The latest in APPS, or App Store for Smartphones, is the Anime Reader. Just as Google Reader and Kindle allow you to download books and articles, the Anime Reader allows you to download your comics. There are several differences between the two, however, including prices and functionality. If you’re curious about the new product and what it can do for your reading pleasure, read on!
Let’s first talk about price. Since Google Reader was released, it was immediately sold out, and the costs to purchase a smartphone made it an unattractive choice for many potential customers. The good news is that this doesn’t apply to the Anime Reader. While it may be more expensive than Google Reader, it doesn’t have to be. Some third-party developers have come up with different alternatives to make it less expensive. In fact, it’s actually one of the least expensive options out there.
So how does it work? Basically, you log in to the Anime Reader’s website, create an account and download any books or articles you wish to read. The application includes a standard list of most manga-related publications and other genres such as fantasy and comedy. You can add books that you’ve already downloaded to your list as well. You can then browse the site, adding titles as you see them available.
Some of the Anime Reader’s cool features include the ability to add notes to each title so that you can keep track of how you’ve read. This works the same way as an actual book’s index page, and you can search back through your reading history to find exactly what you were reading when it was time to pick it up again. You can even mark chapters you want to revisit. For some, this makes it easier to concentrate and get through reading more easily.
One of the coolest aspects of the Anime Reader is the “blog” function. Blogs allow you to set up a space to track your progress, reviews, and comments about certain topics. The Anime Reader has its own blog as well, which allows you to share your thoughts and ideas with others on the same software. In addition to being able to set up a blog, the reader has the ability to post images, sound clips, and video. The ability to upload your work to the internet straight from your PC or a laptop is one of the biggest draws to the Anime Reader, as you can instantly view and download your work from any location.
Like any other reader, the Anime Reader has its benefits, as well as drawbacks. If you are looking for something slightly more robust and require extra security when downloading files, the Apksi is definitely the one for you. If you need to quickly get your work down on your computer and Internet connection is not an issue for you, the basic version of the software is all you need. As with most free software programs, there really isn’t much of a downside to the Anime Reader. The one advantage it does have over the more expensive options is uploading and downloading your work directly from your computer rather than converting it to a PDF.