The ever growing stock of apps for the iPhone offers something for everyone and book lovers are no exception. If you love to buy, read, and talk about books you are sure to love these 5 apps.
Stanza – There are many book reader apps out there but Stanza is not your typical book reader. This app lets you purchase new books or read free books from various sources such as Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks, Librivox, and others. If you have a collection of ebooks on your computer you can easily add them to Stanza and take them with you where ever you go.
Goodreads – connect with other book lovers on the go. Goodreads is a free app that connects you to the book lovers community by the same name. You can track the books you’ve read, give reviews, read what others are saying and more. This app also has a built-in reader that lets you access their collection of public domain books.
Local Books – LibraryThing.com has put together this free app that uses your current location to help you find bookstores, libraries, and book events near you. This can be really useful when you are traveling and you need to feed the need to read.
BookSearch – Campusbooks4less.com helps you save with this free app. You can compare prices on any book before you buy. You can search for a specific book by entering ISBN, title, or author. If you don’t have a book in mind use the keyword search feature to get some ideas about what to read next. Once you have a list of prices you can be sure you aren’t over spending.
BooksApp – If the idea of inputting ISBN numbers or book titles into your booklist makes you cringe this app is for you. It uses the camera on your phone to recognize the ISBN and then adds the book to your list. It uses Google Books to retrieve images and information about the book and then you can edit it to suit your needs. You can create collections and even keep track of books you’ve loaned out.