I love to read books. So it’s pretty understandable why one of the most-used apps in my iPad 2 is iBooks.
iBooks is a free ebook application for iOS devices. It’s a wonderful app for reading ebooks, organizing your ebook collection, and building your own ebook library. A lot like Stanza, only crisper and prettier but with fewer customization options. It’s so visually appealing that I sometimes forget that I’m reading an ebook and not a book.
I’ve been growing my iBooks library since late last year. Currently, I have more or less 250 books in my bookshelf (yes, that’s what they call it) and mostly got them for free from the iBookstore. The grand plan is to add more books to my iBooks library since I still have 44.1 GB available on my iPad 2.
Expanding my ebook collection via iBookstore is no-sweat since I’m not particularly picky with book titles and authors. I just check out the ratings and if I feel like it’s an easy read, I tap on a chosen book to download it. Or I can look for books elsewhere (wink!), email them to myself, and then open the books directly from my email using iBooks. I can also sync it via iTunes but the process takes longer.