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Mobile Gateway: Reading Apps

Information about Mobile Access Databases at the CMCC Library

Read EBooks, PDFs, RSS Feeds, etc.


 Flipboard - Read content from Facebook, Google Reader, Twitter, and more in a magazine-style layout. View everyday content in an alternative way that emphasizes linked content, videos, and photos. Get interested in content that you might typically skip when browsing social media. For iPad only. Free.
GoodReader - Super-robust PDF reader with advanced reading, annotating, markup and highlighting capabilities, excellent file manager, text file reader and editor, audio/video player, Safari-like viewer for MS Office and iWorks files. Syncs with Google Docs, MobileMe, Dropbox and more. For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. $
Goodreads -Join the world's largest social network for readers with an enormous catalog of books and book reviews. Free universal app for Apple devices and Android.

Instapaper - Read saved web pages on the go, even offline. Install a bookmarklet in your browser on your computers and click to save a whole article into Instapaper for later reading on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. Universal. (Free version available for less than 10 articles).

Kindle - Access and read your Amazon Kindle books even if you don't have a Kindle. Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices. Delete a book when you're done and Amazon keeps your copy online for later retrieval. Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and more. Universal app. Free.

Papers - Organize, read, annotate, and share your collection of articles and PDFs on iPhone and iPad. Highlight or use sticky notes to comment on text. Search within Papers to find articles, upload PDFs in iTunes, or import PDFs from email, Dropbox, or MobileMe. To set up library proxy settings, see: Universal app.

Reeder  Read Google Reader RSS feeds on a simple and attractive interface on the iPhone or iPad. Scroll through items one-by-one, or swipe items to skip. Star items for reading later.