The Best Smartphone Apps for Serious Readers

Digg Browse your own RSS subscriptions and read popular stories from the revamped social news outlet. Links can be shared or saved for later. Digg syncs your read items across devices too. Free

Instapaper Tap a bookmarklet on any web page and Instapaper removes the ads and other cruft for a zero-distraction reading experience. App syncs saved items for reading offline. $4

Wattpad eBook Reader The Kindle app is great for ebooks from big-name authors. But Wattpad, which hosts millions of works by unknown scribes, is the best place to find the next Pynchon. Free

Quick Scan Pro Shopping for paper books? This barcode scanner lists the prices at online retailers like Amazon and eBay, as well as local stores. Works for all commercial barcodes. $1


Feedly Stories from your favorite online news sources show up in quick-to-load cards that can be organized by category. The app’s powerful search tool conjures up specific topics in a snap. Free

Pocket When you find a web page you want to save for later, Pocket grabs the text, video, and images and reformats it all for mobiles. The visual grid interface makes browsing your picks easy. Free

Moon+ Reader Pro Few ebook apps are this versatile: more than 10 reading themes, superb font and layout customization, and support for just about every file type you throw at it. $5

Audible Lie back while a voice actor reads a book to you. Choose from 150,000-plus titles. Audible can track your purchases to suggest your next must- listen. App is Free, Book Prices Vary

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