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Aldiko Book Reader 3.0.2 update: Book Preview Feature

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Many of you asked us if it’s possible to preview a book before committing to purchase it? With today’s update of the Aldiko Book Reader, we have brought you the sample feature so that you can taste the book before buying*.

If sample is available for a book, you can see the “Free sample” button at the book detail page in store. Tap on the button, the sample will be downloaded to your library. Book sample will be clearly marked in your library so that they can be identified.


In your Aldiko library, you can also easily filter books to see downloaded free samples only.

 When you finish reading the sample, you can buy the book by tapping on the price tag of the book.

Currently, sample is available to about 100k books in the store. More will be added.

With today’s update, we have also fixed some bugs such as the author edition bug.

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader Premium from here and Aldiko Book Reader from here.

Happy reading!

*At the moment, sample feature is available to Feedbooks store only. We hope that other bookstores in the Aldiko Book Reader will add sample to their catalog soon.

Aldiko 3.0 is here for ALL

Friday, September 27th, 2013

We released the Aldiko 3.0 to premium users two weeks ago and were very glad to hear that you like the modern, holo-theme based, redesigned version of the Aldiko Book Reader. Today, we are excited to bring the Aldiko 3.0 available to all free users. For details about the Aldiko 3.0, you can check out our previous blog post here.

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader from the Google Play Store. We hope you enjoy the new and modern version of Aldiko app.

Happy reading!

Aldiko 3.0 is here!

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Today we have something exciting to share with you. We are releasing the Aldiko 3.0, a re-imagined version of the Aldiko Book Reader. The Aldiko 3.0 is built on a modern design, following closely the design guidelines of Holo. It features a whole new user interface, great catalog integration and easy and powerful library organization for users with lots of books. Read on to find out more.

 A Holo-themed design

The Aldiko 3.0 gets a holo-themed makeover, offering a new user experience coinciding with the release of the next generation of Android devices.

Navigation drawer

The navigation drawer is like a control where you can access all the major functions of the app. It stays on the top no matter where you go in the app, enabling you to easily navigate to different main functions of the app from anywhere from the app.

 Easy and powerful library organization

In Aldiko 3.0, we added an ability to swipe left or right to parse through navigation tabs. In your library, you can swipe through the navigation tabs to view your recent reads, your whole library and your recently added books.

All your currently reading books are under the RECENT READS tab. You can check detailed reading statistics (when the book was created, was last read and the reading progress) of your latest reading books.

All your recently added books are under the RECENTLY ADDED tab, organized in the order of added dates.

You can view your entire library in either shelf view or list view like in the previous versions. We added filter feature and additional sorting options for you to quickly find books in your library. Want to check which books are currently being read, which books have been completed or which books have not been started yet? Want to view your books by file types? You can do so swiftly with the newly added filter feature.

You can also organize your library by tags and collections like in the previous version. However, in Aldiko 3.0, we make organizing library even easier by letting you access tags and collections features anywhere in your library.

Want to delete several completed books at once? We added multi-deletion feature in Aldiko 3.0 for you to do so.

In addition, for each book, you can view the book details, your personal reading statistics, table of contents, notes & highlights as well as bookmarks of the book in one place.

Great catalog integration

In Aldiko 3.0, you can browse books in store in a much more visually beautiful way. You can also swipe through the navigation tabs to discover popular titles, best sellers, new releases, free books etc.

Besides that, we added facets/filters feature for your to find your next great read even faster. For example, while you are browsing science fiction books, you can use facets/filters to further narrow down the category, price and language of the science fiction book that you are looking for.

Easily Accessible custom catalog

Custom catalog has been a popular features in Aldiko app already. In Aldiko 3.0, we made this feature accessible much more prominently for you to add your custom catalogs.

Best-in-class mobile reading experience

The highly customizable and clean reading experience in the Aldiko Book Reader is one of the reasons why many of you like the Aldiko app. In Aldiko 3.0, we made it one step further by providing a cleaner and more click reading interface.

Aldiko has already been downloaded over 15 million times and millions of users use it to read books on the go. We’re thrilled to offer you a whole new mobile ebook experience, whether you are using phone or tablet. We will roll out the Aldiko 3.0 to Aldiko Premium users gradually starting from today. We will also release it to free users in the near future. You can download the Aldiko Premium from the Google Play store. We hope you enjoy the new and modern version of Aldiko app.

Happy reading!

Aldiko Book Reader Has Hit 15 Million Downloads!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Hooray! We’re thrilled to share another milestone: the Aldiko Book Reader has hit 15 million downloads this week! 

We would like to take the chance to sincerely thank all of you who have been supporting us over the past few years. This would not be possible without all of your support.

We have been always working tirelessly to make the Aldiko Book Reader a first-class mobile reading experience. In the very near future, we will release the Aldiko 3.0 that has been in the works for a while. Aldiko 3.0 features a complete redesign of the Aldiko Book Reader to keep it at the bleeding edge technology. Don’t forget to check out the sneak peek in the previous post.

Coming soon: Aldiko 3.0

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Over the past few months, we have been working tirelessly on Aldiko 3.0, a completely redesigned version of the Aldiko Book Reader app.  The Aldiko 3.0 is coming soon. Can’t wait to see? Below is a sneak peek .

Want to be the first one to know when it’s out? You can signup the form below.

Aldiko Book Reader Hits 10 Million Downloads!

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Earlier this year, we announced that the Aldiko Book Reader free version has reached 5 million downloads. Hooray! We’re excited to announce that we have just passed another pretty big milestone. As of  this Wednesday, the Aldiko Book Reader free version passed 10 million downloads! It has been an impressive 2012 for us. Aldiko users has more than doubled and over 20 million books have been read within the Aldiko Book Reader. We have users from over 200 countries and the Aldiko Book Reader has been translated to more than 20 different languages.

Behind Aldiko is a very small development team that has a big vision. When we started Aldiko in 2009, we set out to make a reader that enables users to read and organize eBooks and documents with the best experience possible. We are also determined to adopt an open approach so that users can get eBook content anywhere and bring it to the app to read without any restriction, as opposed to some readers that will lock users to content offered by them only. We’re proud to see the progress of Aldiko. Meanwhile, we’re also very humble to serve each and every 10 million of you. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of you, whether you help us translate the app, help us beta test new versions, provide us feedback or simply use our app. it’s you who make our progress possible.

We’re excited about the future of Aldiko. We are working on more cool things, the best from us is still yet to come!

Update of the Aldiko Book Reader Free Version is here!

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

We have just released an update of the Aldiko Book Reader Free on the Google Play. This update includes:

(1) 7-inch tablet support

The app now works beautifully on 7? tablets, such as the Nexus 7.

(2) Faster PDF zooming and remembering zoom level when turning page

With this update, you can zoom PDF files at a much faster speed. In addition, the Aldiko Book Reader will remember your previous zoom level when you turn pages.

(3) Importing .acsm files right inside the app directly

Yes, no third-party file management app is needed anymore. With Aldiko version 2.2.3, you can just go to “Files” in the Aldiko Book Reader, select an .acsm file and import it into the app directly. This will remove the hazels that you encountered previously.

Other items included in this update are faster book cover loading in library and in store, enhanced security to protect your database in the app, miscellaneous performance improvement and miscellaneous bug fixes.

You can download the Aldiko Book Reader from the Google Play (Android Market)

Differences between the Aldiko Book Reader Premium and the Aldiko Book Reader Free are: the Aldiko Book Reader Premium has highlights, notes and home widget features, gets faster update and does not contain advertisements.

Aldiko Book Reader Premium 2.2.0 is here!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Today we have a bunch of new features and great improvements to the Aldiko Book Reader, including highlighting feature, notes feature, home screen widget feature, 7-inch tablet support, faster PDF zooming, faster book cover loading in both library and store and many more. Let’s take a look:

(1) Annotation (highlighting and notes) feature

The long-awaited highlighting and notes features are finally here. Now, you can highlight and add notes anywhere in a book. To do so, just touch and hold a word or a couple of sentences, then select the “Highlight” or “Note” option.

Besides that, we make adding a bookmark to a page easier than ever. To add a bookmark to a page, just tap on the bookmark icon on the overlay menu.

To look at your list of highlights, notes and bookmarks, just tap on the center of the device display, you will then see the overlay menu. Select  “Go To” and then “Notes & Highlights” or “Bookmarks”, then you will see a list of notes, highlights and bookmarks.

(2) Homescreen widget feature*

The widget feature will display the list of books that you are currently reading (in the Recent reads section of your library) on your device’s home screen. This not only makes resume reading faster than ever, it also provides an elegant way for you to flip through the book covers of your currently reading books to choose which one you would like to resume reading.

(3) 7-inch tablet support

This update includes 7-inch tablet support. The app now works beautifully on 7″ tablets, such as the Nexus 7.

(4) Faster PDF zooming and remembering zoom level when turning page

With this update, you can zoom PDF files at a much faster speed. In addition, the Aldiko Book Reader will remember your previous zoom level when you turn pages.

Other items included in this update are miscellaneous performance improvement and miscellaneous bug fixes.

The update is currently available to premium users who have the Aldiko Book Reader Premium only. You can download the Aldiko Book Reader Premium from the Google Play (Android Market).

* Please note the widget feature works on Android devices running on Android 3.0 or above. In addition,  please make sure you install the app in internal memory of your device in order to make the widget feature work.

Aldiko Update Version 2.1.0 to All: New Tablet-Optimized User Interface and More

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012


We have finally released the Aldiko Book Reader version 2.1.0 update to free users last weekend. The latest version added:

  • New Honeycomb tablet-optimized user interface

For more details, you can also read the blog post here:
http://www.aldiko.com/blog/aldiko-book-reader-for-tablet-is-here

  • Opening and importing files into the Aldiko Book Reader directly from browser, email attachment, third-party apps like Dropbox

For instructions, please visit this blog post here: http://www.aldiko.com/blog/tips-tricks-read-or-import-your-ebooks-from-other-apps

  • Opening PDF file attachment in Gmail client on Android 3.0+ tablets

 

  • Finnish and Hungarian User Interface
  • And More

Besides these new features, we’ve also added new OPDS callbacks feature support, improved the quality of book covers in the store, improved performance and fixed miscellaneous bugs.

Download the latest version from the Google Play (Android Market) or from our website. We welcome your feedback, let us know what you think.

Happy reading!

Aldiko Book Reader app free version exceeded 5 million downloads

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

 

5-million download is a pretty big number for a single app on a single mobile platform. Last December, thanks to all Aldikoans around the world, the Aldiko Book Reader app free version exceeded 5 million downloads. This is a big milestone for us. The Aldiko Book Reader app continues to be users’ eBook app of choice when it comes to reading on Android devices. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all aldikoans for their support. We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012.