Whenever I’m not on my laptop and need to read an eBook, I generally use either Kindle or EasyReader. Today I’ll be talking about EasyReader. This app is created by Dolphin. One of the reasons I like it is I find that it will allow me to read a book in a way that makes the most sense to me. I use an iPhone, so I can either read via VoiceOver or the built-in text-to-speech options.
The apps are available on the iOS Appstore and the Android play store. Before you can use the EasyReader app you will need to create an account. This is so that the app can save book details as well as book position information.
Below you will find app info and features copied from the iOS Appstore page.
EasyReader is a FREE accessible reading app for readers with dyslexia, low vision or blindness. Browse & download from the World’s largest collection of talking book and newspaper libraries. Open your own DAISY, Epub or textbooks. Copy text from anywhere on your phone & hear EasyReader read it back to you. Experience perfectly synchronized text & audio. For text only titles, EasyReader can add a human sounding voice of your choice. Boost comfort or contrast – choose colors, text size and highlights to suit your visual needs.
Make your books’ text as big as your eyes require. Unlike other mainstream reading apps, there’s no restriction with EasyReader. Zoom in with a standard 2 finger pinch or make fine adjustments with the simple sliders. There’s never any blurry text or fuzzy fonts – your books’ words are always crystal clear and always easy on the eye.
Navigate your books or newspapers by skipping directly to specific pages or headings. Search your book for words or phrases. Add text bookmarks or record your own audio bookmarks and return to them with ease.
EasyReader is fully optimized for use with iOS VoiceOver and iOS supported Braille displays.
EasyReader connects directly to the World’s largest collection of accessible book libraries.
- Bookshare® (US)
- CAMI (US)
- RNIB Overdrive (UK)
- RNIB Bookshare (previously known as Load2Learn) (UK)
- CELA (Canada)
- Libro Parlato (Italy)
- DZB Leipzig (Germany)
- Legimus (Sweden)
- Inläsningstjänst AB (Sweden)
- NCBI OverDrive (Ireland)
- AVH Éole (France)
- NLB (Norway)
- Nota (Denmark)
- Vision Australia (Australia)
- Passend Lezen (The Netherlands)
- CBB (Netherlands)
- Anderslezen (Belgium)
- NBH Hamburg (Germany)
- SBS (Switzerland)
- KDD (Czech Republic)
- DZDN (Poland)
- LKF (Russia)
- ePubBooks (All languages, no login required)
- Project Gutenberg (All languages, no login required)
Access newspaper services from:
- MTM Taltidningar (Sweden)
- NKL (Finland)
- Bookshare® Periodicals (US)
- NFB-NEWSLINE® (US)
- RNIB Newsagent (UK)
- Passend Lezen (The Netherlands)
- ATZ newspapers (German)
A login is required for the majority of the accessible book libraries that EasyReader connects to. Please contact the libraries directly to arrange your login. Books that are protected by DRM (including those purchased via Kindle and iBooks) are not compatible with EasyReader.
- Exclusive for RNIB Bookshare – new reading support for PDF titles downloaded from RNIB and Bookshare. Read in the PDF view (with original textbook layout & diagrams) or switch to the simpler text only view.
- Reading position is now stored to the Dolphin Account. If you have the same title on 2 devices & switch between them, EasyReader starts reading your book, exactly where you left off.
- Download & read from AVH Éole (France).
- Improvements for iPhone X users to make full use of their display.
I hope this app helps you read on the go quickly and easily. It is what I personally use. I realize there are a truckload of apps that do the same thing, albeit in a slightly different way. I’d love to get feedback on how you read books on the go as well. If you’re reading this on the web, please fill out a comment. I read every one. If you get this via email, simply reply to the email and I’ll get it. Your comment will not show up on the website if you reply via email.
Until next time… Qapla!