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Android Apps for Study and Research: Reading

Reading Apps

Adobe Acrobat Reader (Free)

View PDFs, add notes, highlight text, and more... 

Nook (Free)

Access over 4 million books (including 1 million free books) and more...

Google Play Books (Free)

Access new releases and free classics with this app.

Kindle (Free)

Purchase and read Kindle books on your Android device.

Feedly (Free)

Used by millions of people, Feedly is one of the top RSS readers for Android. Also available as a free Firefox add-on or Google Chrome extension. 

​Mendeley (Free)

A free reference manager and PDF reader designed for scholars.

Camscanner (Free and 1.99)

CamScanner is a popular scanning and sharing app that uses your phone's camera. This app includes an OCR (optical character recognition) feature for extracting text.  

Office Lens (Free)

Office Lens trims and enhances scans made with your phone's camera. Also includes a whiteboard mode that removes glare.

BARD Mobile (Free)

The BARD Mobile app provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD). BARD contains nearly 70,000 books, magazines, and music scores in audio and braille formats, with new selections added daily. This app also works with refreshable braille displays.

Bluefire Reader (Free)

Read EPUB and PDF files on your Android device.