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The Truth About the Kobo eBooks app

With e-books becoming the preferred reading of choice for many, there are more and more e-book reader apps coming out all the time. The Kobo eBooks app is one such app that says that it will give you millions – yes, millions – of free books and that you’ll be able to access them anytime you want, all from your iPhone or your iPod Touch. But with so many e-book readers falling flat, how does this one stack up?

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Well, it depends on what you’re looking for, and what you think of the reviews that have already been posted in iTunes. If you’re looking for a free e-book reader app that will give you free e-books, this app is not it, even though it claims to be. That’s not to say that every e-book within this app has a cost attached to it. There are a few books that you’ll get for free but if you’re above actual reading age, you probably won’t find that they have much appeal.

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That being said, if you don’t mind coughing up a few bucks for some really great books, this is a great e-book reader app to do it with. All of the e-books are categorized when you first open the app up, so you can easily saerch through the different genres and easily find waht you’re looking for. In addition to that you can also keep your list of open books in “I’m Reading” and also check out different items about the book, such as a closeup of the book cover and any awards that the book has won.

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User reviews are mixed. Some are incredibly disappointed that the app is advertised as free e-books when in fact, it’s not; and some also say that the app has shut down on them while they’ve been in the middle of a book and they aren’t able to retrieve it later. Others though think that this app may even be better than iBooks, which is saying something indeed. If you want to check it out, the app is free; it’s just the e-books that aren’t. You can dowload it from iTunes here.

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