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Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 26 May 2014, tested on Samsung Galaxy S III Neo
Nice interface, modern design, no ads
Needs to be elaborated
Wattpad for Android is a very modern and clean reading app. Oh, and it’s free. So what gives, dude? Go download it!
….Still here? Ok, then you may as well read a little more about it.
Remember books? Believe it or not, they used to mulch up trees and make paper out of them so people cold sew the pages by hand and glue on leather binding. The customers could actually hold that labor of love it in their paw and enjoy a good old fashioned read. It’s becoming a lost art. Amazingly, some people have never really had the pleasure of holding a book and reading in bed. Trust me, it’s a lot different that an e-reader. But again, I digress….
If you’re going to read on a gizmo, then you need a great app to keep it all organized. Wattpad has a very nice, streamlined design. It does require account sign up to use, but the process is fast and easy and enables you to create custom lists, reading preferences and save favorites. The app looks very modern and the color scheme is inviting. Even better, the app actually works with minimal lags, which is fantastic, given all the data it’s accessing live from the net.
Books are categorized into the usual categories, but you can select your favorite genres and subjects to drill down and get better results that match your interest. I love the simplicity and ease this app offers. And I found plenty of freebies to read. There’s cover art, descriptions and user feedback. There’s lots of other custom settings available to tweak everything to your liking, including social media integration. Love how you can select text inside the books and add notes. Neat.
Wattpad is a great reading app. Runs fast and I experience no lags. And I believe most of the books are free. They have a nice selection of alternative titles you may not discover elsewhere and it looks like a great way to interact with others about books too.