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  • 21 February, 2010

App Review: Aldiko eBook Reader

Available on the Android Market for free and currently a featured app on Sprint, Aldiko allows you search through thousands of public domain titles from Feedbooks, O’Reilly Ebooks, and Smashwords. The catalog is broken down into several categories, with book selections being listed with title and cover art. Selections are downloaded to your personal bookshelf and stored on the SD card. Most recently read books show up on the home screen bookshelf.

Aldiko allows users to customize the text to suit them, allowing options for fonts, size, text and background color options as well as day and night mode. Navigation to chapters is easy as well as bookmarking your page. If you want to customize further, Aldiko lets you tag books and group them into collections.

While I’ve found reading with Aldiko to be an easy and solid experience, getting to that point needs some work.  Navigating is slow and laggy at times, downloads are slow, and I’ve had to cancel and retry a few times to get a book to my device.

As of January 29, 2010 Aldiko has claimed 250,000 downloads and has a current market rating of 4.5 stars. You can read the full review here.