After Hours

Five of the better desktop ebook readers

Blio 2

Blio is available for Windows, Mac, and Android and features: take notes within your books, full color content, watch videos, and listen to books via speech to text. Blio enjoys a unique interface that doesn't require the use of a browser to search for and purchase books.

Bottom line

The world of ebooks is one that will only continue to open up to users of all types. As an author, seeing ebooks and ebook readers growing exponentially assures me that my course change, some five years ago, was right on the money. It's a great time to be an author, a reader, and a member of the ever-growing world of IT. The ability to read documentation, text books, and more on your desktop is a boon to anyone who needs to read anywhere.

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