iPad App Reviews – iBooks For iPad

Steve Jobs announced yesterday that he was a major part of WWDC 2010, the new iPhone 4 will be able to run the free iBooks application for iPad only. A synced place and highlight in books will be enabled between Apple devices, making the iBooks program more like Amazon Kindle.

When I first bought iPad, iBooks was one of the first apps I chose to download. This is only significant because I had all the opposite of the e-reader. I think myself traditional when it comes to my reading, a rather textured page, the ability to put my dog's eye in a book, I get a self-satisfied feeling when I look at a big amount of time after reading it. Each of them was a part of reading experience that I was hate to give up.

But times are changing. I bought and listened to my first audio book – always on iTunes for my iPod Touch last fall and fell in love with David Sedaris' fun concert in My Talk Pretty One Day book as I went on a daily run. Audio books have become a staple for me now. It seemed equally important to test my first e-book experience on another Apple device. I was not disappointed, and now wondering about life before i start iBooks.

In an effort to be fair, I decided to download and try the free Amazon Kindle app on my iPad too. Even my obvious loyalty to all Apple's products aside, I have to say I found iBooks to be a much better e-reading experience. Apple went out of the way to try to make the experience of e-books as close to reality as possible. Your books are retrieved from the iBooks store in your bookstore. When you open a book to read it, the design of the e-book page looks like a real book.

Amazon Kindle e-reader is definitely less noticeable and smooth looking. You must log into your Amazon.com account to purchase and download your books, which just does not seem to be as seamless as the iBooks store. When you select a book, it downloads the homepage of the Kindle. The appearance of the book when opened is simply a full screen of text, as pdf appears.

While I'm really enjoying using Reader's iBooks, I will say that neither iBooks nor Kindle readers could ever compete with the experience of reading a real paper book but I enjoy the ability to download new books whenever I want to, without having to go to the library or bookstore. There is definitely comfort for the e-book. The books are not cheap, so I mainly like to read the free classics available on iBooks (there are also free classics available on Kindle). It's unhappy, like access to easily scrolling on any page, but it's also the difference that will continue to keep real books of my first choice to read.

Source by Lynn Grummitt

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