There have been a few attempts at creating an eBook reader for the Android platform, but a majority of these eBook readers have not been as intuitive as Aldiko.
Aldiko is an eBook reader application that allows users to download and read from an assortment of thousands of eBook titles. Aldiko has a smooth and sleek user interface that is very user friendly. The reading experience with Aldiko is highly customizable, allowing users to change font size, font color, navigation controls (for page swipes), and adjust screen brightness. The variety of eBooks that you will find in Aldiko consist of a few popular titles such as Alice in Wonderland, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Pride and Prejudice, etc. Unfortunately due to what I am sure are copyright issues; you will not find books from popular authors such as Stephan King or J.K. Rowling. Nevertheless, the developers of Aldiko are working on the best possible way for users to upload their own eBook titles from their SD cards.
- Very sleek and easy to use user interface
- Customizable reading experience
- Ability to adjust text size (great for users with bad eye-sight)
- Ability to add a catalog of eBooks from any legit URL
- Free In the Android Market (Also a Premium Paid version available for $2.99)
Improvements that I would like to see
- A wider selection of eBooks.
- Improve the “Import” feature that allows users to import their eBooks in ePub format.
- Ability to import eBooks other than “ePub” format.
The Bottom Line
Aldiko is a very impressive eBook reader that I recommend to anyone that wishes to read his or her eBooks on the go.
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Note: This review was submitted by Byron Woodfork as part of our app review contest.