Download Reading - Best Software & Apps

  • Adobe Reader

    2.0.0.163

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Palm OS

    Adobe Reader 11: the essential PDF viewer

    7
    4195 votes
    • PROS: Increased security, Send files by e-mail, Sticky notes and highlight options, Full-screen reading, Accessibility options
    • CONS: Memory use
  • Wikipedia

    2.1.133-r-2015-10-26

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free online encyclopedia access

    7
    30 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, Easy to search, Offline reading capability
    • CONS: Desired subject may not exist
  • Kindle for Windows 10

    2.1.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read your ebooks on your Windows 10

    3
    103 votes
    • PROS: Recommended reading lists and intuitive searches, Great reading controls, Ability to annotate , Whispersync syncs reading position and notes, - Competitive prices and sales mean you get the books you want for less
    • CONS: This app only works on Windows 8 and Windows 10 PC computers
  • Wattpad

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Java
    BlackBerry
    Web Apps

    A huge library of ebooks in your pocket

    8
    110 votes
    • PROS: Huge selection of eBooks, Auto scroll, Personalized library, Customize the reader, Well organized book browser
    • CONS: Ugly user interface, Requires internet connection
  • Protected Folder

    1.2.0.0-20150715

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An effective hiding place for your sensitive data

    7
    884 votes
    • PROS: Embedded with Windows Explorer, Blocks reading and writing access, Very easy to use, Exclude list
    • CONS: Not many configuration options
  • Bible

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    BlackBerry
    iPhone
    Mac

    The Holy Bible on your Android

    7
    25 votes
    • PROS: Easy to browse, Various reading plans, Share verses online
    • CONS: Not many configuration options
  • HFSExplorer

    0.21

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A Free Tool To View Your Mac Files On A Windows Program

    5
    28 votes
    • PROS: A rare and valuable tool for reading Mac files, It is a practical and intuitive tool, The tool has clearly had lots of work put into it,
    • CONS: A paid version may have had more features, It will probably be redundant one day when the Mac dies, There is little wrong with the program besides the occasional installation hiccup,
  • Bible - KJV,NIV and etc..

    1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Bible app is a unique free bible e-reader. It’s the best platform for reading, learning and sharing God's words.

    -
    No votes yet
    • UB Reader

      3.1.649

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Universal Book Reader is a stylish and user-friendly eBook reading app for Android.

      -
      No votes yet
      • Puffin Web Browser

        Free 4.2.0.1834

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Fast internet browser that's full of features

        7
        51 votes
        • PROS: Complete in terms of features..., Fast in tests... , Choice between reading mobile or desktop versions of sites
        • CONS: ...but many are useless (virtual touchpad, keyboard...) , ...but some crashes, Limited Flash support, Upload functionality to the cloud is limited to 10 MB per file , No private browsing mode
      • TextAloud

        3.0.44

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Popular text to speech tool

        5
        103 votes
        • PROS: Generates small audio files, Lots of spoken and written help files, Impressive Natural Voice technology
        • CONS: Preset voice is very monotonous , GUI is very 'Windows 95' in appearance
      • Yahoo News Digest

        1.1.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android
        iPhone

        Easy-to-swallow news served up on your mobile

        10
        1 vote
        • PROS: Beautiful design, Makes news easy to digest, Offers recommended reading for each story, Shows you what stories you've read
        • CONS: You can't customize news topics, Occasionally images are of low resolution
      • Kobo

        Desktop 1.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone
        BlackBerry

        Attractive ebook reader with built-in ebook store

        4
        46 votes
        • PROS: Nicely designed interface, Large selection of books available for purchase, Includes also free books, Seamless syncing with other devices
        • CONS: Free books are mostly classics, Not as feature-rich as other similar apps
      • Al Quran Audio mp3 and Reading

        2.25

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Read and Listen the quran for free with multiple translation (All Audio with multiple reciters in mp3)

        -
        No votes yet
        • GooReader

          Free 2.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          A better interface for reading Google Books

          6
          24 votes
          • PROS: Nice interface design, Nice page rolling effect, Access to hundreds of ebooks, Search by author, title, keyword or Book_ID
          • CONS: No support for bookmarks or favorites, The text is sometimes unreadable when zoomed in
        • iBooks

          3.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          iPhone

          Read eBooks on your iPhone or iPad

          6
          68 votes
          • PROS: Comfortable for reading, Set text size and font, Bookmarks, Text search and dictionary
          • CONS: iBookstore is a bit clunky, No pinch-to-zoom, Drab bookshelf interface design
        • Quran Reading® – Full al Quran with Audio & Translation -  ?????? ??????

          1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          iPhone

          Quran Reading is a Smartphone app made for Muslim iPhone/iPad users to read, recite, and listen the complete holy Quran (????) on the go.

          10
          1 vote
          • CrystalDiskMark

            6.0.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Check your hard drive's reading speed for free

            4
            8 votes
            • PROS: Runs several different tests, Free
            • CONS: No detailed information about tests, Not available on other platforms such as Mac
          • Babylon Translator

            2.0.32

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android

            Reading an email, article or any other text and not sure about some words? Babylon, the world’s leading provider of dictionary and translation software, brings you Babylon Translator.

            10
            2 votes
            • ABC Kid Genius

              5.1

              License
              try Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Teach toddlers the alphabet, numbers and reading

              6
              30 votes
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