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Free Apps for Research: Reading

Kindle Reader

Kindle Reader

The Kindle reader app puts over 1.5 million books at your fingertips. It is an app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader — and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from over a million Kindle books from the Kindle Store, or enjoy popular magazines and newspapers, such as The Economist, The Spectator, The Guardian and The Daily Mail, all with high-resolution color images.

Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDF documents across various platforms and devices. Install the Reader mobile app to work with PDF documents on your Android tablet or phone. Easily access, manage and share a wide variety of PDF types. Use with Adobe Document Services to convert and export PDF files.

Adobe Reader allows you to do the following:

• Quickly open PDF documents from your email, the web, or any app that supports "Share"
• View PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDFs, annotations and drawing markups
• Contextual text searching using snippets 
• Select single page or continuous scroll modes 
• Easily zoom in on text or images for a closer view
• Read in dark locations using Night Mode
• Read long passages with Brightness Lock

Cool Reader

Cool Reader

  • Pages or scroll view. Page flipping animation.
  • Table of contents, bookmarks, text search.
  • Bookmarks on text fragments (comments or corrections) - useful for proof reading.
  • Export of bookmarks to text file.
  • Built-in file browser, quick recent books access.
  • Online catalogs (OPDS) support.
  • LitRes online book store support.
  • Text to Speech (TTS) support.
  • Hyphenation dictionaries.
  • Most complete FB2 format support: styles, tables, footnotes.
  • Additional fonts support (place .ttf to /sdcard/fonts/)
  • Support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean languages; autodetection of TXT file encoding (GBK, Shift_JIS, BIG5, EUC_KR).
  • Day and night profiles (two sets of colors, background, backlight levels).
  • Brightness adjustments by flicker on left edge of screen.

Supports epub (non-DRM), fb2, doc, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi (non-DRM), pml formats.