Poetry isn’t as popular as it used to be. However, it’s still one of the most important and creative forms of literature. As it turns out, it’s fairly difficult to mess up a poetry app, apparently. There are a smattering of poetry apps with tons of famous poems and all of that. You can find those everywhere. However, there are some apps that are flat better than others. Here are the best poetry apps for Android!
Of course, we’d like to give an honorable mention to Google Search, where you can find authors and popular poems simply by asking Google to show them to you.
The best poetry apps for Android
All Poems Collection
All Poems Collection is one of many apps that just bundle a bunch of poems into a single, accessible space. There are dozens, if not hundreds of these on the Play Store. This one just works pretty well comparatively. It has a bunch of royalty-free poems for a lot of occasions, including love, children, friendships, and others. The UI is easy to use, there are categories to find stuff quickly, and a Material Design button to help you share or favorite ones. The app is free with advertising and if you don’t like it, there are many more like it in the Play Store.
Price: Free / Book costs vary
Amazon’s Kindle platform is an excellent source of literature. That includes poetry. Amazon has a variety of published works from both popular and less popular writers. Most of the collections cost less than $15 and most cost less than $10. You can find most of the classics along with some new age stuff as well. The Kindle app features offline reading, a dark mode, various customizations such as font size, and more. It’s not a bad experience by any stretch. Barnes & Noble’s Nook app is similarly good if you just can’t stand Amazon for whatever reason.
See also: The best eBook reader apps for Android
Google Play Books
Price: Free / Book costs vary
Google Play Books is another popular ebook platform. It has a lot of the same features and content as Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Nook. There are a ton of poetry collections by classic writers and newer writers as well. They all go for a fair price and the app works quite well. You get an offline mode, a dark mode, and more. Google Play Books also lets you upload books you already own. It kind of helps put your whole collection in one spot. It works well for poetry fans.
Price: Free / $0.99-$384.99 (optional donation)
Miraquill (formerly Mirakee) is a sort of social network for poets. It’s all poetry all the time there. You log in, publish your poems, follow other poets, read their stuff, and everyone offers each other criticisms and encouragement. The app features a simple UI, post design tools, and more. It even helps you become searchable by Google after your 20th post. This is actually one of the best poetry apps we could find for writers as well as readers. There are in-app purchases, but they’re strictly for donation purposes. You can’t actually buy anything on this app.
Price: Free / $3.99 per month / $29.99 per year
Reddit is a decent place for a lot of hobbies and art like poetry. There are a variety of decent subreddits for it, but one pleasant redditor made a whole list of poetry-related subreddits here. The list includes subreddits for intentionally bad poetry, for poets to talk, and the basics. It’s also posted in the Poetry subreddit, the largest of its kind. In any case, you can get in touch with a lot of writers there and see some stuff that might help you find your muse or at least make you feel better about yourself.
See also: The best Reddit apps for Android
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