There are a number of ebook readers available for Android, but if you want a Holo-friendly option, your best bet is to rely on Google Books or the latest version of Aldiko. Now there's another competitor making its way over from iOS that seems to blend in just as well, if not more so. Readmill for Android offers a reading experience that's easy on the eyes and - since it's not tied to a bookstore of its own - your wallet.

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When you first open up Readmill, you will be prompted to sign in either with Facebook or an email address. After this, you can either import DRM-free epubs from your device or explore the free selection of books that are available. You can also upload ebooks to Readmill.com in order to sync them across all of your devices. The app only displays text (that's right, no book covers) and offers day and night views for easy reading regardless of the time of day.


The app will work on any device running Android 4.0 or later, and it's available for free. If you're not already beholden to the likes of Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Google, this alternative reader might just be attractive enough to stop you from selling your soul to a single distributor.

Source: Readmill

Bertel King, Jr.
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  • JoeDoom

    Finally something that doesn't look like ass.

    Although I didn't realize Aldiko went Holo. Going to have to check that out too since it supports PDFs.

    • jmwils3

      yes, but just an fyi, it forces you to store your ebooks in a special folder for it on your internal storage, and can easily take up a lot of space if you have a lot of ebooks, like I do. I prefer moon reader pro, since it will allow me to store my books on my sd card on my tablet, in whatever folder I like.I wish it was holo, but for the plethora of features and ease of use, it is unmatched (to my knowledge, anyway).

      • Allan Mosher

        i have been using Fabrik so far because it supports sync with dropbox and drive. i use de-DRM tools (google it) to de-DRM books i purchased from amazon or wherever else and put them all in a dropbox folder on my PC (de-DRM tools are in the form or Calibre plugins so my Calibre library is the same folder). This way I can read all my books either on PC, phone or tablet and dont have to store every book on my device.

        the farbik UI is pretty nice too.

      • solbin

        Going to second moon reader pro. Love the stat tracking and the ability to store/sync your books across box/dropbox/google drive on multiple devices. If I am reading a book during lunchtime at work, or get a break in my day, it is nice to be able to sync to the last known location and resume where I left off when I get home and read on my tablet.

        The only downside is I wish Moon Reader Pro had an option for more simplistic menus. It can get pretty confusing since there is a lot to customize.

        • moblin_lives

          I'm going to have to third Moon Reader Pro. It is quite a bit better than Aldiko and Stanza. The ability to sync your bookmarks and last read location on multiple devices is perfect.

    • Sandro Mantione

      You should try Mantano Reader, its by far the best ebook reader I've found on Android

      • Imparus

        Agreed, only problem I have with it is a bit to small button for a few of the things, and it isn't good to remember your state/place in the bookshelf, so I always have to click on tags.

  • Pratik Holla

    Since google play books got updated, i havent been able to leave it. It may not be feature packed but it is easy to use and syncs everywhere.

    • mrjayviper

      I've preferred iBooks on iOS because it's simple to use. Google Play books is the same for me. I was using moon reader before. It was feature-rich but I never use most of them.

      • Enes Taşdemir

        I am still using the moon reader just because Google Play Books isn't available in my country.

        • angel smith

          You can use the another app dear it has some excellent features and comfortable app ..this is smart reader android application for ebook reader..i have recently download it ..you can try it.and get benefit...ITS TOTALLY FREE DOWNLOAD..!!!!

  • Robb Nunya

    Can you change the font and background colors? I read a lot at night and prefer black background with dark green font.

    Doesn't really matter, I guess. It'll take quite an app to drag me away from Moon Reader. I still wish Amazon had been less dickish about Mobi Reader though...

    FWIW, Mobi reader syncs across devices with Dropbox, which is great for me.

  • ludo

    Can''t beat FBReader for layout customization, and plugins (sync, TTS, etc.).

  • Steven Z

    Ever since Play Books started letting you upload your own .epub files, I haven't used any other reading app besides Kindle.