buy. In addition, you can receive emails or notifications about new releases from your favorite authors, and even earn Google Play Points with every purchase, then exchange them for Google Play credit. The Google Play Books app is available on both android and iOS.


This is one of my favourite book apps. With the Audible app, you can buy, download, and start listening to any audiobook or podcast you want. It comes with a vast library of audiobooks where users can subscribe for a monthly fee and use their monthly credit to pick up any book they want. With Audible you own that book and can re-listen to it any time you choose, even after cancelling your Audible subscription. This app is s available on both android and iOS.

Apple Books

Apple Books app lets you access ebooks including audiobooks downloaded from Apple’s bookstore. With the Apple book app, you can adjust font type and size, brightness, bookmark pages, annotate text and even make notes.


Kobo app lets you access audiobooks and eBooks on your tablet or smartphone. With it, you can change between and night mode, change font type and size. The app even comes with a built-in dictionary, plus note-taking and highlighting tools to mark those special passages you don’t want to forget. The Kobo app is available on both android and iOS.


NOOK’s reading App lets you enjoy curated Barnes & Noble’s online library of over 4 million eBooks, graphic novels, comics, manga, and magazines. You can customize your reading experience with multiple fonts and page styles and share documents through social media sharing tools.

PocketBook reader

 PocketBook Reader app supports all popular e-book formats that include PDF,  EPUB, DjVu, FB2,, MOBI, DOCX, RTF, TXT, CHM, HTML (basic) and more. In addition, the app supports MP3 and M4B audiobook formats and has a Text-to-Speech function, and thanks to its integrated dictionaries, you can read an e-book in many different languages. It is available on both android and iOS and it offers capabilities to personalize font size, scale, text and background colors, page margins settings, and many other features.


AIReader app supports most common eBook formats, including EPUB (no DRM), RTF, MOBI, PRC, and many others. Besides having text-to-speech features, it comes with customization options that include auto-scrolling, bookmarks, text labeling, page-turning animations capabilities as well.


Scribd offers a massive library of ebooks, documents, and audiobooks. Besides being able to download books to read offline, you can also make notes and annotations, add bookmarks, customize your font size, type and background color. In addition, you can even choose between horizontal or vertical page scrolling. With audiobooks, you can customize narration speed and set a sleep timer. Scrib offers its services and access to its book store for a monthly subscription fee. This paid app is available on both android and iOS.

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About Emmanuel Oluwatosin

Co-founder & Publisher of AfricaX. He is interested in: Technology | Media | Startup | Business | Education. Emmanuel currently lives in Calgary, Canada with his family.

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