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Kobo Books

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+

About Kobo Books

Kobo added audiobooks to their e-bookstore and now, in this single online destination, you can buy both ebooks (including comic books and textbooks) and audiobooks. 

The audiobook player is beautifully crafted, with a nice slider that makes it easy to navigate through the book with one touch. You can slow down or speed up the narration, as well as see how much time is left.

Kobo Books Review

This e-reader is likely the Kindle's biggest competitor. The Aura is water-resistant and large-screened, so you can read your favorite books on a big screen in the bath or at the beach without a worry.

You're not limited to e-books from Kobo's store, either, which is a big plus. As long as the file type is supported by Kobo, you can drag and drop the content from your computer onto the Kobo when they're connected with a USB-to-Micro-USB cable. The Aura One even has the popular library app OneDrive pre-installed, so you can easily hook up your library account on your e-reader. 

The Kobo app features over 5 million titles and lets you grab content from its online store as well as import your own. It supports numerous formats (epub, PDF, CBZ, CBR...) and has many customization settings available to users. You can also check other eBook reader apps.

The interface is simple in the Kobo app but may be a little too simple. As far as the reading interface is concerned, Kobo is alright. It has settings for Day, Night, or Sepia as well as adjusting the text alignment, columns, and text size. Its page customization options don't seem as thorough as some of the other apps, but it's still plenty customizable.

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Teacher Ratings


Android, iPad, iPhone






Communication Skills
Engagement and Usability


In-App Purchases - Yes

In-App Advertising - No


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Join millions of readers around the world and access eBooks and audiobooks all with one app. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 6 million titles to choose from, there's something for every type of reader and listener.

Purchase eBooks and audiobooks directly from Kobo. They'll automatically appear in the app immediately afterwards.

The Kobo App makes reading even more comfortable and convenient:

• Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime, and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode.

• Our beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot, and see how much time is left at a glance. Schedule it to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep.

• Read thousands of free eBook previews or listen to audiobook samples to help you find your next favourite.

• Start reading on one device and pick up on another. The Kobo App always remembers where you left off, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

• Share your love of reading on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your favourite quotes, notes, and thoughts from what you’re reading.

• Rate and review the books you’ve read or read reviews from booklovers like you!

• Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Traditional Chinese or Japanese.

• Listen to audiobooks while you drive with CarPlay. Download them before connecting to CarPlay, or else you won’t see them.

*You can listen to audiobooks on any iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS version 9.0 or higher.

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