Here are the top ten books & reference apps for Android.
1. Kindle for Android (Free)
An entire library of books is available at the tips of your fingerprints with the Kindle app for Android. Despite the name, users don't need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from thousands of free e-books and popular magazines like Reader's Digest. Read the same book across multiple devices, sample books before you buy, and borrow eBooks from the library. Access the built-in dictionary and look up words while you're reading ebooks. You can download Kindle For Android from the Google Play Store here.
2. Audible for Android (Free)
Don't have enough time to read books you enjoy? Why not listen to one? Audible for Android delivers a wide variety of audiobooks for eager listeners. Browse over 100,000+ titles and transfer books into the library over a Wi-Fi connection. The app features audiobook chapter navigation, and a sleep mode to conserve power. Badges are rewarded when you achieve various goals. The audible newsfeed provides details on upcoming events with your favorite authors. You can download Audible For Android from the Google Play Store here.
3. Goodreads (Free)
Goodread's catalog contains over 12 million books that members of the community can read, review, and share. Status updates and and page number updates can be added to books you're currently reading. Users can use the barcode to scan books and add them onto your Goodreads shelves. Once your shelves are packed, create a to-read list to manage all the titles you want to spend time with at a later time. Users can access the basic features of the app without an account, but it becomes required in order to have the best experience. You can download Goodreads from the Google Play Store here.
4. Urban Dictionary (Free)
Knowledge is power and you can never stop learning. The best part of the Urban Dictionary app is that you may want to stop. The Urban Dictionary App hilariously holds numerous definitions for slang, metaphors etc. that are created by the community. Perform an unlimited amount of searches and vote on definitions that you like. A shaking motion will give users a new word of the day. Input any term and develop your own definition. See the full text of what you write and share new creative sayings with a variety of friends on Facebook and Twitter.You can download Urban Dictionary from the Google Play Store here.
5. Nook for Android (Free)
Nook for Android gives users a viewing experience optimized for phones and tablets. Compared to the Kindle app, Nook has titles for everyone at $9.99 or less. Despite the fee, users will be able to access over 3 million books, magazine, newspapers, comics, and more. And while devouring your latest read, text and backlights can be adjusted for the most comfortable viewing. Sometimes some words can be difficult to understand, so Nook For Android has a built-in dictionary that can help. Sync your last page, and book mark notes, so you can pick up where you left off at a later time. Nook app has language support for British English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. You can download Nook For Android from the Google Play Store here.
6. Wikipedia (Free)
The popular encyclopedia works extremely well on all Android platforms. The app contains more than 20 million articles in over 280 different languages, and is suitable for any quick need for information. While users can create their own entries, Wikipedia has become a better source for guidance when learning about new things. Save articles to read offline, search articles with full screen search, and share articles with your friends. You can download Wikipedia from the Google Play Store here.
7. Google Play Books (Free)
Read as many titles as you want with Google Play Books. Google Play Books offers users millions of titles from new releases, the New York Times best sellers, and up-and-coming authors. This app makes it impossible for voracious readers to get bored. You can download Google Play Books from the Google Play Store here.
8. Bible (Free)
Prayer is powerful and The Bible has never been more popular. The app lets users read offline in 35 different languages. Pick out particular verses through the keyword search and highlight passages in a variety of colors. Add notes to verses and hymns in case something strikes you as important. Create a reading plan with the best way to scour the tome. Devotional for readers who just need a little passage before every morning or just dive and read the entire book. Font sizes can manipulated along back-light adjustments to enhance the screen. Enjoy reading the bible while on the go. You can download the Bible from the Google Play Store here.
Growing your family tree is easy with Ancestry. Users can build new family trees, edit family members, and upload photos. High-resolution images of historical documents can support your research since it presents every important detail clearly. A relationship calculator lets users see how they're related to people in their family tree. Easily navigate up and down your pedigree to avoid making mistakes. You can download Ancestry from the Google Play Store here.
10. Inspirational Quotes
Sometimes a simple saying is all it takes to get your day started right. Inspirational Quotes app lets users copy and paste quotes to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and more. Motivational quotes come from some of the world's most famous people. Receive inspirational and motivational quotes on the go. You can download Inspirational Quotes from the Google Play Store here.