5 Best iPad EReader Apps for Ebooks & PDF Files

Last Updated: February 18, 2017
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You can convert your iPad into best e-book reader with a dedicated e-reader app. Most of the books are available in electronic or pdf format that makes the readers carry all their favorite books on your iPad or any other reader device all in one and in a convenient way.

Compare to hardcopy; the electronic format is cheaper to buy good for students, easy to carry and share with your friends using your reader devices.

Once you add a book into any of these apps, it can sync your books and last read page into all another device under the same account that helps you to use any device to read your books.

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Note taking, section highlighter and cloud sharing are some other features worth to mention that attract the readers to convert into e-book format. In addition to these e-books, these apps are offering free magazines and newspapers in the same reading platform.

If you are looking for an app that offers the best reading experience, please go through this article, and you’re your favorite app from here.


The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store plus hundreds* of newspapers and magazines. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.

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You can customize your reading experience by choosing margin size, line spacing, background color, font size, font style, and either portrait or landscape format.
 This iPad EReader app includes features like tap and holds text to highlight relevant sections quickly. This app lets you easily edit or change highlight colors, and select long passages that span multiple pages. The EReader’s instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions, tap and hold a word to view the definition, search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit, tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages. etc

You can Email PDFs & other documents to a Send-to-Kindle e-mail address and can access them to your device. The documents will be automatically archived in the Amazon Cloud and available for re-download on iOS or supported Kindle devices. You can also read PDFs from Mail, Safari, or by transferring them from iTunes.


iBooks is from Apple, easy way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. You can browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.


You can choose from seven beautiful fonts and three easy-to-read page colors
, highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features
, share quotes or thoughts about your favorite book with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Messages, or Mail
. In addition to these, you can find a word, character, or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature, easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment, scroll through your books with the flick of a finger using the scroll view

iBook can print PDF documents and notes you’ve written in iBooks using AirPrint

iCloud features
, organize books and PDFs into personal Collections that appear on all your devices
, keep bookmarks, highlights, notes, and your current page up-to-date everywhere using iCloud. YOU can see all your iBooks Store purchases in iCloud right on your bookshelf

Supports open standards. iBooks also opens content published in the ePub and PDF formats
. You can also add PDF documents from Mail to your iBooks PDF.


Nook offers the reading experience for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch®. You can access books, magazines, newspapers, comics, and more.


Nook built with features includes adjustable font sizes and styles, line spacing, margins, and screen brightness for more comfortable reading. You can select night mode for easier bedtime reading. Nook EReader for iPad syncs your last page, bookmarks, and notes so you can pick up where you left off, search inside the book and look up words with the downloadable in-app dictionary. With this iPad EReader, you can add notes, bookmarks and highlights as you read., customize background and text colors, transfer EPUB and PDF files etc.


With Kobo’s reading app, you’re able to pick up right where you left off. Kobo sync your bookmarks, notes, and highlights, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

 You can add books to your Library from email, the web, or your Dropbox account and even read books from your local public library.

You can post your activities to Facebook and see what your friends are reading and share quotes, notes, book reviews with friends and like and comment on books your friends post to Facebook.


Goodreads can share books you love on and find new and interesting books by browsing personalized recommendations based on books you’ve read and your favorite genres. You can see what your friends are reading, write book reviews, and keep track of what you want to read.


You can scan books with built-in barcode scanner while you are in the bookstore and you can browse reviews before buying. Features include personalized recommendations and discover new books based on your tastes, barcode scanner, want-to-read list, book reviews and updates from your friends, etc.

Reading books in electronic devices are convenient and revolutionary. These apps have good features and drawbacks well. But if you are a guy reading books in your free time, nothing wrong with investing little bit time to download and start to use an e-reader app for the device. The iPad’s retina display makes your apps more beautiful and crisp and offer you joyful environment with your favorite books.

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