5 iPhone apps for the bookish


iPhone apps are, let's not kid ourselves, pretty awesome. I read the Chicago Tribune app on my way into work, and tweet-n-lurk with the Tweetdeck app. I use my bank's app to manage my accounts, double-check and test my sign language with an ASL app, and you don't even want to know how I survived before I had the the Have2Pee app, which locates public restrooms. I digress. Here are five apps for a more literary iPhone experience.

1. The Indiebound app allows readers to find local independent bookstores and browse books via iPhone.

2. The Kindle app allows readers to read books directly from their iPhones, and sync bookmarks and ntoes between devices.

3. A dictionary app. Which one? Well, people are very particular about their dictionaries, and there are quite a few. But, a dictionary is a part of a complete literary iPhone, to be sure.

4.The Next Read app allows users to keep lists of books and to note recommended them.

5. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms app allows readers to use search nearly 1,200 literary terms. 

But, the more important questions remains: If you could create the perfect literary iPhone app, what would it do?  

Filed under: new v. old media

Tags: @frontdoor, iPhone


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  • Indiebound is pretty great. And the Dictionary.com app seems like the best free dictionary app for the iphone.

    Still don't understand the Kindle app--I thought the appeal of the Kindle was an e-ink screen.

  • Apps... schmapps, can we master the fundamentals first? I think I want my Blackberry back. I've been unable to make a phone call, check voicemail, type an email, send an email, type anything or snap a picture that's in focus on the first try. http://ichkalliope.typepad.com

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