We are delighted to announce that the Aldiko reading app is now available for iOS. Aldiko has already been downloaded more than 27 million times on Android.
The main features offered on the Android version are now available for iOS, for a quality reading experience. Directly from within the app, you can access the free Feedbooks catalog, with more than 5,000 public domain titles in five languages, and more than 100,000 previews for the catalog in English.
With Aldiko, you can customize your reading experience as you wish. You can notably choose the font size, the font type, and the background color, or adjust the margin, the alignment, and the screen brightness. Want to highlight a passage you liked, or add a bookmark? Easy! You can also add a note and do a word search within the book.
Aldiko allows you to organize your personal library: you can sort your bookshelf by author, collection, tag or category. In “My Catalogs”, you can add your Dropbox or import your favorite ebook catalogs and download ebooks directly within Aldiko.
Borrowing ebooks from your local libraries
With Aldiko, you can now borrow and return ebooks from a nearby library. This service is available directly within the app.
To discover this feature and add your favorite libraries, go to “Libraries” in the left column in Aldiko. Then, after you hit the button “Add” in the top right corner of the app, you can search for libraries, and to do so you have three possibilities:
– allowing Aldiko to access your location so that the app can suggest nearby libraries
– searching for a library directly in the search bar
– displaying all the libraries with a list by country and by region
Once you have found the library you want to add, hit the “+” button on the right. The library will be added to the section “My libraries”. From there, you can access the library’s ebook catalog, log in to your user account, and borrow ebooks.
If you borrow a book, it will appear in your Aldiko bookshelf, with a label on the cover indicating how much time you have left before it expires. To return a book, you just have to touch and hold the cover and to select “Return”.
Feel free to watch this video to discover a bit more about how it works!
Please note that the version of this app is currently optimized for iPhone, but it will soon be optimized for iPad. You can download Aldiko on iTunes.