Monday, August 09, 2010

Free Books App

No 6 in a series of reviews of iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad apps useful for English literature and language learning and teaching.

The Free Books app boasts no fewer than 23,469 classics for download (the app costs €1.59, the books themselves are out of copyright). An English teacher can have virtually ever imaginable classic on tap, and a pupil can carry around copies of texts being studied. It's very easy to use, with simple flippable pages; we'd recommend the sepia colour scheme. And of course tremendous value. Coming later in the holidays: the experience of re-reading Jane Austen's Emma (left) via this app on an iPhone.

Download it from iTunes here.

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