January 18, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Borders are the big names when it comes to reading eBooks on Android, but independent Aldiko is quite a suitable app for reading your already owned eBooks. Version 2.0 of the app has improved several aspects of reading, as well as increased access for purchasing or downloading titles to your Android phone or tablet.
Aldiko 2.0 includes an improved marketplace that includes new best sellers and free public domain books from multiple storefronts. Books in multiple languages are available in a market with some layout similarities to the Android Market. The bookshelf library has also been updated to enable filtering or organizing according to tags.
The reading aspect of Aldiko has also been improved with several enhancements to the interface design, bookmarking, themes, and more format options. Here’s a list of the new features detailed on the company’s blog. Download the app if you want a better Android reading experience.
- Supporting ePub and PDF eBook formats, as well as Adobe DRM
- A new eBook marketplace for you to access eBooks from different booksellers at one place
- Fully customizable reading experience: font type, font size, font and background colors, margin, alignment, line spacing, brightness, display orientation and navigation control are all adjustable to fit your personal reading preference
- Rich features including bookmark, dictionary, full-text search, copy and paste, day/night themes, table of content, progress bar, hyphenation support as well as sharing your favorite texts/quotes in a book
- An advanced library management system which enables you to sort books by different criteria as well as organize books by tags and collections
- A new import feature which make it even easier for you to transfer all your ePub and PDF files to Aldiko and read them on the go.
- A “My Catalog” feature which allows you to add your own eBook catalogs
- Supporting eBooks from public libraries and enabling you to return your borrowed eBooks right within the app