Users of Moon+ Reader and Moon+ Reader Pro were pleasantly surprised today to receive an update to this great Android-only ebook reading app, bringing them to version 2.3.5.
Moon+ Reader is a well designed ebook reading app with many features to customize your viewing experience. It easily ties in to several online ebook services, including Project Gutenberg, and can handle many ebook formats, including .PDF files. You are greeted with a bookshelf of your last read books and easy to find links to find and import more books. Your progress is always saved and you can even bypass the main bookshelf to return to your position when entering the app. The reading experience offers you a handful of different fonts and colors along with many background colors to suit your needs. For fun, there are also some nice page turn options to choose from.
If manually navigating pages is not your thing, feel free to fire up the auto-scroll function, using your volume keys to set the speed. This is also a great way to push yourself to read faster, or slower, as needed. Just how fast do you read, purchase the Pro version to unlock the reading statistics, providing overall and per book stats for reading time and a words per minute count. Pro also unlocks some .PDF editing tools and, if the auto-scroll was still too much work, TTS functionality, so that you can close your eyes and enjoy your book read aloud to you in your favorite selected voice.
The 2.3.5 update includes mostly bug fixes and other small improvements with the addition of one new feature, “show highlight color template directly after text-selection.” This is a huge improvement, especially for students with digital textbooks, eliminating many extra clicks required to save highlighting of text for future reference. Simply long press the desired text and select Highlight, it will be right there beside the Copy button.
In addition to the announced changes, I noticed a slight performance increase, especially in the smoothness while using the auto-scrolling feature. Head over to the Play Store to update or download Moon+ Reader or Moon+ Reader Pro.
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