10.02.2020

6 best reading apps for travel

What to do on a plane? How to kill time on a boring bus ride if you don’t like watching movies and can’t fall asleep? Read! Thanks to internet and technologies you don’t have to pack heavy books anymore.
You don’t even have to buy an expensive e-book reader.

You can download reading material on your smartphone or tablet.

If you have the right apps.

To help you with the task of choosing reading material, we’ve made this list.

A list of the best reading apps for travel (our favourites).

Best reading apps for travel

1. Kindle

Kindle app for mobile and tablet

AVAILABLE FOR: iOS, Android

Have you heard about the Amazon Kindle e-reader?

But did you know that there’s also an app called “Kindle”?

The Kindle app offers a wide selection of books, magazines, and newspapers.

But unlike the Amazon Kindle e-reader, the app is in colour, so you can read graphic novels and magazines as well. Another thing we really like about the app is that with it you can listen to audio books as well.

The app is very user friendly — the interface is clean and easy-to-use, and you can choose font style and size, as well as adjust screen brightness and page colour.

If you have an Amazon Kindle device, the books you have purchased on Amazon will automatically appear in the Kindle app.

You’ll only have to log in with your Amazon account.

2. ComiXology

ComiXology app for mobile and tablet

AVAILABLE FOR: iOS, Android

Love to read comics?

Then look no further — the ComiXology app is for you!

It offers 100 000 digital comics, graphic novels and manga from Marvel, DC, Image, and more.

Basically, ComiXology is like a Netflix for comics. You pay a flat fee for unlimited reading per month. Currently Comixology Unlimited option is only available in the US, but some comics are available for Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading in the UK.

Some comics are free and available for everyone.

The app also has offline reading, so your comics will always be with you, even on the plane.

You have to have an Amazon account in order to use the app.

3.Scribd

Scribd app for mobile and tablet

AVAILABLE FOR: iOS, Android

Scribd is a library of books, audiobooks and magazines.

For a flat fee per month you will have access to the massive Scribd library. The first month is for free, and you can cancel your subscription anytime.

It is possible to download books, audiobooks and magazines for offline reading.

Scribd is available worldwide.

Reading on the phone

4. Medium

Medium app for mobile and tablet

AVAILABLE FOR: iOS, Android

Medium is a platform for high quality articles on just about any topic.

You can read a select number of stories for members each month for free — or pay a flat fee per for month for unlimited access. With Medium Unlimited you can access their monthly magazine, read exclusive columns and a weekly newsletter crafted by Medium editors.

Medium recommends stories based on your interests.

No more boring and irrelevant articles about stuff you’re not interested in.

5. Magzter

Magzter app for mobile and tablet

AVAILABLE FOR: iOS, Android

Magzter is a digital magazine newsstand.

With over 12 500 magazines and newspapers in its catalogue, it’s the world's largest digital magazine newsstand. Magzter offers 40+ categories: automotive, business, cooking, entertainment and fashion to lifestyle, news, sports, technology, travel and many more.

The app features personalised home page with magazines selected for you based on your interests. It’s possible to connect with readers and discover similar interests.

You can download the magazines and read them later even when you're offline.

Bookmark your favourite magazine pages to quickly access them later.

With Magzter Gold (premium account) you can access more than 5000 magazines, newspapers and premium stories.

There’s a 30 days free trial, and you can cancel anytime.

6. Google News

Google News app for mobile and tablet

AVAILABLE FOR: iOS, Android

Google News is a smart news app developed by Google.

The app offers customisable flow of articles organised from thousands of publishers and magazines. Google news allows you to access top headlines and local news stories from thousands of news sources worldwide.

The app offers a dark theme for nighttime reading, which is perfect for an overnight flight.

Download articles and read later when you're travelling.

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Read more: What to do on a plane: Tips for travellers


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