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Read PDFs, Ebooks, RSS feeds - annotate, cite, and share

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GoodReader
Super-robust PDF reader with advanced reading, annotating, markup and highlighting capabilities, excellent file manager, text file reader and editor, audio/video player, Safari-like viewer for MS Office and iWorks files. Syncs with Google Docs, MobileMe, Dropbox and more. Create your own hierarchy of folders to save your documents into. Highly recommended for reading & annotating scholarly articles.

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Kindle
Access and read your Amazon Kindle books even if you don't have a Kindle. Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices. Delete a book when you're done and Amazon keeps your copy online for later retrieval. Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and more. Universal iOS app. Free. Android version available.

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Papers
Organize, read, annotate, and share your collection of articles and PDFs on iPhone and iPad. Highlight or use sticky notes to comment on text. Search within Papers to find articles, upload PDFs in iTunes, or import PDFs from email, Dropbox, or MobileMe. Set up library proxy settings. Universal app.

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Reeder
Read Google Reader RSS feeds on a simple and attractive interface on the iPhone or iPad. Scroll through items one-by-one, or swipe items to skip. Star items for reading later.

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Feedly
Similar to Reeder, Feedly is a fun, stylish way to read and share the content of your favorite websites, feeds, & social networks. For iOS & Android.

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Flipboard
Read content from Facebook, Google Reader, Twitter, and more in a magazine-style layout. View everyday content in an alternative way that emphasizes linked content, videos, and photos. Get interested in content that you might typically skip when browsing social media. Free.

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iannotate
iAnnotate turns your tablet into a world-class productivity tool for reading, marking up, and sharing PDF documents. Every day thousands of students and professionals discover how it helps them work better. Join the more than half million users that already rely on iAnnotate to get work done.

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Pulse
Similar to Flipboard, Pulse is an elegant news reading application that incorporates colorful panning story bars and fills them with content from popular sources. Free.

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Mendeley
Mendeley library. Now you can have all of your papers in your pocket!

Mendeley is academic software that indexes and organizes all of your PDF documents and research papers into your own personal digital library. It gathers document details from your PDFs allowing you to effortlessly search, organize and cite. It also looks up PubMed, CrossRef, DOIs and other related document details automatically, importing papers quickly and easily from resources such as Google Scholar, ACM, IEEE and many more at the click of a button.

 

E-reader apps

See also "Reading on Ebook Devices: the User Experience" - presentation by Nicole Hennig.

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Stanza
Read books on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad! Lexcycle Stanza brings the digital book revolution to your pocket with a reading interface that is unrivaled in its clarity and ease of use. With over 4 million downloads around the world, Stanza has become an iPhone phenomenon, and is featured as one of the top three Apple favorites in their "App Store Turns 1" celebration.

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Nook
Read everywhere & sync your last page, bookmarks & notes with your other devices.

Why You'll Love It
Choose from over 2.5 million books, magazines, & newspapers optimized for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch*"
Sample NOOK Books FREE - new releases, bestsellers & classics - and try top newsstand titles FREE for 14 days
Automatically sync your last page and bookmarks to other devices

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Google Books
Download and install the Google Play Books app from the Apple App Store to read books on Google Play via your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You'll need to have iOS 4.0 or above installed (available for all iOS devices except for 1st-generation iPod touch devices). You'll also need a Google Account to read books on Google Play.

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iBooks
Both a way to read books and a way to buy them, iBooks transforms the simple act of reading into something simply delightful.

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Kobo
•Browse and shop over 2.5 million eBooks through our website
•Automatically syncs your library across all your devices.
•Share your Reading Life™ with friends by adding Kobo to your Facebook Timeline, and interact with millions of other Kobo readers through Kobo Pulse™.
•Customize your reading experience

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Bluefire Reader
Bluefire Reader is your go-to reading application for ePUB and PDF content, including ebooks from online bookstores and libraries around the world. Bluefire Reader includes support for eBooks protected by Adobe® Content Server—the industry’s most widely adopted rights management system.

 

Conduct academic research

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WolframAlpha
Search for information that can be hard to find on Google and other traditional search engines, including a lot of scientific data. Diagrams and images in results helps users to understand the data and text. $2.99

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Paper helper
PaperHelper splits your iPad screen in half providing you with a Internet Browser on one side and a Document writer on the other. Allows you to take notes while viewing information on the web. $1.99

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PubGet
Pubget for iPad delivers full text journal articles straight to your iPad. Read them as PDFs on the spot or save them to take on the go. (Specify LFA as your institution.) Mobile site or iPad app. Free.

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Wikipanion
Designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Free

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