Apple Books lets you lose yourself in the best books and audiobooks, all on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. You will find bestsellers, classics, up-and-coming authors and more – all ready to instantly download and enjoy.
• Selection: Explore millions of books and audiobooks from every category including fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, children's books, comics and more.
• Book Store: Check out Top Charts and find new releases, limited-time offers and recommendations for you, updated every week.
• Audiobooks: Discover great audiobooks read by actors, authors and other memorable voices.
• Free samples: Preview books and audiobooks while you browse, and download free samples – sometimes before they are available anywhere else.
• Want to Read: Keep track of books and audiobooks you would like to read next by adding them to your Want to Read collection.
• Audiobooks app for Apple Watch: Listen to your favourite audiobooks during your next hike, run or exercise session, straight from your wrist.
• Customise your reading experience: Choose between a selection of fonts and easy-to-read page colours. Use Auto-Night mode and adjust your screen brightness to make reading more comfortable for your eyes. Enabling Scrolling View to move continuously through books instead of turning pages.
• Access any of the books you purchase from Apple Books on all your devices.
• Share your book and audiobook purchases with up to six family members using Family Sharing.
• Organise your books and PDFs into personal collections that will appear on all your devices.
• Access bookmarks, highlights, notes and your current page on all your devices.
Requirements & Store Availability
• The Book Store is available in many countries. The selection of available books varies by country.
• Downloading content from Books or iCloud requires an Apple ID and internet access.
• Adding books and PDFs from outside the Book Store to the Books app requires them to be DRM-free.
• Some PDF documents may not be compatible with Books.
Ratings and Reviews
Reading progress out of sync
It always happens to me - Books opens on the right page and then scrolls up to some moment in past.
Why it is so complicated to sync the data using the strategy of greater page number wins?
I used to use Books when it was called iBooks. Unfortunately, since the change to Books, I have steered clear of it because it only ever wants to sell you more books. Leave a book and quit the app, next time you open the app it goes front and centre to the store page and tries to sell you something else. So I switched to XODO, which is much better as it ain't trying to sell anything.
Then there is the Gamification of the app, where it badgers you to keep reading, making goals for everything. Like many things now in life, everything is about a goal, achieving something whilst never appreciating what we have. It's like waking up to count how many sunrises you can see, but failing to appreciate the event. Not my cup of tea, and immediately deleted.
A solid default app that has encouraged me to read more
Apple Books is a very solid, well-featured app that has led to me reading every day (I’m currently on a 67-day streak) thanks to the easily adjustable “Goals” system.
Also, the app accepts any books in the EPUB format, making it very easy to make use of online public domain libraries like Project Gutenberg.
The only reason I’m giving the app 4 stars is because I have experienced some crashes during the initial opening of books but they’ve never impacted my actual reading experience.
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.