iBooks Product Review

September 16, 2017     erinbook     Feature, Product Review

This is probably the simplest of the ebook reading apps I’ve tried. It’s also probably my least favorite.
iBooks is Apple’s response to Kindle and Nook’s apps. It’s fine, mostly generic, and doesn’t feature Kindle’s idiotic carousel. The biggest advantage I’d have to give it is the fact that iBooks gives you access to George RR Martin’s annotated Game of Thrones books, which are probably the best way to read that series.
Like Nook, iBooks has a basic shelf set up which makes it easier to look at your collection than Kindle’s carousel. On iPhones it is a default app already loaded into your phone. Unless you change it, this is how all of your downloaded books will be read.
The actual reading of a book in iBooks is fine, though I feel like the options in reading through Nook or Kindle are more numerous. iBooks is pretty basic and so are its functions. This is not a bad thing, it just means that you can’t customize the reading experience as much as with other apps.
I’d give this app a 3.5 out of 5 nuts.
I do recommend this app if you have an iPhone, particularly if you’re a Game of Thrones fan and want to check out the annotated editions. However I think Nook and Kindle probably do much better as reader apps.
How do you read ebooks? Share your choice in the comments.
From my shelf to yours,


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