If you are an avid reader, reading books on eBook readers can be an amazing experience. The biggest advantage of using an eBook is that all your favorite reads are stored in one place in one huge portable library. In addition, it comes with a plethora of features. So much that the device feels like an understatement.
If you are one of those eBook reader and accessories fan and still need some convincing, the following features of eBook might nudge you into buying one for yourself.
Let us first take a look at why eBook readers are better than paper books:
- Making notes
Almost every eBook reader provides their users the feature of creating and archiving notes. Thus, you can type a note on your eBook rather than scribbling the notes separately on a paper or writing down at the corner of the margin.
- Look-up for words
Okay, so you are a reader, it does not necessarily mean that you would be aware of every word that is out there in the dictionary. Writers and poets alike use some of the most esoteric words which you might not be aware of. There are some eBook readers and accessories that let you tap on a word which opens a small window below the word explaining its meaning.
- Social highlighting
Social media is a way of life. With posting photos and videos online, It has become a huge platform to share your ideas and thoughts and connect with anyone located oceans away. Most eBooks let you highlight a quote from a page and lets you post on social media. In a similar way, you can also browse the internet and find the most highlighted quote.
Similar to the word look up feature, you can also search for the topics and keywords in your eBook readers and accessories or even out of the web. This augments the user’s reading experience.
Now that we have established why eBook readers can be better than paper books, let us take a look at features that different the most competitive eBook readers and accessories manufacturers have to offer.
- Keep the track of your favorite characters
Although an unusual feature, this feature allows you to find information of your characters, ideas and other notable items, so that you don’t get lost. A disadvantage here is that Android apps don’t have this feature.
- Wiki and search integration
There are some features offered by eBook reader and accessories manufacturers that let you select a word and find more information about it on the internet.
- Search scan feature
Almost all the books have the feature which is available in Google Play. Search scan in Kindle as well as play books provide this feature to search modern eBooks. Although you may not find older books that are made out of scanned page. Google has recently added the ability to search for scanned pages.
- Language translation
This feature is made available by almost all eBook readers and accessories manufacturers. The language translator by Google Play is a universal translator that works pretty well for you to get the gist of words and sentences that you might not be able to understand. All you need to do is select the word or a sentence and tap on the “action” icon from the bar. Choose the preferred language that you want the word or the text translated into.
These are just some of the highlighted features that are offered by most of the eBook and accessories manufacturers. Proprietary features make every other eBook reader even more unique. Visit the official website of the eBook reader manufacturer you wish to buy for more information.