100,000 books in your pocket
- Huge selection of eBooks
- Auto scroll
- Customizable reader
- Personalized library
- Customize the reader
- Well organized book browser
- Ugly user interface
- Requires internet connection
Wattpad is an ebook reader that gives you access to more than 100,000 titles, which can be downloaded and read on your BlackBerry.
If you're a fan of reading then Wattpad is an app that will provide a lot of enjoyment for you. A huge community of users has helped to contribute to this staggering collection of works, and you can even add your own ebooks if you like.
Finding stuff to read with Wattpad is very straightforward. You can search for a book by its title, category, and/or language of origin. If you're looking for inspiration and ideas of what to read then check out the What's New and What's Hot categories. You can also check out reviews from readers of books on Wattpad. Books that you grab are added to your Wattpad library, which appears whenever you launch the application.
There are lots of features within Wattpad designed to assist your reading. You can set the background and text colors, change the font and its size, and flip between landscape and portrait mode. When reading you can tell Wattpad to auto-scroll through pages, flick through pages by tapping the left and right side of the screen, and move to a certain percentage of the book.
Unfortunately, there are no page numbers so it's impossible to browse to a specific page, which is quite annoying. Also, it's not possible to add bookmarks.
Wattpad uses your internet connection to access the library. You can choose to read an ebook online, or download it for offline viewing on your phone. Either way, it might end up costing you a lot of cash if you don't have a flat rate internet as part of your phone's data plan.
Wattpad is a fantastic app to have on your phone if you're a keen reader. Although the user interface is rudimentary compared with iBooks or the Kindle, the range of books it offers for free is astonishing.