Category Archives: App Reviews

Kindle App

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Hi all!  I can’t wait to share this spectacular app with you, as it is great for reading whenever, wherever, you want!  Okay, I know Ash said that this wasn’t gonna be reviewed, but she’s been bugging me for a review, so I thought of this!  (And maybe, just maybe, I wanted to do this review just to prove Ash wrong… hehe)

This app is awesome for reading.  You can read wherever you want.  I actually used this app to finish a book while in a tree just a few days ago.  Also, you can use this app whenever you want, because it never crashes and saves where you’re reading (like a virtual bookmark!)  Also, this app is free, so you can save your money for something else.  Well, it’s free, assuming you have a Kindle and have books on it, as it can be “connected” to your Kindle.  I don’t have a Kindle, ‘cuz I have a Nook, but I use the Kindle app on both my phone and iPad.  Now, since I don’t have a Kindle, I just made an Amazon account and downloaded free books, along with some from my local public library system.  In this way, it can be used similarly to Overdrive, so if you’re comfortable with that app, give this one a try!  (Actually, they’re different, but I like to have both- if a book is available for Overdrive and not for Kindle, or vice versa, I can still read it!)

Anyways, I think all you avid readers should get this app, because it is a great tool for reading all of the awesome books in this world!

Thanks!

-Ginger 🙂

Age recommendation: anyone!  There’s books for all ages available!

What I’m reading: Nothing, currently!  Crazy, right? :O

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Nook App

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Hi everyone! Ash here. This app is pretty handy if you’re on a road trip and you’re not the one driving. (We strongly discourage reading while you drive. Reading while you drive can have serious consequences.) Then again, you could just bring your Nook, but what if you don’t want to? Or, what if you did bring your Nook, but it’s out of battery? (Truly a horror!) This free app is pretty great. Any book you have bought on your Barnes and Noble account that you want to read can be downloaded to this app, and you can read it, just like that. (Let it be noted that an internet connection is needed for both downloading the app and downloading the book.)

Read what you want, when you want!
Sounds good, huh?
I sure like it!

Personally, I really enjoyed this app because there are some places I’d rather not take my e-reader. I’m a really forgetful person, and I sometimes have to call my cell phone with the home phone to figure out where my cell phone is (in the house).

This is a great app for many reasons. First of all, when you read a book on your phone using the app, the page numbers stay the same as on the Nook. Sure, page 15 might consist of two “pages” on the nook and five “pages” on the phone, but you never have to do complicated math to figure out how many pages you read if  p = n(3.549) or something crazy like that. (Of course, that’s just a random equation I made up. If you’re really a math geek, go ahead and figure out the equation, then comment below and we’ll test it out. If it works, you get the best thing ever: a free Nook app. 😉 )

Another reason I liked this app was that it was easy to use. Some apps have complicated sign-ins, random buttons, crazy messages that pop up… This app has none of that. It was simple and easy to sign in, which you only have to do once. There are no random buttons, which is a relief. No crazy messages pop up anywhere.

Anyways, this is a great app, but it may not be for all you die-hard Kindle lovers. Those of you who are may be hoping I’m going to write a review about the Kindle app–unfortunately for you, I’m not. But if you love the Amazon Kindle (or any other e-reader) so much, feel free to mail in a review.

Hope you like!

~ Ash

Great App: Overdrive

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Hi everyone! Ash here. If you follow our posts, you’ll know that Ginger and I have been sick, and so we’ve been reading–a lot. Ginger already had a bunch of books lined up, but I didn’t, and I didn’t want to buy a bunch of books. Luckily, this app saved me–Overdrive.

This is a great app that I have on my Nook (you can only get this on tablets that support apps, of course, like the Nook Tablet, which is what I have and love!). It’s even free! All you need is a library card to any supported library system–don’t worry, there are lots, and your local library system is probably supported–and you’re ready to go! Some books have holds on them, and I would definitely recommend looking around on BN.com for a book you want so that you can check if your system has it, but it’s much faster than connecting your e-reader to the computer and downloading a book. I’ve only done that a couple of times with my Nook, and it’s really annoying.
I’m so happy that I can get to the exact same library e-book section with only a tap of a finger! Of course, you’ve got to type in your library card and your password, but once that is done, you never have to do it again as long as, when you check out your first book, you check that handy little “remember password” box.

So if you’re sick, in need of something to read, or just plain bored, be sure to take a look at the free app Overdrive.
“Read and listen to eBooks & audiobooks from your library on the go or at home with OverDrive Media Console. The app is available for every major desktop and mobile platform, including Windows, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Kindle, NOOK, Windows 8 PC and tablet, Blackberry and Windows Phone,” –Overdrive.com

To find more about Overdrive, go to http://www.overdrive.com, and to get the app you can either search in your app store or go to omc.overdrive.com.

Hope you like, and hope I get better! 😉

~ Ash