There are plenty of ways to read books, blog posts, and essays on a mobile device. Although, nothing has quite the same feel as a new app called Tapestry. This app offers a cool reading experience for exclusive short stores written by professionals and random people around the internet. Just tap to advance, but there is no going back if you miss something.

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Tapestry is whimsical from the start when it makes the tapping mechanic clear by having you tap on specific locations around the screen, only to reveal that you can actually tap anywhere you want. The app lists a handful of quirky little tales that are updated regularly. You can download the ones you want, and then read without an internet connection.

As you advance through the stories, some pages will have a Twitter icon that will supposedly tweet the current page. I say supposedly because it is not currently working on my Nexus 7 (your mileage may vary). There is also a subtle progress bar at the top of the screen to let you know how far into the story you are. Most will only take a minute or two to read, though. It's free, so take a peek at Tapestry.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501675804 Jake Lee

    Send SMS + view log permissions? Hrm. Emailed the dev to see what they're for. Looks interesting though.

    • Suspicious Guy

      It's the reason I wouldn't install this application...

  • Mārtiņš Belte

    I like it. There aren't many stories to choose from (or the refresh function is buggy), but it's still a fun thing. I tried out making my own story on their website - buggy, but I was able to do it - it never appeared on the Android app, don't know about iPhone one..