Free Books

freebooksiconFree Books: Apple / Android

Free Books is an app from Classicly that allows you access to over 23,000 books considered “classics” for free. Most of the titles are public domain books and come primarily from before 1923. You can read ebooks from this app. The ebook reader has some nice features, including the option to highlight or add notes.

Most of the development of this app is for iOS but Android users will be able to access most of the same options.

Getting started

  1. Download the app.
  2. You’ve installed Free Books!

When you open Free Books, here are what the icons mean on Apple and Android devices:

Apple (click to make it larger):

freebooksapplebrowse

Android (click to make it larger):

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Note: with the iPad version of Free Books, you may get this opening screen that tells you what is new in the current version of the app. You will need to click on start and page through the screens to close What’s New. It takes just a few seconds. Here is a screenshot showing this (click to make it larger):

freebooksapplewhatsnew

The Library option is where all the ebooks that you’ve downloaded are stored. A new option within the Library option for Apple is the ability to link to your Dropbox account and access items you might have stored there. Here is a screenshot showing this (click to make it larger):

freebooksapplelibrary

According to the What’s New, they plan to add the capability to interact with other Free Books users.

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