6 Android Ebook Reader Apps With Great Annotation Features

2. Google Play Books

Google Play Books is an all-in-one app to buy and read books across all the devices you own. The interface is simple and customizable to give you a smooth reading experience. You can change the font, font size, screen brightness, switch to sepia or black themes, and much more.

Annotate and Export Notes

Open your ebook and long-press the words you want to highlight. With your finger, drag the blue marker to the end of the sentence or paragraph. In the popup that appears, tap Highlight. To add a note, select the highlighted text and tap Note.

After you’re satisfied with your markup, tap the center of the page, followed by Contentsat the top-right of the screen. Here, you can browse the table of contents, bookmarks, and notes you’ve written. Play Books doesn’t let you directly export notes. Instead, it saves them in a Google Docs file.

To keep your notes handy, enter the Hamburger menu > Settings and turn on Save notes, highlights, and bookmarks in Google Drive. By default, the file gets saved in a folder named Play Books Notes. But you can rename the folder through Settings. Now go to Google Drive and you can save the file as TXT, HTML, or PDF.

Add-on Features

Play Books distinguishes itself from other bookstores by allowing you to upload your collection of ebooks. When you do this, you can download those books to any device and sync annotations as well.

If you’re learning a new language, then Play Books also lets you learn new words. Select the entire text that you’ve highlighted, then tap Translate. The translation feature uses Google Translate in the background.

Download: Google Play Books (Free)

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