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Read New York Times best-selling electronic books right on your iPhone or iPod touch!
NEW! Version 2.1.1 has been updated to run on the latest iPhone OS - 3.0. This is on top of the cool new features we've already added like cover flow, thumbnails, speed enhancements, improved access to other ebook sites like Manybooks, and more!
Over 100,000 e-books are available and thousands more are added each month via top eBook retailers like eReader.com and Fictionwise.com. The eReader application also lets you upload your own personal content or eBooks from many other web sites. You are not locked into any one site.
Download top authors like Stephenie Meyer, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Stephanie Laurens, Laurell K. Hamilton, Nora Roberts, Michael Crichton, and many more. If you can't stanza not having great ebooks in your pocket, no other app can hold a kindle to eReader!
The iPhone and iPod touch are killer eBook reading devices and eReader is the format of choice for many avid eBook enthusiasts. There have been over a million downloads of eReader in iTunes and millions of ebooks. Plus, the eReader format is one of the best known and well tested book formats. Its “social DRM” (for encrypted titles only) is the most popular with experienced eBook users because it allows for the easy transfer of eBooks to future devices, cell phones, handhelds, PCs, or Macs. The eReader format has been in use for over a decade and has hundreds of thousands of loyal customers.
Join the eReading revolution now with the eReader application!
Great app. Functional, stable, easy to use.
By: Deg - Jul 31, 2008
While not as fully-featured as its Palm or WinMobile counterparts, eReader is a great iPhone app. It's stable, it's functional, and it's very easy to use. Personally, I find its interface is better than the other text/document/ebook readers I've seen so far.
Yes, other reviews are accurate that you can online download the books you've purchased through their website. However, being that this is a FREE app, I don't really see how that should count against them. Besides, I've been using eReader.com for several years now, and they're one of the best online bookstores out there. Also, if their Palm and WinMobile apps are any indication, they're probably working on a way to import local files too. If you already have a collection of books at eReader.com or are willing to purchase ebooks rather than pirate them, I think eReader is a must-have app (though yes, you'll also need something else for locally-stored documents for now).
Great reader! works with all previous books
By: budw2099 - Jul 31, 2008
I read that ereader did not work with books previously purchased and downloaded for palm device. That is WRONG! If you use your old login/password for ereader.com from your iphone, ALL of your old purchases show up and can be downloaded directly into your iphone. Note that you do not sync your previous downloads from your pc; You re-download the (for free) from ereader.com via the link that is part of the ereader app. As long as you have the name/credit card number originally used to order and decrypt the books, you are in business. This is an excellent ereader. Easy to use and looks good.
By: jazer 333 - 11-Apr-2009
I'm really pleased with this app. I think e-books are the future of reading. They're eco-friendly as no paper is required, and due to digitalization books can simply be distributed at the click of a button. Whilst manufacturing jobs will be lost the benefits will be dirt cheap prices for fantastic works of literature, meaning the written, or typed, word is even more available than ever. This app is a great step towards that.
That rant apart, the app is definately worth getting. I'm half way through and really enjoying 'the last of the Mohicans' which, along with Tarzan, is free. Whilst it is relatively easy to download other books, they are as expensive as they would be in print. This is not the fault of the app and I think once the big publishing corporations see how big the future of e-books is, the prices will come down
Still though, this app is worth just the two free books.
Technically the app is great, look up words, save your place, pick books easily etc...
One of the best
By: jyode - May 7, 2009
This is my favorite iPod Touch app. I never write app reviews, but I just had to give some thanks for this application. I have wanted a hand held device that was as easy to use as a paper back pocket book, and this application on the iPod is the closest I've found.
It's easy to move from page to page, and with the night theme feature, I can read with the lights off.
I never thought computers would replace the ease of a book you can hold in your hand, but I was wrong. If I could underline and write in the margins, the app would rate six stars, but until that's added, eReader gets five stars from me.
By: Timoola - 08-Mar-2009
This is a front-page app on my phone. I've had a fictionwise.com account for ever and I was concerned that the iPhone wouldn't have a mainstream eReader...but it does! This application just keeps getting better, I like setting the colors on the reading pages to reduce eye strain. The physics of page turning is far, far better than any other eReader that I've used. Why would anyone want a Kindle or Sony. This app brings eBooks to the iPhone and you only need one device. That's what I'm into...one device to rule them all! Purchasing books, free ebooks it has it all. Get it and get reading!!!
This is how I want to read books now
By: doogooroo - 29-Oct-2008
Hooray! The app I've always wanted. I like writing notes while reading and highlighting stuff as I go. eReader makes it dead easy - you just highlight text with your finger then choose whether to "highlight" it or "add a note". Hopefully the next version will incorporate a feature where these notes can be exported - at the moment they're locked in my iPhone. Also, unlike other ebook apps, eReader maximises screen real estate by getting rid of the battery and signal strength icons so it really feels like you're reading a book. Lastly, a small thing, but it's really easy to configure the view (landscape/portrait - and lock it there) and how you turn the page - if it's a tap or a swipe, left to right or up and down. I've set it up so that I can trace my finger under the line I'm reading like I do with a book but it only turns the page when I swipe vertically. I find it really intuitive and am so grateful this app has come online. Fictionwise's next big project will be to ensure that as many books can be read on their format as possible. Best of luck Fictionwise and thanks for the great app!
Best e-book reader in uk (in my opinion).
By: Unique Earthling - 08-Nov-2009
FATASTIC!! BEST E-BOOK READER EVER! I tried all the free e-book software I could find & this was the best by far.I have NOT experinced any problems buying e-books in the UK or in France.App is really intuative and provides various ways to view your book.Easy to add your own e-books only criticism is it will only recognise .pdb files so you need a converter if, like mine, yours are .PDF .TXT .HTML I use ABC Amber PDF converter.Only thing I am having problems with is adding cover graphics for personal content. If you know how please let me know.
A novel program
By: rixk - 24-Oct-2008
I have purchased dozens of novels over the last few years as a Windows Mobile user from eReader and it's good to have it as an iPhone app. Nicely configurable, although not always obvious where I am overall within the document, so a page count would be useful. Now part of Fictionwise, I hope and believe they probably will continue to develop and support this app.
Update: At vsn 1.3, and just excellent, thanks!
Don't believe the nay-sayers
By: shhQuiet - Jul 29, 2008
I have used eReader since 1999 on devices from Palm to Windows Mobile and now iPhone. The iPhone app lets you keep your bookshelf on eReader.com and download them directly when you want to read. I can download and read the first book I bought almost 10 years ago... You can purchase books from either eReader or Fictionwise.
Very smooth interface, keeps your place in multiple books at once. Highly recommended. There is a free desktop app available on eReader.com to create your own books, but not sure how to get them on the iPhone... I would expect an update from eReader that will let you do that with the books you create.
Manybooks.net option is gone
By: Manybooks - Dec 28, 2009
I'm delighted that manybooks.net support has been re-enabled. I use this application more than any other! It's simple, straight forward, and has all of the options I need; the "cover-flow" view of books is kind of pointless, but everything else seems to be just what I want. I'm particularly pleased that each book can be formatted to suit my taste -- left, right, or full justification, black on white (or the reverse) text, and an easy way to turn the page.
By: 77777777777 - 01-Mar-2009
Easy to install, easy to use and down load ebooks to your ipod touch, easy to read and navigate books, you can adjust the type size and adjust the backgrounds to make reading easy on the eye. Downloading books is done from your ipod and not through itunes but works really well and is easy to do. Plenty of books to choose from the ereader store including modern up to date titles (not all old free ones). This is a great way to enjoy ebooks - until apple hopefully launch a dedicated ereader like the Sony.
Very nice reader for commercial ebooks
By: Cayennes - Jul 29, 2008
This is a very nice reader for commercial ebooks. (If you want a reader for free ebooks or text get Stanza, a very nice free reader for free ebooks, and stop rating things for not being some other app that you want.)
Like many apps they seem to have released sooner in their development process than ideal, but they made the choice of including the most important features well implemented instead of more and buggier features. One small detail that I really like is a very thin bar across the bottom showing how far you are into the book; that's part of the experience of a paper book that I miss using most electronic formats.
One thing I really like about ereader is that once you've bought a book you can download it from their site forever, so you haven't lost your investment if you lose some electronic files or change technologies. I started by downloading a dictionary that I bought years ago for my palm. Speaking of which, they offer a wide variety of dictionaries and if you've bought one you can tap on any word in any book to look it up.
I look forward to having more configuration options such as changing text and background color, but as is it's still one of my three favorite apps (Stanza is another. Get them both and use this when you want to read a recently published book without having to carry it around, and Stanza when you want to read something the the public domain.)
By: marQus3 - Jul 29, 2008
I've loved eReader for many many years now. Not only do they have a great selection of books available for purchase, but the imminent 1.1 release of this iPhone app promises the ability to download from other vendors as well as the ability to add your own content. Once those features are available, this will be, hands down, the BEST eBook reader available for this or any mobile platform! Keep up the great work!
Wake up Apple
By: Sine Nomine - 04-Feb-2009
Since my previous review I have downloaded, read and thoroughly enjoyed several eReader books from Fictionwise.com and it is simple, convenient and pleasurable. I will certainly avoid buying printed editions in future whenever possible. WHEN WILL STEVE JOBS AND APPLE WAKE UP to the vast potential of ebooks. They should make a bid to buy Fictionwise.com and bring out their own wi-fi enabled e-book reader, preferably using e-ink technology. Then they will have changed not only the way we buy music but the way we buy books as well. Come on Apple before Amazon or somebody else beats you to it.
By: li'l midge - Jan 29, 2010
I have to read The MErchant of Venice for school and we're not alowed to make nots in the book, so I downloaded this app to see what it was like and it turns out you can highlight and make notes and everything just like you could in a real book. To highlight just press and hold the screen for a few seconds then drag over the text you wish to either make note of or highlight, then the menu will pop up saying "Highlight" "Make a Note" or "Find with Google". An absolutely outstanding applicatiob that deserves more than 5 stars!
Nice, simple wasy to read books on the go
By: sargu - 11-Sep-2009
I've had ups and downs with various versions of this program, but it's, once again, my default book reader. The interface is simple and easy to use. The integration with manybooks.net (free, older classics) is absolutely wonderful with the latest update (and quite intriguing, technically, as it fires up Safari to do the browsing and then goes back to eReader to do the downloading). My only (tiny) gripe is that it doesn't know the author (etc.) of any book from this site, so they all end up lumped at the bottom of the bookshelf; thankfully in alphabetical title order. Recommended to everyone that listens to me;-)
eReader for my iPod Touch - Awesome
By: HappaStyle - Jul 27, 2008
As a longtime fan of eReader from my Palm Treo 600, 650, and 680 days I can't think of another application that I wanted for my iPod more than I did eReader. I travel frequently and love to read while on the plane and while waiting in the airport. I treied to download my bookshelf and the first couple of attempts failed to connect. I assumed it may have been due to the volume of users attempting to download this wonderful application. I have read some of the other reviews and I am confident that the complaints about font, background color etc, will be addressed in future updates. This is a great first launch of eReader for the Apple products. Give the developers time to see what end users think and then give them time to work things out. I an just excited that I can read my previously purchased books and any new ones on eReader. I would like to see the dowload times to my desktop be quicker. At least I can get books much cheaper from eReader and not have to pay the higher price for books from iTunes.
Great application which just may get me back into reading
By: atikali2000 - 30-Aug-2009
I was hesitant to download this as I saw many bad reviews, but I though I'd try with a few free books to see if it actually worked. I used to use Fictionwise for all my ebooks many years ago but stopped for a while as life got busy, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that when I opened up the app, the system automatically linked to my Fictionwise account and I was able to download my old purchases in seconds right to my iPhone. I tried with a few free downloads and even with a new purchased book, and I love it. Very well put together and synchronises perfectly between my account and my phone. This may be the app to get me back into reading!
Works Fine on an iPodTouch version 3
By: macwoman - 29-Aug-2009
I have lots of books on my eReader App and it works just fine. I was so impressed that I went to their website and bought the eReader Studio so that now I am making my own eBooks. They offer it for Mac and Windows.
The Preferences in this App are quite extensive. I turned on "Always Show Status Bar" which helps a lot. I also like the auto-scroll function, which saves me flipping the pages (small downward arrow at bottom of the screen.)
eReader are experts in the field of eBooks. They are like the Reader's Digest of eBooks, and their online catalog basically caters for people who like the genre of romance novels, but not exclusively.
I contacted eReader and asked them about the possibility of incorporating a desktop version with an open port, to allow people to transfer their books directly to eReader (like the App "Stanza" has - and which has been a runaway success.) They told me they will consider it, so I am looking out for the desktop version. Their current desktop version is like this one for iPhone/iPodTouch, but for your computer, with no port for uploading books.
Nevertheless, this App is great for reading eBooks and you can keep some of your own Personal Content on their server (up to 20Mb) if you go there and create an account. They also give you 15 free ebooks if you do so.
So, what's not to like? This App is free and functional. A must-have for book lovers of all ages. Recommended.
By: Penlee - 02-Jan-2009
I have to say the eReader is nothing less than outstanding. Whilst it comes with an excellent library of books which can be purchased, it is the personal folder facility which justifies the five star rating. With the help the small application PorDiBle to convert text files the to the .pdb format, any user on an Apple Macintosh can add their personal documents to the eReader bookshelf, and from there download them to their iPod touch (and I guess iPhone). This alone justifies the rating - a first rate iPod touch application, taking it way outside the bounds of a music store.
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